Snaptracs Tagg: The Pet Tracker Review

18

Comments

+ Add a Comment
avatar

Snaptracs

Thank you Michael for your review of Tagg - The Pet Tracker. Our Snaptracs team has engineered the most state of the art pet tracking solution on the market, designed to reunite owners with their lost pets. We are confident that Tagg achieves this goal, as evidenced by the customer testimonials we’ve received (see videos on our YouTube channel or read them on our testimonials page). 

As with any product, there is always opportunity for improvement.   To address the collar issue, our team has developed new collar attachment instructions to help customers ensure the tracker is securely attached.  We're also developing an improved collar clip assembly.

Statistics show that an average of 27,000 family pets are lost per day, and it is our intention to reduce those numbers and alleviate the fear an owner experiences when their pet is lost. We believe that Tagg is simply the most effective and most proactive way to achieve this peace of mind.

Sincerely,

Dave Vigil

President, Snaptracs Inc.

avatar

Zoandar

I had to laugh when I saw the mention of 'stolen' pet. What do you think is the first thing a pet theft would do after stealing the pet? Um, remove the collar and toss it? Especially if it had this refrigerator sized piece of technology hanging from the collar.

avatar

SirBC

avatar

ABouman

I assume you meant "content" but no we don't, so thanks for the heads up!

avatar

mattyz

Hmmmm, interesting idea, I can see the flaws mentioned getting in the way though...

avatar

dgrmouse

I appreciate good writing, and this article qualifies.  I would, however, like to see the device reviewed on the merit of its intended purpose: spying on your spouse.  How do you mount the tag to a vehicle, and where can I get a base station built into an alarm clock?

avatar

jrd417

This would be a great idea for a cat that keeps running out the door every time company shows up. Too bad it looks so big. Also if a dog can get it off a cat would shed it like a duck sheds water.

avatar

Biceps

Dogs are much smarter than cats.

avatar

Wingzero_x

Don't confuse blind loyalty and obedience for intelligence. The article illustrates that the dog had no part in actually getting rid of it, but instead lost it accidentally. A cat on the other hand will make you have buyer's remorse.

avatar

mesiah

Don't confuse your opinion with fact. It has been scientifically proven that dogs are smarter than cats based on a number of factors, most importantly their encephalization quotient. Not only are dogs smarter than cats, but over their years of domestication they have gotten smarter, where cats, most likely because of their solitary nature, have not.

avatar

Biceps

DING! Thanks for the backup mesiah.  

avatar

Brian Dowding

The old cartoons that used to have the Angel talking on one shoulder, and the devil talking on the other shoulder, comes to mind here.

 

My "tech lover" side thinks that this is a fantastic product that can help you not have a heart attack should the worst happen.

My "human" side thinks that this is going to lead to increased animal neglect as certain demographics subconsciously substitute the technology for being attentive, caring for, and looking after your pets.

 

An old news story of a man who sued an RV maker comes to mind.  He was on the highway driving, then felt he wanted a nap - SO HE HIT CRUISE CONTROL, LEFT THE WHEEL, AND WENT TO BED!  He sued the company when the vehicle failed to drive by itself like Knight Rider's KITT and instead went careening off the road.  No intelligent person would do what he did - but he repesents a REAL demographic.

avatar

Wingzero_x

Very true, however unfortunatelty including a well known urban myth doesn't add anything. A better illustration is just to show how they keep track of their kids.

 http://www.peopleofwalmart.com/50201

 

avatar

illusionslayer

Why isn't this on MaximumTech?

Actually now that I look at MaxTech and see how old the last article is, is the site dead?

avatar

avenger48

Yeah, Max Tech died a few months ago, and all of its editors and products for review were re-enveloped into Max PC.

avatar

richeemxx

Well the main issue with the tracker falling off would be an easy fix for the company. Just make it an all-in-one type setup with a full collar. As an owner you could probably even modify it to make it work a lot better.

My question though is how well does it work once they are well outside the "safety" zone. Did you test it at any distances outside that of your two yards? I mean its pretty pointless to have if you can't locate your dog that has been out of the yard for several hrs and maybe traveled a few miles.

avatar

MrMick

It's uses GPS, so it should be capable of tracking the dog anywhere. If the dog traveled into a Verizon dead zone, then I guess it wouldn't be able to report the dog's position until it re-entered Verizon territory (provided the battery on the Tagg tracker doesn't die first). I never experienced an issue tracking either dog even when they were outside the "home" area. 

avatar

richeemxx

Yes but Micheal how well does the GPS work? Having used several GPS devices I can say not all work as well as others. Just looking at the maps you posted they are very sparsely populated areas with few trees. I'd be interested to know how well it works in a more densely covered area or one with buildings, houses ect. The things that tend to interfere with GPS more. How well did it pin point your animals once they were outside the home area? Was in narrowed to a few feet, yards or what?

 

It would be nice to see representation of the results there.