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AZ Tech Beat | April 24, 2017

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Gadgets to stalk your pet through your smartphone – CES 2015

Gadgets to stalk your pet through your smartphone – CES 2015
Ryan Loebe

CES 2015 showcased the best in tech from 4K TVs to cameras to wearables, but what about the furry friends in our lives? For all you dog owners, lovers and admirers we didn’t forget about you! Gear up your four-legged family member with trackers, home automation toys and more.

Tractive MOTION

Tractive, an Austria-based technology company develops hardware, gadgets and apps for pet owners. At CES 2015 they showed off their Tractive MOTION, a tiny collar attachment that tracks your pet’s movements, rest times and activity information, then sends the information directly on your smartphone. Available for pre-order in the Tractive Online Shop now and starts shipping as soon as March.

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Tractive GPS 2

Another pet-friendly gadget from Austria’s Tractive is the next-generation Tractive GPS 2. Unveiled at CES 2015, the GPS 2 is a device that can easily be attached to the existing collar and works with the free Tractive Pet Manager app. Locate your dog or find your cat in real time using GPS technology. Learn more about Tractive GPS 2 here.

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PetChatz

Your puppy without a doubt knows the sound of your voice, but can you imagine talking to your furry friend when you’re at work? Well, now you can! PetChatz is the first-ever Greet & Treat™ videophone that lets pet parents remotely hear, see, greet and treat their pets from anywhere, anytime through their computer, tablet or smartphone. With PetChatz seamless mobile app, let your pup know you love them without even being in the same house. With its sleek design, mount PetChatz on any wall of your house to easily track your pet’s whereabouts when you’re not home! Learn more about PetChatz here.

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FitBark

FitBark is leading the charge in changing the way dog owners understand the health and the behavior of their dogs. FitBark is a sleek and shiny doggie activity monitor made in the shape of a tiny, stylish dog-bone that comes in five barking colors. It monitors your dog’s activity and turns it into BarkPoints, so you can track progress. It easily attaches to your dog’s collar and syncs with the free iOS and Android app (no subscription required). Learn more about FitBark here.

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Tagg GPS Plus

AZTB has included Tagg GPS’ 1st generation tracker in one o our Gadgets for the Guru: Puppy Lover edition, but since then the pet tech company launched their next-gen tracker, the Tagg GPS Plus at CES 2015. Using the power of GPS technology, Tagg GPS Plus monitors your dog’s location and immediately notifies you if they are not where they are supposed to be. Tagg GPS Plus also doubles as an activity and fitness tracker that helps you to keep them at their healthy and happy best. Learn more about Tagg GPS Plus here.

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Never fear losing your best friend with these helpful trackers!

Check out our CES 2015 coverage right here

  • anon

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