Friday, July 10, 2015

Do You Know How to Whistle?

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.
Whistle device being charged on laptop
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!
Whistle app activity monitor photo courtesy of
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.
Basset playing and wearing Whistle device.
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. 
 Phone requirements:
Apple iOS devices 7.1 and later * iPhone * iPod Touch * iPad
Android OS version 4.0.3 and later
My Experience
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.

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 We were given a Whistle Activity Monitor in exchange for an honest review. Barking from the Bayou/ 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.

It is the 100th Pet Parade Blog Hop! Thanks to each of you for joining us each week. We have really grown and it wouldn’t have been possible without all of you. A huge thank you to Rascal and Rocco for hosting along with my fun co-hosts  Bionic Basil’s BlogJan’s Funny FarmLove is being owned by a Husky
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  1. I love that this item works with bluetooth! What a great product.

  2. Sounds like a great product! Thanks for the review! And Happy 100th Pet Parade post!

  3. that sounds interesting... my momma would like to have an eye (or all two) on me the whole time :ol)
    easy rider

  4. I don't nose about haffing one of those one me butts I do haf one on Mum...she has a fitbit that tracks her so I can make sure she's getting enough exercise!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  5. looks like another thing to just waste money on :) :)

  6. THIS is one COOL thingy fur SURE... Wonder if it monitors DIGGING??? We just came inside from Digging like Deranged Dachshunds... that should count fur SOMETHINGY on the exercise scale. RIGHT?

  7. It's crazy the technology out there these days.

  8. This sounds interesting. Technology is advancing, for certain. And no, I still can't whistle!

  9. The Whistle sounds very cool. Happy 100th Pet Parade to you! Couldn't have kept this up without my fantastic co-hosts and all you put into making it so great. Hope to hop many many more with you. Happy 100th Pet Parade anniversary! ~RascalandRocco

  10. Oh boy, this sounds very cool!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  11. Cool, like a doggie Fitbit!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  12. Very cool device. congrats on 100 posts of the pet parade.

  13. Oh boy, Bentley, now your paws are really in deep. No more lying about working out and stuff. Your pawrents will know exactly what you have been up to!

  14. I totally want one of these!!

  15. What a very interesting device! Thanks for telling us abou it.

  16. What a super cool device! Thanks for a great review on this, I love it. Definitely sharing
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  17. I's tagged ya in da Eight Photos of Happiness tag - check out my post for what to do!

  18. I preordered their new tracker that is supposed to track GPS, too, but it seems like it's never going to be released. We have a Tagg tracker, but honestly I am not in love with it. I know they are now owned by the same company, but the Tagg is HUGE and it looks like a growth on the side of her neck. It also doesn't work well on most Greyhound collars, and I've been hesitant about this one because I'm afraid of having the same problem. I love the idea behind it, and I'm hoping one day we'll get to try it out.

  19. This is so cool! I love my Jawbone Up for tracking my own activity and I would love to be able to do it for the dogs too. Especially Luke, who I worry isn't getting enough exercise.

    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets

  20. That looks like a cool gadget. I see where it would be a great thing for a mom-away-at-work to keep tabs on her dog. Neat-o. Thanks for the great review. Isn't it amazing the technology they come up with these days?

  21. WAY cool! I love this concept!

  22. Judging by his enthusiasm when I come home, I figure Sam sleeps the entire day! No wonder he's like a pogo stick in the evenings. Very cool technology though!

  23. Sounds like a great tool for Harley, Jax might break it with his constant movement! LOL Great review, enjoyed reading about something I never ever heard about. Is it very expensive?

  24. What a neat device! I have though about using something similar, I may have to give this a try with Bain!


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