Humans aren’t the only ones who need their activity levels tracked and health monitored. Our pets also need to stay fit and lean. For the dog owner who thinks their pooch is spending too much time cooped up or chilling on the couch, the Beagard Activity Collar might be the tool you need to get you and your four legged friend out and about.
Currently seeking funding on IndieGoGo, the Beagard Activity Collar aims to remedy one of the sad side effects of inactivity among humans: the fact their pets suffer alongside them. Dog owners who don’t get out and take their dogs for walks hurt themselves and their pet. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, over half of all dogs in the United States are overweight or obese. The Beagard Activity Collar tracks two of the leading causes of obesity: inactivity and overeating.
The sleek-looking collar features a barely noticeable bump that houses the activity tracker and battery. The collar can go several months without requiring a recharge, and it’s entirely dust and waterproof so you won’t have to worry about taking it off before taking your dog to the beach.
All of the information gathered by the collar is pushed to a mobile device so the dog’s owner can see a quantified look at their dog’s day (because what’s a dog going to do with that information? They probably don’t even have a smartphone). The app displays daily and weekly numbers, including goals and progress toward achieving them. It also show caloric intake so you can keep an eye on your dog’s diet — and that means no table scraps.
The Beagard Activity Collar is currently slated to be delivered by the second half of 2015. Early backers can get their hands on the dog monitor with a $100 pledge to the IndieGoGo campaign.