Last summer, the startup behind Whistle, a wearable for dogs, introduced its collar add-on for dog owners to bring their pets into the connected fold. Fast-forward nearly a year and the company has upgraded its device, officially introducing the GPS-harboring WhistleGPS.
The original Whistle allowed dog owners to track their dog’s routines and behavior, but many users wanted more: specifically, the ability to track their dog’s location. The WhistleGPS is an upgrade on the first model that introduces this functionality.
The updated model was introduced earlier this week, bringing with it both GPS and sub-GHz tech to keep track of the wearer’s position, which is shuttled to the Whistle Activity Monitor app (available for both iOS and Android devices). This is on top of the activity data.
The WhistleGPS will be available in blue, green, red, orange, and black, can handle getting wet, and has a battery life of approximately one week. Pre-orders are up at the moment, and the device is slated to start shipping later on next year. Retail price is pegged at $129.
VIA: Digital Trends