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Pet Tech – Connected Pets: GPS Trackers, Pet Health & Activity Monitors

1. Whistle Go Explore Health & Activity Tracker for Pets

2. Tractive 3G Dog GPS Tracker

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In this article we look at the Top 7 GPS Pet Trackers:

  • 4. Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker
  • 5. Link AKC Smart Dog Collar - GPS Location Tracker, Activity Monitor
  • 6. Cube Key Finder Smart Tracker Bluetooth GPS Tracker
  • 7. Garmin Alpha 100 Bundle, Multi-dog Tracking GPS / Remote Training Device.


Whistle Go Explore The Ultimate Health + Location Tracker for Pets

Always Know Their Location (USA only)

Monitor your pet's Health and Fitness, and track their location in real time,  with accurate GPS tracking using AT&T nationwide LTE-M network and Google Maps.

Activate Real-Time Tracking

Use real-time tracking to get location updates every 15 seconds.  With a detailed heat map, you'll get a clear picture of your pet's most frequented places every week.

Whistle Go Explore Health Activity + Location GPS Tracker for Pets


Health Monitoring

Catch potential health issues before they become problems. You can track and analyze your pet's licking, scratching and sleeping.   Know normal scratching, licking and sleep averages based on tens of thousands of dogs and your pet's week-over-week comparisons.

Fitness Features

Set Fitness Goals based on breed, age, and weight.  Track calories burned, distance traveled, minutes active, and activity type, including running, walking, playing, resting & sleeping.

Whistle Go Explore The Ultimate Health + Location Tracker for Pets

Set Up Safe Places / Get Proactive alerts

Establish Safe Places e.g. Home, Work, Dog Sitter etc., so you can track where and when your pet comes and goes. Receive push, text or email alerts within minutes any time your pet leaves a Safe Place location.

Family Sharing / Monitor Multiple Pets

All family members can enjoy the same experience of managing your pet's location and activity through the app.  There is no additional cost to adding family members.  Plus you can add unlimited pets to your Whistle app, and enjoy a unique, individualized overview for each pet.

Built-in Night Light

3-Mode Built-In Night Light: Use the app to turn on the built-in light. You can choose from three settings—slow fast, fast flash or always on.


$129.95 + Subscription. Available in Grey, Green and Pink.

Subscription required

Whistle is both a device and service. Whistle trackers use AT&T®, America’s Largest Cellular Network, for on-demand location tracking anywhere in the U.S.  The subscription plan covers connection to AT&T - no new phone contract required. Plans from $6. 95-$9.95/MO. Subscription plan is selected during set-up. 

 Each Whistle tracker requires its own subscription plan. During the activation process, you will be prompted to select a plan. Options start as low as $6.95/mo.

Tech Specs

Width - 1.45", Height - 1.82", Thickness - 0.61"

Weight - 0.92 oz

Whistle Go Explore Activity, Health & GPS Location Tracker for Pets


Battery life of up to 20 days.  May vary depending on your pet’s activity, Wi-Fi signal strength and pet’s time spent out of Wi-Fi.  Full recharge 2 hours.


Waterproof for up to 3 feet for 30 minutes IPX 8.

Whistle 3 GPS Tracker

Pet Size

Recommended for pets 8 lbs.+ and attaches to any collar or harness up to 1'' Wide.

Built-in Night Light

3-Mode Built-In Night Light: Use the app to turn on the built-in light. You can choose from three settings—slow fast, fast flash or always on.

Returns Policy

Whistle 3 comes with a 90-day risk free period.

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2. Tractive 3G Dog GPS Tracker

Tractive 3G Dog GPS Tracker Features

Tractive 3G Dog GPS Tracker – Lightweight and Waterproof Dog Tracking Device and pet Finder with Unlimited Range by Tractive GmbH.

The Tractive 3G Dog GPS tracker enables you to view your pet’s location - in real time - from anywhere, anytime.  Use your Tractive GPS dog collar attachment in over 150 countries; manage all features and access your pet’s location via the free Tractive GPS app or in any browser. Tractive has no range limitation unlike many other bluetooth GPS finders.

Tractive GPS Pet Tracker and Pet Health Activity Monitor

Country coverage

Tractive works in over 150 countries worldwide - Tractive GPS trackers will use the best available cellular network. 

Activity Monitoring
The Tractive GPS DOG records the daily activity of your four-legged friend and provides you with the information you need to help keep your dog healthy and active. You can also set activity goals for your dog.

Virtual Fence (Geofence)

Get instant notification when your pet leaves pre-defined safe area (e.g. backyard or neighborhood).

Live Tracking

Pinpoint the real-time location of your furry friend and share with family and friends (Premium Subscription plan only). Location updated every 2-3 seconds. Includes full location history of your pet.

Tractive GPS Tracker & Pet Activity Monitor

Sharing with family and friends

Note: This feature is only available with a PREMIUM Tractive GPS subscription plan.

Share by Link

You can opt to Share by Link (Public Sharing) with anyone - including those who do not have a Tractive GPS account, i.e. everyone with whom you've shared the link can view your tracker's location.

Share by Email

Sharing by email invite allows other users to view your pet's location from within their Tractive GPS account. This option may be more suited to family and friends who will have regular access to your pet.

Price (excl shipping): 

Full US price $69.99, current US deal $39.99. EU €49.99.

Subscription Plan Required

Plans from $ 5 / month with Basic and Premium subscription plans available. 

Tech Specs

Lightweight and waterproof GPS tracking device, recommended for pets 8.8 pounds (4 kgs) and above in weight.


IPX7 waterproof and shock resistant.

Size / Weight

2 x 1.6 x 0.6 inches (16 x 72 x 29mm) ; 1.1 ounces (30 grams).

Clip & Mount
The flexible rubber clip adapts to different sizes and widths of collars while the mount snaps the tracker into place.

Battery latch
To open the tracker to charge, simple press the two middle buttons on the top and on bottom of the tracker.


Rechargeable battery: recharges in 2-3 hours with battery life of 2-5 days.

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