A Cat Tracking CollarThis tracks the cat’s location using GPS Best For: This is great for the escape-artist cat that goes AWOL for days and worries you sick. These collars don’t give any information about the cat’s health
A Smart CollarThis monitors the cat’s health and activity levels Best For: This gives an invaluable insight into your cat’s vital signs and activity levels in a species notorious for hiding signs they are sick. The most sophisticated smart collars can also tell you the cat’s position, such as sitting, standing, or moving around. However, they don’t pinpoint the cat’s location on a map. When choosing between a smart collar and GPS cat tracking collar be clear on your cat’s needs before making a purchase.
Which Type of Collar Does your Cat Need?What are your main concerns? For example, an indoor cat rarely has need of a cat tracking collar. The confusion creeps in because of that word ‘tracking’. Most likely what your cat really needs is a collar that tracks their vital signs and activity, in other words, a ‘smart collar’.
What Does a Smart Collar Do?Smart collars measure the cat’s vital signs such as:
- Body temperature
- Number of breaths per minute
- Number of heartbeats per minute
- Activity levels