03/05/2017

Dogs Pet Shop – Dog Gadgets – Fitbark – The Fitbit for dogs

Monitor your dog’s everyday activity 24/7 and set health goals
Explain changes in behavior (rest, active and play time)
Compare with similar dogs and even yourself
Make better decisions with your vet and share memorable moments with friends and family
Beautiful, tiny (8 grams, fits dogs of any size), rugged and waterproof

More details – www.fitbark.com/

Fitbark is available in the UK from Amazon for around £60
www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00Q3X8334/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=6738&creativeASIN=B00Q3X8334&linkCode=as2&tag=fit09-21

Overall it seems to get pretty good reviews from those that have bought and are using Fitbark. Here are a couple…

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic activity tracker for dogs!

By lyd54321 on 24 Jan. 2016
Colour: Rockstar Gray
I bought 2 of these for our dogs. My husband and I both own a Fitbit and thought it would be fun to track our dogs activities too! We looked into it and discovered FitBark!

Well we haven’t been disappointed. The dogs receive bark points each day based on their activity not steps, however they explain why this is. Essentially it’s impossible to track steps in dogs as their movements vary so much. However it’s pretty accurate with picking up play time/ rest time and when they are active.
I’ve also been really impressed with the customer support. For a small company they go out of their way to make sure you are happy and are always on the end of a live chat to help if you have any problems.

The app that supports it is good as well and we can even track our activity against the dogs in the weekly view!

Tracking how active the dogs have been also allows us to make adjustments to feeding.

The battery lasts a long time and we have had no issues with the product. I imagine if you did have any issues their customer service would be excellent. They really care about the brand and the experience you have with their product.

Overall I’m really happy with my purchase.

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but basic.

By Woo Hoo on 17 Aug. 2016
Colour: Rockstar Gray Verified Purchase
We use this to track our springer spaniel activity levels. It’s definitely not a fitbit for your dog, its much more basic but is useful for tracking activity. It doesn’t use steps but activity points, which by chance or design seem to fit in well with our fitbit and ms band steps.

So if we do 10k steps the dog usually has around the same, obviously the dog has done more steps, it’s constantly running around us but it gives you a base line for measuring the dogs activity.

We also have a dog walker and though we trust her its good to know that our dog has a consistent amount of walks.

The bad points are pretty minor, fitting the FitBar to a collar can be quite a task, you have to use a small elastic band. So far we have the plastic clip snap off the device. However, was replaced with no questions.

The other minor point is that its a pain to charge, once you have bent back the collar its a task to get the charger connected. It doesn’t take long to charge, i guess around 20-30 mins.

We don’t use it to measure sleep or inactivity levels.

Overall, I like it, wish it fixed better to the dogs collar but will definlty take a look at the next version.

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