What you need to know
- The collar tracks health vitals and pet location.
- Launches this summer
- Will require a monthly subscription.
In 2021, Apple explained why it didn't recommend using its AirTag to track pets. Later this year, a device built for that purpose will become available for dog owners everywhere.
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Invoxia has announced the BioMetric Smart Dog Collar. Launching this summer, the device uses artificial intelligence to monitor a dog's health and well being. You can also use the collar to track the pet's real-time location.
Called by its owners as the "first consumer pet tracker to utilize artificial intelligence," the BioMetic Smart Dog Collar uses sensors, accelerometers and embedded deep neural networking capabilities to monitor a dog's respirator and heart vitals. It can also detect anomalies in a dog's behavior, alerting owners and vets of possible health issues. Further, the new product can accurately differentiate between walking, running, scratching, eating/drinking, barking, and rest periods.
Naturally, everything that's tracked with the BioMetric Smart Dog Collar will get collected and be accessible through an iPhone app.
According to Amélie Caudron, CEO of Invoxia, "Until now, data has been difficult to collect so there are few studies that provide vital feedback on pet health from everyday activity or continuous monitoring. With the Smart Collar, the ability to collect at scale a large quantity of data over time, will open up incredible doors for research on correlations between vital signs and dog illnesses. This is how we discover new biomarkers, treatments and medicines."
Invoxia, which already offers tracking monitors for cars, people, and valuables, launched its first Pet Tracker in 2018. The BioMetric Smart Dog Collar will launch for $99 with an estimated monthly subscription cost of $12.99. The collar will be available in a range of colors and have an elegant, sleek finish. Battery life is expected to last for weeks at a time.
We'll keep an eye on the BioMetric Shart Dog Collar and hopefully review one prior to its summer release. Stay tuned.
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Bryan M. Wolfe has written about technology for over a decade on various websites, including TechRadar, AppAdvice, and many more. Before this, he worked in the technology field across different industries, including healthcare and education. He’s currently iMore’s lead on all things Mac and macOS, although he also loves covering iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. Bryan enjoys watching his favorite sports teams, traveling, and driving around his teenage daughter to her latest stage show, audition, or school event in his spare time. He also keeps busy walking his black and white cocker spaniel, Izzy, and trying new coffees and liquid grapes.