Last Updated on October 12, 2021 by Jenny
The Tractive GPS Tracker is marketed for dogs but it’s also suitable if you’ve got a cat that you want to keep tabs on. It has a number of features that mean you can enjoy a little more peace of mind if you have a cat that you’re worried about escaping or an outdoor cat that you don’t want to wander too far.
The Tractive GPS DOG fits onto a cat’s collar and then provides live updates on your cat’s location to the compatible smartphone app. The location updates every 2-3 seconds, so you’ll always know where they are.
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Virtual Fence for Cats
You can also set up a virtual fence on the map – ideal for surrounding your home or garden. If your cat leaves this area, you’ll get a notification so that you can track them down if necessary. You can customize this boundary to suit your cat so that you don’t get notifications all the time, but they’re kept safe.
The Tractive GPS DOG also uses a heatmap to tell you your cat’s favorite places to hang out. Even if you accidentally forget to charge the tracker, you’ll at least have an idea of where they spend most of their time outdoors, making finding them a little bit easier.
Tracker Fits onto Collars
The tracker gps fits onto collars that are up to an inch wide and is flexible, so it won’t cause your cat any discomfort. It’s lightweight but is recommended for cats weighing at least 8.8lb so that they can easily support it.
The battery lasts for up to 7 days, depending on how much your cat likes to wander and how often you want to check-in. Then you just need to take it off your cat and charge it up using the included charger. You can also set up a Power Saving Zone on the map – such as inside your home – so that the collar enters low power mode when it’s in that area, to help preserve charge.
It has an IPX7 rating which means it’s completely waterproof, even when submerged, so if it gets dirty you can rinse it off with no problems.
The power button is designed so that animals can’t turn it on or off accidentally too. If you lose the collar or just can’t see it somewhere dark, it has a built-in light and speaker that can flash and play sounds to help you locate it.
GPS Tracker for Cats
The GPS tracker works using a SIM card as you would have in your smartphone. This does mean that you need to pay a subscription for it to work, which starts at $X per month, although you can save if you pay for one or two years in advance.
It will then connect to networks in over 150 countries with 24/7 coverage, at no extra cost – it’s all covered by the one subscription payment. Because of this, you can even track your cat while you’re on vacation on the other side of the world if you want to.
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