This GPS dog tracking device is ideally suited for larger dog breeds and allows you to monitor and locate your dog's movements at all times.
It is small enough to be clipped to your dog's collar and offers a list of great features. And what's more, you don't have to be a real whizz with the terminology as it is very easy to set up.
- GPS+LBS+AGPS +WIFI
- Waterproof IP66
- Smart LED indicator, Automatic turn on/off
- Wifi out of zone alarm
- Quad band,800/8501800/1900 MHz
- SMS/GPRS (TCP/IP) communication
- Low power consumption and long standby time
- Track by time interval
- Track by demand
- Trace playback
- Geo-fence alarm
- Low battery alarm
- Multiple tracking way, track by SMS, APP, Website
To cut through the terminology above, the device works via 3 main signals. The GPS signal is a satellite-based radio navigation system and provides an accuracy of 20-30 metres. The LBS is location based service so if you are in a dense forest or wood and the GPS signal has trouble getting through to the device it will switch to LBS. If you want to track very close, you can do this via your wifi signal, so this might be good to monitor in the house or garden.
The Geo fence is a really neat function that allows you set a geo fence around a certain area. As soon as your pet goes outside of this area an alarm will sound on your linked mobile phone.
You can keep up with the location of your pet via a free app on your mobile phone. The App is very easy to use and comes with the GPS device.
Your phone needs to communicate with the device and it does this via SMS. This is basically like a text message sent from the device back to your phone. To allow your phone to communicate with your GPS tracker, you need to get a SIM card.
Don't worry, this is not expensive and it is very easy to install. We have used Giff Gaff for our test SIM cards as they allow you to order a free SIM card and then add just £10 to it. As the device and phone only use SMS the costs are very low and our tests showed that £10 lasted over 5 months. So it is not unrealistic to imagine that costs would be just £20-£30 a year with regular use.
As you can see from the images, the GPS tracker attaches to a collar very easily and the clip holds it firmly in place.
The image above also shows screen shots taken from a mobile device. You can add the App to your iPhone or Android phone and then sync it to the tracker - this is very straightforward. You can test out the App and apply a geo-fence, switch the device off from your phone and even turn on LED lights on the device, which is great if you are searching for your pet when it is dark.
All in all this is a great tracker and is designed to give owners piece of mind. It is available with £50 off, so grab one while you can.