Whistle Activity Monitor For Dogs - 2020 report by Whydis

Whistle Activity Monitor For Dogs

Product Description The Whistle Activity Monitor helps you stay connected to your dog no matter where you are. Whistle provides pet parents a central communication hub for your dog, filled with actionable information to better understand your dog’s...

Reviews by Features

Exercise

(22 reviews)
Tech support

(8 reviews)
Battery life

(14 reviews)
Customer support

(19 reviews)
Feature

(13 reviews)
Way

(23 reviews)
Idea

(15 reviews)
Thing

(18 reviews)
Design

(20 reviews)
Activity

(23 reviews)
Device

(37 reviews)
App

(37 reviews)
Mount

(6 reviews)
Unit

(7 reviews)

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exercise

Reviews around exercise (4.72 of 5)

  • When this condition is met, then the WAM is a good tool to tell you if the dog is getting enough exercise
  • When the vet said one could lose some weight I upped his goal by an extra 10 min/
  • It's helped motivate me to make sure my dog (Chesapeake Bay Retriever) gets enough exercise on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
  • Gives great info regarding our high energy dog and helps us assure he is getting enough exercise
  • I enjoy being able to check in and make sure that he is still getting enough exercise when I have to leave him with a sitter
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tech support

Reviews around tech support (4.30 of 5)

  • A few bugs trying to get it set up, but the tech support is very responsive
  • I make a living providing tech support for an ad agency
  • These problems with bad tech support began after Whistle acquired Tagg and greatly increased the number of features the system was supposed to have
  • Tech support could not be better, they are available for all issues and, it seems, at all hours.
  • People who need the latest toy, however limited its use?The single best use for this is as a reminder for meds etc, but then your calendar/phone/spouse/alarm can also do that, without hanging a relatively large chunk o' metal around Fido's neck
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battery life

Reviews around battery life (4.23 of 5)

  • Battery life is pretty good, we charge it about once a week and it charges fairly quickly
  • The battery life is actually pretty solid - I have a few wearable devices and most of those only last a few days at a time
  • We really wondered how inactive is he.... does he lay around as much as we think
  • ItPros:*Easy to use*Fits on the collar and dogs don't notice*The battery life is pretty good, and easy to charge.*Definitely waterproof (we've gone swimming almost every day this summer and no problems!)*Can post photos and comment on activity feed*Can keep track of food/medicineCons:*Battery doesn't last as long if you manually sync...
  • ItPros:*Easy to use*Fits on the collar and dogs don't notice*The battery life is pretty good, and easy to charge.*Definitely waterproof (we've gone swimming almost every day this summer and no problems!)*Can post photos and comment on activity feed*Can keep track of food/medicineCons:*Battery doesn't last as long if you manually sync...
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customer support

Reviews around customer support (4.12 of 5)

  • We recently ran into an issue with our Whistle, and their customer support was fantastic.
  • People who need the latest toy, however limited its use?The single best use for this is as a reminder for meds etc, but then your calendar/phone/spouse/alarm can also do that, without hanging a relatively large chunk o' metal around Fido's neck
  • We've been dealing with customer support for four weeks
  • People who need the latest toy, however limited its use?The single best use for this is as a reminder for meds etc, but then your calendar/phone/spouse/alarm can also do that, without hanging a relatively large chunk o' metal around Fido's neck
  • Conceptually Whistle is a great product, but it has not functioned well for me and the customer support is terrible.
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feature

Reviews around feature (4.10 of 5)

  • We really wondered how inactive is he.... does he lay around as much as we think
  • Another cool edition would be if the Whistle realized when you were active with two or more dogs at once and in the app said the dogs were active together as well as with
  • One of the best features of the Whistle is that you can set up multiple owners and communicate with them through the app
  • However, the basic features got screwy - my home location changed from Santa Monic to a place a few miles away
  • Automatic syncing with the Bluetooth on your phone would be a nice feature as well instead of having to push the Whistle button until it pairs up with phone and dog
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way

Reviews around way (3.99 of 5)

  • A great way to keep track of what my dog is doing when I'm not around.
  • Has been a great way to keep track of our Golden Restriever's activity.
  • Typical useless website with no information, no way to view data, no forums for at least community support
  • I have an epileptic dog and thought that this would be a good way to keep track of his activity throughout the day
  • Its a great way to hold you accountable to making sure your dog gets adequate exercise every day to make a happy, health pup
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idea

Reviews around idea (3.86 of 5)

