Human Health

Leveraging the dog-owner relationship with a focus on monitoring the pet's physical activity is highly innovative. Platforms like FitBark have the potential to get both pets and people moving together and improve health outcomes for all.

Brian C. Clark, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Ohio Musculoskeletal & Neurological Institute / Ohio University

A fitbit for dogs! Love it! This is great -- it keeps me honest! I have a basset hound, and it is soooo easy to just let her sleep on the couch and miss a walk. I have a fitbit, and this works to make sure I keep her active the same way the fitbit makes sure I stay active EVERY DAY and I can't "rationalize" how much she actually moved around. The device doesn't count steps, but "activity." It is a fun app on my Iphone, connects via bluetooth. The monitor fit snugly and easily flat on her collar.... Fetch More

A fitbit for dogs! Love it!

This is great — it keeps me honest! I have a basset hound, and it is soooo easy to just let her sleep on the couch and miss a walk. I have a fitbit, and this works to make sure I keep her active the same way the fitbit makes sure I stay active EVERY DAY and I can’t “rationalize” how much she actually moved around. The device doesn’t count steps, but “activity.” It is a fun app on my Iphone, connects via bluetooth. The monitor fit snugly and easily flat on her collar. Pearl is a bigger dog, and has a bigger collar; on my mother’s Chihuahua, however, I think the fitbark would be too big. It isn’t heavy — very lightweight — so the only issue on tiny little dogs would be bulk. The best thing is the attitude of the company…. this is a relatively new product, and they are continually updating and making changes to the software, and seem to have a really great and positive and FUN attitude. There is the option to share and have friends, just like with the fitbit. Love this, and it HAS helped give me the reason to shoo my dog off the couch and force her outside for a walk!

Krykie

10 stars "Santa" brought my dogs each one for Christmas. I absolutely love them. I was able to link both devices to 1 app. The staff at Fitbark is fantastic. I have contacted them with a few questions and received a response back within a half hour....plus you get daily tips. I actually like this app better than my Fitbit app. I highly recommend this product.

Abby and Toby

Fun for pups and people, great product support team FitBark is a fun way to help you and your dog stay fit! The level of service from the company has been consistently amazing and they have always been incredibly responsive to questions. The product is fun and easy to use. You securely attach it to your dog's collar, install the mobile FitBark app and you're ready to roll! There's also a new FitBark community on Facebook where you can virtually follow other dogs and compare their daily activity with yours.

Shannan

Loving the FitBark! So much fun to watch the dogs progress from work throughout the day! I am obsessed with tracking my steps...I'm having so much fun tracking my dogs now, too.

agrey009

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

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.

Five Stars Good to relate our cocker spaniels ground coverage in relation to my Fitbit.

michael hicks

Love it. It is actually getting me out into "exercise land". I'm more competitive for my dog than for myself!!!

Heatheredav

Great Product At first I was skeptical about the fitbark, I had a hard time believing the small tracker would be able to accurately track my dogs activity as well as survive my pups rough and tumble lifestyle. However this device has surpassed my expectations! I now have a good idea as to how active my dog is each day as well as if she is as active as she should be based on her age and breed. This tool has motivated me to give my girl all the extra play time and excersize she needs to reach her goals. I... Fetch More

Great Product

At first I was skeptical about the fitbark, I had a hard time believing the small tracker would be able to accurately track my dogs activity as well as survive my pups rough and tumble lifestyle. However this device has surpassed my expectations! I now have a good idea as to how active my dog is each day as well as if she is as active as she should be based on her age and breed. This tool has motivated me to give my girl all the extra play time and excersize she needs to reach her goals. I love the fact that I can sync my fit bit tracker with the fitbark so I can compare both of our activity and I have to say that since purchasing the fitbark my fit bit scores have also increased. This is a great tool to monitor your dogs health and behavior. I look forward to any upgrades that fitbark my be working on!

Heather