The Pawscout Tag does not have GPS capability, though it leverages GPS through its Bluetooth connection with your phone. As a Bluetooth-enabled device, your Pawscout Tag sends out a “beacon” from its spot on your pet’s collar that travels up to 300 feet in all directions. When anyone with the Pawscout App comes within 300 feet of your pet, your pet is identified by the App as “In range.” The Tag doesn’t pinpoint your pet’s location so much as provide a cone of safety. Invite friends, neighbors, and family to install the Pawscout App and boost your coverage.
If you mark your pet as lost, you will be notified when they pass within range of anyone with the Pawscout App. A 300-foot range may not sound like much, but many lost pets remain surprisingly close to home--particularly lost cats, who often hide in silence in nearby areas. To best protect your pet, ask friends, family members, neighbors, and caretakers to install the Pawscout App (Google Play Store or App Store).
In the example below, Priscilla (Pawscout Pet) is within the 300 ft range of the Pawscout user (You). GPS determines where You are on the map and knows that Priscilla is within 300 ft using Bluetooth technology showing "Near you" or "In range". Your pet's icon/avatar outside of the circle is indicating they are within your 300 ft range.
- Introduction to the Pawscout Tag and App
- Tracking Walks