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For pet parents, finding a lost dog or cat can be one of the scariest experiences ever – and if it has happened to you, you may have wished you had a tracking device with you. Your pet’s microchip is one way to protect them by allowing veterinarians to verify their identification and contact details if it’s lost, but it won’t tell you its exact location. Fortunately, today’s technology has given us GPS tracking that can be attached to a pet’s collar so you can pinpoint exactly where it is if it is ever too far away. Even better, Amazon’s best-selling pet location tracker is currently 40 percent cheaper for Cyber Monday.
Nearly 3,000 Amazon shoppers gave the Tractive GPS Dog Tracker a five-star rating, and while it is advertised for dogs, some users say they use it on their cats as well. The lightweight, rechargeable device simply clips onto any collar to turn it into a GPS, and since it’s waterproof, it’ll keep working no matter what your puppy gets into. Unlike many similar devices, this GPS tracker connects to cellular networks so it has unlimited range that allows you to track your dog even when you are miles away. It works in the US, Canada, and 150 other countries per brand.
In addition to acting as a GPS device, it also tracks health and fitness metrics, which is helpful information for your veterinarian. Download the free Tractive app on your smartphone to track your pet in real time, set fitness goals, track their calories, and set safe limits that notify you when they leave the premises (and when they come back). Remember that a Tractive subscription is required to activate the GPS and all of its features. Tractive offers a monthly, annual, two or five year plan that can be set up upon receipt of the device.
This tracker is currently on sale for just $ 30 – the lowest price ever, according to price tracking site CamelCamelCamel. The Cyber Monday deal isn’t expected to last long, however, so add one (or two) to your cart while they’re significantly discounted.
Buy it! Tractive Waterproof GPS Dog Tracker $ 29.99 (orig. $ 49.99); amazon.com
With features like this, it’s no wonder the tracker has thousands of perfect reviews from customers calling it the “best tracker” they’ve tried and saying it is “cheap insurance against lost dog fear”.
“We were very pleased with this tracker and the tools in the app. Yes, it does require a subscription, but I think it’s fair value for what you get,” wrote another user. “We live in the Colorado mountains and we have a lot of land. I’ve never had a problem getting service. I’ve set up the virtual fence to cover about 10 acres of our land I’ll be notified.
The reviewer adds that the tracker typically needs to be charged every day or two, but overall, they’re very happy with the tracker’s performance – especially for such a low price.
Now is your chance to snag this popular GPS dog tracker for almost half the price before this Cyber Monday deal ends tonight. If you’re not buying one for yourself, consider getting it as a gift for the dog parents in your life who could use a little more peace of mind.