Posture Coach help riders become aware of the bad habit of looking down. When wearing AirPods you will get auditory feedback when your head is out of position, reminding you to keep your eyes up and maintain a good posture.
How to use Posture Coach
Make sure that your AirPods are well fitted in your ears so that they doesn't move when you are riding. You find Posture Coach under the Coach button on the start view. Enable Posture Coach and chose which level you want to use, medium or hard. The levels impact how deep you are allowed to look down before hearing the signal.
In order to make Posture Coach work the audio output needs to be selected to be AirPods, and they need to be connected to the phone.
You can calibrate your AirPods either at the Posture Coach settings after you have enabled it, or when you start a training. Follow the voice's instructions. The calibration makes sure that you get the intended level.
Open Posture Coach settings from a training
You can enable/disable Posture Coach, re-calibrate or change the level from a training without interrupting the training. To reach the Posture Coach settings from a training you use the menu at the bottom right corner.
Posture Coach is available on iOS 15 and later. At this moment it doesn't work on an Android phone.
Posture Coach is compatible with newer versions of AirPods that has spatial audio. That is AirPods 3rd generation, AirPods Pro and AirPods Max.
Why we created Posture Coach
The vertical seat is part of the foundation of the Equestrian sport, yet so hard to achieve. A well-known issue among riders is looking down on the horse’s head or neck instead of forward. When the rider’s head is out of alignment the posture collapses forward, the head can bob and the vision and ability to turn the horse will decrease. Posture Coach works as an “in-ear” personal coach, that if used regularly will result in a more balanced rider.