FitBark Activity Monitor
Dog activity tracker (Life of the Party Blue)
From Fitbark: Dog Activity Monitor
Our take on the FitBark Activity Monitor by Crutchfield's Eric Angevine
FitBark helps you and your pet live a long, healthy, happy life together.
Build a healthy lifestyle for you and your pet
If you don't wear a fitness tracker yourself, odds are you know someone who does. And if they're good enough for humans, why not for our beloved pets?
The FitBark Activity Monitor is a flexible, powerful tool that helps you set appropriate health goals for your dog, track his progress, and share that information with friends, family, and even your vet.
Track your pet's health and wellness with an amazing app
The FitBark app really turned my head. First, you enter information about your pet's breed, age, and weight. Then, you decide what kind of lifestyle you and your pet want — athletic, active, easygoing — and the app suggests ways to achieve that goal.
You'll have short- and long-term goals, and your pet will earn Bark Points for each day's activity level. You can track your dog's progress over days, weeks, months, and years, and measure them against similar dogs in the FitBark family.
The importance of sharing
We often share progress reports on social media just for fun, and you can do that with FitBark. But you can also choose to share daily results and journal entries just with family and friends, so other caretakers know what you know and can react accordingly. If you hire a dog walker or board your pet, you can get an idea what his day is like while you're apart. Even better, you can share information directly with your vet to help get a sense of how your pooch is feeling — a major boon when your patient can't use words!
- smart activity monitor helps you develop and maintain a healthy fitness routine for your dog
- bone-shaped collar module:
- contains precise 3D accelerometer
- syncs with your mobile device via Bluetooth®
- maximum collar width: 1-3/16"
- made from durable, waterproof ABS plastic (IPX7 rated — rubber cap at back of unit must be firmly closed)
- free FitBark app lets you instantly share information with friends, family, and veterinarians
- compatible with Fitbit, Apple HealthKit, and Google Fit devices
- historical views offer short- and long-term insights into your dog's health metrics
- weekly health email lets you quickly compare results week-by-week
- rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- micro USB charging cable included
- operating temperature: -4°F to 122°F
- 1-5/8"W x 1-1/8"H x 7/16"D
- weight: 0.28 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
What's in the Box:
- FitBark activity monitor (blue)
- 3 Collar bands
- 32" USB charging/data cable (Type A USB on one end and Micro-B USB on other end)
- Quick Start Guide
FitBark Activity Monitor Reviews
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Overview: FitBark is an activity monitor that clips to your dog's collar. With a built-in accelerometer, FitBark tracks your dog's activity and sleep throughout the day and night, saving the data in its memory. Once you have uploaded the data, you'll be able to view your dog's activity over a period of time, including the amount of time he's been active, and how much rest and sleep he gets. This data allows you to set goals, catch early signs of illness or discomfort, and maximize the health of your dog.
Device: FitBark is a small, waterproof, bone-shaped device that attaches to your dog's collar (maximum width 1.18"). The device weighs only about 1/4 ounce, so it works with dogs of all sizes. It has a 3-way accelerometer that turns your dog's motions into data that can be viewed in the FitBark mobile app or web dashboard. FitBark stores up to 28 days of minute-by-minute data, and syncs via Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE) to your dog's profile on your mobile device where you can view the data. The sync range is approximately 30 feet. The device has a rechargeable Lithium Polymer battery which charges via the supplied USB cable. A 90-minute charge provides enough power for between 10-14 days of monitoring. Dimensions: width 1.6", height 1.12", depth 0.5".
FitBark App: The free FitBark app monitors your dog's activity so you can track his progress. What your dog does can be categorized as Rest (lying down, sleeping), Active (moving, walking slowly), or Play (fast walking, running). Abnormally long periods of resting time can be a sign of illness or pain. BarkPoints are awarded based on the percentage of the time your dog is active or playing. You can compare the results of your pet to others dogs of his breed, and to other FitBark users. FitBark can be synced to "human" activity trackers from Fitbit, Jawbone, Apple HealthKit, and Google Fit. The FitBark app is compatible with iPhones and iPads with iOS 9.3 or later, and with Android devices running OS 4.3 and up.
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Why did you buy this?
To track our little pups activity and to help motivate our family to get out if the house and walk more. [ ROBERT Jun 02, 2017 ]