Do you know how to whistle? If you think I mean to how pucker up and blow, you’re way off base. Whistle™ is a waterproof Activity Monitor for your dog. It is one of the coolest dog products that I have seen in some time.
What exactly is a Whistle?
It is a lightweight device that attaches on any collar to track your dog’s daily activity and long-term health trends through an app on your phone. As soon as you open the app you can see where you are on the day’s activity goal. You can learn when your dog is most active along with the type of exercise it’s getting. Think of it as a FitBit® for dogs. To charge the device, it plugs into your computer. You receive a message when it needs to be recharged, but mine lasts about 10 days.
|Charging Bentley's Whistle while exploring their website.|
What does it monitor?
The Whistle can monitor the time your dog spends walking, running, playing, swimming, and resting each day. You will see the timeline of the day and receive a weekly summary. Once you have set up your dog’s profile, you can monitor trends to compare their activity to other dogs of the same breed, age, and weight. You have the ability to set a custom goal for your dog. If other family members take care of your pet, simply add them to the app and you can see when they are interacting. If your child is supposed to walk the dog, you can check to see if they did!
|Open the app and discover where you are for the day's goal. Photo courtesy of Whistle|
The Medication and Health Tracking is such a great thing to have at your fingertips. There is no reason to ever forget a dose of medicine or wonder if you have already given the daily dosage. You are able to track when your dog takes its medicine. It even allows you to set reminders for ongoing treatments and vaccinations.
There is a Food icon to keep track of your dog’s food and treats. If you are trying to help them lose weight, this is so helpful.
Once you join the Whistle Community, it is like having a dog park in your pocket. The ability to share photos, notes, and tips with fellow ‘Whistlers’ gives you the opportunity to meet and enjoy or celebrate moments together.
|Catch and tug count as play time on Whistle!|
How does it work?
Whistle works by using your phone’s Bluetooth® and Wi-Fi to sync data with the cloud. The device sends data to the app once an hour. To sync, press the button on the Whistle one time when you are in range of either a paired phone or a saved Wi-Fi network. *If you have a problem with this step, the support service is fantastic! The device attaches to your dog’s collar and monitors their activity 24/7.
Apple iOS devices 7.1 and later * iPhone * iPod Touch * iPad
Android OS version 4.0.3 and later
I love being able to see how much exercise Bentley is getting every day. Working from home, it's important that we get out and move our bodies. It is as important to my health as it is his. Setting a goal and striving hard each day to meet it is a great motivator. I love our Whistle and it helps us keep track of our progress. Like I said at the beginning, it is one of the coolest pet devices that I have seen.
Here is a short video to learn more.
We were given a Whistle Activity Monitor in exchange for an honest review. Barking from the Bayou/mkclinton.com only share products that we use and believe will benefit our readers. Whistle is not responsible for this post and all opinions are my own.
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