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11 Best GPS Trackers and Collars For Dogs

Updated on October 10, 2018
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Dogs are our playful and devoted companion, But they are also an escape expert and have a tendency to run away. However, they know their boundaries, but sometimes they can go away and may get lost or stolen. It’s a good idea to keep them tracked and monitored to avoid any loss or trouble.

GPS enabled dog tracking collar can be a good idea, to track your dog. You can find the many dog tracking and health monitoring devices, available online which all have its own specialties. It's difficult to say, which ones are the best that depends on your need and choice. You may get confused to decide which GPS device is best suitable for your need, check this article to know the list of top 11 tracking devices for dogs that can help you to make your choice,

Why should you get a GPS enabled dog tracking collar?

# 1: The Paw Tracker

The Paw Tracker 
The Paw Tracker  | Source

Product Description

The PawTracker is a lightweight GPS tracking devices with a mobile app, putting your pet’s location right at your fingertips - allowing you to locate and track your dog's activity history on your phone or tablet. The PawTracker relays location information to your mobile device no matter how far your pet has traveled.

Feature and Services

Price
$ 99.95
GPS Accuracy
In Radius of 25 feet
Battery Standby Time
Approx 5 days, 2.0 hrs to full Charge
Service plans and Monthly charges
Month Membership Fee for cellular data transfers, $9.95
Proactive Alert
YES
Waterproof
YES
Design To Comfort
Comfortable
Exchange Policy
NA

Review Comments

PROS

  • Apart from the Real Time Tracking it's shows the Historical Route for all the locations your pet has traveled within the 24 hour period.
  • Lightweight, stylish and comfortable
  • There is no distance restriction
  • Good Battery back-up, claimed to be up to 5 days stand-by life
  • Flashing LED Lights help find your pet in the Dark
  • Geo-Fence Alerts you if your pet leaves a preset designated area.

CONS

  • The biggest drawback of this device is, It is not waterproof
  • Also the monthly charges, the $9.95/Month Membership fee for cellular data transfers is high.

# 2: Dynotag Web Enabled GPS QR

 Dynotag Web Enabled GPS QR
Dynotag Web Enabled GPS QR | Source

Product Description

The Dynotag Web Enabled GPS QR provides good features to Recover lost pets and to Protect against Identity Theft! Lifelong. The Tag shows contact and other information you set up. Viewers contact you OR our support team to arrange recovery! With hundreds of thousands of tags in service, Dynotag is the leading company providing maintenance-free smart tags with offices in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Feature and Services

Price
$100 to 110
GPS Accuracy
Within 24 Feet Radius
Battery Standby Time
7 Days, 2.00 Hrs to full Charge
Service plans and Monthly charges
$6.95 Per Month
Proactive Alert
YES
Waterproof
YES
Design To Comfort
YES
Exchange Policy
NO

Review Comments

PROS

  • Apart from the Real Time Tracking it's shows the Historical Route for all the locations your pet has traveled within the 24 hour period.
  • Lightweight, stylish and comfortable
  • There is no distance restriction (Works anywhere in US, within AT&T network)
  • Good Battery back up, claimed to be up to 7 days stand-by life
  • Waterproofed device safety
  • Geo-Fence Alerts you if your pet leaves a preset designated area.

CONS

  • Wi-Fi network required to set up safe places.
  • Tracking pet's location only supported in the U.S. on AT&T, Not for other countries

# 3: Whistle 3 Pet Tracker

Whistle GPS Dog Collar
Whistle GPS Dog Collar | Source

Product Description

Whistle 3 combines GPS, cellular and WI-Fi technology to provide the most comprehensive and accurate tracking across the US to keep tabs on your pet’s location and activity levels when they're living it up, at home, in the park or on the run. Whistle 3 has the capability to locate your pet down the street or 3,000 miles away.

Feature and Services

Price
USD $ 75 - 90
GPS Accuracy
In Radius of 2 Meters
Battery Standby Time
3 Days, 1.5 Hrs to full Charge
Service plans and Monthly charges
$ 6.95 Per Month
Proactive Alert
YES
Waterproof
YES (Rated IPX7)
Design To Comfort
YES (Rated good for comfort)
Exchange Policy
NO

Review and Comments

PROS

  • Yet most of tracker supports 2G network, whether it works well with GPS and 3G 3G cellular service (and no SIM card purchase required).
  • Apart from the Real Time Tracking it's shows the Historical Route for all the locations your pet has travelled within the 24 hour period.
  • A lightweight (weighs less than an ounce.), stylish and comfortable and there is no distance restriction
  • Good Battery back up, claimed to be up to 7 days stand-by life
  • Waterproofed device safety
  • Geo-Fence Alerts you if your pet leaves a preset designated area.

