How do I install the app?

On iPhone:

1) Go to
Tap the Share button in Safari
3) Tap the icon labeled ‘Add to Home Screen’.


On Android:

1) Go to
2) Tap on the top-right icon ( ⋮ )
3) Tap the option labeled ‘Install app’.

Lastly, launch the app from your mobile home screen.

Is my watch compatible with WavesTracker?

The complete list of compatible watches is available on the link below.

I have the 'X' watch; is it going to be added to the compatible watches list?

Our compatible watches list is a collaborative effort. If we were to test each and every watch and check its compatibility with the app every new release it would become impractical to maintain/develop the app. Try with your watch, and let us know how you go!

How do I use the app?

We have created an in-depth tutorial to help with the app set up and use.

Waves Tracker – Tutorial

What does Wavestracker do?

WavesTracker uses the GPS of your watch to track your movement while surfing, after that you decide when is the best time to upload your surf sessions. You will be able to see a detailed report of your surf session and keep track of your progression and even participate in the leaderboard (premium users only) in case you wish to do so.

How accurate is WavesTracker?

WavesTracker relies on the GPS data collected by your smartwatch/fitness tracker/GPS device. The quality of GPS data depends on many factors such as the quality of the GPS receiver and the position of the GPS satellites. It also depends on the surroundings and even the weather; in other words, WavesTracker tries to do the best it can with the collected data.

How do I change to Miles and Yards?

On the mobile app this option is available under the Settings tab.

What are the values of the Wave Presets?

Wave presets are a combination of values used to determine when a wave has been surfed ( the max speed is configurable within the app ).

  • Extra Small: 18 meters (distance) /  6kmh (min speed)
  • Small: Distance: 21 meters (distance) / 8kmh (min speed)
  • Medium: 24 meters (distance) / 9kmh (min speed)
  • Large: 28 meters (distance) / 11kmh (min speed)

Waves Tracker also applies other algorithms to help analyze the data and smooth its output ( our very own “secret sauce” ).

How do I upload a GPX, TCX, FIT file?

Why there is not a list of unsupported / not compatible watches ?

Not all smartwatches/fitness trackers are built with the same intent, and sometimes compromises are made on the GPS receiver; that in turn affects WavesTracker and the app ends up displaying poor results (bad data in / bad data out). However,  giving a watch a bad reputation just because is not compatible with WavesTracker is unfair as the results could be okay for other activities/sports; hence why we have no such list.

I have a super fast wave 40km/h+, is that even possible?

It is indeed, there are videos from another app showing professional surfers going at 45km/h and it looks like they are not even trying. However, keep in mind that the data displayed is a reflection of the data collected by your watch.

My question is not on the list, I want to contact you!

You can reach us via e-mail at or you may reach us via social media.