The updates take long to download.
The Pawfit GPS Tracker & Activity Monitor will be sending you frequent and accurate updates pertaining to the pet's location. The device will allow you to establish virtual security fences and will send you anti-dismantling and abnormal temperature alarms.
Dogs and large cats weight 3.5 kg and up
Up to 3.2-cm wide collar or harness
Real-time location tracking and activity monitoring, removal, safety zone & temperature alerts, embedded SIM, low battery alarm, free Pawfit app
Up to 6 days (2.5 hours charging time)
IP68 waterproof, dustproof, anti-drop and anti-bite
Amazon's 30-day return policy
The velcro loses its adhesive properties with time.
The PitPat Dog Activity and Fitness Monitor takes 3-5 minutes tops to create the profile and navigate the app's settings. The model's battery will last over 12 months and its 3.4- x 3.2- x 1.5-centimetre profile and 18-gramme weight will fit even the smallest puppies.
Fits any dog and collar/harness
Activity monitor, personalised exercise recommendations, manage exercise, rest, calories & distance, set and manage ideal weight, stars for daily goals and badges for streaks, free PitPat app
1 year battery life (CR2032, user-replaceable), no recharging
Fully waterproof, super-strong parachute velcro
Amazon's 30-day return policy
The design is bulky.
When you want to make 100% sure your four-legged friend does not get lost even when you're walking somewhere for the first time, the Tractive GPS Dog Tracker is the safest bet. Its unlimited range and access to online maps in over 150 countries will let you travel with confidence.
For pets over 4.5 kg / collar widths up to 2.5 cm
LIVE tracking, activity monitoring, location history, virtual fence, free Tractive GPS app
2-5 days (2 hours charging time)
100% waterproof, easy to attach with flexible rubber clip
The tags do not even reach 5 grammes on the weight scale. Using the Smart sleep mode, the device lets you double the tags' battery life. The splash-resistance case offers comfortable transportation without worrying about the device's circuitry.
The tracking radius is limited to 500 metres.
The Girafus Cat Dog Pet Tracker uses transmitters and a receiver to enable hassle-free tracking. The single base unit will allow you to track 4 pets simultaneously. Also, you'll be able to tack pets without an Internet connection, so you can even go where the signal is nonexistent.
Ideal for small cats and dogs / any collar
Directional tracking, uses safe 2.4GHz RF technology (frequency range: 2.40 – 2.48MHz)
Base unit: 120 days
Tag unit (on LIR2032 battery): 30 days
Tag unit (on CR2032 battery): 15 days
Splash-resistant case, Smart sleep mode for longer battery life, easy installation
4.2 g (tag)
35 g (base unit)
Amazon's 30-day return policy
The battery goes from 30% to 14% in a matter of minutes.
The Weenect WE008 is not the smallest pet-tracking device, despite the company's claims. Yet, the product has its distinct advantages. Aside from its real-time location tracking inside an unlimited range, the app also offers runaway alerts and three localisation modes.
Suitable for all sizes of dogs / silicone attachment system attaches to all collars
Integrated international SIM card, 3 localisation modes: maps (classic or satellite view), compass and radar (opposite), training, runaway alert, low battery notification, free Weenect app
2-4 days (2 hours charging time)
Waterproof up to 1 metre, silicone case included
Amazon's 30-day return policy
The Pawfit GPS Tracker & Activity Monitor is not easy to criticise. The product is not necessarily cheap (though not especially expensive too) and the updates take some time to download but how concerning are these flaws?
On the upside, the device updates the pet's location every five seconds within 10-minute timeframes. Using the Live Tracking mode, you'll be receiving the most frequent and accurate updates regarding pets' location. Next, the device offers Assisted Positioning, adding light and sound notifications within the last few metres so that you can find the lost pet during nighttime.
Besides that, this tracking and monitoring solution lets you establish safe zones and receive signals when the pets leave these zones. You can also receive alerts when the temperature surrounding the pet changes abnormally, when the device has been removed from the collar, and when the dog crosses the safety zone(s) you have customised.
We can talk about the embedded SIM and the low-battery alarm. We can also talk about the model's waterproof and dustproof housing that's constructed both anti-bite and anti-drop. We can mention the activity tracking that counts and records the steps, overall distance, calories burned, active hours, and rest hours. But, even without these features, the Pawfit GPS Tracker & Activity Monitor is among those products that sell themselves.
|Last updated price||£54.99|
PitPat no GPS
For You Too
The PitPat Dog Activity and Fitness Monitor is made for dogs as much as it is made for you. Its construction is fully waterproof, so the dog can go swimming and diving wearing this tracker (even in the sea) and the unit will just shake the water off. Its tough shell won't mind an occasional bite, which means that you won't have to train your dog to make sure the device remains intact.