CONS

  • Need a good wifi access network. Reviews are not good for the places, where Wifi network signal is not good.
  • The APP is compatible for Android 5 or later and iOS 10 or later.
  • Online service coverage is limited to USA Only.

# 4: Pebbell® PET

Pebbel GPS locator, Dog collar
Pebbel GPS locator, Dog collar | Source

Pebbell® PET is one of the world's smallest Pet GPS tracking devices on the market, the Pebbell® PET GPS tracker provides the full track of your pet. Pebbell® PET is a waterproof, small, a Its size is only 61 x 35 x 16 mm and weighs as little as 38 g, it is based on world's leading GPS technology and has a built-in GPS chip from U-Blox G7020 (Swiss made). Besides positioning, you can also "talk" wispan your dog and give commands to your dog. The speaker is strategically located on the side of the unit so the dog can hear your voice as best as possible.

Basic Features and Services

Price
UK £ 75 - 90
GPS Accuracy
NA
Battery Standby Time
3 - 5 Days (1.5 -2.0 Hrs to full battery Charge)
Service plans and Monthly charges
Monthly SIM LINE Rental Fee £ 4.90
Proactive Alert
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Design To Comfort
Rated good to comfort
Exchange Policy
NA

Review and Comments

PROS

  • The multivendor SIM access to following UK networks is the best feature; it supports the O2, Vodafone, T-Mobile (EE) and Orange (EE).
  • Apart from the Real Time Tracking it's shows the Historical Route for all the locations your pet has travelled within the 24 hour period.
  • It is a lightweighteed (as little as 38 g) and comfortable device.
  • Good Battery back up, claimed to be up to 7 days stand-by life
  • Waterproofed device safety is available
  • Geo-Fence Alerts you if your pet leaves a preset designated area.

CONS

  • Need a good wifi access network. Reviews are not good for the places, where Wifi network signal is not good.
  • Online service coverage is limited to UK Only.

# 5: Gibi Pet Locator

Gibi Pet Locator
Gibi Pet Locator | Source

Product Description

The Gibi pet locator is a tough, waterproof, lightweight GPS tracking device for your active dog. The stylish tracking device uses Gibi’s online browser-based app; accessible from anywhere an internet connection is available, "Gibi's cellular service aggregates two major carriers and about 40 local carriers to provide you with superior coverage. You can track your pet, using your mobile device or computer to instantly locate on google maps. The Gibi browser-based app allows you to create safe zones. If your dog leaves your preset safe zone borders, you’ll receive alerts via email and/or text.

Basic Features

Price
$ 110 to 130
GPS Accuracy
Within the radius of 2 Meters
Battery Standby Time
3 - 5 Days, 2.0 Hrs to full Charge
Service plans and Monthly charges
$9.99/month or $99/year
Proactive Alert
YES
Waterproof
YES
Design To Comfort
YES, Rated Good
Exchange Policy
NO

Review Comments

PROS

  • Apart from the Real Time Tracking it's shows the Historical Route for all the locations your pet has traveled within the 24 hour period.
  • Lightweight, stylish and comfortable and there is no distance restriction
  • Good Battery back up, claimed to be up to 5 days stand-by life
  • Waterproofed device safety
  • Geo-Fence Alerts you if your pet leaves a preset designated area and it generates low battery alerts so you will not forget to recharge your Gibi.

CONS

  • Product cost is comparatively high
  • The APP is currently not compatible with newer OS of iPhone 7/7S Plus.
  • Tracking service coverage is limited to USA, Canada and Maxico only. Though you can get in other countries in colabration with other network providers, but charges are very high.
  • Battery level is not standard, you have to charge daily if i want to track your pet hourly.

# 6: Kippy Vita S, GPS tracker

KIPPY VITA, GPS TRACKER FOR DOGS AND CATS
KIPPY VITA, GPS TRACKER FOR DOGS AND CATS | Source

Product Description

Kippy Vita S is an advanced activity monitor that allows you to locate the position of your pet or any animal anywhere through its geolocalised system. The Kippy Vita is the first device that combines GPS tracking and monitoring of the motor activity designed for pets. All recorded data will always be available and easy to understand and display on your smartphone, tablet or computer: Kippy Vita puts you in touch with your pet with constant updates and in real time. Kippy Vita is a complete instrument that includes the device to attach to the collar, the dedicated application and the tracking service even abroad.

