Nike Fuelband, Jawbone UP, Fitbit Flex—there’s no shortage of personal tech accessories to aid in the always popular search for the quantified self. But what about the number two in your life? Thankfully, there’s Whistle, an on-collar monitor to measure your pet’s activity. By working with an accompanying iPhone app, you’ll be able to track your little buddy’s daily regimen of walking, playing and resting. While it may seem over the top at first blush, the data collected can be extremely useful in achieving a balanced life for aging pups and those with strict dietary and exercise requirements.
Using the iPhone app, you can set daily goals and track progress with activity graphs and visuals, which of course can be shared—along with photos and comments—directly through the social section of the app. And because all data can be accessed remotely, you’re free to check in on your dog’s progress while away—no longer will you have to wonder if the dog-sitter is actually going on daily walks as promised.
Using Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 4.0—whichever is more effective at that moment—the app automatically syncs with the durable, waterproof Whistle, which boasts up to 10 days battery life on a single charge. Pre-order now for $100 directly from Whistle, with shipping expected for later this summer.
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