Jul 31 , 2020
Even the most caring and loving pet owners wonder where their pets are. Or sometimes they just want to see where they go when they go out. There are many reasons to buy tracker for your pets, of course, the primary reason is your concern for them. A GPS tracker will make sure that no matter where your pet goes, there is technology on him to locate him.
I remember one time during summer, my dog, a small shih tzu named Sparrow, went missing inside the house. It was a fairly small house but it had a big backyard. He would be gone for some time and would just show up here and there. When he didn't show up for his lunch, I knew something was up. I tried to look for him in his usual space inside the house and he wasn't there. I tried the backyard, which did not have a lot of place for a small dog to crawl in to, and he was not there. I even went around the block, on foot, calling for my dog.
At that time, we were doing renovations in the house and construction materials, along with 2 x 4 lumber was in the garage. It took me some time to think to go check it and when I did, he was there, sleeping, not a bit worried.
You may have a relatively well behaved dog, but most dogs may be triggered by a squirrel or a stray cat. A tracking unit can help you find your pet faster so you can bring him home safe.
Here’s what to consider when selecting a GPS tracker for your furry family member:
Waterproof - If you have one of those dogs who love the water, like Retrievers, you never know when they will get wet when they're outdoors. Having a waterproof GPS tracker would ensure that tracking your pet would not fail.
Long battery life - In the event you won't be able to track your pet right away, you will keep on trying until you find them. You probably have your smartphone charger ready because tracking your pets would drain your battery life. This is why you need a long battery life for your pet's GPS tracker. He may be passing through an area without cell service or GPS signal but you want to make sure his tracker has battery when he gets back in the grid.
Accuracy - You need your tracker to be accurate and with the least possible position accuracy. You don't want to see your while tracking your pet to be 1 mile away with a position accuracy 'within 1 mile'. Position accuracy is important to narrow down your search area. Having 20 meters or less is ideal.
Signal - GPS trackers should have multiple frequency bands. Some areas may not offer 4G LTE signal and if your furry family member is currently in those areas, you may not be able to track them.
Logs - Some GPS trackers that come with an app log your pet's whereabouts by the hour or by the day. With these data, you can identify where your pets go when they go out so in the event you need to find them, you at least know where to look first.
Communication - Some GPS trackers have the ability, with the help of cell service and subscription, to communicate with your pets. Some even can 'spy' audibly or visually. If your pet is trained enough and you know you are meters away from finding them, you can tell your pet to 'stay' as you close in to them. Or take a photo of what they're seeing and get to them easily.
Subscription service - A good reliable subscription will help you with tracking and communicating with your pets. As long as there is cell service in the area of your pets, you would be able to track them.