Features and Services

Price
£49.90 (UK) , Only available in Europe, Turkey, India, South Africa
GPS Accuracy
Position accuracy is within 2 meter of radius
Battery Standby Time
3 Days, 1.5 Hrs to full Charge
Service plans and Monthly charges
REQUIRES the activation of a monthly or annual service package which covers all data connectivity costs. The Monthly charges are £ 7.99
Proactive Alert
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Design To Comfort
Comfortable
Exchange Policy
The 2 years of product warranty is an additional benefit.
Features and Services
Features and Services | Source

Review Comments

PROS

  • Allows you to connect with pet and to keep an eye on every aspect of its well-being from wherever you are in the world.
  • Digital compass: An arrow points you in the direction of your pet’s last known location.
  • Battery back up is OK, claimed to be up to 5 days stand-by life
  • Rainproof, puddle-proof, suited for quick diving
  • Geo-Fence Alerts you if your pet leaves a preset designated area. Also provide the Activity Tracking, Calories & Physical Activities.
  • The 2 years of product warranty is an additional benefit.

CONS

  • Compared to other trackers, the device weight is higher (45.4 g).
  • Tracking service only available in Europe, Turkey, India, South Africa.
  • Monthly GPS Satellite service charges, £ 7.99 is high.

# 7: Garmin T5 GPS Dog Collar

Garmin T5
Garmin T5

Product Description

The Garmins T 5 dog device is a top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS receiver that uses LED beacon lights activated from its compatible handheld device. The lights work in low-light conditions and at night, and are visible up to 100 yards away. The GPS/GLONASS dog tracking device and collar Dog tracking only device with collar for use with both the Garmin Astro 320 or the Alpha 100.

Features and Services

Price
$ 210 to 250, USD
GPS Accuracy
In Radius of 2 Meters
Battery Standby Time
Battery life is 20-40 hrs (3 Days).
Service plans and Monthly charges
No Monthly Charge
Proactive Alert
Yes
Waterproof
Water resistance is 1 ATM (10 meters)
Design To Comfort
This not a comfortable wearable for small dogs or cats,
Exchange Policy
YES

Review Comments

PROS

  • Digital compass: An arrow points you in the direction of your pet’s last known location.
  • Allows you to connect with pet and to keep an eye on every aspect of its well-being from wherever you are in the world.
  • Digital compass: An arrow points you in the direction of your pet’s last known location.
  • Rainproof, puddle-proof, suited for quick diving
  • Geo-Fence Alerts you if your pet leaves a preset designated area. Also provide the Activity Tracking, Calories & Physical Activities.

CONS

  • The Item weight 263 g is not suitable for small dogs or cats.
  • Tracking service only available in Europe, Turkey, India, South Africa.
  • 3 Days (32 to 40 hrs) battery back up is below mark.

# 8: The Buddy Smart dog collar (From, Squeaker)

The Buddy smart dog collar
The Buddy smart dog collar | Source

Product Description

Buddy is an LED dog collar with GPS, WiFi, and Bluetooth technology, that provide pet owners confidence and peace of mind by tracking their dog’s whereabouts in real time, so they know where they are and what they are up to at the tap of a button. Also, it's good for safety - the cars, bikes and pedestrians will be able to see your pet at night and avoid collisions or injury. Buddy collar also has the features of Geo-fending, integration with home automation setups, health statistics, both a web service and an app, and a two-week battery life.

Features and Services

Price
USD $250 to 450
GPS Accuracy
NA
Battery Standby Time
10 -14 days (Up to 2 weeks)
Service plans and Monthly charges
NA
Proactive Alert
YES
Waterproof
YES
Design To Comfort
YES
Exchange Policy
Life time Guarantee & 30 Day Return Policy but no exchange policy.

Review Comments

PROS

  • Digital compass: An arrow points you in the direction of your pet’s last known location.
  • Allows you to connect with pet and to keep an eye on every aspect of its well-being from wherever you are in the world.
  • Digital compass: An arrow points you in the direction of your pet’s last known location.
  • 12+ Hours of battery life per charge and a two-week battery life.
  • It has a good water resistant design.
  • It provides geo-fending, integration with home automation setups, health statistics, both a web service and an app.

CONS

  • Price is comparatively high.
  • It has no exchange policy. Though have 30 days return policy and life time warranty.

