I asked them for some info on the product, and got the following reply: "Dear Chris
Thank you for your email and interest.
We have constructed our collar in a way, that the GPS antenna is on top of the neck of the cat. However, there is always a chance, that the cat "rolls around on the ground" causing the collar to move. But over time (due to its weight arrangement) the collar should automatically move into the correct position again by itself. We also use one of the best GPS chips from a swiss company known for its quality and energy efficiency. The only downside is its price... one of the reasons petTracer too has its price. Perhaps you have seen our test described on our blog. There we show how accurate the petTracer can be.
The transmission of the petTracer collar works via a radio signal. Included in the set is a receiver which is connected to your local Wifi. This way the GPS coordinates are transmitted to a central server, giving you access from wherever you are. Due to the radio transmission, the range of the collar is limited to around 1 - max. 2 miles in radius. Having done a lot of research, this range is sufficient for most domestic cats.
Not having to rely on the 2G mobile network seems a very good idea.
For me, it can't come soon enough, as the Pod2 has become increasingly useless, rarely able to connect to the mobile network despite good coverage. The Pod is supposed to use Vodafone, but my phone uses a shared Vodafone/O2 network in my area and works perfectly.
The Pod Trackers developers seem to be a bunch of cowboys, with bugs introduced almost every time they make changes. They actually admitted that the motion detector in the Pod is set with a threshold too high for a cat's movement, so it almost never triggers.
I've got a Pod3 on order, although I'm not hopeful that it will be any better.
caz2golden: Why is it when you look back on something you wish you had done things differently. Came across a road accident on way home from work tonight wished I had been more proactive!
Jul 4, 2018 21:42:58 GMT
scallywag: Was it a bad one , take it you couldnt help ?
Jul 5, 2018 7:16:27 GMT
Gillykat: Feeling excited.....going to visit my Ginger Ninja today *bounce*
Jul 5, 2018 10:21:27 GMT
caz2golden: Scallywag, I did help but wish I had followed my gut feeling and stopped people doing things! I think the motorcyclist will be ok! Guess I will never know though!
Jul 5, 2018 19:25:37 GMT
caz2golden: Forgot to say it was not a bad accident
Jul 5, 2018 19:29:27 GMT
scallywag: Will it be in the local paper or was it miles from home ?
Jul 5, 2018 22:00:01 GMT
caz2golden: It was not in local rag as far as I can tell.
Jul 8, 2018 16:46:51 GMT
caz2golden: Seems to be boiling hot today!
Jul 8, 2018 16:47:17 GMT
scallywag: Been boiling hot down / over here in the East for past 2 weeks
Jul 8, 2018 19:35:17 GMT
caz2golden: Sorry not on much my PC is sending me around the bend every time I use mouse it double clicks when I only single clicked! Part of me is hoping it is a windows issue that will get updated rather than just PC getting old and broken!
Jul 15, 2018 18:14:21 GMT
alfiemummy: It's most likely your mouse that needs replacing Caz - that's happened to me twice now and both times it's been fixed by getting a new mouse
Jul 15, 2018 21:59:44 GMT