If you're looking for a new high-end dog activity and sleep monitor for Fido, then the FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor might be exactly what you need.
The FitBark 2 is a high-end dog activity and sleep monitor that can accurately monitor your dog’s everyday activity and sleep, and then turns all that collected data into deep, actionable health insights.
By using the FitBark 2, dog owners have a brand-new way of motivating both themselves and their dog(s) to be active and healthy.
Thanks to the the FitBark 2's dog health monitoring capabilities, doggy parents will also be able to explain changes in their dog's behavior, as well as to make better decisions with their dog's vet about nutrition, mobility, anxiety, skin conditions and many other health issues.
Let's take a detailed look at the FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor and check its design, specs and every single one of its cool features.
DESIGN & SPECS
The FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor is an high-end dog activity and sleep monitor that's extremely small, measuring 1.6 inches long by 1.1 inches wide by 0.5 inches tall (41 x 28 x 13.5 mm) when resting on top of a flat surface, and is also super lightweight, weighing a measly 0.35 ounces (10 grams).
While the FitBark 2 perfectly fits dogs of any breed, size and weight (3 lbs and 200 lbs dogs are both perfectly fine), this doggy collar health monitor won't fit any collars that are wider than 1.5″ (38 mm). So be aware that there's that disadvantage. Other than that, this doggy health monitor is simply awesome.
Dog parents can use two of the eight (x8) included Zip Ties to easily and perfectly attach the FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor to their dog's collar.
This dog activity and sleep monitor comes integrated in a durable polycarbonate housing that features a rugged design for maximum durability and is also rated IP67 Waterproof - meaning it can be submerged up to 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. Still, while the FitBark 2 is extremely durable, keep in mind that "nothing on earth is 100% dog-bite proof" (quoting the company exactly bit by bit).
The FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor works best within temperature ranges of -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C). When it's not being used, dog owners can safely store it - powered-off, of course - between -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C).
The FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor is compatible with both iOS and Android devices, and can be connected to either of those via Bluetooth 4.0.
For iOS devices, it is required that those are running either the current official iOS version or at least the previous one. For Android devices, it is required that those are running at least on Android 7 or above.
To establish a synchronization between the FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor and their personal iOS/Android device dog owners will require either an iOS or Android device or a FitBark Wi-Fi Base Station, as well as an internet connection.
Once connected to your personal iOS/Android device, the FitBark 2 features a maximum Sync Range of 30 feet (9 meters).
The FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor also comes equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer sensor and a built-in LED Status Display.
BATTERY AND BATTERY LIFE
The FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor also comes equipped with a Lithium-Ion Polymer Rechargeable Battery that can offer up to 6 months of battery life.
To recharge its internal battery, dog owners can simply connect the unit (without removing it from their dog's collar) to the included FitBark Charging Cable.
All you have to do is remove your dog's collar, connect the unit to its charging cable and wait a few hours to get the unit back to a full charge for another 6 months of battery life.
3 DIFFERENT LED STATUS
The FitBark 2's built-in LED Status Display will flash in a total of three different ways depending on what the device is being used for.
When powered on for the first time, the FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor's LED will start flashing rapidly during Bluetooth pairing.
When its built-in rechargeable Li-Ion battery is getting recharged the FitBark 2's LED Status Display will flash once every 10 seconds, and will then turn to a solid LED light once its battery is fully charged.
WHAT'S IN THE BOX?
The FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor comes neatly packed in a simple, yet sturdy package, which is also easy to open.
Inside each package users will find: their FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor, one included Black Cover, a total of eight (x8) included Zip Ties, a proprietary Charging Cable (to recharge the doggy monitor's built-in rechargeable battery) and a Quick Start Guide.
5 Different Trackable Stats
FitBark is a research-grade monitoring platform that's used by a variety of vet schools and research institutions to validate new drugs, products and treatments.
When combined with its Smartphone Companion App (the FitBark Dog GPS & Health App - discussed right ahead), the FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor allows dog owners to track up to five (x5) different dog health stats.
These include Activity counts, (BarkPoints), Rest/Active/Play time, as well as their dog's Daily Walked Distance, Calorie Expenditure and Sleep and Health Index.
The FitBark 2 features a lot of data storage space, coming equipped with a large enough virtual memory that can store up to 100 days of minute-by-minute collected data.
FITBIT Clock Faces – Works for the Versa 2, Versa and Ionic Models
Dog owners can connect their Fitbit Fitness Smartwatch to their dog's FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor to easily track Fido's health stats directly from their Smartwatch.
This allows dog parents to easily glance at their wrist to get updated on their health and that of their pup's, and they can also change their FITBIT's Clock Face to Fido’s picture. However, this will only work for the Versa 2, Versa and Ionic models.
THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP - FitBark Dog GPS & Health App
The App is fun and easy to use and offers both dog owners and their dogs motivation to stay active and healthy. The App also offers dog owners deep, actionable health insights after accurately monitor their dog’s everyday activity and sleep.
With the FitBark App dog owners can forever change the way they care for their dog(s), which literally works like a new window into their dog’s life.
Within the App dog owners can monitor a ton of their dog's health stats, including their dog's mobility, anxiety and any skin conditions, which in turn allows them to get alerted about any early signs of illness and/or monitor any existing medical issues.
In sum, the App allows dog owners to:
· Monitor their dog's activity and sleep 24/7;
· Set an ideal health goal for their dog's daily activity (accounted in Bark Points within the App - Average (6.300 Bark Points), Active (9.100 Bark Points), and Olympian (12.900 Bark Points);
· Link their Fitbit, Apple Watch, HealthKit or Google Fit Smartwatch to their dog's FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor to easily track Fido's health stats directly from their Smartwatch;
· Participate in friendly dog health/activity competitions against other App users;
· Monitor mobility, anxiety and skin conditions;
· Check how their dog is doing while in care of others via detailed daily activity graphs;
· And add multiple dogs and dog owners to their App's User Account for multiple Trackable Dog's Health Stats.
The FitBark 2 Dog Health Monitor is a high-end dog activity and sleep monitor that can accurately monitor your dog’s everyday health stats and then turn all the collected data into deep, actionable health insights.
Thanks to the the FitBark 2's dog health monitoring capabilities, doggy parents are able to explain changes in their dog's behavior, as well as to make better decisions with their dog's vet about nutrition, mobility, anxiety, skin conditions and many other health issues.
If you're interested in buying it, each unit is currently going for $70 and comes with a 30-Day Free U.S. Return Period and a 1-Year Limited Warranty.
You can order yours online right now, directly from Fitbark's official shopping page, which you can access via this link.
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