Works to help find lost pets, as well as monitor the pet's activity during the day. Provides apps for both Apple and Android smartphones. Will send you notifications if the pet leaves a particular area. Also allows you to monitor the pet's activity for a 24-hour period.
Requires a monthly subscription plan, so you have some ongoing costs. Must be recharged.
Combines with an Apple or Android smartphone app to help you track your pet. Small tag fits on the collar, making the system easy to use. App stores all of the tracking information so you can monitor the pet's health over time.
Tracking tag must be recharged or the system will not work. Doesn't track location of lost pets.
Gives you a range of nine miles. Includes an LED light so you can see the animal at night. Uses a GPS tracking technology, so you don't have any ongoing subscription costs. Will work in shallow water without suffering damage.
Expensive device for pet tracking. Must buy a compatible handheld tracker too. Must recharge battery regularly.
Pairs with a smartphone app to give you all of the information you need for tracking your pet's current and past movements. Includes a remote photo taking feature. Uses GPS technology, so you don't have to worry about subscription costs.
Smartphone app is only available for Apple currently. Must recharge the tracker regularly.
Device has a long battery life that will last a few weeks before needing recharging. Tracking tags can be used in water for dogs who like to swim. Device will give you an alert if the pet leaves the area you've designated as safe.
Doesn't have a GPS tracking technology included, so it has a limited range of accuracy.
When it comes to keeping your pet safe, a pet tracker can be a really useful tool. Luckily, a variety of reliable and sophisticated options are available. Some of the most popular trackers on the market today come with an app from which you can instantly check the real-time location of your pet on your Apple or Android phone, view their past location history, and receive notification alerts when their location changes. Other models can track sleep activity in addition to location activity. Some features that are important to research when selecting the right pet tracker for your animal include: Whether or not it comes with a monthly subscription fee, battery life, durability, and GPS coverage. Prices for pet trackers range between $80 and $250.
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