GPS collars for dogs are an unpretentious piece of equipment that can revolutionize your life and that of your pup. These collars allow you to draw a virtual fence around your property; Your dog then wears a GPS collar that allows him to roam freely within the chosen boundaries. If your canine comes close to crossing the boundary, the collar will vibrate or use alert tones to keep him contained, and if he crosses the boundary anyway, you'll receive a notification with location tracking.

The SpotOn GPS fence was the first company to incorporate wireless GPS technology specifically into dog fences in 2019. After half a decade in the game, its GPS dog collar has features like range, location tracking, and long battery life to help your dog roam freely in the backyard. safely and comfortably.

SpotOn GPS collars are ideal for families with half an acre or more of land, or rural families who want to let their dogs run free without having to worry about them leaving the yard. Here's what to consider when shopping for a GPS dog collar, along with some of SpotOn Fence's most notable features.


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What to Consider When Buying a GPS Dog Collar

Buying a GPS dog collar is different from other GPS devices like smartwatches or bike locks. Here are the components to consider:

  • Drift. All GPS products exhibit drift, which occurs when the actual location deviates from the reported location. SpotOn uses True Location technology to minimize drift, reducing drift to 3 meters or less. As such, they recommend a 15-foot buffer when designing your boundary fence.
  • Bluetooth vs. GPS Tracking satellite GPS: Products like Apple Airtags use a simple, compact Bluetooth tracking design, which isn't always highly accurate. True satellite GPS tracking is much more accurate.
  • Antenna type: The smallest type of antenna, known as linear passive, is economical but allows interference that can impair accuracy. The most common type of antenna is a passive patch antenna, which works well outdoors as long as there is a clear view of the sky. Some higher-end devices use an active ceramic antenna, which can boost weak signals but also consume more battery power. Finally, there is the dual-band active feed antenna, which is better at filtering interference and providing accuracy.
  • Types of receivers: The other half of the GPS equation is the receiver. Most wearable devices and fitness trackers use built-in GPS receivers that are quite compact. But standalone GPS receivers, used in devices like the SpotOn Fence, offer much better flexibility and performance.

When deciding between all these different technical specifications, also think about your own environment and the size of the property. If your property is open with few trees or other dense foliage, an active GPS patch or antenna can be quite accurate. But if you're in a denser neighborhood or your property is filled with plant cover, you might consider a higher-end device with a dual-band feed antenna and a standalone GPS receiver for better accuracy.

Imagine your phone's maps app malfunctioning in a congested city, with the blue dot bouncing erratically as a result of your passive antenna. This is how GPS interference appears. In some cases, it's worth paying more for better accuracy.

What makes SpotOn collars different

When it comes to your dog's safety and freedom, you probably don't want to compromise. You want to know exactly where your dog is and allow him to explore your property without receiving false signals from an inaccurate GPS collar.

Fortunately, SpotOn's GPS collars tick all the boxes: high accuracy and range, the ability to track dogs even in difficult terrain, and an industry-leading 22-hour battery life. On a third-party testing, SpotOn fences were seven times more accurate and six times more consistent with boundary notifications than a leading competitor. This is made possible by SpotOn's dual-feed antennas and standalone receivers, along with satellite-guided GPS.

The collars also feature an advanced filtering algorithm that eliminates false readings. This reliable GPS data means you'll always know your dog is within bounds, while also minimizing the risk of your dog running away under cover of an unstable signal.

Don't leave your dog's safety in the hands of an unreliable and inaccurate GPS tracker. Investing in premium pet technology SpotOn Fence It can help your dog walk freely safely and give you more peace of mind along the way.

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