Cat Tailer is a tracking device for your cat.
Cat Tailers can be ordered at: http://www.cattailer.com
None of us wish to experience the anxiety of not having our pet come home, but with Cat Tailer you can go out and track your pet.
Or, with Cat Tailer's notification system you can be alerted when your cat has come back home.
Cat Tailer was designed specifically with cats in mind therefore it:
-is fully waterproof (Yes, dunk it in the water bowl!!!)
-is very simple to use with your smart phone or tablet
-tells you when your cat is in range, or comes into range
-has a long range of up to 328 feet (100 meters)
-is small and light enough for a kitten to wear
-has an easy to replace battery that lasts 6 months
-uses simple and safe Bluetooth technology to tell you how far away your cat is
Does your cat wander off and ignore your calls?
Cat Tailer is an innovative pet tracking device designed specifically for cats.
Cat Tailer is not GPS. It uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology with a long 328 foot range (100 meters) to assist you in finding your pet within your yard or neighborhood.
Note: Maximum useable range will vary depending on the local environment.
Cat Tailer is a simple device you attach to your cat's collar and use the companion smartphone application to find your cat when needed.
Small and light (just like cats!), Cat Tailer is water proof, unobtrusive and sturdy enough to keep up with your pet’s rambunctious nature. It features a user replaceable battery that lasts 6 months.
Improvements to tracking data handling. Fix for refresh of tracking data such that it is seamless.
Ratings and Reviews
Like playing hot and cold game
Like the title says. Doesn’t give precise location but it works. My cat was actually able to pry away the Tailer from his collar and I was able to locate it by the app. While using it indoors, the walls does throw off the distance but you still should be able to figure it out. If the developers can fix it where you can use the app with location services ‘while using app’ and not having to turn on ‘always’ I would give this 5 stars.
Useful but has some shortfalls & bugs
After 4 weeks of daily use I can say Cat Tailer is a useful tool for helping me find my car or at least knowing when she has strayed farther than I’m comfortable with. The signal strength method of measurement is somewhat erratic and strongly impacted by objects and walls. Even with direct line-of-sight it commonly judges distances as much farther than they really are. It’s good for about 150 feet of measured line-of-sight distance in real-world conditions but beyond that the app may just say, “out of range.”
Even though the product has no GPS capability the app requires that you allow it to always access your iPhone’s GPS location, even when not using the app. It has a setting for ‘only while using’ but the app won’t function if that setting is used. It makes me wonder why it demands my GPS location at all. I wonder if it’s a programming bug or if it’s monitoring my location.
It’s large enough that I can tell my cat would rather not wear it but not large enough to genuinely cause her any trouble. It has indeed helped me find her when she was hiding from me and it gives me some real peace of mind if she’s out and I haven’t seen her in a while.
- Ambystoma Labs Inc.
- 6.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
- © 2017-2018 Ambystoma Labs Inc.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.