Because the device weighs only 18 grammes and measures 3.4 x 3.2 x 1.5 centimetres, even the smallest breeds and puppies will find this tracker comfortable enough, fitting most dog collars and harnesses. The velcro strap that attaches the device is wide and soft, so no pulling and no capturing fur.
Where the owners are concerned, the strap offers secure fitment, ensuring that PitPat does not get easily lost. You will not be forced to pay subscription fees. The app will allow you to create multiple profiles, offering personalised exercise recommendations. Using this app, you'll be able to manage your pet's exercise and rest hours, calories and distance. It will let you set weight goals and send you stars and badges when the dog reaches these goals.
Considering that the included battery lasts at least a year and that you can easily replace it afterwards, the PitPat Dog Activity and Fitness Monitor makes a convincing enough case that this is the device you can recommend to most dog owners.
|Last updated price||£39.00|
Tractive Unlimited Range
No Distance Limitation
An active dog is a healthy dog and, with this location-tracking device and its unlimited range, you can make sure the pooch remains active without making you worry about its safety. Sure, you'll have to choose the subscription plan and pay at least 3.33 quid every month but this is not the price that most people will mind paying to prevent their best friend from getting lost.
First, the device lets you form virtual fences, establishing designated safe zones and sending you notifications when the pet enters and leaves these areas. When you go with the Live Tracking mode, the tracker will be sending you the dog's location every 2-3 seconds. To add more, the app will also be recording location history, showing you the places where the pooch has been before.
Not unlike its competition, the model's adopting activity monitoring, tracking and recording steps, distance, and so on. However, unlike most trackers, the tracking range on this device features no distance limitation, meaning that you can literally track the pet's movement from across the world. Sure, measuring 5.1 x 4.1 x 1.5 centimetres, the device will not fit small puppies.
But, besides that, from the affordable price to the unlimited range, live tracking, and location history, the Tractive GPS Dog Tracker will enable walking your dog with confidence knowing that the pooch will not get lost no matter what.
Girafus 1 tag (track one pet)
The Girafus Cat Dog Pet Tracker will not fit giraffes, infuriating, right? Aside from that though, the product is solid. Using the 2.4GHz RF tech (frequency range: 2.40 – 2.48MHz), the device offers directional tracking, guiding you in the right direction. In addition to that, you can customise LED signals and audible alarms, giving you the transmitter's approximate location.
Now, the tracking radius is limited to 500 metres, which is quite unfortunate since you'll need to be acting fast before the pet leaves the scannable area. On the bright side, the single unit lets you track 4 pets at the same time. Plus, tags weigh less than 5 grammes, accommodating small cats too.
Also, the battery on the base unit will last ~120 days before giving out, whilst the tags will last somewhere around 30 days, which is quite impressive too. Adding compliment to "injury", the device features a Smart sleep mode that will double the battery life. To top it all off, you'll receive the splash-resistant case that will enable safe and convenient transportation.
Bottom line, the Girafus Cat Dog Pet Tracker keeps things simple, which is not something we will protest when it comes to dog trackers. On the contrary, including the easy installation, the device appears much more attractive than most high-end trackers.
|Last updated price||£72.99|
The Weenect WE008 is being advertised as the world's smallest tracking device for dogs. That being said, measuring 2.3 x 1 x 5.8 centimetres, it is certainly small, sure, but not the smallest tracker. Plus, the battery on this device only lasts between 2 and 4 days, which is not great, even though the battery takes only 2 hours to recharge, which's pretty good.
The upside is that you can program this tracking device to ring and vibrate, telling the pooch that it is time to go back. You're offered real-time location tracking and an unlimited range, so even when the pet strays far from you, the app lets you find the missing tail-wagging rascal within seconds.
Not only that, the company's app will even allow you to choose between Map, Compass, and Radar modes, meaning that you can select the localisation mode that appeals to you and that you find the easiest to follow. Last but not least, you can define multiple geofences and customise notifications so that the phone alerts you the second the dog leaves the designated area.
To summarise, using the Weenect WE008, you can not only track the pooch, making sure that it is running around safe and sound but also train it to enable hassle-free walking.
|Last updated price||£49.99|
What Is a Dog Tracker?
33% of dogs get lost at least once and 10% of these will never be found. Even the most neglectful owners will agree that that sounds terrifying, right? With that in mind, investing in a dog tracker becomes one of the easiest decisions you will ever make. Attaching these tracking devices to collars/harnesses, you will be able to track your four-legged friend, making sure that it does not get lost.
Plus, more often than not, you're offered not only location tracking but also activity monitoring, receiving information including the steps the pooch has taken, the calories it has burned, the distance it has walked, and the time it has spent resting and moving. At times, the apps behind these trackers will even let you customise different profiles, set goals, and receive personalised exercise recommendations that take into account not only the breed of the dog but also sex, weight, size, and age.
We would also recommend sticking with trackers that are waterproof so that the dog can swim and dive without you removing the tracking device beforehand.