Top 5 GPS Pet Tracking Systems Comparison

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Top 5 GPS Pet Tracking Systems Comparison

Not all GPS pet tracking systems are made equal. Some have more or better features than others, whether it’s the battery life, alerts, or activity tracking. We’re here to break down the top pet tracking system features, what makes them great, and the areas that they are lacking. Your pet’s safety should always be a priority, which is why you should take the time to find the best pet tracker for you. Below are the top 5 Pet GPS Collars on the market today:

Whistle GPS Tracker

The Whistle GPS Pet Tracker is a lightweight pet location and activity tracker that attaches to your dog’s collar. It runs on the AT&T network and can be used nationwide. Check out its features below:

  • Battery Life: 5 days or more
  • Weight: Less than 1oz
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Activity Tracking: Yes
  • Alerts: SMS text alerts

 

Pros— The Whistle is a durable GPS pet tracker that is both shock resistant and waterproof, meaning it can withstand all your pet’s adventures. It also allows for multiple GEO zones and activity tracking so you can stay up to date with what your pet is doing.

Cons—The Whistle GPS pet tracking system does not come equipped with barking and noise alerts or temperature alerts, making it difficult to know when your pet is in need of attention or help. It also does not allow multiple users per app or multiple pet trackers per app. This means that only one person in a family can have access to the GPS information and the same app cannot be used for multiple pets.

Nuzzle Tracking Collar

The Nuzzle Tracking Collar is a GPS pet tracking device that is designed to be an entire collar instead of a piece that you attach to your pet’s existing collar. It’s durable with 3G cellular connectivity and rechargeable batteries. Read below to learn more about the Nuzzle pet tracking system and its pros and cons:

  • Battery Life: Less than 5 days
  • Weight: less than 1oz
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Activity Tracking: Yes
  • Alerts: App only, no SMS texts

 

Pros— The Nuzzle Tracking Collar is lightweight and comes in a unique design, placing its GPS technology into an entire collar device. It’s water-resistant, durable, and allows for multiple trackers per app. It also provides you with directions to the location of your lost pet via your smartphone or mobile device.

Cons—While the Nuzzle is a durable pet GPS collar, it does not have a long battery life requiring you to charge the batteries every few days. It’s pet tracking system also does not provide multiple GEO zones or multiple users per app, meaning the entire family cannot track your pet together. In addition, the Nuzzle does not provide SMS text alerts or temperature alerts, making it difficult to track your pet’s well-being outside of the app.

Link AKC Smart Collar

The Link AKC Smart Collar, like the Nuzzle, is a pet location and activity tracking device built into a stylish collar. This pet tracking system is equipped with accurate GPS technology and is highly durable. Check out the rest of the Link AKC’s features below:

  • Battery Life: Less than 5 days
  • Weight: more than 1oz
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Activity Tracking: Yes
  • Alerts: App only, no SMS text alerts

 

Pros— The Link AKC Smart Collar is a stylish and durable collar with a built-in tracking device. It allows multiple pet trackers per app including a place to keep your pets’ health records so you can track all of your pets’ info in one pet tracking system. It comes equipped with temperature tracking so you can ensure your pet’s safety at all times.

Cons—Even though it looks great, the Link AKC Smart Collar is heavy weighing more than the other collars on this list. It also has a short battery life, meaning you have to charge it more frequently than other tracking devices. Without SMS text alerts or barking and noise alerts, it can be hard to conveniently keep track of what your pet is up to all day long. Link AKC also does not support all mobile devices and operating systems and does not provide real-time mapping technology.

Tractive GPS Device

The Tractive GPS Device easily attaches to your pet’s existing collar and is equipped with high-end technology to track your pet’s location. Durable and easy to use, this pet GPS collar has its pros and cons. To learn more about the Tractive GPS Device, check out its features below:

  • Battery Life: Less than 5 days
  • Weight: More than 1oz
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Activity Tracking: No
  • Alerts: App only, no SMS text alerts

 

Pros— The Tractive GPS Device has a great app that allows you to track your pet with accuracy. It also comes equipped with directions to the location of your lost pet and a panic mode where you can locate your pet within 20 seconds.

