• Burton Kelso, The Technology Expert

4 Devices to Help You Keep Track of Your Pets

We can all agree that pets are extended members of our family. We have two dogs and a cat that spend time outside. Sometimes curiosity gets the better of them and they decide to take a stroll around the block. It's heart wrenching when we lose track of our fur babies, but thanks to technology and GPS location services, it's a lot easier to keep track of your pets if they decide to explore the neighborhood and beyond. Here are some of the best choices to keep up with your pets.

1. Pod 2 + GPS. The Pod 2 is a great GPS tracker that uses cellular technology that allows you to track the location of your pet as well as their activities for up to 8 hours. The Pod2 weighs only 1 ounce and you can access the tracking utility from the smartphone app or a web browser from any computer.

2. Pawscount Smart Tag. This device is an inexpensive, lightweight and waterproof tracker that can keep tabs on your pet up to 200 feet. The free that works with this device will work on iOS devices and Android devices. You can also put your pet’s name and your contact information on the device as well.

3. Tile Mate. Tile has been on the market for a couple of years. Originally designed for keeping track of lost keys, wallets and purses, people are using this device to keep track of other things such as pets. Tiles are lightweight and waterproof and can last up to a year before needing service.

4. Nuzzle Pet Activity Tracker. Like the Pod 2, the Nuzzle uses GPS and Cellular connectivity which makes it really accurate via the smartphone app. This device also has an activity tracker, the ability to use geofencing and is waterproof with an LED light.

Do you have a special way to keep track of your pets? Drop me a line at burton@integralcomputerconsultants.com and let me know.

Burton Kelso, husband and father of two tech savvy boys and Chief Tech Expert at Integral, which offers on-site and remote tech support, computer set-up and repair via locations all over the Kansas City Metro and online at www.integralcomputerconsultants.com. He regularly appears as a guest tech correspondent on ABC, NBC, FOX, and CBS on shows such as Kansas City Live, Better Kansas City, FOX 4 Morning Show, offering viewers easy tips on technology, Internet lifestyle, and gadgets. You can find Burton on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and watch great tech tip videos on YouTube.

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