Overview: Link AKC (licensed by the American Kennel Club) is
an innovative activity monitor and GPS tracker for dogs over 10 pounds. Using
the Link AKC app on your smartphone or tablet, you can know at a glance where
your dog is, and also monitor his daily activity level and wellness. The
tracking unit uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS technology, plus AT&T's cellular
network, to keep you connected to your pet, whether you're at home, at work, or
on the go. Link AKC requires a service plan to keep the unit connected to the
cellular network. The package includes the tracking unit and carrier, a premium
leather collar, charging base, and charger. Link AKC is impact-resistant and
water-resistant up to 3 feet (IP67), so it'll withstand most any activity, even
swimming. The lightweight tracking unit weighs slightly more than 1 ounce (2.5
ounces with the carrier). Link AKC carries a 3-year limited warranty.
Service Plans: Because GPS location and other data are
transmitted through the AT&T cellular network, a service plan is required. Plans
automatically renew to a monthly plan at the end of the applicable plan period,
unless you cancel or start a new term plan. (Tax is required for plans in CT and
TX.) The Service Plan also includes 24/7 direct access to the Pet Poison
Helpline, and a Puppy Guarantee (upsize your growing dog's collar through Link
AKC at no cost). When you activate your tracking collar in the app, you can
select one of the following plans:
- Monthly: $9.95 per month, billed every month
- 1 Year (20% savings): $7.95 per month (average), billed
once a year ($95.40)
- 2 Years (30% savings): $6.95 per month (average),
billed once every two years ($166.80)
Link AKC App: The free Link AKC app is required to keep you
connected to the tracking unit, and informed concerning your pet's whereabouts,
activities, and health. You can keep track of up to 10 dogs with the Link AKC
app, however, each pet requires a separate collar and tracking unit. The app is
available for smartphones and tablets with iOS 9.0 or later, and Android 4.4 and
Leather Collar: Link AKC includes a premium leather collar
in the signature shade of Hask Brown. The tracking unit securely clips into a
leather-trimmed carrier, which is curved to give maximum comfort to your pet.
The carrier clips to the included collar, or any standard 1" wide collar. Five
sizes of collars are available, so you can find the right size for your dog:
Extra Small (XS): Fits necks between 9" and 13". (Instead of
the carrier, the XS unit comes with a specially-designed leather sleeve for
the tracking unit.)
Small (S): Fits necks between 9.5" and 14".
- Medium (M): (This Model) Fits necks between 14" and
Large (L): Fits necks between 17" and 21".
Extra Large (XL): Fits necks between 20.5" and 25".
Smart Collar: Link AKC and the Link AKC app offer many
features to help you keep track of your dog's health and well-being, as well as
- Location: The tracking unit uses Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and
cellular GPS to help you know your dog's location at all times. Should your
dog become lost, you'll be able to use the Link AKC app to locate him
- Safe Zones/Geofencing: You can easily set up digital
safe zones for your pet. Bluetooth Safe Zones are automatically created
around your phone and near the Base Station. As long as your dog stays
within the zone, you can rest assured that he's safe. If your dog should
leave a safe zone, the app will send a notification to your smartphone or
tablet, alerting you that your dog is on the move.
- Activity Monitor: Using the built-in 3-axis
accelerometer, Link AKC can track your dog's activity levels to make sure
they're getting enough exercise, or to warn you of a possible illness or
injury (if activity levels suddenly decrease). Normal activity levels for
your dog's breed and age can be compared to your pet's daily and historical
activity levels over a period of time on the Link AKC app.
- Ambient Temperature: Link AKC can monitor the ambient
temperature at your dog's present location. You can set up temperature
alerts on the app so you can receive notifications if it's too hot or cold
for your dog.
- Adventures: You can capture information of new
adventures that you can repeat over and over. The app can record your path
so you can come back to it when you desire. Along the way, you can take
pictures and videos to share with family and friends.
- Light and Sound: The Link AKC tracking unit has an LED
light on the front that you can turn on remotely from the app so your dog
can see (and be seen) in the dark. In addition, sound can be
remotely-generated from the app and emitted from the collar tracking unit to
be used as a training aid.
- Health Records: The app will allow you to keep your
pet's health records, vaccinations, vet visits, training certificates, and
other documents in one place. Just take photos of the records and save them
to the app for instant access.
- Amazon Echo Compatible: The Link AKC collar is the
first connected smart collar that is compatible with Amazon Echo voice
assistants. You can ask Alexa to check your dog's activity for the day.
Rechargeable Battery: Link AKC operates on a rechargeable
battery that lasts for approximately 2 days under normal use. The tracking unit
can be easily removed from the carrier and placed in the magnetic charging
cradle. Full charging time for an exhausted battery is approximately 2.5 hours.
The charging cradle is connected via the supplied Micro USB cable, which can be
connected to any USB charging port (with a Type A USB port) or to the included
AC adapter. The cradle has a convenient Type A USB outlet (5V/1000mA), so you
can charge your phone at the same time.
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