That’s understandable to care about our pets safety and GPS trackers for dogs and cats could be one of the ways to take care of them.
If we live in a private house, then we build the fence not only against thieves but that our dog is not able to run away. Often a fence is sufficient, but for cat and even some dogs, it is not an obstacle.
The majority of people love their dog, cat or other pet. There are different types of pet trackers available on the market Today.
GPS pet trackers are increasingly gaining popularity.
This type of dog tracker maybe is not the cheapest way to protect our pets, but if we really love our dogs or cats, then about $ 100 is not a big price. We paid for dog significantly more money. And when summing expenses for dog dental treatments, vaccination and other, then investing the money in GPS pet tracker, we actually protect our property.
I have both a dog and cat, but none of them have GPS pet tracker.
I live in the countryside, and in fact, I have not yet had any problems. No, I remember, had a headache with my cat when he was about a year old. Mikanoss (my cat’s name) had disappeared for about ten days, and I already think it is dead or eaten by a fox. He came back quite hungry and gaunt. It was ten years ago, and if I had known about the GPS tracking system for the pet, I definitely would have bought it.
Technologies developing in tremendous pace and now are available really great, comfortable and practical pet guards and tracking devices. As mainly my site revolves around the GPS, then I’ll try to explain this in the form of the popular manner about basic operating principles and some of the latest and coolest GPS pet tracking devices.
These devices operate in connection with GPS, GSM, and the Internet.
Global positioning system (GPS) sending signals to receivers GPS navigation systems to our cars, boats, smartphones and tracking devices. In the car, we are sitting behind a GPS devices screen and watching information where and how to drive as well as in iPhone or another smartphone.
In case of GPS tracking for the pet, we are asking information from GPS tracker device on dog’s collar via the help of GSM signal or WiFi when available.
In practice, you have to buy a GPS dog tracking device. You need new GSM operator SIM card. How much money to the SIM card, it will depend on the frequency of tracking of your pet. If you follow your dog with the help of computers, then the Internet connection will be required.
After purchasing of GPS dog tracker, you just follow the start-up instructions. It is straightforward. New SIM card has to be purchased and activated. If you are using a traditional mobile phone, then nothing more is needed, you’ll get from the tracker SMS with the geographical coordinates or information if there is a breach of Geofencing.
When used to the iPhone or an Android smartphone,
then load the appropriate applications that are normally free of charge. With Smartphones you will be able to follow the dog on the map as Google map or in any other way selected by you.
Many modern GPS pet tracking device makes it possible to follow in your pet’s health condition and able to record and store data.
What I liked is that some devices can function even in wi-fi mode.
It can significantly reduce the costs of GSM. Rarely home today has no a wifi network and also in cities in very fast rates develops free WiFi. For example my home city Riga, Latvia already around 85% of the territory is covered by free wifi network.
One of the latest is the Whistle GPS Pet tracker.
More reviews you can read here. What I do not quite understand why it can be used only in the USA. Let’s say Tagg Pet GPS plus tracker can be used in many countries and the reviews are more positive. The latest news that Tagg now is part of Whistle and at this time applications for smartphones are in improvement mode. There are a lot of frustrated users at the present moment. I hope that when you buy you your Whistle GPS Pet Tracker, then this problem will be resolved.
You can see Tag GPS coverage map here.
Whatever you use the tracker, do not forget to watch your dog or cat by yourself. Do not forget that a GPS pet tracker can not entirely replace human eyes, ears, and hands. A cat can crawl into a pipe where GPS and GSM signal could disappear and so on.
If my cat one more time does not come home after a day or so, then I’ll buy a GPS tracking device for my cat, but I guess my British Shorthair is so smart and does not want to wear the GPS tracking collar.
Watch and love your pets! They always answer you with twice the love.