Find my dog: Whistle bringing GPS to next-gen pet wearable

Whistle, a leading maker of wearable activity monitors for our canine companions, is bringing GPS to its next generation device. This will allow pet owners to now track the location of their dog on top of the same tracking capabilities one can expect from human-worn wearables like FitBit and Jawbone wristbands.WhistleGPS, like its predecessor that was shipped to preorder customers last fall, is a slim device meant to be worn around your pet’s neck and designed to be light and small enough to be accessible to a wide variety of breeds. It contains an accelerometer and is Wi-Fi and Bluetooth enabled with a battery life of eight to 12 days. While the previous Whistle monitor sold for $130, WhistleGPS will — for one week only starting today — be taking preorders for $50.

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