Our friends over at SmartPak launched a new app last week, just in time for blanketing season to get into full swing. We gave SmartBlanket a test drive, and here’s what we found:
1. Personalized recommendations for your horses.
The app asks you for some basic information about your horse(s), such as body condition and turnout schedule. This allows the app to figure out what type of blanket solutions your horse may need.
2. The app utilizes your location (or a location of your choosing if you don’t live close to the barn).
Finally, a good use for the pesky GPS tracker on your phone! The app can detect your location so that it can gather weather forecasts and current temperatures when it comes time to make blanket recommendations.
3. Blanket Type Glossary.
This handy guide can be found within the app and gives a quick tour of the various types of blankets. If you’re anything like me, you get a bit overwhelmed at some of the options available these days. This guide breaks it down for you.
4. Fit Tips.
Clueless on how to check your blanket fit? The app also contains a fitting guide with some helpful hints on measuring and trying on blankets. Now, if only they had an app like this where I could try on my own clothes before I bought them without having the visit the dressing room…
5. Feature Glossary.
Denier? High Neck? Rip-stop? So many terms, so little time. The Feature Glossary in the SmartBlanket app will help alleviate your stress when it comes to picking out the best blanket for your horse. Soon enough, you’ll be a total blanket pro.
The SmartBlanket app is available to download on the iTunes store currently. Click here to visit iTunes to download your copy!