Blossom and I have spent the last few days testing out the Fi Dog Collar. The tech market's newest smart collar offers a variety of features such as GPS tracking, escape detection, lost dog mode, night time illumination and a fitness tracker.
Our Fi collar arrived neatly packaged with easy to follow operating instructions. I quickly installed the Fi app on my phone and was guided through the process of connecting the base to WiFi,entering my dog's information and setting up a custom sized safe zone for my pup.
The collar band comes in a variety of fashionable colors: pink, blue, yellow and gray. The metal buckle and remaining hardware have a brushed nickle finish. It is designed for the outdoors and has a IP68 waterproof rating. We have tested that feature out thoroughly during our dock diving adventures and give it two paws up.
The collar's big claim to fame is it's unmatched battery life. Depending on your pups activity level, the collar can last up to 3 months without needing a charge. This is significantly longer than other GPS collars currently on the market. After 3 full days of use which includes daily 2 mile walks and an out of town trip our remaining battery life is at 95%. So far, so good.
You can set the collar up to send notifications to your phone for a variety of reasons such as your dog has left his "safe zone" with another owner, a dog walker or all alone. I love that it calculates the time, distance and number of steps taken on my early morning walks with Blossom. This feature has really motivated me to meet Blossom's daily physical needs.
To gain access to the full capabilities of the Fi collar there is a subscription fee. The cost of the fee covers the GPS/LTE connection to the collar. Without a subscription, the Fi collar will still function - but if your dog wanders outside the range of your smartphone or Fi base, you will not be able to locate your pup. I highly recommend purchasing a subscription if you’re worried about your dog running off!
The Fi collar retails for $149.00.
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