Pet Parenthood with IoT
Pet Tracking and Care

Where do pets roam when they are out and about? Did they eat when their family is away? Are there any health concerns they cannot speak up about? Pet tracking and pet care is like having a front-row seat to pets’ secret life, while keeping them safe on wild explorations. It’s about watching their epic journeys in real-time, uncovering the secret hideouts, and being aware of critical changes in their behavior or health. By combining pet tracking technology with accurate data and reliable connectivity, we can keep small companions safe and promote responsible pet parenthood. 

Home Is Where the Paw Is: Security with Pet Trackers

Pet tracking and smart pet care technology is often lifesavers – a built-in compass with a benefit knowing pets are safe on their adventures. Generating constant alerts and defining geographic perimeters helps to reduce anxiety and uncertainty as well as the possibility of accidents when pets are missing. As more and more furry friends become integral parts of families, the demand for advanced IoT pets trackers is skyrocketing. Only in 2022 the amount of IoT-based tracking devices, including dog, cat, and bird trackers reached 12.5 m in EU and North America.

Top Pet Tracking & Pet Care Manufacturers

The competition among pet tracking devices is booming. Austria-based Tractive leads the pet tracking market with a subscriber base approaching one million. In North America, notable providers include Fi, Whistle, and Halo, the latter offering a comprehensive pet GPS tracking and containment solution. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at the top pet tracking manufacturers in the US and EU: 

Region 

Player 

Website Link 

US 

 FI 

fi.co

US 

Trackipet 

trackipet.com

US 

Fitbark 

fitbark.com

US 

Whistle 

whistle.com

US 

Jiobit 

jiobit.com

US 

SpotOn 

spoton.com

US 

Halo 

halopets.com

US 

Magz 

magz.pet

US 

Invisible Fence 

invisiblefence.com

Europe 

Spara 

spara.io

Europe 

Invoxia 

invoxia.com

Europe 

Tractive 

tractive.com

Europe 

Kippy 

kippy.eu

Europe 

Libit 

libit.io

Europe 

Minifinder 

minifinder.com

Europe 

Pawtrack 

pawtrack.com

Europe 

Weenect 

weenect.com

Europe 

Kaddz 

kaddz.com

Europe 

Mitt Spot 

mittspot.com

Small Paws – Big Adventures

Whether it is a neighborhood stroll or a countryside escapade, pet tracking ensures that tails are always on the right path, thanks to GPS Collars, Geo-Fencing, and Activity Monitoring. Explore more about the applications of worries-free pet tracking: 

