05
Sep
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Geodog GmbH are the developers of Geodog Mobile, a new application for Android that helps the user track their lost dog via GPS by connecting with a separately-sold tracking collar. The app will track location, display topographical maps, and even provide street directions to reach your wandering pet. Another interesting feature is the ability to save maps for offline viewing, meaning no data connection is required if your dog is lost within a map that you've already saved.

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The catch here however is the price- a GPS-enabled collar will cost about $425, while the app itself is nearly $100 (about $140 for the Pro app, which can track multiple dogs in the same manner). Additionally Geodog only ships within the EU. For those not ready to purchase the full app, Geodog offers a 14 day trial for free.

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The pricing is bewilderingly steep, but if you live in Europe, are prone to losing your pet, and have an extra pile of cash lying around, this seems like a promising concept that will be interesting to watch as it develops further.

For more info check out Geodog.de

Liam Spradlin
Liam loves Android, design, user experience, and travel. He doesn't love ill-proportioned letter forms, advertisements made entirely of stock photography, and writing biographical snippets.

  • http://sketaful.se Sketaful

    A similar product for cats would be more fun since my cat run around outdoors all the time. Best would be with a collar that saves the cats positions so that you could have logs on his/hers movement during the year.. :D

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      If you have 2 or more cats, just grab all of them and bundle them into one of these dog collars. Then watch them try to run away and lulz.

  • whiteyonenh

    "Another interesting feature is the ability to save maps for offline viewing, meaning no data connection is required if your dog is lost within a map that you've already saved."

    Ok, so, offline viewing eh? How is the GPS Collar connected to your phone then? (no data connection is required) I'm curious how that works if the dog is moving, and you're trying to chase it down?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      It's connected via SMS it seems, which means you still need phone reception, just not data.

      • whiteyonenh

        Fair enough, though 99% of the time i have reception i have data.

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Indeed, but this way you don't have to pay for data (not that I would do that, but some people might).

    • John

      Whiteyonenh...U R A Complete Idiot! My 8 year old knows how gps works lol

  • Tony Cerda

    What if your dog doesn't want to be found?

    =/

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      That made me sad.

      • Tony Cerda

        Aww! I was just kidding! Sorry.

      • Tony

        I still feel bad that my comment made you sad. Please remove it by all means. I don't want it to have that effect on anyone else. Thanks for bringing that to my attention and again my sincerest apologies.

  • lincthra

    That power button is awfully big. *L* What happens when your dog stops to scratch an itch and turns it off?

    • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

      Happily, the app has a key lock function, so anybody could press the keys but they won't do anything if you've remotely locked them!

  • Vince

    A fool and his money are soon parted...

  • djembeman

    I don't think this will sell too good... except for people nowadays spend so much money on their pets. Some people will actually buy this.

  • dumbdave

    I have 2 sons, one canine - one human. They are love equally and whatever I could afford to pay for their safety, I would gladly pay.

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