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Most GPS trackers for pets that we've seen are designed to be attached to a collar. However, the Nuzzle GPS tracker is a collar in and of itself, which we can really appreciate. This appears to be a durable way to keep track of your pets and stay stylish in the meantime.

While we have not yet seen the collars ourselves, we wanted to bring them to your attention because ordering it early nets you some pretty slick savings.

Here is a look at the features, the specs and an overview of the Nuzzle GPS tracking collar.

As for the collar itself, it's a waterproof design that also offers impact detection (such as if your pets are wrestling with one another or if your pet (God forbid) gets hit by a car). It also offers temperature monitoring of your pets, a really neat feature that we haven't seen on many other collars.

Each package comes with two rechargeable and removable batteries, which means you really don't have to take your pet's collar off to charge it. Just slide the extra battery pack in and you're good to go. (This is one of the features we really loved about the PodTracker: GPS + WiFi Pet Tracker for Cats and Dogs, as well.)

The technology uses "free nationwide GPS cellular coverage" to track your pets. Now, that can often be misleading. Nearly every cell company in the world has "nationwide coverage" and yet we all know how often we've had dropped calls or we're wandering around the mountains seeking "four bars" to get a signal. So, do your homework.

The fact that Nuzzle is technology-based pet insurance company, may give this collar a bit of an edge over others. Only because they understand technology and the importance of real-time updates. The collar allows you to do some geo-fencing (create imaginary boundaries that signal you when your pets leave those areas).

Note: We have not reviewed this item and do not know how well it works. If we do get a chance to review, we will update this article or link out to the new review.

The system is waterproof IPX-8 (meaning it can be submerged in 10' of water for up to 30 minutes). This is a handy feature to have (but remember that ocean swimming can sometimes cause problems for casings and decrease waterproof ability).

The collars are made from a durable nylon (although it really looks like a plastic or rubber composite in the photos) and there are two sizes (5/8" width fitting neck diameter between 8" - 11" for cats and small dogs, 1" width with neck diameter of 14" - 22" for larger pets) and each will be available in two colors (orange and purple). Both are stylish and your pets will look adorable in either one. The GPS unit weight is approximately 1 oz, so there shouldn't be any problem with your pets (of any size) carrying it easily.

(Because my fellow Monte Python and the Holy Grail fans know how important weight ratio is to an animal)

 

 

Nuzzle Collars are expected to ship out in November of 2016. Pre-order now for additional savings. You'll receive a Nuzzle Collar, Charging Station, 2x Removable rechargeable batteries, power adapter, nuzzle personal attachment. two sizes available in orange or purple.

The Nuzzle Collar is expected to retail at $169.

 

 

GPS Specs
  • High-precision GPS, GEO-fencing, and route tracking
  • Location accuracy of up to 10 feet
  • Location updates as quickly as 1 minute
  • *Works in U.S. only
  • Connectivity
  • Dual-band 3G cell connectivity
  • Bluetooth® smart-enabled
  • 24/7 connectivity via cell and Bluetooth
  • Embedded SIM card

Features

  • GPS tracking
  • Impact detection
  • Temperature monitoring
  • 2 rechargeable & removable batteries
  • Uses cellular connectivity
  • Geofencing
  • Waterproof
  • LED light
  • Activity monitor
  • Charger and base station
  • Works with your existing collar
  • Durable nylon
  • Multiple sizes for different sized pets
Battery Specs
  • 2 removable/rechargeable 300mAh LiPo (lithium-ion polymer) batteries
  • One battery in collar
  • Replacement battery charging in base station
  • Quick and easy swap of batteries with no loss of tracking capabilities
  • Fully charged, battery lasts up to 5 days

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Stacy Mantle is a freelance writer who currently resides in the southwestern deserts of Arizona with a few dogs, several cats, and a very understanding husband. She is a regular contributor to Pet Age Magazine, Catster, Animal Behavior College, and of course, PetsWeekly. Many of her stories and articles have been translated into several languages, and now reach an international audience. She is also the author of a bestselling urban fantasy/thriller, Shepherd's Moon; a humor book entitled, Conquering the Food Chain: Living Amongst Animals (Without Becoming One), and a line of Educational Activity Books for children.


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