It should come as no surprise, that once wearable gadgets have become more and more popular, their uses have expanded. We have smart watches that take our calls, smart trackers that monitor our health and now, even our pets can be outfitted with smart gadgets. Considered to be a smartphone for dogs, the Motorola Scout 5000 is a smartcollar that allows pet owners to track their dogs’ location and even communicate with them from the distance.
The Scout 5000 smartcollar features a GPS tracker, WiFi and cellular 3G connectivity. It also has a wide angled camera that is able to capture 720p video. It has both speakers and a microphone that allow you to hear what your dog is doing and talk to it in turn. The microphone also has a “bark detection” mode that notifies you of the sound while blocking you from hearing it.
The device is constructed based on a platform called Hubble, described as an “Internet of Things (IoT) Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).” The British version of the smartcollar comes with a one year subscription to Vodafone included in the price. The materials used are thick and sturdy to prevent the dog from breaking or losing the smartcollar. Owners can also create a virtual fence with the help of the Scout 5000. With this option, the collar will trigger a smartphone alert if the dog leaves its boundaries.
Motorola plans to put the smartcollar on sale in June. Another version, suitable for smaller pets, called Scout 2500 will also be available at the same time for $99. Scout 5000 comes with a $200 / £130 price tag and the promise to not only help you track your pet, but also allow you to be constantly alert of its surroundings. Would you buy this gadget for your dog?
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