Considering the national obsession with tracking our every calorie, movement, and nap a la Jawbone and fitbit, it was only a matter of time before we extended the same technology to man's best friend.
The Whistle Activity Monitor from local company Whistle is a waterproof, on-collar device that measures your dog’s daily activities, giving you a new perspective on their day-to-day behavior and long-term health trends. You can set goals, share photos, compare your pooch to other dogs of the same breed, and even check in on your dog while you're away. All of the info syncs to your phone via Whistle's app, so you can receive updates on the go and even share with your vet.
As if that wasn't cool enough, Whistle just changed the game by adding a GPS component to its fitness-tracking device to help ensure owners never lose their dogs again. Considering about 10 million pets are lost every year, WhistleGPS is a small, long-lasting, and affordable way to make sure your dog stays happy, healthy, and within calling distance.
Sound too good to be true? It's about to get even better. Dog lovers and tech tastemakers can pre-order the new device for $49 (originally sold at $129). Just make sure to order before Wednesday, June 4! Order here.