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October 04, 2019 2 min read

#FridayFocus: Velocitek Speed Puck

This week we bring you an overview of the popular Velocitek Speed Puck which is a digital speed reader which utilises GPS technology.

As racers all we want to do is go faster, no matter how good you are you always feel you could have done something different to the boat to get that extra bit of speed across the race course.

The Velocitek Speed Puck uses GPS to track the device as it moves along the race course providing you a speed reading every 2 seconds using a large number with an accuracy of ±0.2 Knots.

As a sailor you can quickly switch between three different modes by using the big blue button on the face of the Speed Puck. This allows you the ability to either:

  • See your heading and wind shifts
  • See your maximum speed (average over 10 seconds)
  • See your current speed (updated every 2 seconds)

On top of all that the Speed Puck from Velocitek is also award winning and is very easy to fit to your boat. We believe it's the perfect tool to help improve your sailing, whether that's by watching the puck as you sail or by downloading and analysing all of the data you've collected from a day on the water.

Full Specification

  • Speed Accuracy: ±0.2 Knots
  • Heading Resolution: 1°
  • Display Update Rate:2Hz (twice a second)
  • Water Resistance: 3m / 10 ft (IPX8)
  • Display: 27mm / 1.06” digit height 120 degree viewing cone
  • Data Logger: Lat, Long, Time, Speed, and Heading recorded every 2 seconds, 20hr capacity. Data download is compatible with Mac OS X and Windows. Data download requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.6.
  • Batteries: 3 x AA, 20+ hour endurance, rechargeable or disposable
  • Dimensions: 115mm / 4.5" diameter, 27mm / 1.06" thick.
  • Weight Including Batteries: 295g / 0.65lb

What's in the box?

  • USB Cable
  • Sticker
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Lanyard
  • Mounting Cradle


Velocitek Speed Puck GPS Speedo

Velocitek Speed Puck - Device

Velocitek Speed Puck - Heading Mode

Velocitek Speed Puck - Max Speed Mode

Velocitek Speed Puck - Current Speed Mode


If you've got questions about the Velocitek Speed Puck then we would be more than happy to help. Give us a call and we'll talk you through the key features and why you should add it to your shopping list.