As technology for communicating over the Internet and for monitoring health gets better, entrepreneurs are inventing ways to apply these new tools into the association between you and your pet. And why not? You have got an online connection in the house anyway. Learn about three products that supplement visits from your pet sitter by allowing you to find out how your furry friend is doing and even socialize a little while you’re apart.
You may have heard of this”measured self” motion. The idea is that gadgets packed with sensors measure your body’s data, such as heart rate, blood pressure, fever, weight, walking distance, amount and variety of sleep and other metrics. These readings are uploaded to special software to be tracked over time, telling you about progress toward fitness goals.
Now this gadget-freak-meets-health-nut motion is becoming accessible for pets.
One device named Tagg is a dog collar with sensors developed in. By way of instance, it has GPS so that you may monitor the whereabouts of your puppy in your smartphone while you’re at work. You can even set this up to send you a text or email when he gets out of their lawn. On the fitness front, you may set distance targets for your pet, then be notified when Fido has fulfilled them. An”Activity Snapshot” and”Activity Timeline” show your dog’s activity at a glance. It may also alert you to long-term tendencies, like a fall in activity, which may indicate a health issue.
Tagg works with a PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone — basically any device that can run a web browser.
Track the puppy via the organization’s cloud subscription support.
Petzila – $169
Petzila is a webcam for most puppies that you control with the Petzila program in your iPhone. The program enables you to view and speak with your puppy and, by pressing on a button, drop a puppy treat.
If your puppy has been additional cute, you are able to record videos and pictures remotely.
The Petzila has what I believe is a feature that makes it super convenient. You simultaneously mount it in pet level and power it by simply plugging it into the wall. And instead of an electric cable, the Petzila itself adheres in. Additionally, it is slobber-proof, according to the organization.
Petzila is anticipated to be available in December 2013.
SinglePet – $300
Another remote gadget, SinglePet, joins you to your own dog (or cat) by movie through your smartphone program or via the organization’s website.
The program not only enables you to view, speak to and nourish your pet, it also allows you to purchase more pet food for delivery.
The device is expected to go on sale later this season.
Utilizing the Internet to track and speak with your pet when you are out for short periods can make either of you happier and maybe fitter, too.
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