Dog tracking collars for iphone

 

We tested three devices for keeping track of pets. Each has a GPS unit that stays on the pet and communicates with the owner. In testing, our “pet” was often an engineer who wandered around our headquarters while another tester tried to find him.

The Garmin and Tagg devices link to a cell-phone system, and info is accessed on a smart phone or computer. The PetTronix communicates through radio waves with a handset used by the owner. All require GPS communication, so when GPS isn’t available, they don’t work.

How it works. Rubber collar with GPS unit and battery compartment communicates by radio with the owner’s handset, which has its own GPS and compass. Handset displays distance and direction to the collar, updating continually. Display can be backlit for night use. This device doesn’t require separate service.

Dog tracking collars for iphone

Either way, these GPS tracking devices serve as a harmless containment fence for your pets , and by setting boundaries along the territory you're in, you can manage and control where your dogs go and how they behave. Some of these devices you can even use for training your canines, and you can get even more out of them if you have more than one dog.

Today's GPS tracking devices can locate your pooch almost anywhere , whether he's in the other room or on the other side of town. Investing in a best dog GPS collar can save you a lot of headache, problems, questions when your Fido goes missing, and possibly even safe your dog's life one day. Unfortunately, the better pet GPS system is, the more expensive it will cost; and these prices can go really high, up to $700-800 per unit.

But are expensive dog GPS collars worth all that money? Are they that much better than inexpensive pet GPS tracking devices that start at $100? The answer to this is: it depends . One on one, a premium device such as Astro 320 cannot be even compared to something you can buy for $100-200 in terms of its features, reliability and functionality. But the question is, do you really need a device that expensive?

We tested three devices for keeping track of pets. Each has a GPS unit that stays on the pet and communicates with the owner. In testing, our “pet” was often an engineer who wandered around our headquarters while another tester tried to find him.

The Garmin and Tagg devices link to a cell-phone system, and info is accessed on a smart phone or computer. The PetTronix communicates through radio waves with a handset used by the owner. All require GPS communication, so when GPS isn’t available, they don’t work.

How it works. Rubber collar with GPS unit and battery compartment communicates by radio with the owner’s handset, which has its own GPS and compass. Handset displays distance and direction to the collar, updating continually. Display can be backlit for night use. This device doesn’t require separate service.