I realized I haven’t formally introduced my fur baby here on my blog yet — what can I say, we are all adjusting to this new norm and it's definitely taken a toll on all of us physically and mentally. But in my case Sandy happened — she’s a life saver during these trying times. Fast forward to present day, I continue to learn more about her each day and as it happens, I have an adventurous little 7 month Welsh Corgi who loves to take off running either in the park or the beach and gets lost quite easily with her short little legs.
My initial thought in having a smart collar was the convenience of being able to track Sandy right in the palm of my hands and the sense of security when we’re out and about. Trust me, it makes a whole lot of difference in your state of mind.
Fi collars went beyond my expectations, I didn’t even know this kind of technology existed. I was quite surprised to see a REAL smart collar that is worth investing on. I received mine a week ago and I’ve been using it daily to monitor Sandy's steps and reach her ideal daily goals.
With that being said, Let’s get started with the review!
My Welsh Corgi weighs in at around 13-14 pounds and so I ordered the smallest collar in yellow! This color compliments well with Sandy's coat.
The collar is thick and feels very secure, and not to mention there is almost absolutely no plastic in the smart unit. The collar is surprisingly lighter that I expected given there’s a heavy duty tracking device attached.
The collar has a simple feature that can be turned on and off with the app to light up the smart collar. It’s easy to charge and connect but note it’s not a wireless charging device. The app is easy to set up and navigate. Modern and high-tech features! My favorite part is the constant encouragement of reaching our 5K step goal and highlighting the days where Sandy walks the extra mile (literally!)
GPS Tracking Fi uses three constellations of satellites to maximize the tracking speed and accuracy of the Fi Collar. GPS accuracy can get as accurate as 7ft radius in open sky.
LTE-M Network Fi is the first tracking collar to use the LTE-M cellular network to communicate GPS information. LTE-M is a new technology for low power, long distances communications. LTE-M signal reaches about 30% farther than 3G/4G/5G/LTE networks.
Escape Detection (The most important factor) Fi uses proprietary algorithms to detect when your dog escapes. It is the fastest, most accurate way to be notified when your dog escapes and to find your dog after an escape.
Unmatched Battery life GPS and Cellular signal conditions in the wild are always changing. When I received my smart collar, it had at least 50% battery life and it lasted for 3 days. Impressive. And if your dog ever escapes, a few extra days of battery life can be the difference between prompt, safe recovery and an endless, stressful search for your companion.
LED light Fi has a built in LED light that can be customized to your pup's favorite color for added visibility in low light situations.
To know more about Fi's awesome features click here.
Final Thoughts + Treat yo' self
The collar’s style and battery usage is spot on. Overall the system is well thought of, a great concept and is steadily improving my healthy routine with Sandy and allowing me to give her a lot more freedom with a lot less worry.
With that being said, when you get the chance to treat yo' self and your fur baby, make sure to head over at www.tryfi.com and use my special code 'Sandy25' for $25 OFF when you check out!
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