How does the FitBark GPS locate my dog?


Your dog’s FitBark GPS has three typical modes of functioning throughout the day.

Within a Wi-Fi Safe Place

When a FitBark GPS is within a Wi-Fi Safe Place, your pup’s location is reported at the center of the Safe Place. In this mode, the “Find Dog!” button is not enabled.

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Bluetooth connected to an owner

When the FitBark GPS is Bluetooth connected to an owner’s smartphone and outside of a Wi-Fi Safe Place, your dog’s location will be reported every minute only when the smartphone is able to get an accurate location. For best experience, please leave your smartphone’s Wi-Fi and Bluetooth turned on at all times. In this mode, the “Find Dog!” button is not enabled.

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No Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connectivity (“Lost Dog” mode)

When the FitBark GPS  is not within a Wi-Fi Safe Place and not Bluetooth connected to an owner’s smartphone, we will periodically attempt to provide an approximate (best estimate) location of your pup. The FitBark GPS optimizes battery life by leveraging GPS location, local Wi-Fi networks and cell tower data when Live Tracking mode is not enabled. If “Live Tracking” mode is enabled, the FitBark GPS will send the best possible location (highest quality) available every minute.

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