Trace Action Sports Tracker Review

Track your action with Trace Action Sports Tracker.

Trace is a small sensor that attaches directly to your board and tracks your activity while riding with incredible accuracy. The free Trace app syncs with Trace through bluetooth and gives you an instant summary and in-depth analysis of your session. Relive those epic moments with GPS maps, number of runs, waves, or passes, top speed, calories burned, turns, jumps, airtime, and much more.


Take video with GoPro or another camera? Trace automatically edits your entire day of footage to just the action — no editing required.

Trace Action Sports Tracker 2
Trace Action Sports Tracker 2
  1. Put Trace into the mount on your board.

Multiple boards, skis, etc? No problem. Seperate mounts will allow you to use Trace on all of your equpiment.

  1. Turn it on and go shred.

Trace is smart and will separate your runs, segments, turns, and airs automatically. Just keep recording!

  1. Sync with the app and check your stats.

The Trace Surf app for iPhone or Android pairs with your Trace and displays all the info from your session.


All day battery life.

Traces lasts for 7 hours on a single charge. Multiple surf sessions or a full day on the slopes, Trace will keep going as long as you’re willing to! Trace runs independently from your phone and you’ll never have to worry about your phone’s battery again. Just sync Trace with your phone at the end of the day to see all of your stats.


Same Device, Multiple Sports.

Surf, ski, snowboard, SUP, Windsurf, Kite, Mountain Bike, Wake—Trace can track them all. Built with versatility in mind, your Trace gives you access to an ever growing range of action sports on both water and snow. Each sport comes with its own custom stats and curated app experience so you always see the information you care about.


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What you need to know about Trace!


How long does the battery last for?

The battery on Trace should last for 7 hours at room temperature. At temperatures below 10F, you should have 4 hours of battery life due to the cold.

Is Trace waterproof?

Yes, Trace is waterproof to 10 meters. In fact, every Trace is tested in a water-pressure chamber to insure it’s a perfect seal.

How often do you need to clean Trace

Trace is hermetically sealed, so cleaning isn’t too important. You’ll want to make sure that there isn’t a thick layer of dirt on your Trace which may affect GPS reception, but otherwise, every other sessions, throw your Trace under the faucet (clean tap water, no salt) and give it a nice scrub with your thumb. This should be enough.

How big is Trace Action Sports Tracker?

Trace is tiny! It’s smaller than the size of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup and at 1.4oz is about the weight of a slice of bread. you won’t feel it at all.

How strong is the adhesive on the Trace Action Sports Tracker?

The adhesive used on the Trace mount is the strongest adhesive that 3M makes, and is actually used on military jets. Apply the Trace mount 24 hours before taking your equipment out in room temperature.

Will salt water build up wear on Trace?

No, as long as you wash your Trace off with clean water after every other use.

Does Trace have a leash or a way to secure it?

Yes, the Trace comes with a leash eyelet (does not come with a leash) that can be used to secure your Trace to bindings, another loop, or virtually everything.

How often does Trace Action Sports Tracker need to be charged?

Trace has 7 hours of battery life, so make sure to charge it after 5 – 6 hours of use. When you connect your Trace to the app, it’ll tell you how much battery life is left.


Like any piece of electronics, Trace does need to be used from time to time for the battery to remain charged and healthy. Do not go a full month without charging or not using your Trace. Putting it on the charger until Trace turns solid green (means the battery is fully charged) once a month is enough to keep the battery healthy.


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