Are you afraid of losing your pet? Do you fear compromising their health? Every pet owner does! The hush-rush life and the increasing incidences of animal theft and killing have made it imperative for the pet owners to opt for devices that can go beyond geographical boundaries and physical reach to keep a track on their pets all the time.
Technology is simply unstoppable. And wearables aren't just for humans anymore – you can get your pets synced up with the latest devices and gadgets. There is an increasing number of tech and app development companies that are developing wearable gadgets for animals and pets, whether to keep track of them via GPS or monitor their health.
Here we've rounded up top pet tracking devices with smart look and functionality to show them off.
If you're looking for something that can keep tabs on your pet's movement, PitPatPet is essentially for you. It is a UK-based Fitbit for dogs, which boasts an entire year of battery life to tracking your dog or cat. Not only this, this super device also makes sure that your pet is getting enough exercise. What more? PitPatPet will tell you if it notices any changes in your dog's active behavior. More importantly, this device is completely waterproof and compatible with iOS as well as Android phones.
Marco Polo and Garmin Astro 320
Both these gadgets are suitable for pet owners with many pets or those who run a dog business rather. Both Marco Polo and Garmin Astro come with their respective GPS collars and GPS tracking device. This means that you do not need to have any app or mobile phone to locate your pet(s). However, this can become quite inconvenient at times as you have to carry more equipment.
Adding to the list of advantages, both the gadgets don't require a subscription service. This helps you save a lot on your expenses in the long run. Moreover, Garmin provides more features in general. However, it comes for a much heftier price comparatively.
One of the smallest and lightest trackers, Pod2 is small enough even for a cat. This device functions with a combination of GPS, WIFI and 2G technologies, which allow you to locate your pet anytime, anywhere. Its tracking ability is highly précised whether indoors or outdoors, which is its biggest benefit. Not all devices are good at both the things.
Other advantages of this device include:
- Escape Alerts Function that helps you receive alerts if your pet leaves your set boundary.
- Completely waterproof
- Comes with two rechargeable batteries. Thanks to its app development company to develop a Pod app that tells you when the battery is running low.
- Fits almost all collar types
- Affordable subscription fee – free for the first year and $49 per year later.
- Records your pet's activity level allowing you to monitor their health and fitness levels
The TrackR Bravo is a great and cheaper alternative to pet trackers like Giraffus Locator. While it works pretty much similar to all other pet trackers, the tag is small and suitable for small pets.
TrackRBravo comes with a cool feature – Crowd GPS. The tracker uses Bluetooth instead of RF. So, when your device goes out of its range, other users of TrackR App can help you locate your pet. Whenever another user comes within the range of your tracker, you will be updated of its new location on a map.
Whistle Activity Monitor
While Whistle isn't really a tracking device, it rather records the activity of your pets. This is a smartphone-based pet tracking device that records all type of data about your pet's daily behavior, and their activity levels. A cool feature of this device is its automatic report that intimates you about how active your dog was on a particular day and whether it needs more exercise.
TabCat is crafted for your kitty's collar and helps you find them if they get lost. Instead of connecting it to an iPhone app, this device comes with a RF receiver that shows nearby signal on a strip of LEDs. It then causes the sensor to beep, indicating where your cat is.
The tracking device has several benefits – it is small enough to fit a cat's collar comfortably, you don't need to pay a data subscription, and it should pick up a signal within 400 feet.
Hope these tracking devices would help you take care of your pets better. Feel free to share your favorite pet tracking devices for our pet lovers.