- Product : FITBARK
- Color choices : VARIOUS COLORS
- Where can I buy it : FITBARK.COM
- What does it run on : Lithium ION BATTERY
- Price : $69.95
- My rating : 4.6 out of 5
Have you ever heard of a FitBark? Well this is about the coolest gadget you can buy for your dog.
I find myself constantly looking for the next super cool gadgets for me and my dog, and then I came across it. It is called the “FITBARK.”
After looking into this product and understanding all the information it can track on my dog’s overall health, I decided to share my research.
This is my FitBark Review.
What is the FitBark
The FitBark is a small little bone shaped device that you attach to your dog’s collar. This little device, is a lot like a human Fitbit device. Equipped with an Lithium ION battery, which makes it rechargeable if the battery starts to get low.
The purpose of the device is to gather and track information on your pet’s health. Monitoring your dog’s activity level, how good they sleep, steps your pet takes, as well as their overall health.
Step counters, Fitbit’s and any time of gadget that humans use are super popular and help us track our own health every day.
This gadget is the exact same concept, but for our dogs. Now if I go out walking, my dog can also come along with his FITBARK on. When we are done, we can review that data to see how well we did. The data will tell is us if we maybe need to walk a few more steps, or sleep a little longer.
Our pet’s overall health is just as important as our own.
What does the data tell us
We can see all the data in an app that we download to our IOS or Android phone. One of the super cool features about this device, is you can link it to your Fitbit, Apple Health, or Google Fit device.
The data we get from the FitBark, can be used to track our pets steps everyday minute by minute, even when we aren’t at home. We are able to see if our dog is lazy when we are at work, or active.
Data is tracked, daily, weekly, and monthly. Looking at the health data will show us, if all of a sudden our pet’s activity level drops off and we maybe didn’t notice right away. We can be made aware that there maybe an issue with our dog’s mobility by counting calories burned, as well overall distance traveled.
One of the other important tracking data is the Sleep Quality tracker. The sleep tracker shows you what length of time your dog is asleep. You can look to see if it varies from night to night or not.
The best thing about this device is you can share your pets stats with the Veterinarian if there is something your are concerned about.
The FitBark has many features that make this device, a great choice for you and your dog. The newest version of this product is called the FitBark 2. In this version of the FitBark, there have been some big upgrades, from the original.
Some key upgrades of this model FitBark 2 is the device itself is more durable in water and on land. Battery life has been improved to 6 mos or 3.5 dog years.
Now you can also pick from more color choices for the cover that best fits your dog. FitBark 2 has a rugged and lightweight feel to it. The sizes range from XXX-S all the way to XXX-L to fit any size dog.
All the information can be shared with your friends by using the App which is also Bluetooth compatible. There is no monthly fees associated with this app or features, which makes this a very reasonable choice to purchase.
Equipped with a Lithium-ion polymer battery that is long-lasting. You can recharge the FitBark without removing it from the collar, by connecting a specific FitBark charging cable. An LED powered display, that shows battery life when it’s full and flashing to indicate when the battery is charging. Also, when the device is paired, it flashes in 5 sec intervals. Normally the LED is off otherwise.
The total weight of the device is only .35 ounces (10 grams), which makes it lightweight and the poly carbonate housing makes it super rugged from even a dog bite. The housing is also completely waterproof, which makes it great for those summer swims in the water.
100 days of minute by minute data is stored within the memory. Obviously it needs to be connected to an internet connection to Sync the data and be within 30 feet (9 meters) of your mobile device, or a FitBark base station.
To buy or not to buy
The FitBark is a revolutionary gadget unlike any other. You can use it anywhere in the world.
Being completely portable and the ability to interface with your cell phones. It has an excellent dashboard that allows you to monitor trends in the daily behavior of your pet, in a very non-invasive way.
Backed by a 30-day guarantee and a 1-year warranty, this Fitbark is a great deal for the price point. Provided in the box for your $69.95 is your FitBark, 1 black cover, 8 zip ties to attach to your dogs collar, charging cable and a quick start guide.
Whether you purchase the original FitBark or FitBark 2, there are some extra add-ons that you may want to purchase with your box. A charging WI-FI station, or in the case of the FitBark 2, you could purchase up 12 different color choices as opposed to the 7 color choices with the original FitBark.
You can also purchase extra zip ties for attaching the device to your dog’s collar, or if you happen to misplace the charging cable and need a new one you can buy a replacement cord.
My overall FitBark Review is a THUMBS UP! This is the perfect time of year, to go out and purchase this product for you and your dog to track all your summer adventures.
I hope you enjoyed my FitBark review, and if you would like to comment or have any questions, please comment below.