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Yuval Haimovits@yuvalhaimovits · Product Manager, Wix
I like this one. When I have a dog, I might get one. ​But what cellular radiation? Can the GSM harm the pet?
Jonathan Stoikovitch@jstoiko · Founder @ Brandicted
This is a great product. I like the emphasis on: "set it and forget it". So many tech products are great in theory but when it comes to using them, they're so high maintenance that it becomes a pain to use them. I did not quite understand how the geofencing work. Maybe I missed something in the video. Does it have a SIM card?
Ryan ShookHunter@ryanshook · Creative Director
@jstoiko Agreed, it's never fun to check on your devices constantly. I believe the geofencing works through the GPS in the collar.
ben WatanabeHiring@benwtnb · 96 Problems
@ryanshook @jstoiko Not to sound like a lazy pet owner, but the charge time of 7-14 days doesn't sound too attractive to me of "set it and forget it." I do think that knowing how much your dog moves when you're not at home could be great motivation for many owners to get a daytime dog walker though! Also a good way to make sure that dog walker is actually walking and not just sitting in a park (I'm definitely sounding cynical today 😉)
Ryan ShookHunter@ryanshook · Creative Director
@benwtnb @jstoiko Hey Ben, I could be wrong but I think they mean it will go 7-14 days between charges.
ben WatanabeHiring@benwtnb · 96 Problems
@ryanshook @jstoiko Sorry, my comment was worded badly… You're right they mention it is a charge time of 1 hour that you need to do every 7-14 days. If it was a "charge time" of 7-14 days you would really set it and forget it!
Elliot Volkman@deleted-85410 · Tech.co Reporter, Nonprofit Founder
@benwtnb @jstoiko Not to mention the other big competitor has a charge time of about 5 days, and it usually takes 5-6 hours.
Jonathan Stoikovitch@jstoiko · Founder @ Brandicted
How does it send the data to the smartphone of the owner? That is 'tha' question.
Ryan ShookHunter@ryanshook · Creative Director
@jstoiko Some smart collars use wifi but it looks like this one will sync with your phone over bluetooth.
Raul Riera@raulriera · I make things
This product looks pretty good, how come you managed to lower the price to a quarter of the initial campaign? https://www.kickstarter.com/proj... (although I am pretty sure I saw this video months ago) Would love to know what changed, and how you solved it.
Elliot Volkman@deleted-85410 · Tech.co Reporter, Nonprofit Founder
If all of these features arrive at launch, I'd be interested in it. Right now I'm using the Tagg tracker, and I've had a ton of issues with them. The GPS part works fine, but the activity portion is why I initially bought it and it never worked.