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Frequently asked questions
When will the Rein sensors be delivered?
We are in the final stages of development of a new series of the rein sensor. The testing with the 0-serie is planned for October. In December, the rein sensors can be bought in the shops.
How can the sensor detect if it is me or my horse causing the pressure?
Are the headphones included with my purchase of the rein sensor?
Sadly, they are not.
Is the app use included in the price of the rein sensors?
To use the rein sensors and read out the real-time rein sensor data, you can download the app. The app is free for 30 days after which you have a monthly payment of 1,95€.
I have issues with my old Rein sensor (before 2017)
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Can I register multiple horses?
At the moment you can only register one horse per account. In the future, tracking multiple horses in one account will be possible. If you cannot wait, you might create an extra account with a different email address to register another horse.
My training is stopped. The app crashes during the training.
Your phone is set to save battery by not allowing apps to run in the background. After not using your phone for 5 minutes the app is automatically killed by your phone. Disable the battery save modus under your phone setting to allow the IPOS app to keep tracking the phone even when you are not actively looking at the screen.
Is it possible to measure lead rope pressure with the sensors?
The IPOS Rein Sensor can measure all types of tension. The sensors are used for rowing, in Dog walking on a leash and thus can also measure the tension on a lead rope. The app, however, is set to always register two sensors at the same time. So it needs two sensors connected to collect data. Simply put one sensor in your pocket and one on the lead rope to start collecting data.
How can I cancel my subscription?
The IPOS app has no strings attached. You can cancel a subscription at any time. As soon as you cancel the subscription ends at the end of your payment period. Cancel the subscription in your Play Store or App Store. Go to “subscriptions” and choose the IPOS app. Cancel the subscription at the bottom. You cannot cancel a subscription through the IPOS App itself.
What is good rein pressure?
This is probably the most asked question we get. The optimal pressure is not yet defined by science. So we have to go with the next best thing; being what experts say about this. Throughout all horse riding disciplines whether it is dressage, western or racing it is commonly excepted that we strive to make the horse obey to the lightest (rein) pressure. The FEI talks about “lightness” as a result of collection and making it seem like the horse is doing it by himself. With this horse welfare should always be on the top of your mind.
To give you some direction In English style riding we see young or untrained horses with tension around 4-6 kilogram and collected dressage horses not exceeding 2 kilogram anymore.
Secondly we strive for symmetry in the reins and thus balance in the horse. The end goal should be to make the horse strong and supple on both sides of the body. To get there one might need to use a bit more pressure on one side temporarily. But this should not be the end result. In general, we see about 75% of the riders with more tension in the right rein, often making them less supple to this side as well. Whether this asymmetry is caused by the rider or the horse does not matter it is up to the rider to straighten the horse or find out why the horse can’t.
We know that a lot of different factors cause a horse to be heavy on the bit, non-responsive to aids or asymmetrical. Ask your coach to help you with this and use the sensors to track your progress.
What is the difference between contact and rein tension?
Can I also film while I’m using the app?
The IPOS app does not support this feature in the app. Of course you can always take a separate camera to film your training with and analyse the rein tension data afterwards. We recommend making separate recordings per exercise. For example your pressure increases during extended trot. Measure only one extended trot. Stop the training and save this part separately. Repeat the exercise and see if you can improve the balance of the horse. This should result in a light steady rein tension throughout the extended trot. Check your progress by comparing the sessions. TIP: Change the name of each session before you save it.
Is there audio feedback?
The IPOS App does not give audio feedback yet.
How can I do research with the app and the sensors?
Rein tension data is stored in a logbook, per calendar day the recordings are saved in sessions. To klick on a session allows you to view some statistics such as left and right rein tension. In the app you can also look at the data in a graph. You can swipe and zoom in and out analysing your data. For research, you might want to use raw data in Excel We allow you to download the data per session as a CSV file. For example, in excel you can analyze all 120 data samples that we collect per second. We use a universal time stamp that allows you to sync with other data sources as well.
How can I give a demo with the app and the sensors?
On which smartphone works the app?
What happens with my data, is my data protected?
Can the sensors detect injuries?
We are working to detect injuries with the rein sensors. But for now, it’s not possible.
To what distance can the app retrieve data?
The reach of live streaming is 40 meters. This is depending on local circumstances.
Can I use the app without the rein sensors?
Yes, this is possible. You can analyze your riding with the IPOS app that contains a recap of your training sessions with the intensity score, full-ride analytics and a graphical display of performance (location).