Application Description Manufacturers 
Smart Feeders Automated pet feeding systems that dispense food at scheduled times or on-demand via smartphone control. Petnet, PetSafe, SureFeed, PetKit 
Pet Monitors Surveillance cameras or sensors that allow owners to monitor their pets remotely, often with two-way audio. Furbo, Petcube, Arlo, Wyze, Pawprint 
Interactive Cameras Cameras equipped with interactive features, such as treat dispensers or laser pointers, for pet engagement. PetChatz, Pawbo, SKYMEE, Petcube, Petcube, PetPace 
Pet Entertainment IoT devices designed to entertain pets, including automated toys, puzzles, and games. PetSafe, Petronics, SmartyKat, FroliCat 
Security Protection Systems that provide security features like motion detection, barking alerts, and access control for pet safety. Ring, Nest, SimpliSafe, Wyze, Whistle 
Pet Hygiene IoT solutions for pet hygiene, including automatic litter boxes, self-cleaning pet toilets, and grooming tools. Litter-Robot, PetSafe, CatGenie, Furminator 
Location Positioning GPS-enabled trackers or RFID tags for real-time location tracking of pets, ensuring they don't wander off. Whistle, Tractive, Findster, Pawscout, Fitbark 
Health/Activity Monitors Wearable devices or sensors that track pets' health metrics, activity levels, and behavior patterns. FitBark, Link AKC, Waggit, Sure Petcare, Fitbark Inc., PetPace 
Behavior Monitoring Tools and sensors that monitor pet behavior, detecting anomalies or changes that may indicate health issues. PetPace, CleverPet, Petcube, Varram, Felcana 
GPS Tracking GPS-enabled devices attached to pet collars for real-time tracking and location identification. Garmin, Tagg, Fi, Paby, Tractive, Whistle Labs, Fitbark, Pod Trackers ANZ Pty Ltd., Pawtrack, Whistle, Jiobit, SpotOn, Halo, Invoxia, Tractive, Kippy, Libit, Minifinder, Pawtrack, Weenect, Kaddz, Mitt Spot 
Geo-Fencing Virtual boundaries set up using GPS technology to receive alerts when pets enter or leave designated areas. Whistle, Fi, Pawscout, Pod Trackers, FI, SpotOn 
Activity Monitoring Sensors or trackers that monitor pets' physical activity levels and exercise routines for health management. FitBark, Tractive, PitPat, PetPace, Trackipet, Fitbark 
Health Monitoring Devices that track vital signs, temperature, and other health metrics to monitor pet wellness and detect issues. PetPace, Sure Petcare, Petnostics, PetPuls, Whistle, Link, Smart Pet Love, Whistle, Whistle Labs, Tractive, Fi, Fi, Whistle, Jiobit, SpotOn, Halo, Magz, Invisible Fence, Spara, Invoxia, Tractive, Kippy, Libit, Minifinder, Pawtrack, Weenect, Kaddz, Mitt Spot 
Behavioral Analysis AI-powered systems that analyze pet behavior data to detect patterns, trends, and potential health concerns. PetPace, Waggit, CleverPet, Felcana, DogLog, Kyon, Fitbark, Link, Whistle, Whistle Labs, Jiobit, SpotOn, Halo, Magz, Invisible Fence, Spara, Invoxia, Tractive, Kippy, Libit, Minifinder, Pawtrack, Weenect, Kaddz, Mitt Spot 
Smart Pet Doors Automated pet doors that use sensors or RFID technology to control access, ensuring safety and security. SureFlap, PetSafe, PlexiDor, High Tech Pet, Whistle, Jiobit, SpotOn, Halo, Magz, Invisible Fence, Spara, Invoxia, Tractive, Kippy, Libit, Minifinder, Pawtrack, Weenect, Kaddz, Mitt Spot 
Emergency Alerts Systems that send notifications or alerts to owners in case of emergencies, such as accidents or health issues. Whistle, Sure Petcare, Wag, PetPace, Fitbark, Whistle Labs, Jiobit, SpotOn, Halo, Magz, Invisible Fence, Spara, Invoxia, Tractive, Kippy, Libit, Minifinder, Pawtrack, Weenect, Kaddz, Mitt Spot 
Do all pet trackers have a monthly fee?
No, not all pet trackers require a monthly fee. Some trackers operate on a one-time purchase basis, while others may have optional subscription plans for additional features or services. With 1NCE IoT Lifetime Flat subscription, you can enjoy lifetime connectivity without worrying about monthly fees. 
How does pet tracking work?
Pet tracking typically involves attaching a GPS-enabled device to your pet's collar, which communicates via satellite and cellular networks to determine the pet's location. This information is then transmitted to a mobile app or website that allows owners to track their pet's whereabouts in real-time.  
Do GPS dog trackers work without cell service?
Yes, many GPS dog trackers can work without cell service by utilizing other communication methods, such as satellite networks. However, the ability to track in real-time may be limited in areas with poor satellite reception. Cellular IoT is more than valuable when a device cannot establish a connection with satellites, perhaps due to poor reception or obstruction. It can switch to cellular networks to transmit location data. This ensures that pet parents can still track their pets even in areas with limited satellite coverage, such as urban canyons or dense forests. 
Can IoT help track lost pets in real-time?
Yes, IoT-enabled pet trackers can track lost pets in real-time, allowing owners to monitor their pet's location and track their movements as they search for them. 
How much data does a pet tracker use?
The amount of data used by a pet GPS tracker varies depending on factors such as how frequently location updates are sent and whether additional features like activity monitoring are enabled. Generally, pet GPS trackers use minimal data.
In which country does IoT tracking work?
IoT pet tracking works in many countries around the world, provided there is adequate cellular or satellite coverage in the area where the tracker is being used.  From Canada in the north to Argentina in the south, 1NCE now has complete coverage in the Americas, and 168 countries worldwide. 
How to choose a SIM card for IoT pet tracking?
When choosing a SIM card for IoT pet tracking, it's important to consider factors such as coverage, data plans, and compatibility with the tracker's network technology (e.g., 2G, 3G, 4G). Learn more about choosing the best IoT SIM card in our article. 
What are the different alert types?
Different pet trackers may offer various alert types, including geofence alerts (when the pet leaves a predefined area), activity alerts (for unusual behavior), low battery alerts, and more. 
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