Having rambunctious pets that like to roam around a lot can drive pet owners crazy. If you have a dog who likes to catch squirrels across the street or a cat that likes to go out every night, these smart GPS collars will prove helpful in keeping your worries away as you monitor your pet’s whereabouts.
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From colorful and glowing to sleek and stylish designs, these smart pet trackers will help you determine your pooch’s location even when you’re far from home. Here are some of the best high technology pet trackers for your wandering little fur balls.
Paw Track is a tracking collar specially designed for cats. It has a total of weight of 70 g and an easily adjustable collar that will fit nicely around your cat’s neck. The GPS unit of the device is fastened to rest on the back of your cat’s neck, which makes it less cumbersome and more comfortable for your cat’s use.
Pawtrack has an internal Wi-Fi that can let you know when your cat is home. To preserve battery, it puts itself to sleep when your cat is near you. If you choose PawTrack’s lost cat mode, the tracker will automatically alert owners to where the cat is located. [$160]
Don’t miss out on your pet’s grand adventures. Tractive is a GPS pet tracker that is simply clipped to your pet’s collar. With Tractive, you can track your dog in real time and review its movement history to see where it has been. It also allows pet owners to set up a virtual fence which alerts owners when their pets leave this zone.
Tractive is waterproof which makes it great for dogs who love to swim. The GPS tracking device can also light up during the dark which makes it easy to find your lost pet during night time. [$129]
Wish you could spy on your pet’s secret life? Pod is a GPS pet tracker that can fit on all collars, allowing you to record your pet’s locations, monitor his activities, and keep an eye on your pooch through your smartphone or computer. The battery can last up to 5 days on standby modes, and Pod is waterproof.
Like the other pet trackers in this list, Pod has a feature that allows pet owners to set up safe zones. Once your pet goes beyond this area, you’ll be alerted by the device. Pod uses Wi-Fi, GPS, and 2G mobile networks to track pet locations. [$149]
Tabcat looks like a simple tag that can be attached to your cat’s collar. It comes with a handset that flashes or beeps faster if you are close to your cat. Unlike other pet trackers mentioned here, Tabcat doesn’t use GPS system but instead uses Radio Frequency Identification to locate your cat. For this reason, tabcat is much lighter and cheaper.
It can also locate your feline friend even through thick walls. Most trackers with GPS technology aren’t able to locate pets accurately because of obstacles along the way. This one can track your pets from up to 400ft away. One pack contains two homing tags with splashproof cases and a directional handset to locate your cats. [£69.99]
If you don’t want a tracker that could fall off your pet’s collar, look into Kyon instead. Kyon itself is in the form of a dog collar which comes in three different sizes from as small as 25 cm up to 50 cm in length, and in a variety of colors. It helps you locate your pet, monitor its mood, health and activity levels.
Kyon has embedded sensors which contain a 9-axis accelerometer, GPS, GSM, and ultrasound buzzer which can help prevent dog fights and heat strokes. Using the collar you can “communicate” with your pet by knowing how it feels through the activity and mood monitor and on top of that use it to schedule notifications for vet visits, walk reminders, or feeding times. [$249]
Wuf is a GPS pet tracker in the form of a dog collar, perfect for modern mobile dog owners and their furry best friends. With Wuf, you can create virtual fences and virtual leashes, monitor your dog’s activity, use the two-way communicator, even gamify your dog’s training.
Available in 3 sizes and colors, Wuf sees to it that their designs will help match your dog’s personality. The Wuf smart dog collar features an accelerometer and Bluetooth connectivity. It can be synced through an iPhone app that allows pet owners to use it as a fitness tracker for their pets. [$159]
Never lose your pet again with Gibi’s pet tracker. Gibi is a lightweight collar GPS tracker that monitors your dog’s location and sends you notification once your pooch is outside your designated safe zone. Gibi’s pet tracker includes a durable and waterproof collar that secures the tracker around your dog.
The Gibi browser app can be accessed through any device with internet connection. It also gives real-time updates and precise location information using the tracker’s one-click button. [$129.99]
Buddy is a high technology LED pet collar / tracker that bonds you and your pet like never before. Buddy helps owners monitor their pet’s daily activity through tracking their location via GPS. Buddy has a reliable LED lighting technology that proves helpful in preventing dangerous hazards from your pet like cars and pedestrians.
Buddy also features fitness tracking, temperature sensors, and a fully waterproof design perfect for dogs who love to swim. It can also be customized to give pet owners social alerts along with a community where you can chat & make new friends with other buddy users. [$250]
Petrek is a 35g GPS-enabled pet tracking device that will help you track your dog’s activities. It’s lightweight and extremely sturdy, which makes it great for pets of all sizes. This particular tracker is best used for pets that are around 5 kg.
Unlike other pet trackers, Petrek currently doesn’t have monthly or yearly subscriptions. Petrek has a great 3G compatibility that gives the best possible coverage. Tracking can be set for 30-second, 5-minute or 2-hour intervals. It’s also waterproof and has one of the best battery life, up to 8 days [$199]
Nano is a live GPS tracker which provides real-time location of your pet’s whereabouts. It is designed for recording pet activity which allows pet owners to see where their pets have been all day. It also provides accurate geofences to keep your dog safe and can find it easily once it’s lost.
Nano has powerful batteries and a durable collar that is suitable for any pet size or dog breed. However, it requires the use of a SIM card and a monthly subscription of £6 per month to use. [£99]