Best Dog Activity Trackers In 2022

What Else to Look For in a Good Dog Fitness Tracker?

The Technology

The very best dog activity trackers will contain state-of-the-art technology that not only monitor your dog’s activity levels, but they’ll also offer an insight into their health. Heart rate monitors and calories counters are hugely desirable features in these devices and will help you keep track of your pup’s health and weight.

Higher-end models also allow you to keep track of your dog’s whereabouts via GPS or radio frequency. This is a great feature to have if your dog has a tendency to take himself for walks from time to time.

Some dog fitness trackers will also link seamlessly into the other tech in your life. Look out for the devices that incorporate the technology you actually use, making your dog’s fitness data more easily accessible to you.

Whether you want your data on a laptop, user-friendly app, or prefer the tracker to link up with your own human fitness monitor, check that the device is compatible with you before you invest.

Battery Life

Battery life will vary a lot from one tracker to the next. Devices that simply track activity will have longer battery life, whereas those with GPS capabilities will need charging regularly.

If the device doesn’t charge, then look for a device that needs the battery changing once every few months. The longest battery life I’ve seen is around six months.

In the worst case, I’ve seen GPS activity trackers that last just one day (or less!) before they need charging again, which is super annoying.

You should be able to find a decent GPS tracker that offers between seven to 10 days of battery life, some even offer up to 20 days.

And of course, longer battery life means that the device will spend longer on your pooch and less time attached to the wall, meaning you will receive the most accurate data on your dog’s behaviour patterns.



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