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Petnet SmartFeeder

Programmable automatic pet feeder with Wi-Fi®

5 Reviews

Overview

Our take on the Petnet SmartFeeder

Busy pet parents used to have two choices — leave a pile of food and hope it lasts, or make them wait until a human gets home. Those days are over. 

The Petnet SmartFeeder helps you set healthy portions based on your pet's age, weight, and activity levels

The Petnet SmartFeeder helps you set healthy portions based on your pet's age, weight, and activity levels.

Personalized feeding for your pet

Busy pet parents used to have two choices — leave a pile of food and hope it lasts, or make them wait until a human gets home. Those days are over. 

The Petnet SmartFeeder lets you schedule regular mealtimes with precise portions, and even sends you a text when the food is dispensed. And portions aren't based on guesswork, either — the free app gives you guidance based on your pet's age, weight, and standard activity levels.

The SmartFeeder is compatible with the Amazon Echo voice assistant, so I can say "Alexa, ask PetNet to feed Bert one cup of food," and the feeder does the rest.

Comfortable and reliable

Ever notice how far your pet has to bend his neck to get at his regular food dish? The SmartFeeder's removable stainless steel dish is tilted to give your dog or cat a more comfortable eating experience.

And don't worry about your pet missing a feeding due to an unexpected power outage — the SmartFeeder features a battery backup, so mealtime still comes on schedule.

Product Highlights:

  • automatically dispenses meals at pre-scheduled times
  • free app helps you measure and track healthy portions
    • recommendations are based on your pet's age, weight, and level of activity
  • food level sensor lets you know when it's time for a refill
  • compatible with Amazon Echo (Alexa)
  • works with Nest Cam
  • text alerts let you know when your pet has been fed
  • removable stainless steel dish
  • ships with free ramp
    • tilts bowl forward to ease strain on your pet's neck
  • battery backup maintains feeding schedule during power outages
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

What's in the Box:

  • SmartFeeder base
  • Food Hopper
  • Hopper lid
  • Bowl
  • Stainless steel bowl insert
  • Bowl
  • 81" USB cable
  • AC adapter with Type A USB output (DC output 5V 1A)
  • User's Guide

Saw a lot of long term negative reviews online, but so far no complaints. I like that it tells me when he is fed and that I can feed him whenever as well.

Anonymous, Charlotte, NC

Reviews

Petnet SmartFeeder Reviews

Average Customer Review(s):

(5 Reviews)

Does the job right the first time!

Kevin from Wendell, NC on 2/10/2018

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

My girlfriend and I love this feeder. We've had other automatic feeders for Mr. Furgood and Murphy, and they always found ways to break them. Not with this smart PetFeeder! The only glitches we had were trying to set up the WiFi. Yes, it only communicates on 2.4 gHz, and I admittedly had a few problems getting this to communicate. One this was alleviated, however, everything was seamless. You get a ramp with the purchase which allows the food to come out freely. Plus, you can also set up notifications so you know exactly when your pet is fed. I'm really a fan of this system and so far it has been the best smart feeder I've had for my pets. Of course, when you buy from Crutchfield, that will also be a fantastic experience.

Pros: Easy to use app Easy to program Difficult for pets to bypass or destroy Ramp allows for food to flow freely Notifications when fed or when food is low.

Cons: Pairing to 2.4 GHz can be tricky and annoying. Not the 5 vs 2.4 part, but juts communicating from your phone to the smart feeder. The USB-C port can be hard to find.

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Anonymous from Fajardo, PR on 12/25/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

The product is not working. The manual button is not functional and the food dispenser is not connecting to the app in the phone and the dispenser is not able to charge. We are going to send the product back and hope to receive a new one or get my money back.

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Dog and Owner Approved!

Will from Charlottesville, VA on 10/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

I certainly did not expect to fall in love with an automatic dog food feeder, but after 6 months of everyday use, it would be very difficult to live without. Once the schedule is set, your dog will be fed regardless if you want to sleep in, run an extra errand or work a little longer at the office. For me, the best part is knowing my dog does not have to wait for me to be fed. The app is helpful and well laid out. The built-in battery allows the feeder to keep dispensing even if power is lost. The internal memory keeps everything on schedule even if the Wi-Fi signal is lost. As the food in the hopper runs low, you receive a notification reminding you to fill the hopper. It is very easy to use. The only difficulty I have experienced to date is the initial Wi-Fi set up. The feeder requires a 2.4 GHz network, which is sometimes tricky to single out with a dual band, or mesh router. Luckily, they provided very helpful step-by-step instructions. Overall, the feeder has provided tremendous value to both the dog and its owner.

