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Equilab Is Workout Tracking for Equestrians
I’m not going to pretend that I’m some skilled equestrian but I at least have a passing knowledge and have road my fair share of…
I’m not going to pretend that I’m some skilled equestrian but I at least have a passing knowledge and have road my fair share of horses. I also happen to be obsessed with fitness tracking thanks to my Apple Watch. There’s a lot more to Equilab than just that, but tracking your rides has been the biggest draw for me to this nifty app.
In explaining Equilab, I’d position it first and foremost as a way to track your horse rides. That’s it from a high level. It shows a ton of metrics — many of which I don’t even understand but I’m sure actual equestrians do. Track your gait distribution, percentage distribution between right and left urns, beat, stride, transitions, speed, time, distance, the horse’s energy consumption, and plots it all on a visual map.
Equilab takes that ride data and can even calculate your calories burnt and log it as a workout. It can record on Apple Watch, filling your Move and Exercise rings. It syncs via HealthKit and shows inside of the Health app. Sure, the horse is doing most of the work but intense rides can still burn a substantial number of calories.
If you share a barn, which is likely, you can join forces with your team. You can see when others are going out on rides and plan yours when you don’t want to interfere or if you want to join with. This bolsters a safety feature too. You can share your ride in real time and they can be alerted if you don’t make it back where you could have fallen.
There’s a lot going on with Equilab. You’ve got a exercise tracker, a scheduler, and a full-on social network for other equestrians.
But enough about other people's apps.