The best pet wearables: trackers and activity monitors for dogs, cats... and pigs

The best pet wearables: trackers and activity monitors for dogs, cats... and pigs
The Internet of Things era is upon us, people, and the day when everything will be connected is not far away - including your pet. 

Our dogs and cats need wearables, too, and there is a booming industry that is eager to satisfy your urge to know where your pet is at all times, or place a fitness tracker on them to monitor their vitals. Wondering how that Weight Watchers for Pets program is progressing to keep Fido fit, not fat? If you love it, put a tracker on it, just like you would monitor your own fitness goals with a FitBit, Jawbone, and the likes. 

There is a wild variety of dog and cat accessories out there now that can be connected to your smartphone, that is why we tried to sort through the clutter, and introduce to you some of the best pet wearables you never knew you needed until you couldn't find where your furry friend went. We've only listed those you can buy right now, but the crowdfunding and startup scene is rife with more options, so we will gladly add when new and improved undertakings take their final shape.

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4 Comments

1. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Best smartphones for them? Popcorn is ready.

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

pawdroid

3. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

only thing you need for outside dog/cat is a GPS tracker. come on do you really need do know all the other info unless your dog has health issues?

4. aleant36

Posts: 71; Member since: Feb 03, 2015

Need one for my over weight Beagle

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