Pros: Notifications regarding each feeding & low food, built-in battery and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Cons: Initial Wi-Fi set up can be tricky. It will require one's full attention.

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Anonymous from Charlotte, NC on 10/23/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Saw a lot of long term negative reviews online, but so far no complaints. I like that it tells me when he is fed and that I can feed him whenever as well.

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Love this automated feeder!!!!

Joe from Sherman, TX on 9/3/2017

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

Love it so far!!!! I don't get woken up anymore from a hungry kitty!!!! Love the app so I can see she was fed. I was hoping to use this when traveling to avoid boarding kitty, but haven't solved the litter challenge yet. But still worth it to not be woken up every morning!!!!

Pros: Works automagically :)

Cons: None yet!!!!

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Features

Overview: The Petnet SmartFeeder is a Wi-Fi enabled pet food dispenser that lets you control when and how much food your pet gets. With the Petnet Mobile App, available for iOS and Android, you can schedule your pet's meals, choose their food portions, and receive alerts that your pet has been fed. Integration with Amazon Alexa lets you control SmartFeeder with your voice. SmartFeeder is designed for cats or small-to-medium sized dogs, and includes a stainless steel bowl with a holder that keeps it in place under the dispenser. The included ramp helps the food slide down toward the bowl more easily to prevent clogging.

Design: SmartFeeder's top-loading hopper lets you store up to 7 pounds of dry food. It has a locking lid to keep the food fresh, and prevent your pet from "breaking in" to get a snack. When feeding time comes, SmartFeeder releases the food portion through the bottom of the hopper and into the stainless steel bowl. The food portion is set up ahead of time in the Petnet Mobile app. The SmartFeeder provides feedback to the app to alert you that a feeding has taken place, and how much food remains in the hopper.

Petnet Mobile App: The Petnet SmartFeeder connects to your home's Wi-Fi router (802.11 b/g/n 2.4 GHz). Using the Petnet Mobile App you can control and monitor your pet's meals right on your smartphone. You can schedule the number of feedings per day, and portion sizes of from 1/16 cup to 1-1/2 cups, based upon recommendations corresponding with your pet's age, weight, and activity level. (The food should be 1/8" to 5/8" in diameter for best results.) After each feeding, you'll receive an alert on your smartphone. The app will alert you when the food in the hopper is getting low. The app enables you to feed your pet manually whenever you desire. The Petnet Mobile App works with iPhone and iPad running iOS 8.2 or later, and Android smartphones or tablets running version 4.4 and up.

3rd Party Integration: The SmartFeeder features integration with Amazon Alexa and Nest Cam. With Amazon Alexa you can dispense food to your pet just by using your voice. The SmartFeeder responds by dispensing the requested amount of food. If you want to know your pet's welfare, and whether they are eating while you're away, you can integrate Nest Cam with the SmartFeeder. Using Nest Cam, you can monitor your pet's feeding habits through live streaming or uploaded photographs on the Petnet Mobile App.

Cleaning: Only the Stainless Steel Bowl Insert and the Food Hopper are dishwasher safe. All other parts can be cleaned with a warm damp towel. You should frequently wipe off the feeder portion wheel at the bottom of the hopper to remove residue and oils. This prevents food from sticking to the wheel and causing clogs.

Power Options: The Petnet SmartFeeder is powered by the supplied USB cable and AC adapter. The feeder and bowl feature a rechargeable battery that provides 7-hour backup power in case of a power outage.

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Quality product, excellent pricing on Crutchfield, and I love Crutchfield. I'm saving up to buy a 4K TV (Dino helped me with this) when I get a new job. I love supporting such a great company. [ Kevin  Dec 29, 2017 ]
We travel and want to be able to feed our cat. Also don't want to wake up in the early morning to feed her [ Ralph  Sep 19, 2017 ]
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