The concept of the smart device for dogs called Fitbark and FitBark 2, began with siblings Sara and David Rossi, who just wanted a way to measure their beloved dog’s fitness levels.
They modeled the idea around the Fitbit activity monitor and used that as a prototype. Through a campaign on Kickstarter they successfully started the company around a new pet product called Fitbark.
Dog-owners are turning to wearable technology, more and more, to monitor the wellness of their pets through dog smart products.
These gadgets fitted to a collar can monitor how much time a dog spends running, walking and sleeping. Some devices can even pinpoint, via GPS, (Global Positioning System), where your pet is if unfortunately they become lost. This can be so stressful and worrying.
They can be synced up with our smartphones, are waterproof and have batteries that can last up to a year. In November 2017, Fitbark 2, was launched.
What Is FitBark 2.
This bone-shaped device, which is compact, has been developed by vets. Made of durable materials, it can attach to a collar with zip ties. You can sync the device to your smartphone via the app. It will fit any size of dog.
FitBark2 is a wireless activity and sleep sensor for your dog. A tiny device shaped like a dog bone is attached to your dog’s collar, where it collects data 24/7 and feeds it to a mobile app.
Activity, distance, calories burned, and overall behavior and health are just a few of the measurements it monitors. You get lots of feedback, and “Barkpoints”. It is suitable for any size of dog.
The device also gives you a daily report because it collects data 24/7, then transferring that data via an app. It can tell how much time they slept, the distance they covered in kilometers and how many calories your pet has burned.
In addition, you get a daily health index, which monitors your pet’s activity and patterns, then compares it to similar types of dogs. If the index drops significantly, then it’s a good idea to have your dog checked out by your vet.
It could help to identify health issues at an early stage. If you use a pet sitter, you can ensure that your pet is getting the required exercise. A healthy dog gives your pet a better quality of life and many health benefits.
- Tracks any changes in behavior around sleep, active and play.
- One size fits any dog
- Free KickBark smartphone app
- 6-month battery life.
- Some found the connection and app not working properly.