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: The PC is still playing up so back when it is working would be best description
Aug 30, 2018 19:43:48 GMT
caz2golden: Another day where rain stops everything, I know I moaned when it got too hot, but this miserable weather is sending me round the bend!
Sept 8, 2018 12:35:33 GMT
scallywag: Ooo we had a lovely weekend weather wise , sorry you never , did that mean no work for you Caz ?
Sept 10, 2018 10:04:46 GMT
caz2golden: Both scallywag. I have been stood down at least once a week for last few weeks and had a few dismal days off too. Looks like tomorrow will be a wash out (due to work) and my next days off are when ex hurricane Helena is due to arrive
Sept 15, 2018 18:17:31 GMT
caz2golden: At the moment in middle of 5 days on, 2 days off, 6 days on, 1 day off, 5+ days on. This time of year though always lose a few days to weather. Grabbing what I can while I can, after-all I can have a break come mid Nov!!
Sept 15, 2018 18:22:12 GMT
scallywag: Un predictable then ? No luck with another job ?
Sept 15, 2018 18:26:17 GMT
caz2golden: I really should be looking! Problem is I enjoy what I do, just a shame it does not pay enough to live on!
Sept 18, 2018 16:34:25 GMT
scallywag: Shame . Enjoy it whilst you can , your a long time couped up in an office again
Sept 18, 2018 20:41:56 GMT
caz2golden: If only you could see the view from my place of work, no one would swap it Storm Bronagh has stopped work today! Could I cope being back in an office now !! I think I could get cabin fever! Then again to be dry, not too cold or hot is appealing!
Sept 20, 2018 19:55:17 GMT
Gillykat: I think I'll order some of those worming tablets for myself!!! Nemo has been bouncing around like Tigger on speed since I dosed him!!!
Oct 4, 2018 8:07:07 GMT
Oct 7, 2018 17:11:45 GMT
scallywag: Anyone listening to me ? i said hellooo days ago
Oct 10, 2018 22:48:56 GMT