How it works

Be there when you are needed most!

 

 

What is on the mare?

Smart Foal has a transmitter that attaches to the mares halter under the chin. This allows the transmitter to be unobtrusive and easy for anyone to attach. There is no need to get an expensive vet to surgically suture the transmitter in place. 
The transmitter contains 3D motion sensing technology that captures your mares movements. This information then gets transmitted to the WiFi base station regularly so you are always updated.

WiFi Base Station

The WiFi Base Station batches up data from multiple mares and uploads it to the internet.
If you don't have internet or your WiFi drops out for some reason there is a hardware alarm included in the WiFi Base Station that will go off when your mare lies down. There is a switch for enabling/disabling the hardware alarm as you need it.
It has a USB cable and is powered by standard plug pack.
It can also be powered by various devices with a USB output - such as a powerbank - if you don't/can't run an extension cord.
The radio side of the Base Station has a range of up to 1100m (see FAQ for more details of range).
The WiFi side of the Base Station has a range of up to 50m - dependent on your WiFi routers strength and location.

Smart Foal App

The Smart Foal App is where the magic happens. The App processes all the data it receives looking for patterns.
It can recognise many forms of discomfort including lying down, rolling and pacing.
It shows you the remaining battery life in the transmitter.
Different alarms will sound depending on what your mare is up to.
There is a temporary mute button that allows you to silence the alarm if your mare is sleeping. The alarms are automatically re-enabled when your mares gets up.

Check on your mare when ever and where ever you like!

Or listen out for the alarms

Smart Foal App in Detail

Quiet mare, a few spikes coming through while she has dinner.

We'll start with the Live View graph. The Live View shows you how active your mare is. Smart Foals algorithms can detect large changes in behaviour like rolling, pacing, biting at their belly and lying down.
For the smaller movements you will need to spend a little time watching your mare and observing what she is doing. Unfortunately all mares are different so it's impossible for Smart Foal to design algorithms that work for every single horse.
How often have you suspected your mare was getting close to labor and as soon as you get out to the yard she is standing there looking at you waiting for food? Smart Foal allows you to "watch" your mare with out actually going outside and disturbing her. It is also a good idea to put the Smart Foal alarm on your mare at least a few days before she goes into labor. That way you will know what your mares "normal" looks like.
 

 

SUPER active maiden mare.

The alarm has been set off and spikes come through with each contraction.

If you observe changes in your mares behaviour, slackening in the backend, a full bag or wax and there are large spikes coming through on the Live View there is a good chance your mare is in early labor.

 

 
Each transmitter has a unique ID. To make things easy for you you can rename the transmitter with your mares name. 
Check how much battery life is left in the transmitter when ever you want.