If it moves, it dies.
FRENCH company Weenect which develops GPS trackers connected to a mobile app and a website has designed one exclusively for cats.
The Weenect Cats GPS collar is essentially the world's first mobile phone for cats. This innovation allows cat owners to remotely “call” their cats as the collar is fitted with a microphone and speaker.
Lightweight (25g) and compact (the smallest GPS tracker in the world), it comes in a silicone case that can be attached to a cat's collar. With its real-time location tracking, the Weenect Cats GPS helps cat owners monitor their wandering felines' outdoor movements, precisely to the nearest three meters.
The GPS collar has a smart chip that can be configured to several zones (e.g. home, friends, neighbors) and to receive notifications whenever the subject cat enters or leaves a predefined perimeter. The Weenect Cats GPS runs on batteries.
Watch this "intriguing" video to see how it works:
FOLLOW YOUR CAT
Unless a cat has wandered off too far, the Weenect Cats GPS mobile app track its whereabout using three tracking options: Map, Compass and Augmented Reality (the Augmented Reality feature shows the cat's location using the phone's camera). The owner can also call their cat through their special collar to establish location.
The Weenect Cats GPS also provides an activity history which can help cat owners see if their cats follow a certain pattern of trips or activities when they step out in the big world. The gadget is water-resistant in the unlikely chance that cats find themselves in water.
This innovation is not available in the local market, but can be pre-ordered for £60 (P4,280).
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