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Thursday, August 8, 2013

FitFriday - Welcome to the Technology Age

Happy Friday Everyone!! :-D I hope that you have all had a wonderful week!

We're joining the FitDog Friday bloghop this week, hosted by the fantabulous SlimDoggy, Peggy's Pet Place, and To Dog With Love!

Freckles the Dog

As you all know, it's 2013, we're living in the center of the Technology Age. You can't turn on the television, walk around the neighborhood, or visit the local dog park without seeing ads for the latest gadget, bumping into someone who's looking at their smartphone and not the street, or becoming the Mayor at Four Square! ;-) Hehe...and I love it!!

So, how can we use all these incredible technological devices and ideas to our advantage, especially when it comes to being a fit pup?

Well, thankfully, there are some seriously smart and creative dog loving geeks out there who are more than happy to help a canine out! ;-)

I want to introduce you all to three wonderful devices that are here to assist both you and your parent!

Whistle Activity Monitor

Freckles the Dog

"The Whistle Activity Monitor is an on-collar device that measures your dog’s activities including walks, play, and rest, giving you a new perspective on day-to-day behavior and long-term health trends. Check-in from your phone, share memorable moments with family and friends, and send detailed reports to your veterinarian."

Not only does this pretty pawesome device let your parents know how active (or lazy) you've been during the day, but it also uses that information and alerts them when there might be a health issue going on! It's almost like a LifeAlert...hehe! Unfortunately (at least for us), they've already had too many orders on the books, so are sold out until Fall 2013, but you can pre-order the next batch for only $99 per monitor! Just make sure that you have an iPhone or iPod Touch for compatibility! 


Freckles the Dog

"FitBark is the world's tiniest wireless activity tracker for dogs. It's the first platform that leverages existing APIs of human fitness trackers to bring you a unified view of your fitness level and that of your dog. If you're not only a devoted dog parent but are also serious about tracking your own fitness, you'll love this."

If you want a device that inspires both you and your pup to get off the couch and start an exercise program, then this is the technology for you! Currently FitBark is working on their Kickstarter program, but by the looks of their designs and specs it's going to be one amazing tracker! Their app is going to be available in Fall 2013 and they'll start shipping at the end of the year! You can pre-order your tracker for $69 on Kickstarter, but if you wait, the price will go up! At least to begin with, you're going to need a Nike Fuelband, Fitbit, Withings Pulse, or Bodymedia Fit for compatibility! 

Tagg - The Pet Tracker

Freckles the Dog

"Tagg—The Pet Tracker can do more than track and find your pet. With Activity Tracking, find out how active your pet is—and be proactive about her health. Detailed, easy-to-use charts will give you a complete picture you can share with your pet’s vet, so you can make educated decisions about activity and health."

Although Tagg isn't specifically fitness and activity focused (it started as a GPS tracking device for pets), it's currently one of the only products available on the market that does a good job of helping track your pup's physical activity level! The Tagg Tracker is $99 and although it doesn't require any specific smart phone or snazzy fitness device, they are charging a monthly fee of $7.95 after the first 3 months. It's also the only device that requires your pup to be over 10 pounds. 

Freckles the Dog

So there you go, three incredibly pawesome devices that are about to explode on the marketplace! No matter what product, if any, you decide to go for...hopefully it will inspire you and your best friend to get out there and move!! 

Have a great Friday everyone and don't forget to run, chase, or swim!!! ;-)


  1. Those are some cool devices Goose. Have a fabulous Fit Friday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Those are all nice devices, but we are partial to the SlimDoggy App that allows you to track your activity and your food/feeding patterns.It's free and available for your iPhone. We also have a mini-version on our website. You should check it out too! Thanks for joining our Hop.

    1. Wonderful point Slim!! :-) We love your healthy, helpful, and free App! I was just focusing on devices today! Everyone be sure to check out the SlimDoggy app!!

  3. Those are definitely some cool devices! Thanks for telling us about them, we wouldn't have know. Happy Friday!

  4. You see technology-I see new chew toys.

  5. MOM is not so techno. Glad she knows how to use her feet to get us out and about.

  6. OMD, something for the peeps to keep track of us, OMD, Bites go hide quick, they got trackers for us to see how much we sleep. We kinda like the Slim Doggy app!

    The Mad Scots

  7. Fun devices for pups!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  8. Definitely some cook gadgets here Goose...they might add to the fun of keeping fit

  9. Those are pretty nifty gadgets Freckles. Hope you have a grrrreat weekend Buddy!

  10. Oh Goose, makin' the most of technology!! Love it! I live the collar pedometer! I wonder if I could put it on Ma!!! BOL
    Ruby ♥

  11. Wow, who knew there were so many cool things to keep a pup fit and healthy?! Now mom wants to know if there is an app to slow your dog down ;)

  12. So far, nothing has replaced the good old leash!

  13. We love the idea of a tool that helps you actually measure how much exercise your dogs gets. So often when people try to estimate it themselves, they're flat out wrong! Anything that helps you keep your pet fit is A-Ok with us!