Hands On with Tagg the Pet Tracker and Android App

As dog lover and owner of two awesome pups, I am constantly worried about their whereabouts and often fear losing one or both of them while hiking off-leash through our local woods. While walking through Show Stoppers, a CES event, I ran across a company called Tagg the Pet Tracker and asked for a brief rundown on how their product can keeps tabs on my best friends.

By installing a tracking device on your pets collar, Tagg will monitor your pets location on command, or if your pet travels beyond a pre-set boundary. The collar attachment works off of GPS and can be monitored from the web interface, or from the Tagg Android app itself. At only $99 for the device and the charging station, I would consider that areasonable price for huge piece of mind. You get the first month of service free with the purchase of the unit and following months will cost $7.95 each. Jump past the break for a demo video and app download links from the Android Market and be sure to check out the rest of our CES coverage.

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About the Author: Stacy Bruce

Stacy Bruce was born and raised in Spokane Washington. He attended the University of Washington to study pre-med only to change his course study a year later to forensic science. Although currently not a doctor or a scientist, some believe he posseses the knowledge of both. He was a resident of San Diego California for ten years, lived beachside and sometimes wonders why the hell he moved back to Spokane. A multi-talented man, Stacy is a fabricator, an artist, a gear head, a tech junkie and at most, the disciple of Casanova. Growing up, he was always enthralled with electronics, gadgets and gizmos. Throughout his life he has had one, if not two, of every cool and new electronic device available. He began his smartphone experience with the original iPhone. After realizing it was more like theirPhone, he decided he wanted the ability to customize, so Stacy moved to the OG Droid and has been a loyal Android fanatic ever since. Moving through all of the top tier Verizon phones, he recently retired his Droid Charge in favor of the Galaxy Nexus, only to wonder what great device Samsung will come out with next. Stacy is a busy new homeowner in where he lives with his beautiful girlfriend and two dogs.