Exercise & Preventative Care

Great device and awesome app I've ordered four FitBarks now, two for my dogs and two to give as gifts. Needless to say, I couldn't be happier. This is one of those products that deserves two separate reviews, because there are really two different parts: an app and the device itself. I gave it 5 stars overall because the device has exceeded my expectations. The app is good and keeps getting regular updates with fun new features. Also noteworthy - the customer service is tremendous. Like, the best I've ever encountered for any company (and I don't say that lightly).... Fetch More

Great device and awesome app

I’ve ordered four FitBarks now, two for my dogs and two to give as gifts. Needless to say, I couldn’t be happier. This is one of those products that deserves two separate reviews, because there are really two different parts: an app and the device itself. I gave it 5 stars overall because the device has exceeded my expectations. The app is good and keeps getting regular updates with fun new features. Also noteworthy – the customer service is tremendous. Like, the best I’ve ever encountered for any company (and I don’t say that lightly).
Part 1, the device
Things I love: it’s smaller and lighter than it looks. It’s highly durable. Lola, my beagle/boxer mix isn’t kind to it. Between playing rough with others at the dog park and occasional swims in a nearby creek, our fitbark has seen its share of mistreatment. After nearly 8 months, the FitBark not only functions, but still looks very good with only a few light scratches. I’m averaging a little over a week between charges. It is very convenient to charge also, because you don’t have to take it off the collar.
The app:
Initial setup was easy. The design is unique, intuitive, and I figured out the basics after a few minutes of playing with it. It keeps updating every month or two with new features. Most recently (and my favorite part) they added a “top dog” leaderboard to follow other dogs and compete or compare activity.
Bottom Line: I’m a non-tech savvy dog lover and I use FitBark literally every day. I can honestly say it has made me a much better dog parent and I highly recommend it. It’s one of those things I didn’t know I needed and now can’t live without.
willtheworld

Great tool for the conscientious dog owner I love this tool! It's an awesome complement to my fitbit charge hr! I give it a 4 instead of a 5 because getting to know the app takes some time and work. Once you get it all figured out though the data tracking is awesome! I have a Weimaraner and I live in an apartment, but I am also a runner and very active. As a breed that requires a lot of exercise, I really feel like it helps me better gage if my fur baby is getting his needs met, especially... Fetch More

Great tool for the conscientious dog owner

I love this tool! It’s an awesome complement to my fitbit charge hr! I give it a 4 instead of a 5 because getting to know the app takes some time and work. Once you get it all figured out though the data tracking is awesome! I have a Weimaraner and I live in an apartment, but I am also a runner and very active. As a breed that requires a lot of exercise, I really feel like it helps me better gage if my fur baby is getting his needs met, especially since he is crated for about 8 hours of his day. I recommend it to anyone who is conscientious about their best friends whole being! Plus, the fitbark team is very kind, quick, and eager to help you, as you help them create a better device and app!

FitBark Customer

Our Boston terrier Bobbie is exhausted after trying to get as many points up as possible! ?? I have my tracker and we now both keep moving way more than we used to.

Anne T.

FitBark works!! Moose loves it!! I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and couldn’t be happier!! After unpacking the FitBark and attaching it to Moose a few days ago, I wasn't sure what to expect when I bought this, but am I glad I did!! When it arrived, I thought it might be complicated to set up and then found out that I couldn't have been more wrong. To my surprise, the setup was effortless. I played tug of war with Moose with one hand and was able to set the FitBark up with my other. The rubber... Fetch More

FitBark works!! Moose loves it!!

I’ve been waiting for this for a long time and couldn’t be happier!! After unpacking the FitBark and attaching it to Moose a few days ago, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I bought this, but am I glad I did!! When it arrived, I thought it might be complicated to set up and then found out that I couldn’t have been more wrong. To my surprise, the setup was effortless. I played tug of war with Moose with one hand and was able to set the FitBark up with my other. The rubber band they ship with the device snapped around Moose’s collar nice and snug. Moose even went for a swim yesterday and I can vouch, it is waterproof. He always gets great exercise but now I’m actually going to be able to chart it and compare against other dogs. Hopefully this inspires me to take a run with Moose so I can boost his step count. Thanks FitBark!

johnerck

Review. This monitor attaches to the collar with elastic bands. I was a bit wary how it would hold up but so far my hyperactive Cocker and her best friend - a boisterous doberman pup have failed to dislodge it. One charge lasts about a week and it comes with the necessary USB cable. It is an interesting device and tracks what your dog gets up to during the day Rest - Self explanatory, Active - pottering about, Play - running about or playing tug. I find myself looking two or three times a day and sending the results to... Fetch More

Review.

