Vote: Are Pet Fitness Trackers the Next Big Thing?

By Abbey Tiderman 01.02.2017 blog

 

Chances are you’ve seen those “Lost Dog” posters plastered to a telephone poll. Or maybe you’ve shared a Facebook post to help find someone’s missing cat. It’s always sad to hear when a pet has wandered off—especially if it’s your beloved best friend. But with the new Whistle GPS pet tracker you can rest a little easier when you leave home.

Simply attach the durable, waterproof Whistle device to your dog or cat’s collar and download the app. Set a designated home zone and you’ll be alerted on your smart phone if your dog or cat goes outside of it. You can also add your friends, family, dog walker or pet sitter so they’ll get alerts too.

Going on a road trip? No worries. It works anywhere within the United States so you can take your pup along for the ride. Plus, the Whistle also works like a Fitbit– you can monitor your pet’s rest and activity throughout the day, and get health and behavior insights accordingly.

It’s said that one in three pets will get lost in their lifetime…would you use the Whistle to keep tabs on your canine and feline friends?

Vote and tell us what you think — you can even submit video comments to nbt@channelone.com. We will feature the results of the poll and some of your comments on the show!

comments

  1. Karenna

    Yes! Many don’t get enough exercise!

  2. haylee

    i think that this is the next big thing because i love animals as much as they will love me

  3. Mickey

    I think they are just because

  4. Ali

    I, think that the pet fitness tracker is, the next big thing, for our pets. Because, I love animals, and it will help us make sure our furry friends stays, safe, healthy, and happy. And, that’s always, important, right?

  5. Lauren

    I do agree that this could possibly be the next big thing because they can help track down a lost pet, but I have to say that I don’t think that owners should need a fitness tracker for their pet to help keep them active.

  6. Ambrose

    They are not the next big thing. They are a cool idea, but the dogs’ owners should make a responsible decision about their dogs’ exercise without the need for a special collar.

  7. Amelia

    I think pet fitness trackers are the Next Big Thing because there are a lot of pets out there that don’t get enough exercise because their owners are too lazy to put the work into it so this will encourage more owners to get their pets moving.

  8. Mr. Woolslare 6th grade class

    Our class is split half says it’s too expensive and the other half says yes it would really help.

  9. Sally

    I think its a good idea to make the trackers so your dog can’t run away.

  10. Gracie Doll

    i think we should track our pets activity because we are responsible for them and should make sure their healthy and getting what they need.

  11. hailey ballauer

    Yes, totally do it(:

  12. gracie

    i think tracking our dog fitness is important because we should keep our pets healthy and fit

  13. Erik Hernandez

    Yes a great idea I want one for my dog

  14. AG.10.7

    Yes, I think pet trackers are the next big thing because it can help to make sure your pet is always healthy and it saves a ton of money by not going to the vet. Maybe your dog get’s out and you think you’ve looked everywhere but you still can’t find him, use the pet tracker!

  15. Isa S

    I think that the pet fitness tracker is not the next big thing because what if you don’t have a phone to look at the data on, then having one or buying one would just be useless.

  16. Xavier Russell

    I think pet fitness trackers are unnecessary because you could easily figure out all this information by taking a visit to the vet.

  17. stover middle school student in mrs lemonds class

    I think its a good idea you wont have to look to find your dog you can just find it on the tracker

  18. Amelia

    I think pet fitness trackers are the Next Big Thing because pets probably don’t like being overweight and its not good for them either, they also probably love playing and exercising with their owners, so this will help to encourage more people to get their pets moving knowing there is an easier way to do it.

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