The best pet trackers: GPS and smart collars for dogs and cats

Attaching the Tagg GPS Plus tracker to your pet’s collar is an easy process.
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With the Nuzzle GPS collar, you will know where your pet is at all times. Linked to your smart phone, you will have up-to-the-minute tracking of your dog’s whereabouts. You will also get a read out on their activity levels while you’re gone. This includes their time spent exercising, time spent resting, and time spent exploring.
The TrackR Bravo's size makes it ideal for adding it to your pet's collar.
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But are expensive dog GPS collars worth all that money? Are they that much better than inexpensive pet GPS tracking devices that start at $100? The answer to this is: it depends. One on one, a premium device such as Astro 320 cannot be even compared to something you can buy for $100-200 in terms of its features, reliability and functionality. But the question is, do you really need a device that expensive? Mini GPS Tracker with Collar Waterproof Real Time Locator for Pets Dogs Cats Tracking Geofence
Photo provided by FlickrThe Nuzzle GPS Collar tracks your pet's location and activity without a service fee, but not as reli...
Photo provided by FlickrThe Trakz collar is designed to fit your pet comfortably and is one of the lightest pet trackers available, weighing less than 40g.
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We started with a simple premise: the most important feature for a pet tracking system should be tracking. Sure, sometimes it’s nice to have a system tell you how many steps your dog took last Thursday and it can be fun to watch video from a camera on your dog’s collar. But when your dog is missing, isn’t tracking the one feature you want your pet tracker to do really well? Using this premise to guide our design, PetTronix set out to create a best-in-class pet location system with the sole utility of being able to track your dog quickly and accurately. The result was the RoamEO SeekR, a reliable GPS dog tracking system that transmits an unlimited amount of location data without restrictions or a .If you’re like most dog owners, your pet is part of the family. And just like the rest of your family, that means caring for your dog’s safety is very important. But dogs will be dogs and despite your best precautions sometimes even the best trained pets wander off in search of adventure. That’s when the RoamEO SeekR pet tracking system can help. Using precise location data from the GPS-enabled device attached to your dog’s existing collar, the RoamEO SeekR tracks your dog in any environment to bring them home safely. Reuniting with your best friend just got easier.Cute Design and 3 color options make this very popular for the Fashionable Pets. It comes with Application Download for iOS and Android Being the lightest in weight the paw tracker is a clear choice for all cat owners. Stash it in your car or track anything its attached to. This device comes with a SIM card already activated so you won't have to change your cellular plan. (Except on Amazon and eBay)KYON’s co-founder Leon started KYON because he wanted a better collar for his 9-year old Maltese, Charlie. Leon traveled extensively for work and realized there was no device available that would allow him to track Charlie and monitor his well-being from afar. With all the innovation happening in the wearable market, he saw an opportunity to create a product that embedded sophisticated technology inside a uniquely designed pet collar.