Apps have graduated beyond the world of biped homo sapiens — nowadays, dogs are looking to get their paws on some fresh tech. Here’s all you need to know about the best dog apps on the market.
Pooches barked at the door of Silicon Valley, and the tech industry responded.
As Yahoo! reports, a bevy of apps tailored to dogs and their owners have recently burst onto the scene, and each one offers insight into your dog’s life off the leash. So stop barking up the wrong tree — let us at Infinite Monkeys help you find the app that best suits you and your best friend.
On the Loose
Some dogs are born-to-run escape artists. Tagg GPS Plus keeps these pups on a short leash — a GPS location-tracking device attaches to their collars and provides owners with updates on their pup’s whereabouts.
After drawing the parameters of your home, the app alerts you when Fido’s left the premises, and provides a built-in map and directions to lead you to him.
Tagg also keeps tabs on your dog’s health by monitoring rest and activity. If you’re curious about your pup’s surroundings, Tagg can even tell you the temperature. If anything goes awry, the app will send you a notification, but with the device’s rechargeable battery, durability, and waterproofing, your pet is more than likely to stay safe and sound.
FitBit and Vet in One
Does your dog look forlorn whenever that FitBit commercial comes on? Whistle is here to wipe the sadness off your pooch’s face. Once the lightweight, waterproof device attaches to the collar, it wirelessly transmits data to an app.
Whistle ensures that dogs get the vet-recommended 30 to 60 minutes of exercise a day, taking into account your dog’s breed, weight, and age. [tweetable alt=”[email protected] doggedly analyzes your pooch’s health and sniffs out even the subtlest changes. ” hashtag=”#app”]The system doggedly analyzes health trends and sniffs out even the subtlest changes. Owners can opt in to learn about more serious changes and set reminders for vaccinations and vet visits.[/tweetable]
Voyce sets itself apart from the pack.[tweetable alt=”[email protected] tracks your dog’s resting heart rate, resting respiratory rate, and calories burned.” hashtag=”#app”]This app tracks a dog’s resting heart rate, resting respiratory rate, and calories burned.[/tweetable] Over time, the data stacks up to paint a visual picture of the ups and downs of your dog’s health.
On the Voyce Member Portal, pet owners can access dog-related resources from notable experts, advice on behavior and training, as well as “actionable insights tailored to your dog.” Voyce happily shares its findings with your co-owners, dog walker, and vet.
Under six ounces, the device, which includes an ergonomically designed band, houses high-tech sensors and is compatible with all prominent web browsers.
Nanny Cam Collar
Every breath Spot takes, every move Spot makes, you’ll be watching him via The Motorola Scout 5000 720p resolution camera, according to Android Headlines.
Keeping tabs on your pup with a collar-mounted device costs a whopping $200, but the price tag comes with GPS tracking (similar to Tagg’s), WiFi, 3G, and a pedometer.
The Nanny Cam Collar includes a microphone and speaker to allow you to communicate with your dog — and the microphone’s bark detection mode notifies you when your pooch barks out of turn. Hubble technology powers the chewable, splashable, and durable collar.
Dog Meets Monkey
Some spare time and a buck are all you need to break into tech’s furry frontier. A simple drag-and-drop interface permits dog lovers of any tech ability to create an app with Infinite Monkeys for as little as $1 a month.