As more and more GPS devices come to market, we are seeing lots of devices that allow you to track cars, people and pets. Gizmodo has a post about a new one.
The lastest is a pet tracker cleverly (or not) called RoamEO. I think GPS for pets makes sense. Lucky Dog has a one of those chips that allow him to be identified should he hop a plane to San Diego or something. I’d consider using a GPS device as well.
But not one with a limit of 1 mile. If he’s within a mile of home, he’s not so much lost as he is out for a walk. Granted, if he was outside of that radius, I could drive around and hope to get a beep on the unit. But that seems less than ideal- for pet control.
But boy oh boy would I love to have one of these for quail hunting. The unit will tell you how fast your dog is moving, which probably sounds silly to anyone who isn’t a quail hunter. You can track 3 dogs at the same time, which is also perfect for quail hunting.
The 1 mile limit is still a little short, but I’m intrigued by the possibilities.
Lucky Dog probably won’t get a RoamEO, but some of his hunting friends might.
Now someone just needs to invent a KidEO before my kids hit the teenage years.