This monitor attaches to the collar with elastic bands. I was a bit wary how it would hold up but so far my hyperactive Cocker and her best friend – a boisterous doberman pup have failed to dislodge it.
One charge lasts about a week and it comes with the necessary USB cable.
It is an interesting device and tracks what your dog gets up to during the day Rest – Self explanatory, Active – pottering about, Play – running about or playing tug. I find myself looking two or three times a day and sending the results to my partner who works away a lot so he can also see.
Its answered the question about what she gets up to during the day while I am at work (sleeps by looks of things!) and I can link it to my fitbit to compare what we did and compare it to other dogs of the same type/age. I can monitor how much exercise we get on a day to day basis and how many “play points” she earns during her weekly flyball class.

I would like some way of GPS tracking for her to see how far she travels on her walks compared to me and map them, but as mentioned there is a way to link it to the fitbit so I can make a rough estimate of what she does compared to me and I can map our walks on the fitbit anyway.

FitBark Customer

No more excuses... So far so good! I ordered this for my pup because I know I am being a lazy pet parent and wanted to see how much exercise he is missing out on and to see how much he sleeps while I'm at work. Came super quick and it's really easy to set up. I can't wait to get home to see how my baby was while I was out (we do not have the wifi receiver so I can only see his progress once I get home and sync with him). He is only 9lbs and I... Fetch More

No more excuses…

So far so good! I ordered this for my pup because I know I am being a lazy pet parent and wanted to see how much exercise he is missing out on and to see how much he sleeps while I’m at work. Came super quick and it’s really easy to set up. I can’t wait to get home to see how my baby was while I was out (we do not have the wifi receiver so I can only see his progress once I get home and sync with him). He is only 9lbs and I love how the tracker is super light and cute. I also love how Amazon customer service replied to my concerns and fixed them immediately. I am so glad I purchased thru Amazon.

MARY A.

Fitbark is simple yet, powerful active tracker and measurement tool for better canine physical health. It will be a great resource for all, dogs and owners, to be more active - and healthier.

Marcia O.

Great tech item My dog is literally rocking the "rest" fitbarks!! Seriously the average target "fitbarks" for my Golden based on his age and size is a good guide and my kids are now not cutting his walks short! No wonder he sleeps a lot during the day he does have some restless nights. So far enjoying it, it is easy to set up the app and gadget.

JB

Love it! Love it! Easily connects to my I-phone! Very good instructions for setting up the app. App connects easily to the FitBark without any cords. My dog Daisy is home by herself most of the day and the FitBark helps me track her activity! I know if she needs a longer walk or played with more to make sure she is active. FitBark website is awesome and easy to navigate. Love the LiveNews and is very informative.

Kristine

More than just a cool gadget I thought this would be a cool experiment, but now I check my dog's progress multiple times every day. The battery lasts over a week so charging is few and far in between. It's incredibly easy to synch with you phone and setup in the app to begin tracking. Plus it suggests how many points my dog should have by the end of each day based on her breed, age, and other stats. I was on vacation and one of the first things I did when I got back was check her activity levels... Fetch More

More than just a cool gadget

I thought this would be a cool experiment, but now I check my dog’s progress multiple times every day. The battery lasts over a week so charging is few and far in between. It’s incredibly easy to synch with you phone and setup in the app to begin tracking. Plus it suggests how many points my dog should have by the end of each day based on her breed, age, and other stats. I was on vacation and one of the first things I did when I got back was check her activity levels to make sure she got her walks and playtime. Now I just need the base station to check on her even when gone.

Brandon Marker