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Dog GPS Tracking Devices
Having lost on dog within the past few years, having a dog GPS tracking system is something that I've been considering a lot lately. Because my dogs are my children, I want to make sure that they are as safe as I can possibly allow.
The dog GPS systems are a little bulky but have improved over the years. They allow you, the pet parent, to monitor your dog and if he's missing track him down with the global detection systems.
Currently, most dog GPS devices are bulky, so they may not be the best option for all dog sizes, but some versions do come in varied sizes. Below you will find the top dog tracking devices on Amazon.
Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracking System
The Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracking System is great for hunters and sportsmen who spend more time looking for their dog rather than the game. The device allows you to pinpoint your dog's position to show you exactly where he is.
You receive a tracking device for your dog's collar or neoprene harness and a handheld transmitter.
The color screen Astro handheld has all the same functions as Garmin's top-line handheld outdoor devices. You can use the barometric altimeter, area calculator, and check out celestial information. The microSD card slot is even available for you to check out maps, whether a detailed city street map or a rural area. You'll get over 6 million points of interest and exact turn-by-turn directions.
The Garmin Astro is built for rugged wear and tear, with an IPX7 waterproof exterior that you can immerse in water up to 1 meter deep for 30 minutes. It even has a 3-axis compass that works no matter what angle you're holding the device.
Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracker
Garmin Astro 220 GPS
The tracking system includes a bright, color screen, handheld, GPS device (Astro 220) and a wireless transmitter (DC 20).
The GPS system is simple and easy to use. Turn both units on, attach the DC 20 to your dog's colar or the neoprene harness, and you're ready to track his movements.
The DC 20 device transmits your dog's position to your handheld system every five seconds to keep an updated current location. You can even see your dog's status- running, sitting, pointing, or treeing quarry. The Garmin Astro even sounds an alarm the instant the dog goes on point.
The Garmin Astro's high-sensitivity GPS receiver can track your dog's position even in the densest cover. It even lets you track up to 10 dogs at once in up to a five mile radius in open territory.
The Garmin Astro 220. The Astro also lets you save other important waypoints, such as Truck and Lodge, and choose special icons to represent food plots, tree stands and other hunting-related items.
RoamEO GPS Pet Location System
The RoamEO Pet Location System can track your dog with a 1 mile radius. This device is great for large yards and acres of run areas. Although, the collar isn't the best long-distance tracking device, it can alert you when your dog exists a specified "fence" that you've created.
The Receiver Collar is lightweight, durable, and waterproof.
You'll, also, receive a tracking unit that will display your dog's exact location on a 3.5 inch colr LCD screen. You get real-time updates
It's an easy device to use. Just turn it on and snap the collar around your dogs neck. Let him loose and watch his movements on the handheld device. You don't have to program anything.
You can purchase up to three collars for each tracking device, as just one RoamEO GPS system will track up to three dogs at once.
You can create a customized GPS Fence for each dog by walking the perimeter of your desired "fence" and committing the coordinates to the tracker's memory. When you dog leaves the specified perimeter, an alarm will alert you. You can create and change as many "fences" as you want, so when you take your dog to the park, you can create a new perimeter and store it for that location.
The RoamEO Pet includes rechargeable batteries for both the collar and tracking unit, as well as AC adapters to charge them.
The transmitter unit measures about 4.25 by 5.5 by 1.25 inches and weighs only 8.7 ounces.
RoamEO - Safety Product of the Year
Global Pet Finder GPS Pet Tracker
You can track your dog's whereabouts at all times with the Global Pet Finder GPS tracking system. The entire package includes a GPS tracking device and a transmitter. The transmitter is lightweight, weighing about five ounces, and just slips onto your dog's collar or harness.
The transmitter runs on batteries, so you'll need to make sure to keep good batteries in the device at all times. But, don't worry, the device will alert your when the batteries begin to run low. You'll also receive notifications of extreme weather.
You can log into the Global Pet Finder website to build a virtual fence that will allow your dog to play inside that specified perimeter. The website uploads the perimeter to the device, which can hold up to 5 different fences at once.
If you dog wanders outside the fenced area, you'll be alerted immediately and will be sent updates of your dogs whereabouts. You can have the updates sent to your cell phone, PDA, or computer (via email or SMS).
While your dog is outside his perimeters, you can walk with your dog in "walk mode." If you get separated from your pet, you can dial F-O-U-N-D from your cell phone to initialize tracking and the Global Pet Finder will transmit your dog's position back to you.
There is a $34.99 one time activation fee, as well as a monthly plan that includes three locates (out of fence violation lasting more than 5 minutes) a month. The Global Pet Finder Website can provide you with more information about service plans.