# 9: Tractive GPS Pet Tracker

Tractive GPS Collar
Tractive GPS Collar | Source

Product Description

The Tractive GPS Pet Tracker enables you to locate your pet anytime, anywhere. Tractive GPS works where ever your cell phone works. In order to use the Tractive GPS, you'll need to have a local network coverage by one of the Tractive service providers. You can see the exact location of your dog directly on your smartphone or in any browser. Tractive products not only show where your pet is right now, but also where they have recently been.

The Tractive GPS device leverages the cell phone infrastructure to communicate with the Tractive apps. In order for this to work, Tractive has agreements with many cell phone operators and carriers all over the world. In the US, Tractive uses - among others - the T-Mobile network. As long as one of the networks is available, the Tractive GPS Tracker will work.

Features and Services

Price
USD $ 79.99 - 99
GPS Accuracy
Within the radius 2 -5 meters
Battery Standby Time
2-5 days battery life
Service plans and Monthly charges
$ 4.33 per month per tracker (Europe), Others $ 5 Per tracker
Proactive Alert
YES
Waterproof
YES
Design To Comfort
YES
Exchange Policy
No

Review Comments

PROS

  • It offers accurate live real-time GPS tracking, with the updates coming every 2-3 seconds.
  • It is available almost worldwide, in about 80 countries.
  • It is One of the Smallest GPS tracking device, lightweight & waterproof
  • The battery life per charge and a two-week battery life.
  • It has a good water resistant design.
  • It provides geo-fending, integration with home automation setups, health statistics, both a web service and an app.

CONS

  • This relies on GPS and GSM signal, you may found t a negative aspects.
  • The battery lasts almost 2 days only, which is the biggest drawback.

# 10: Pod 3 - GPS Pet Tracker and Activity Monitor

Pod GPS Tracker
Pod GPS Tracker | Source

Product Description

The Pod has been designed with a wide range of animals in mind, including cats and other small animals. The GPS, WI-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular technologies work together to allow you to find and protect your pet at the push of a button, giving you the peace of mind you’ve always needed. The real time tracking with unlimited range in 175 countries with 4 layers of tracking technology is a great feature.

Features and Services

Price
USD $ 195 - 215
GPS Accuracy
In Radius of 2 Meters
Battery Standby Time
Up to 5 days battery life
Service plans and Monthly charges
Free Lifetime Subscription (Conditions applied)
Proactive Alert
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Design To Comfort
Comfortable
Exchange Policy
NA

Review Comments

PROS

  • Free Lifetime Subscription for a limited time only!
  • It is available almost worldwide, in about 175 countries.
  • The support for older versions for Apple iOS 8 + and Android 5.0 +
  • The battery life per charge is up to 5 days battery life.
  • It has a good water resistant design.
  • You can view the 24 hours of location history in the app anytime.

CONS

  • In Comparison to other vendors, price is little higher but Free Lifetime Subscription compensate it.
  • The battery lasts almost 2 days only, which is the biggest drawback.

# 11: Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker

Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker | Source

It's a simply attach it to your pet’s collar and track their location and activity on your phone in real-time, without any subscription. It helps you keep your peace of mind by offering the most complete and reliable set of features out of all pet locators available today.
Because it does not depend on cellular coverage to work, the Duo+ works everywhere - even if you're completely off-grid and unlike other GPS pet locators, Findster Duo+ allows you to track more than one pet without any subscriptions or extra fees.

Features and Services

Price
USD $149.99 to 175.00
GPS Accuracy
NA
Battery Standby Time
It lasts 3 days and ~2.00 Hrs to full Charge
Service plans and Monthly charges
It doesn't require a subscription
Proactive Alert
Yes
Waterproof
Yes
Design To Comfort
Comfortable
Exchange Policy
NA

Review Comments

PROS

  • Unlikely to any other tracker, the Findster Duo+ allows you to track up to three pets at once, and you still won't pay any subscriptions or extra fees.
  • No cell coverage needed and no monthly fees.
  • The Findster App includes a built-in Radar, which shows your distance from your dog or cat and guides you right to their location.
  • Information share: Share access to your pets with other authorized people, like family and friends. As many persons as you want.
  • The Findster App includes a built-in Radar, which shows your distance from your dog or cat and guides you right to their location.
  • It has a stylish and water resistant design.

CONS

  • Battery performance has three mods, the 1: Hiking Day Battery 12 hours Live tracking On, 2: Regular Walks up to 3 days live tracking on for two walks, 3: safe at home up to 7 days battery live tracking off.
    - The Live tracking on, battery mod durability for max 12 hours is comparatively less.

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