GPS Tracking Device for Your Pet

Your heart breaks when you loose your dog. Fortunately, the solution today is a GPS tracking device on your dog’s collar. Then, you’ll be able to track your dog’s location using your cell phone or computer. A GPS device has not yet been invented for a cat because cats like to climb trees and get into small spaces, resulting in the GPS device coming off the cat.

Global Positioning  Systems or GPS was originally used by the military. Today, technology has made GPS smaller and more affordable. GPS technology is available for people to use for their cars, children and pets. And knowing where your child and pet are is one less worry for you.

three GPS devices to Show how the TEchnology works

  • Pettronix Roameo ($200) The rubber collar contain the GPS unit. The battery compartment communicates via radio with the owner’s handset. The handset has its own GPS and compass, and displays distance, as well as, direction. This information is continually updated. This device doesn’t require a cell phone or a subscription. The downside to this device is that the range is only half a mile, and the battery only stays charged for 24 hours. Since the collar is bulky, it’s best for only a medium sized or large dog.
  • Garmin GTU 10 ($200) This device is contained in a zipped nylon case attached to your pet’s collar with Velcro. (The case is connected securely to the collar.) The device works with an ATT network, and communicates using a computer browser or a smart phone app on your cell phone. The annual subscription is $50/year. The range is unlimited. There is a deluxe plan that tracks children and cars. The deluxe plan is only an additional $4.99/month.
  • Tagg Pet Tracker ($100) This device clips to your pet’s collar, and uses the Verizon network. The device communicates to the computer browser or a smart phone app. The device can also send you text messages. The device requires a subscription which costs $7.95/month. The range is unlimited, and the clip stays securely on the collar. The downside is that the battery life is short. This device is not recommended if your pet stays is a small localized area.

The above three devices are only a sample of pet trackers available for you. Several companies have created Pet Wearables. Other Pet Trackers, which are successful, are the Paw Tracker and the WonderWoof. The website is

The new terminology you will learn with pet trackers is geolocation and geofencing. Geolocation is the real world geographic location of a pet using a radar source, mobil phone, or  Internet connected computer. Geofencing is limiting mobile pets to a specific geographic location by tracking their whereabouts using a global positioning system (GPS).

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