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GPS Gadgets for Dogs

GPS Gadgets for Dogs

What do you do if your dog gets lost.  Posting “Lost Dog” signs and searching the streets for your beloved lost dog is no picnic.  How about preventing such an ordeal.  Pet devices have really come a long way.  This is my first article about GPS tracking devices.

The chart below provides some basic information about this type of pet technology.  Some of these gadgets I like more than others.  In my next article I will go more into detail about the pros and cons of each device.  For now you can get an overall idea of some dog GPS gadgets that are on the market today. These products are very well rated.  I chose systems that were popular and  well-respected by the tech community.  The technology available is unbelievable.  I will add a few additional comments into my next post.


Device Name Garmin GTU 10 SpotLite 2.0 by Zoombak Pocketfinder Petronics Petsafe RomEO Tagg Pet Tracker
Image Garmin SpotLite pocketfinder Roameo


 Coverage Area National within AT&T network towers while monitoring National within T-Mobile network towers while monitoring National within AT&T network towers while monitoring Within a 1/2 mile depending upon terrain (mountains, cliffs, and caves will affect signal) National within Verizon network towers while monitoring
Upfront Cost for a Unit $199.99 $119.99 $149.95 $179 $99.95
Additional Costs Standard plan free for 1st year.  Thereafter,  $49.99 annually(add $4.99 per month for  deluxe plan) $12.99 – $19.99 per month $12.95 per month $0 $7.95 per month
Network AT&T
T-Mobile T-Mobile N/ARadio Signal Verizon
Transmitter Weight 1.71 oz. Just Under 3 oz. 1.4 oz. 6.5 oz 1.16 oz
Transmitter Size 1.34″ x 3.07″ x 0.79″ 2.76” x 1.73” x 0.8” Less than 2” diameter 0.9″ width, 12” length expandable to 24″ long 1.49” x 3.18” x .77”
Receiver Size N/A N/A N/A 5.9 oz4.9″ X 2.4″ X 1.1″ N/A
Water Water Resistant Waterproof Waterproof Waterproof Water Resistant
Range Unlimited within USA Unlimited within USA Unlimited within USA .78 miles Unlimited within USA
Virtual Enclosure Zones Yes Yes Yes Nonot as of yet Yes
Accuracy in Finding Dog 10 ft. 15 ft. 10 ft. 9 – 12 ft. 25 ft.
Alert Sent Via Email / SMS Text Email / SMS Text Email / SMS Text Receiver Email / SMS Text
Track Via Smartphone Website / Smartphone Website / Smartphone Receiver Website / Smartphone
Battery Life 11 days – 4 months depending on how often you are checking the locations 7 to 10 days 7 days 24 hrs. up to 30 days depending on usage patterns
Recharges Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Low Battery Alert Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
How it is Worn Attaches to collar Attaches to collar Attaches to collar Consists of a collar with GPS mechanism attached Attaches to collar




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