Pet owners love their pets, as we all should! Our pets are members of our family, another child, and in some cases, our only children are our fur-babies. I know I would do anything for my fur-babies, and if they were ever lost I would want to find them now! We all know, or have heard, of people who have lost their beloved pets. It’s devastating to the whole family! You get your pets collars with tags, and even chip them, but if they get lost they may never come home or be found! What if there was technology out there for you to put on your pet today to know exactly where they are at all times? Even monitor their health activities! If your pet got out, you could just open an app on your phone and track exactly where Spot is! Or if your pet was sick, you would get a text message or email! Yes! There are such devices on the market right now! Some are all-in-one collars and others attach to your pets current collar. Smart collars are the wave of the future, and every pet owner will have one for their pet sooner than we think! Hey, we didn’t think we would be wearing activity tracking devices that could tell us our heart-rate, calories burned, etc., but millions of people wear some form of these devices every day, and now, so will our pets! Here are 5 awesome devices ranging in price and capabilities so you can decide which one is right for you and your pet.
Fitbark is an activity monitor for you dog! Super simple to use, by just attaching it to your dog’s collar, it’s ready to go. It comes in five different colors, great size so your pet won’t even know it’s there, and one size fits all! The FitBark monitors their activity, sleep, helps keep track of your dog’s health…like FitBit for us! You can use the app to see if your dog’s activity level is normal from day to day, and even compare your dog to their breed. Comparing your dog’s day to day activity lets you know right away if something is wrong with them. If they are sleeping more one day, maybe they are getting sick and need to see their vet. This really would come in handy when you move, or have a life changing event to make sure your pet is adapting well. The FitBark is waterproof with a rechargeable battery which lasts up to 14 days. The only downside to this device – no GPS tracking yet. On the plus side, you can pick one up today at Best Buy or order one from Amazon!
Pet Pace is a collar for dogs and cats of all sizes. This is more of a health tracker for your pet. It monitors your pets in real time. If you want to know what Spot is up to or how he is feeling, you just open the app and it will tell you! It can tell you if he is playing, running, eating, drinking, laying down, AND in what position! It can give you your dog’s temperature, pulse, and respiration rate, and track calories burned. All of these monitors create a trend for your pet, which it will then alert you if your pet should fall below the normal trends. Should your pet’s heart rate drop, respiration slow down, or even if your pet is in a new body position, Pet Pace will tell you so you can get your pet to the vet as soon as possible in case this is due to an injury or illness. This collar has a rechargeable battery that lasts for up to 6 weeks between charges! As for the downside of this device, it’s only water resistant, and no GPS tracking. However, if you just want to keep an eye on your pet’s health, this is the collar for them! Pet Pace does have a 30 day money back guarantee, so if you try it and don’t like it, at least you can return it for a refund!
The Voyce is a collar your pet of any age can wear to monitor their health. This collar has many sensors in it to track heart rate, respiration rate, activity and intensity, calories burned, distance traveled, and sleep patterns. You create a profile for your pet and the tracking begins! Once the battery is charged, it lasts for about a week before it needs recharging. The app allows you to share the information Voyce gathers with your vet, and you can even print it out to take to your vet or a specialist if needed. The Voyce gives your pet a voice for their health as a preventative tool. It is waterproof, dustproof, and very light weight at 6 ounces. The downside to this collar is no GPS tracking, but for a health preventative, it is awesome with lots of great reviews.
The Whistle GPS is a device that attaches to your pet’s collar and combines monitoring your pet’s activity with GPS tracking! You can create zones or “safe areas” for your pet in the app, so when your pet leaves those areas you will get an alert right away to your phone! So if Spot gets out of the back yard, a message alert will come to your phone saying, “Spot has left the Whistle Zone.” For those of us who live in apartments, the worry about their pets getting out when someone enters their unit to fix something is always there. This will give peace of mind knowing they are still safe and sound at home. The Whistle also keeps track of your pet’s activities and sleep patterns, health trends for your pet, and sends notifications to you if there are any significant changes. This device has a long lasting battery which needs to be charged around every 10 days, it’s waterproof, and durable. Always know where your pet is with the Whistle GPS!
The Pod is a small light weight device which attaches to your pet’s collar of any size to let you monitor their activity and locate them easily with their app. The new Pod 2 has WiFi capability as well as Bluetooth so you can track your pet indoors too (for those sneaky pets who like to hide or someone has your pet in their home). You can also set up “safe zones” in the app for your pet with the Pod which will send you alerts when your pet leaves those zones. Pod records their activity level from rest to walk to run! You can see if your dog is the fastest at the dog park (if there are other Pod pets there) or how they compare to their breed! Bonus about this device is it comes with 2 rechargeable (interchangeable) batteries so it will always be working! Plus each battery lasts about a week. The Pod can also be used for all animals such as birds, cats, dogs, etc.
All of these awesome smart pet trackers are available for your pet to begin using today! The future is here fur-parents! Make sure your fur-baby has the best chance of being healthy, happy, and always safe with one of these great devices! Help me decide on which one I should consider for Shadow by answering the poll question below!