GPS for water sports: KANARA Sport Sailing App Tutorial

KANARA Sport offers sailors and water sports athletes a free mobile app available for Android and iOS).

From KANARA Sport we want to help you improve your practice & sailing skills. Once synced, you will get the most accurate & relevant data analytics to help you measure your sailing performance.

With this quick tutorial, we will teach you how to synchronise your Garmin Connect or Suunto to your KANARA Sport user profile so that you can get the sailing insights you need.

KANARA Sport Sync Video Tutorial



Here's a quick video tutorial to show you how to sync your GPS recorded sailing & water sports activities to KANARA Sport. Start tracking & analysing your sessions of kitefoil, windsurf and other favourite water & wind directly from your smartwatch or smartphone, today!.

The app for sailors & water sports athletes: Who Can Use KANARA Sport?

If you are a:

  • Sailor
  • Kiteboarder / Kitesurfer
  • Windsurfer

Or practice any nautical sport or surface water sport such as sailing, kitesurfing, hydrofoil, wing foil, kayak, SUP… we have got you covered.

You can use KANARA Sport as a:

  • Sailing app
  • Windsurf app
  • Kitesurf app

Whichever you decide, KANARA Sport is the definitive nautical sports app

Getting started with the KANARA Sport sailing & Water Sports app: What You Need

To get started with our sailing & water sports app, you will need the following:

  • The KANARA Sport mobile app the KANARA Sport app (free for Android and iOS)
  • A compatible GPS sports tracking smartwatch or smartphone. You will sync this device’s account to KANARA Sport.

KANARA Sport is compatible with the devices of Garmin, Garmin Connect and SuuntoApple Watch integration is currently in developmentsign up to our newsletter to stay informed about the Apple Watch integration coming soon

💭 DEVICE SAFETY: Even though most smartphones are water-resistant, they are still fragile. Using your smartphone GPS to record your on-water activities, please protect your device from water damage using a high-quality waterproof phone case..

Download the app for free from Google Play Store or Apple App Store.

Track, analyse & share your GPS sailing & water sports activities with KANARA Sport

Once you have registered & logged in to your KANARA Sport account, you can sync your GPS sports tracker.

To sync your Garmin, Garmin Connect or Suunto device:

  • Go to your KANARA Sport User Profile tab by clicking on the person icon.
  • Click on the blue Sync Device button in your KANARA Sport User Profile

Here you will have the option of which device to sync: Garmin or Suunto.* Enter your account details to sync your sailing GPS tracker/fitness tracker to KANARA Sport.

Once your device Garmin / Garmin Connect or Suunto is synced to your KANARA Sport profile, all GPS water tracks recorded with the connected device will be synced to your KANARA Sport profile.

*Apple Watch integration is currently in development. Google Fit & other GPS sports tracking integrations are under consideration. If you have a preferred integration, share it with us..

Get sailing & water sports performance insights

Our advanced algorithm will automatically analyse your real-time GPS activity & provide you with unified, relevant & accurate insights into all of your sailing & water sports sessions.

Such stats include your session speed, distance, duration, Velocity Made Good, VMG Upwind & Downwind, polar charts & other relevant nautical sports data.

What Else Can You Do With KANARA?

You can review & classify your sessions in greater detail via the Sessions button in your KANARA Sport User Profile.

You can You can share easily your GPS sailing maps with your friends & other athletes with KANARA Sport.

Feeling a little competitive or just wanting to have more fun? Invite a friend to a GPS speed or GPS distance race by using Challenge Mode. You can also participate in the Rankings or in digitalised regattas & sponsored events to measure your skills in the water against other athletes in the community.

KANARA Sport is a small, but growing platform for sailors & water sports athletes. 

We are honoured to count some of the world’s best sailors & water sports athletes- including athletes preparing for the Paris 2024 Olympics- as members of our community..

Thanks to feedback from sailors, water sportsmen & women like you, we are constantly developing & improving the platform.

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, share them with us!

Honour Code: Being a Responsible Sailor & Athlete

💭 REMEMBER:Make sure you compete honestly.At KANARA Sport, we believe in the values of sportsmanship & healthy competition. We reserve the right to review and penalise cheating or other behaviour against the community rules established that all members of the community must follow. This includes falsely classifying synced sessions to affect your place in the rankings, to win challenges or events, or other dishonest activities.

Want to know more about how KANARA Sport’s GPS Water Sports Tracking Technology works? ¡Read the related Blog!!

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