Paragliding variometer CHOUKA

(5 customer reviews)


The most compact and lightest paragliding variometer on the market !

The CHOUKA‘s lightness and battery autonomy will allow you to leave it constantly on its mounting point during each trip (helmet, risers, harness, cockpit, etc.). This vario is ideal for paragliding hike & fly, mountain flying, tandem, and above all for paraglider pilots rejecting the idea to fly with a labyrinthine system !


Ultralight vario !

  • 13 g (0.45 oz)
  • 32 x 25 x 16 mm (1.3 x 1 x 0.6 in)


  • Rechargeable battery with micro-USB cable
  • 40h of battery autonomy in thermal
  • Low battery beep ~4h before auto shut-down
  • Power switch easy to handle with winter gloves
  • Velcro attachment & lanyard for mounting the variometer on your helmet, cockpit, harness, paraglider risers, etc.


  • 15 cm/s sensitivity
  • Vario tone pitch and frequency variations depending on the vertical speed

    Variometer thresholds
    Variometer thresholds


Can I connect the CHOUKA to my smartphone?
Not the classic CHOUKA, but the CHOUKA smart can be connected to XCTrack for Android.

How is the CHOUKA variometer manufactured?


Vario sound

Vertical speed Bipbip
+8 m/s
+4 m/s
+2 m/s
+1 m/s
Near-thermal (-0.2 to +0.8 m/s)
Normal descent (-5 to -0.2 m/s) No sound
Fast-descent (< -5 m/s)
Other sounds
Low battery

User Manual

Download the user manual in: English, French, Spanish, Italian

5 reviews for Paragliding variometer CHOUKA

  1. Jakob Bech Hansen (verified owner)

    small smart variometer cool design it works as it should

  2. Frédéric Bergugnat (verified owner)

    Le Chouka est génial! Je m’en sert pour mon travail de biplaceur parapente, il est placé à l’arrière de mon casque et je peux l’allumer et l’éteindre facilement en vol même avec les gants. Le son est parfaitement audible en toutes circonstances et le type de son me va parfaitement bien, que ce soit faibles ou forts thermiques, le son est agréable et zen. Il fera partie de mes vols solo + un ordinateur de vol pour les infos visuelles.

    The Chouka is great! I’m using it for my paragliding tandem job, It is fixed at the back of my helmet and I can switch it on and off super easily even when wearing gloves. The sound is perfect in all situations and this type of sound perfectly suits my needs either in weak or strong thermal, the sound is nice and zen. It will be part of my gear during solo flights as well for the sound + a flight computer for visual informations.

  3. daniele a. (verified owner)

    used for couple flights, minimal and functional; must say I had it on the back of my helmet and it wasn’t loud enough to be used with the radio on. Will try place it on my chest next time. Not a big problem for me but the plastic quality is a bit “home made 3d printed”, in fact it shipped slightly bent on one corner

  4. Anonymous

    The sensitivity is good, it is lightweight and I like the design. Very satisfied!

  5. Janos B.

    Simple but very effective. I like the design!

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