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Can't bring your pet to work? Stay connected with this smart tech

Looking after your pet can be made easier with IoT and AI. Here are the best pet care activity trackers, monitors, and helpers we have found around the web.
By Eileen Brown, Contributor on
Smart IoT and AI trackers and monitors to enhance pet care ZDNet
1 of 7 Petcube

Petcube

Petcube Bites lets you interact with your pets using two-way audio and video. You can even remotely give treats to your pets with a touch of the app screen.

There's also Petcube Play, which has a laser that can be remotely controlled to encourage the pet to play whilst you watch her activities and talk to her.

Smart IoT and AI trackers and monitors to enhance pet care ZDNet
2 of 7 PlayDate

PlayDate

PlayDate is a remotely controlled ball that you can use to play with your pet. It has a camera and a microphone to let you see, hear, and talk to your pet as well as record video.

The ball rolls wherever you want via the app on your phone. A squeaker alerts the pet to the ball.

Smart IoT and AI trackers and monitors to enhance pet care ZDNet
3 of 7 Fitbark

Fitbark

The Fitbark is a dog activity and sleep monitor that enables you to track your pet's activity.

It monitors medical issues and calories burned as well as the distance travelled by the dog. It also monitors how many hours your dog sleeps.

Smart IoT and AI trackers and monitors to enhance pet care ZDNet
4 of 7 Scollar

Scollar

Scollar is an open platform smart collar, app, and cloud service that gives pet owners any functionality they need.

AI has been integrated with the Scollar service, so tools like Alexa or Google Assistant can tell anyone in your household that the cat was fed and the dog's medications are up to date.

Smart IoT and AI trackers and monitors to enhance pet care ZDNet
5 of 7 Findster

Findster Duo

The Findster Duo is a pet activity tracker to monitor your dogs exercise, count steps taken by the dog, and analyze its performance.

It has live GPS tracking and radar to show you distance from your pet. GPS fences can also be configured to keep your pet in the preconfigured safe zone and away from any danger zone.

Smart IoT and AI trackers and monitors to enhance pet care ZDNet
6 of 7 Pebby

Pebby

The Pebby ball has a camera, and laser inside the ball that can be controlled by your smartphone. There is a two-way audio and microphone system so you can transit a pre-recorded message and hear the response.

You can see and record the images that Pebby sees. An auto-align system on the docking station means that the ball can be remotely returned for charging. The collar syncs with the ball to track pet activity.

Smart IoT and AI trackers and monitors to enhance pet care ZDNet
7 of 7 Gosi

Gosi

The Gosi smart collar gives GPS tracking and activity monitoring for your pet. The device gives you a live feed of your pet's location.

It tracks pet activity and lets you configure safe zones that alert you on your phone if your pet goes outside of the zone.

It also has an ultrasound whistle that catches your pet's attention when needed.

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