We’ve been following the Pawtrack GPS Collar for cats for some time now here at PetSci. One year ago we reported the device was only a month away and the cost of the collar would be £100 with a monthly subscription for their online service.
Unfortunately, for one reason or another, the company behind the Pawtrack GPS collar went a bit quiet after this announcement and we heard nothing for over a year.
Well for those of you who really want one of their GPS devices, and why wouldn’t you, the good news is that devices are now set to start shipping early July 2013.
Those of us who had previously registered an interest in the device received an email from Pawtrack with an update. It seems some minor changes have been made to the device:
- The Pawtrack collar now costs £200 with the first year’s subscription included (previously £100 with a £10 a month subscription)
- The device now has a WiFi aerial installed
- Latest whereabouts downloadable to your computer or tablet device
- Elasticated collar weighs 50g
- The included sim card ensures you can track your cat wherever there is a GPRS (mobile phone) signal
Demand has apparently been quite high for the device, so they are shipping them on a first come, first served basis. If you’ve ordered one, please keep us updated in the comments below.
To order one, you can contact Pawtrack here or call them on 0845 5197148
The Pawtrack website is available here. At the time of writing, there is not an option to purchase the device online – so if you’re after a GPS collar, you will have to contact them directly using the details above.
The idea of having a GPS collar for cats is a great one, so we hope that the devices get shipped on time! If you’re successful in ordering one of the GPS collars, let us know about it below.
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