Whistle GPS Pet Trackerby Whistle Labs

  • Whistle GPS Pet Tracker
  • Whistle GPS Pet Tracker
  • Whistle GPS Pet Tracker
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A solid product. Despite some flaws, it's still a good value.
80%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • You can track a family of pets with multiple trackers and just one base unit per home. Additional trackers are available at a discount.
  • The tracker is durable and waterproof, so it should stand up to the abuse your pet dishes out.
  • It runs for more than a week between charges with an average 10-day battery life.

CONS

  • Each pet requires its own wireless service plan, which starts at $7 per month for a 2-year contract and costs $10 on a month-to-month plan.
  • Based on Amazon customer reviews, it appears Whistle GPS has gone through some growing pains (though Whistle has released a number of significant updates to resolve issues).
  • Due to the size of the tracker, it's recommended for animals over 15 pounds--so this isn't for very small pets.
Whistle GPS is the newer, more capable sibling to the original Whistle activity monitor. While the first Whistle doggie monitor just reported the animal's overall activity like a pet Fitbit, Whistle GPS is designed to do that as well as to report, in real time, your pup's actual location. That makes the Whistle GPS (at least in theory) a viable alternative to "chipping" your pet. Whistle GPS can display your pet's location on a mobile app against the context of a satellite map view, and thanks to a cellular network, coverage is nationwide.
NameWhistle GPS Pet TrackerFitBark Activity MonitorVoyce Health MonitorTagg GPS PlusWhistle Activity Monitor
ManufacturerWhistle LabsFitBarki4C InnovationsWhistle LabsWhistle Labs
Techwalla Score
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List Price$100$100$199$79$99
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Activity tracking is a luxury most pet owners can probably skip, but location tracking via GPS is important if you have a pet that roams. Th…

Activity tracking is a luxury most pet owners can probably skip, but location tracking via GPS is important if you have a pet that roams. The Whistle GPS Pet Tracker offers the best of both worlds

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This morning I got up and had a text that Buckeye (my dog) had gotten out of his 'zone'. I got myself around, pressed "track Buckeye" and th…

This morning I got up and had a text that Buckeye (my dog) had gotten out of his 'zone'. I got myself around, pressed "track Buckeye" and the app took me literally right to him. He was at a corn/fuel refinery about 2 miles from our house.

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Whistle GPS, like its predecessor that was shipped to preorder customers last fall, is a slim device meant to be worn around your pet's neck…

Whistle GPS, like its predecessor that was shipped to preorder customers last fall, is a slim device meant to be worn around your pet's neck and designed to be light and small enough to be accessible to a wide variety of breeds. It contains an accelerometer and is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled with a battery life of eight to 12 days.

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While pet GPS trackers are not exactly new, the company is touting Whistle GPS as having the smallest form factor and longest battery life o…

While pet GPS trackers are not exactly new, the company is touting Whistle GPS as having the smallest form factor and longest battery life of all the pet trackers on the market.

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Along with using the GPS functionality, the Whistle app also allows pet owners to track and manage their cat or dog's health. They can add n…

Along with using the GPS functionality, the Whistle app also allows pet owners to track and manage their cat or dog's health. They can add notes and receive reminders about their pet's medications, see their activity, sleep and trends for that particular breed.

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As with most high-end pet trackers that are worth their salt, you will need to pay a low service charge which starts out at $6.95 a month an…

As with most high-end pet trackers that are worth their salt, you will need to pay a low service charge which starts out at $6.95 a month and you will select the level of service that you want at activation.

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Whistle GPS Pet Tracker is a well-designed device that performed well in our rigorous testing at BestPetWearables.com. The device simply att…

Whistle GPS Pet Tracker is a well-designed device that performed well in our rigorous testing at BestPetWearables.com. The device simply attaches to a dog’s collar to collect and categorize key information, including location, activity and rest.

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