Every year, products for our beloved pups get more and more advanced. From treat-dispensing dog cameras that let us remotely reward our furry friends when they've been on their best behavior to devices that help us keep our pooches hydrated, there's no shortage of ways that technology has improved our lives as pet parents. The latest pet essential to get a 21st century makeover? The dog collar. More specifically, the Fi Dog Collar ($149, Fi).
As the world's premiere smart dog collar, Fi is truly in a league of its own. Designed to follow your dog's every movement, this collar comes with GPS-tracking via the new LTE-M network and features "safe zone" settings that will instantly alert you should your pup end up somewhere he or she shouldn't be.
And, should the unthinkable happen and Fido does manage to wander off, you can switch this collar over to Lost Dog Mode to immediately enable live location tracking on its accompanying Fi app, which will provide you with updates on your pet's location so you can track down your little escape artist as quickly as possible.
Chew-proof and waterproof in even saltwater conditions, this durable device provides up to three months of battery life per charge. That means you'll easily be able to locate your dog without fear of its charge running out before you're reunited.
In addition to its state-of-the-art tracking capabilities, this genius invention, which comes in one of two neutral colors, has a few additional features you're sure to enjoy, such as Bluetooth-monitored walking activity — essentially, it's like a fitness tracker for dogs.
This collar also features a bright night light that will make it easier for your dog to see once the sun goes down — or for you to see your pooch should he go rogue in pitch black conditions.
With all these incredible attributes, it should come as no surprise to hear that dog owners everywhere are loving Fi's dog collar.
Take it from this happy customer, who wrote, "I am beyond impressed with this! Most smart collars are pretty weak and don't have lasting battery life. Fi has an amazing activity tracker, up to three months of charge, and a gorgeous and easy-to-use app."
The Fi Smart Dog Collar rings in at just under $150, but for the peace of mind it's sure to bring to both you and your fluffy companion, we happen to think it's priceless.
Where to buy: $149, Fi
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