Fitbark Review – Triumph Or Waste Of Money

Activity monitor for your Dog. So why would you? And what are you getting for your money?dog running in a field

Today we will review the most popular although not necessarily the cheapest. The Fitbark, from the makers of Fitbit, this company have a lot of experience and kudos behind the name and give confidence. In addition, many dog owners have their own Fitbit which can of course be paired making it more cost effective.

Fitbark arrived onto our markets 2 years ago and have recently introduced the latest upgrade. Fitbark 2

Today we will be reviewing and also looking at its nearest competitor.

What Are Dog Activity Monitors & How Accurate are they.

If you are thinking Fitbark Dog Activity Monitors are similar to our very own Fitbits or other human activity monitors, then you would be right.

They primarily look at what your dog does or doesn’t do in any given day. How much he sleeps, walks and exercises. You can use comparison tools for your breed type and age, as a senior will obviously sleep more and eat less

Fitted with GPS it can even find your dog when it runs off or gets himself lost

Additional capabilities can include

Setting To Do Lists for your Dog

Monitor progress and comparison tools.

Fitbark 2 V’s Whistle 3

Whistle’s is the 2nd most popular Dog Activity Monitor, it comes with some very strong reviews and has excellent feed back on Trust Pilot.
Overall the reviews are saying that it is the more accurate of the two but Fitbark just peaks in terms of ease of use and because many owners like the pairing facility of Fitbit.
  • SMART GPS activity tracker for your pet anywhere AT&T 3G cellular service is available.
  • Proactive alerts: get text, app or email notifications when your pet leaves home.
  • Follow your pet’s location over 24-hour periods.
  • Get health insights: monitor your pet’s daily activities and use the comparison tool for breed type, age and weight.
  • Long battery life: Can lasts up to 7 days.
  • Durable & waterproof: Built to survive every swim with your pet! Waterproof for up to 3 feet for 30 minutes. Recommended for pets 8 lbs.+ and attaches to any collar or harness up to 1” Wide.
  • Subscription required: Whistle is both a device and service. The subscription plan covers our connection to AT&T to track and monitor your pet – no new phone contract required. Plans start as low as $6. 95/MO. Subscription plan is selected during set up

There is little between the costs of Whistles 3 and Fitbark2. Amazon are selling Whistles 3 for $63.95

The downside is you will be required to set up a subscription which is payable monthly
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As previously mentioned the Fitbark is the more popular, largely because it is easy to set up, user-friendly and owners of pets have their own Fitbits and like the concept. I am a huge fan of Fitbit and love the simplicity of it, I can see Fitbark will be the one to watch and will probably coin the market over the coming year.

Below are some of the benefits

BONE SHAPE. In the shape of a Bone, it is appealing, lightweight but very sturdy. Is suitable for any breed of dog as it simply sits on the collar.

WATERPROOF. It can be used whilst the dog is swimming as it is waterproof and up to three feet in depth.

NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTIONS. Another attraction is no monthly subscriptions, rottweiler running


STRONGER. Made of high-impact polycarbonate, FitBark 2 is even more durable on land and underwater, while still fitting dogs of any size.

BATTERY LIFE UP TO 6 MONTHS. FitBark 2 adds a battery life up to 3.5 dog years. This means better data, more complete behavioral information, and more reliable performance.

INTERCHANGEABLE COLORED COVERS. For slightly more money you can change the cover of your Fitbark. In the shape of a bone it sits well on the collar

MONITOR ACTIVITY & SLEEP 24/7. Track minute-by-minute activity, sleep quality, distance traveled, calories burned, and overall health and behavior.

GET ACTIVE WITH YOUR DOG! Link your Fitbit, Apple HealthKit, Google Fit or Jawbone device and review health side-by-side.

KEEP AN EYE ON MEDICAL ISSUES. Monitor mobility, anxiety and skin diseases through changes in behavior and sleep habits

I have found that Fitbark 2 are offering the best deals and will sell to both UK £64 and the US $80

They also have a fine selection of colors for your bone. The link below will allow you to purchase in the UK or the US

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So Is It Worth The Money?

Perhaps this question depends upon your viewpoint. For Fitbit owners or those who like gadgets then this accessory is a no brainer. For owners who have working dogs then this is probably gratuitous.
Personally and as an owner of a slightly overweight West Highland Terrier, now aged 12, this is a godsend and is worth every penny.

So overall yes I feel it is worth the money and I see Fitbark taking off over the next year or two.

If you already have a Fitbark or indeed any Dog Activity Monitor I would love to hear your views. If you think this maybe yet another gadget and possibly not worth the money then please add your comments as well.

If you are still reading then I thank you, For reading my blog

Cordelia and Dolly

N.B. I have not been asked to write a review nor have I been given the little gadget to try with a view to writing a positive review. I have added links which are called affiliate links. It will cost you no more and takes you straight to the page. I do receive commission should you purchase.

Exercising With The Dog – 8 Good Ideas & A Gadget

girl with red coat walking the dog

How can it be possible to exercise with the Dog?

Actually easier than you may think and if you have a dog that is a little on the chubby side (like Dolly, my Westie) and if you also have a body which requires more than just a diet overhaul, then why not incorporate exercise for the both of you, it is often lots of fun and a good use of time as this is often in short supply.

I have been doing some research on what I can do with a somewhat sedantry dog and an even more sedentary (me)

Top 8 Ideas.

Continue reading “Exercising With The Dog – 8 Good Ideas & A Gadget”

Healthiest Wet Dog Food – Reviews & The Best Of The Best In The US

In a previous review we looked at the three main types of Diet for a Dog.  Kibble, Wet & Raw Food and the Pros and Cons of each.  Today we are narrowing it down and looking at the Healthiest Wet Dog Food and what turns out to ultimately be the best of the very best.

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Pet Food shopping!

WET OR PROCESSED DOG FOOD

Quick Recap from a previous post: Continue reading “Healthiest Wet Dog Food – Reviews & The Best Of The Best In The US”

What to Do when your Dog is Dying – The Signs

& The Indicators our Dog gives us When it’s Time to Say Goodbye

You have just been given the heartbreaking diagnosis, your beloved much loved Dog is very seriously ill, it’s now a period of waiting. What do you do? You have seen The Super Vet save countless lives when all other Vets  had all but given up, so why can’t ours be saved?

Faithful old Dog

I have Just Been told My lovely Dog has Liver Failure

 

This was the heartbreaking email I read recently from a friend. Continue reading “What to Do when your Dog is Dying – The Signs”

Healthiest Dry Dog Food Reviews – Nutritious & Good Value

Healthy Dog Food

Welcome to my Website, Your Hungry Hound. On here we focus on all things Dog and in particular your Dog’s Diet

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My previous review looked at the three main types of Diet for a Dog and the Pros and the Cons of each.  Kibble, Wet & Raw FoodPros and the Cons of each.  Kibble, Wet & Raw Food

For the purpose of this review I am looking at Dry Dog Food otherwise known as Kibble.  Continue reading “Healthiest Dry Dog Food Reviews – Nutritious & Good Value”

What is a Healthy diet for a dog?- Review and Compare food types

Healthy Diet

Regardless of breed or age, your dogs diet will often come under scrutiny by you the owners. Your dog may have slowly gained a few extra pounds or indeed may have lost weight, she may be pregnant or could be he or she is sedentary due to old age. Whatever has made you read this post it’s likely you are wondering what is a healthy diet for a dog, more importantly what’s a healthy diet for your dog. It can seem bewildering and often expensive and you may feel its possibly biased. Continue reading “What is a Healthy diet for a dog?- Review and Compare food types”