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.
scallywag: Greetings from the Caribbean
Feb 27, 2018 10:27:37 GMT
caz2golden: Scallywag, you have gone away when it all is getting exciting here with all the snow forecasted for the next few days!
Feb 27, 2018 18:14:04 GMT
lotsofcats: Enjoy your time in the sun scallywag. Can we all come and visit you? I don't want snow.
Feb 27, 2018 19:33:31 GMT
scallywag: Good luck stay safe , jump on a plane if you wish Jenny
Feb 27, 2018 19:56:29 GMT
tonib: Just think what fun you're missing scallywag roasting in the sun when you could be playing in the snow with Beau, clearing snow from the drive etc. sitting in snow bound traffic jams ;P
Feb 27, 2018 22:28:57 GMT
scallywag: Ooo what a lovely thought ( playing in snow with Beau j he would love it BUT HES STILL ON BED REST
Feb 28, 2018 9:24:10 GMT
sodapop: Have a lovely holiday scallywag it’s freezing here!!
Feb 28, 2018 21:21:00 GMT
tonib: Not sure if getting another member to post her holiday snap on the forum is a devious way of scallywag avoiding upping her post count before her planned date Nice to see a lovely sunset in these snowy times though
Mar 1, 2018 17:55:48 GMT
scallywag: just returned to our room having been on a roasting spit all day , pheww so HOT but a lovely cold pool is a step away
Mar 1, 2018 20:48:44 GMT
caz2golden: Glad you are having a fantastic holiday scallywag. Though you are missing some fantastic snow
Mar 2, 2018 21:46:47 GMT
caz2golden: 1 Tonib 1 Scallywag
Mar 2, 2018 21:48:07 GMT
scallywag: Ok so y days left in this glorious sunshine sooooo pleased I am missing all that white stuff, only white stuff here is the surf rolling over the white beaches hope its not forecast for end of next week
Mar 3, 2018 10:30:41 GMT
lotsofcats: Do you want us to keep you some snow?
Mar 3, 2018 19:34:53 GMT
alfiemummy: Our snow is already pretty much gone!
Mar 4, 2018 0:25:45 GMT
jassycat1: What spectacular weather you are having! Watching it on TV.
Mar 4, 2018 8:07:45 GMT
scallywag: No thanks no snow required Jenny
Mar 4, 2018 18:15:12 GMT
caz2golden: Get Well Scallywag
Mar 17, 2018 10:42:59 GMT
cazypops: Hope your feeling better soon Scallywag, Hugs.
Mar 18, 2018 0:30:10 GMT
scallywag: Thank you both, on the turn now so will be back up to full speed in no time at all xx
Mar 19, 2018 7:49:44 GMT