Frequently Asked Questions

We sell our proprietary bits embedded with patented electronic devices for biometric measurement. If our standard units do not work for your purpose, we can customize our electronic device and match it with your bit design through our design collaboration program. We also provide licensing opportunities for horse bit manufacturers who are interested in adding our SmartBit™ electronic modules to your products. Please contact us for sale, customization or licensing opportunities.
Biometric data are measured and calculated on the SmartBit™. This data is transmitted to the control pad (smart phone or tablet) via Bluetooth. Basic data plan for the SW1 model is free. Environment data are acquired on the control pad (SW2 model). These data are stored in real time on the cloud via secure communication channels. Statistical and performance data (SW3 model) are provided to the users based on the chosen data plan. Advanced analytics and alerting systems (SW3 model) are most appropriate for professional users.
If you suspect the SmartBit is giving poor readings, check the user’s manual under “How to use the SmartBit” and ensure that the SmartBit is connected to the bridle securely and that there is no hay or other obstruction in the horse’s mouth. If your horse is chewing or rolling their tongue under the SmartBit then this may cause false readings.
Our electronic device is a modular unit and easily removable from the bit. You can send the electronic device back to us for replacement under its one year warranty. Extended warranties can also be purchased.
Equine SmartBits are a product of extensive research and engineering. We work with equine experts, veterinarians, and biomedical engineers to deliver a high-quality product which is safe and effective for measuring vitals through the tongue. Our sensors are non-invasive and our materials are safe for use. When using the SmartBit, your horse will not even know its vitals are being taken.
It depends on the age of the horse. A foal’s heart rate should be around 70-120 beats per minute (bpm), a yearling’s should be around 45-60 bpm, a two-year old’s should be around 40-50 bpm, and a normal resting heart rate for a horse should be around 38-40 bpm. A horse’s maximum heart rates can exceed 180 bpm during strenuous activities such as racing. If your horse has a resting heart rate of over 50 beats per minute, you should consult with a veterinarian.