Equisense Unboxing

A while back, I got a spiff from work.  A spiff is an incentive a manufacturer (not your employer) gives someone, typically a sales person, as a thank you for selling their products.

I am nowhere close to sales and I like it that way, but I accidentally landed a spiff anyway just doing my usual thing at work.  Money I didn't know I would be getting, on a credit card, that I had to use or lose by February.  If that's not a recipe for buying horse stuff, I don't know what is.

I bought this.

Since complete surprise money is the only money I can spend frivolously without my brain guilting me into doing boring adult things with it (Aimee and Leah are out there nodding after shopping with me for a boring half hour at Rolex last year), I bought something I've wanted since I saw the Kickstarter but would never otherwise pull the trigger on: an Equisense.

Buyyyyyyyyy ticketsssssssssssssssss peopleeeeeeeeeee

Megan has reviewed this thing quite thoroughly so I won't dwell on that too much.  Basically, it's a girth sensor that connects to an app on your phone via Bluetooth to give you all kinds of data about your rides.

It came too late to try it out last night, but I thought I'd share the unboxing, because the packaging was genuinely Apple-level slick, which I appreciate even though I'm #teamandroid.

The sensor holder and optional belly guard straps came in one box:




And everything else came in another box:


That box was multiple levels of cool.  Outside:



Inside top level:


Inside lower level:

Just...it's like...bento box level organization in there.

It comes with power adapters for every country you'd take a horse to, a wall charger for those adapters, and a fancy storage bag with a magnetic clasp (because this thing is not 100% dust resistant apparently, which is strange for something that lives underneath a moving horse...).

Storage bag

It also comes with a USB cable, but not just any USB cable, a flat USB cable perfectly coiled into a tiny circle.  Because damn, attention to detail and style, these guys have it.  Impression made.  Would've been cheaper and easier to buy a cheapo round cable, but no.


And finally, when you make it to the bottom of the bento box, you get some warm fuzzies:



The sensor itself, which slides into the orange holder on the girth strap, looks like this:



Picture a Kindle Fire remote and that's basically the same size and feel.  It's very light, I can't imagine the horses even notice when it's on or off the girth.

I am totally looking forward to my monthly lesson with NK this afternoon, which I'll have both Pixio video and Equisense data from.  It's going to be data overkill and I. Can't. Wait!


22 comments:

  1. Wow, VERY slick packaging! Super cool.

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    1. Yeah, and so pretty! Really makes a first impression.

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  2. So excited to hear your review!

    Also, I feel ya, #teamandroid

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    1. #teamandroid is best team. I am so in love with my new Moto Z Force. Battery dead, slap a second fully charged battery onto the back of it. Looooove.

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  3. This is very cool. I've been eying this for a while.

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    1. Me too! Can't wait to play with it.

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  4. Soooooo coooooollll. Yay for data!

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  5. Super cool!! I really want one of these but definitely don't ride enough right now to justify it 😂

    PS I had fun shopping with you even if I couldn't talk you into kids purple breeches 😋 I vote we do it again next year!

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    1. Hahaha. My life's biggest regret was not buying those. Next year for sure, I'm in!

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  6. 1) I WANT TICKETS REAL BAD OMG

    2) That is super cool. Excited for your review!

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    1. I mean, speaking of worthy endeavors I'd help fund, I have a metric ton of Southwest points if that helps?

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  7. I'm so jealous! I want one so much ahah

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  8. I've always been very curious about these!

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  9. I will be curious what you think of this!

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  10. Interested to hear about this! I want to come shopping with you all at rolex next year - errr Not Rolex or the event formerly known as Rolex

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  11. The packaging is gorgeous and I would also LOVE one of these!!!

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  12. One day when I have disposable income... Gah, the stats from these things sound amazing to me.

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