  • I then asked her if she could tell me what cell tower the unit is in contact with, that would at least give me a rough idea where it could be
  • All in all, a cool idea that will hopefully be better once GPS is added and some other minor improvements are made (i.e. it would be great if the aforementioned connection issues were fixed).
  • When I first saw it, I was intrigued and as a FitBit devotee myself I thought the idea was great
  • We really wondered how inactive is he.... does he lay around as much as we think
  • Having an activity monitor for your dog is a good idea, especially if you are away from your dog for extended periods of time or on vacation
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thing

Reviews around thing (3.75 of 5)

  • Perhaps if I neglected our dog and put her needs far below ours this would be a great thing to help me assuage my guilt about never making time for her
  • I am really mad because I purchased two of these useless things - one for each dog - and purchased a 2-year data plan when I set up the first one that didn't work.
  • The mount should be metal, the whole thing should probably be more sturdy.
  • The entire thing is now completely unusable and will now buy the competitor product.
  • There is buzz about Whistle adding GPS in 2015; a good thing, but between the tags and chip, we're good for now
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design

Reviews around design (3.64 of 5)

  • The Whistle collar is designed well enough to be confident that the dog's not going to lose the device
  • Unfortunately before i had a chance to get it on my dog the collar mount broke due to a very poor design where they used about 1/16 inch thick plastic to mount the $100 device
  • When the vet said one could lose some weight I upped his goal by an extra 10 min/
  • There is simply no reason for the Whistle to fail so frequently other than bad design and poor quality
  • The small piece of hardware is well designed, light, and nice looking when attached to your dog
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activity

Reviews around activity (3.56 of 5)

  • I can also see if she is getting enough activity in her day.
  • It is great for keep an eye on both how much activity our 8-month-old puppy gets, as well as that he gets enough rest
  • When the vet said one could lose some weight I upped his goal by an extra 10 min/
  • Great tracker, very helpful and automatic activity tracker that helps to identify my dogs health
  • Overall, if you want to ensure your dog is getting enough activity to stay happy and healthy, this is the perfect device
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device

Reviews around device (3.42 of 5)

  • I received a new whistle and returned the defective device.
  • Overall, I think it is a neat little device that has been beneficial for our dog
  • Overall, if you want to ensure your dog is getting enough activity to stay happy and healthy, this is the perfect device
  • The device is small (as you can see in the picture), and sturdy
  • I would go for a 30 minute walk and the device would register 10 minutes....again, major inconsistencies.
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app

Reviews around app (3.20 of 5)

  • The primary use of the whistle activity is to track exercise and the app does this quite well.
  • iOS app is not great, it crashes and sometimes does not update correctly.
  • The app works perfectly for me, and I love that the battery lasts so long (and that it recharges so quickly).
  • The app solves these inconsistencies as each owner logs in the information about the pet's routine
  • The app works perfectly for me, and I love that the battery lasts so long (and that it recharges so quickly).
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mount

Reviews around mount (1.63 of 5)

  • People who need the latest toy, however limited its use?The single best use for this is as a reminder for meds etc, but then your calendar/phone/spouse/alarm can also do that, without hanging a relatively large chunk o' metal around Fido's neck
  • The mount on the dog collar which holds the whistle is shoddy
  • Plastic mounting bracket cracked and broken after a few months of use.
  • However, the mount doesn't appear sturdy enough to keep from breaking if the unit gets snagged on something
  • The mounts keep breaking, the batteries don't last longer then a few days on a single charge (supposed to last over a week), and the nubs on both monitors have worn down so much that they don't clip into the mount anymore
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unit

Reviews around unit (1.38 of 5)

  • However, the mount doesn't appear sturdy enough to keep from breaking if the unit gets snagged on something
  • As a tech savvy person I can tell that the unit is broken or defective, but the one tech support person keeps sending me more "try this" solutions.
  • The unit worked
  • When my unit's mount broke, they sent me a replacement free of charge within a week
  • The unit is supposed to show who has spent time with the pet and that function never worked.
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More about Whistle Activity Monitor For Dogs

  • Product Description The Whistle Activity Monitor helps you stay connected to your dog no matter where you are
  • Whistle provides pet parents a central communication hub for your dog, filled with actionable information to better understand your dog’s health, behavior, and well-being
  • Whistle’s sleek, lightweight device attaches to your dog’s existing collar and tracks their daily activity and rest
  • It wirelessly sends that information to an app on your smartphone, giving you a visual summary of your dog’s day
  • Whistle is waterproof, has a 10-day battery life, and is ready for any adventure with your best friend
  • Seller Warranty Description 1-Year Parts & Labor