Cons—While easy to use, the Tractive GPS Device is heavy and has a short battery life. The pet tracking system also does not provide barking or noise alerts, temperature alerts, or SMS text alerts making it impossible to track your pet’s activity. A place to store your pet’s health info and real-time mapping abilities are also non-existent with the Tractive GPS Device. Something to keep in mind if you’re looking to track more than just your pet’s location.

GoFindR Pet Tracker

The GoFindR Pet tracker is a pet GPS tracking device that attaches to your pet’s collar. It’s lightweight and highly durable, providing a waterproof and shock resistant design. It also comes with an easy to use app that tracks more than just your pet’s location. With the pet tracking system, you can keep track of your pet’s health and vet records, activity levels, and receive bark or noise alerts.

  • Battery Life: 5 days or more
  • Weight: Less than 1oz
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Activity Tracking: Yes
  • Alerts: App and SMS text alerts

 

Pros— Not only is the GoFindR GPS pet collar lightweight, it has a long battery life meaning you won’t have to worry about recharging it every few days. Equipped with state of the art alert systems for barking and noise, temperature, and SMS text, you can always know where your dog is and what they’re doing. GoFindR also has an easy to use app that allows for multiple pet trackers and multiple users, meaning all of your family members and furry friends are accounted for in one convenient pet tracking system. With a place to store your pet’s health information and records, and activity tracking abilities you can easily stay up to date with your pet’s health.

Cons—The GoFindR Pet Tracker does not come situated inside a collar, meaning you have to attach the GoFindR GPS tracking device to your pet’s existing collar. The best way to use the GoFindR Pet Tracker is with its convenient app on your smartphone or mobile device. If you don’t own a smartphone or mobile device, tracking your pet can be difficult.

When finding the best pet GPS collar for you and your four-legged family member, it’s important to consider things like weight, battery life, durability, alerts, and pet tracking systems among other features. For more information on how you can buy your own pet GPS collar and keep track or your pet no matter where you are, visit our website or contact us today.

7 Comments
  • Kelly Wood
    Posted at 10:37h, 18 November Reply

    What YEAR was this written? If I don’t know the year the information is essentially worthless particularly in this case where things are in development and changing fast 2018 vs 2017 makes a huge difference. Incredible you can’t figure that out by yourselves.

  • Kelly Wood
    Posted at 10:37h, 18 November Reply

    What YEAR was this written? If I don’t know the year the information is essentially worthless particularly in this case where things are in development and changing fast 2018 vs 2017 makes a huge difference. Incredible you can’t figure that out by yourselves.

    • gofind_admin
      Posted at 10:39h, 18 November Reply

      It was written in 2017.

  • Jewel Ahmed
    Posted at 03:27h, 12 November Reply

    Many modern vehicle tracking devices combine both active and passive tracking abilities: when a cellular network is available and a tracking device is connected it transmits data to a server; when a network is not available the device stores data in internal memory and will transmit stored data to the server later when the network becomes available again.

    • gofind_admin
      Posted at 07:30h, 12 November Reply

      In the case of non-vehicle trackers, it is probably more efficient to transmit that data over WiFi.

  • Carrol Heiner
    Posted at 18:46h, 29 May Reply

    We RV travel across the country.. some locations ie Grand Canyon National Park only have 1g service.. What is the service coverage requirements for the GoFindR tracker? In addition is there a monthly fee for the service?

    • gofind_admin
      Posted at 18:53h, 29 May Reply

      Our device runs on AT&T 3G service. I don’t think it will run on 1G or 2G towers. In fact, AT&T is phasing out all the older towers and at some point this year, you will not be able to get 2G service anywhere. There is a monthly fee for the service and it is $8.95/month. Let us know if you have any other questions.

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