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Tell me what you know - UPDATE

montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,997 ******
edited December 2023 in General Discussion

about GPS tracking device for on a dog collar.

Preferably interested in non-subscription type. Any experience please share, pro's and cons. Thanks.


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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,997 ******

    Just ordered the Tractive Dog Tracker XL. Does require subscription, but very reasonable. We're in.

    Any experience/ knowledge, please share. Thanks

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    SW0320SW0320 Member Posts: 2,392 ✭✭✭✭

    Don’t know anything about them but my grandfather sure would have liked one.

    He was a big rabbit hunter. He had a beagle named Hobo. My grandfather said when they were hunting Hobo would get on a rabbit and just keep going and not stop.

    He said sometimes they spent as much time looking for Hobo as they did hunting.

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    Mark GMark G Member Posts: 1,659 ✭✭✭

    i have FI collars on my two coonhounds. Haven’t needed them yet but they seem to work well. When we take them out it gives a pretty accurate location.

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    Ditch-RunnerDitch-Runner Member Posts: 24,551 ✭✭✭✭

    I know I would have like to had one on a old girlfriend my gosh she got around while I was working

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    William81William81 Member Posts: 24,586 ✭✭✭✭

    I know nothing..........

    But am interested in other's experiences also..

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    JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 9,174 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    I never owned any when I had my hunting dogs but I did have a set of those aftermarket Dukes of Hazzard (Dixie) horns in my hunting truck that I would blow every few minutes and then sit still and wait for them to track me down. Hey, it worked......😀

    "Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee

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    KenK/84BravoKenK/84Bravo Member Posts: 12,055 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2023

    Ala, Sgt. Schultz - "I know Nothing..............."

    I know, What a Surprise - Right?

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    dpmuledpmule Member Posts: 6,652 ✭✭✭✭

    I have a GARMIN ALPHA for tracking the hounds, but why couldn’t you incorporate one of those apple tag things that people are putting in their luggage into a dog collar and track from your phone? Not sure if it requires a subscription.


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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,997 ******

    I looked into that too. Here is what I found;

    How far can an AirTag track?

    around 30 to 100 feet

    AirTags[1] have been tested[2] and shown to have a range of between 10 and 30 meters (around 30 to 100 feet) depending on local environmental conditions and the Bluetooth capabilities of the device to which they are connected.

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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,997 ******

    The unit we are getting has unlimited range, real time location, you can set boundary in the app- when dog goes out of that boundary it sends you an alert. Among other features

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    asopasop Member Posts: 8,910 ✭✭✭✭

    If I did that I'd have to kill ya🤨

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    montanajoemontanajoe Forums Admins, Member, Moderator Posts: 57,997 ******

    Rec'd the unit, and wife set it up and activated. She said it was quick and easy.

    We drove around tonight with the device only in the truck and Denise track us with the app on her phone.

    Sent us an alert that we left the pre designated safe zone (circle around our house, backyard)

    Gave our location through GPS in real time, on either map or satellite view.

    Indicated street names and business names.

    Once tracking, you can share link to others so they can assist in the search/ tracking.

    When we returned home, we got an alert of being back in the safe zone.

    There are several other functions, travel history, health (tells you dogs raspatory and heart rate), and a few others we haven't played with yet.

    We are very impressed with the unit and the service. True, real time GPS mapping.

    Hoping we never need to use it.

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