Motivation

I have both FitBark & Fitbit. The gentle competition with other dogs is very motivating. And yes David and his 3 Chihuahua's from NYC are inspiring and certainly give my working cocker spaniel a run for her money!!! It definitely encourages me to get my girl out for a decent afternoon walkies.

Julie W.

Fantastic App, great customer service! With the latest update, the folks at fitbark made an already great app fantastic. We have three fitBark dogs and at a glance we can see if they are getting enough sleep and exercise. It's very easy to dive in to get more data on a particular dog or look at larger trends, like sleep over the past month. We really love the new Top Dog Board which ranks our pups in the house by activity. It also provides stats on similar dogs so you know how you're dogs doing in comparison. This is super... Fetch More

Fantastic App, great customer service!

With the latest update, the folks at fitbark made an already great app fantastic. We have three fitBark dogs and at a glance we can see if they are getting enough sleep and exercise. It’s very easy to dive in to get more data on a particular dog or look at larger trends, like sleep over the past month.

We really love the new Top Dog Board which ranks our pups in the house by activity. It also provides stats on similar dogs so you know how you’re dogs doing in comparison. This is super helpful since we have three dogs ranging from 3 months to 10 years and they obviously require different levels of playtime.

We really love this update. The customer service at Fitbark is amazing. They go out of their way to help and make sure your issue is resolved.

If you’re looking for an activity tracker for your dog this is the best one on the market.

Buddhagem

Great device • Great app I should start by saying I read an article about 5 things you may be doing to crush your dogs spirit. The very first thing was not taking your dog on a walk as often as you should. Admittedly, I am guilty of this and I do NOT want to crush the spirit of any dog! So I looked at several styles of activity trackers and decided to try the FitBark. I think seeing their actual activity level will either guilt me into getting busy with them or make me proud of how we're doing.... Fetch More

Great device • Great app

I should start by saying I read an article about 5 things you may be doing to crush your dogs spirit. The very first thing was not taking your dog on a walk as often as you should. Admittedly, I am guilty of this and I do NOT want to crush the spirit of any dog! So I looked at several styles of activity trackers and decided to try the FitBark. I think seeing their actual activity level will either guilt me into getting busy with them or make me proud of how we’re doing.
I’ve only been using my FitBark for about a week. I have 3 dogs (a Mastiff and 2 Yorkies) and it’s been fun to see what time of day they’re most active and just how active they really are.
I bought one for each of my daughters dogs too (an Australian Shepard and a Boxer).
All of the dogs are ‘friends’, on the app, so we can see how active they’ve been, even when we’re all living in different cities. When they’re all together there’s a HUGE jump in play/active time.
It’s nice to be able to add notes to each day as well. You can go back and see if their activity, or lack thereof, is mirrored by health issues (diarrhea, decreased appetite, etc). I haven’t been using it long enough to take advantage of this feature but I like having that option available.
The staff is amazing! When I’ve asked questions through the app, I thought I’d have to wait several hours for a response; not so! The support has been much higher than I expected it to be. You’re made to feel like one of the FitBark family. I like having the ability to send photos too. I can include a screen shot with my question(s) which helps me explain my question and, I assume, it likely helps them to see what I’m talking about.
I don’t consider myself to be a very tech savvy individual but I have found the app and FitBark set up to be quite straightforward and simple. If I can do it, anybody can do it!
I’ve purchased 5 FitBarks, for my dogs and as gifts, and I feel it will prove to be a great investment in our dogs’ health. And we’ll benefit as well.

char3200

App works great This isbone kickass app my dogs are much more active since I started using my kickstarter Fitbark. Great product if your into dogs and fitness!!!!

edguzman01

This is a great little product for your dog This is a great little product for your dog. It works as designed but you need to spend a little bit of time understanding the data provided. Once you start to use it you get to understand the information more. It really gives you a sense as to what your dog is doing and really how little exercise they do. It makes you want to take them for a walk so that you can get a little more exercise. The UI is nice.

Daynas Corman

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

Motivates me to take my dog out more!  I can't say enough good things about Fitbark. I love being able to track my dog's fitness, and being able to set goals motivates me to go for more walks and runs with him. My first Fitbark malfunctioned, and the amazing customer support team fixed my problem instantly. They provided constant support, even after hours and on weekends, which is true dedication and shows their passion for their product and their customers (thank you so much!). You won't regret getting this little gadget, and your pup will love you for it!

BettinaE

Very Impressed I've been using the FitBark for over a week now with our 3 year old Maltese. I was very happy to see that it was much smaller than I had expected it to be. It was easy to place on his collar, and he doesn't mind wearing it at all. The app is very user friendly and helpful for the set up process. It is amazing to be able to monitor your dogs level of activity, and it has influenced us to take longer walks and stay more active. The app makes it easy to set and change... Fetch More

Very Impressed

I’ve been using the FitBark for over a week now with our 3 year old Maltese. I was very happy to see that it was much smaller than I had expected it to be. It was easy to place on his collar, and he doesn’t mind wearing it at all. The app is very user friendly and helpful for the set up process. It is amazing to be able to monitor your dogs level of activity, and it has influenced us to take longer walks and stay more active. The app makes it easy to set and change your dogs goal for the day, and monitor his progress via Bluetooth connection with your phone. I’ve tried a couple other pet “wearables” and the FitBark is the best I’ve come across so far.

Rachel Moody

Love Fitbark with my Fitbit. Jack (my dog) got his fitbark for Christmas. So far it's great. It's fun since I'm addicted to my Fitbit. It adds another dimension to exercising. And I like all the follow ups checking on how we're doing.

Nyleve

Watch out for health-monitoring-addiction in your pet! At first, this seemed like a great idea... I monitor my own bodily functions 8 ways to Sunday, so why shouldn't my little Pookie have the same data? At first, things are great... Pookie takes to the challenge like a champ, getting more and more steps in every day, getting healthy, getting fit... But then the darker side of pet fitness showed it's paws. Next thing I know, Pookie is checking her barkPoints 4,5, even 6 or 7 times a day! She's started waking me up early to go for an extra walk!... Fetch More

Watch out for health-monitoring-addiction in your pet!

At first, this seemed like a great idea… I monitor my own bodily functions 8 ways to Sunday, so why shouldn’t my little Pookie have the same data? At first, things are great… Pookie takes to the challenge like a champ, getting more and more steps in every day, getting healthy, getting fit…

But then the darker side of pet fitness showed it’s paws. Next thing I know, Pookie is checking her barkPoints 4,5, even 6 or 7 times a day! She’s started waking me up early to go for an extra walk! I like having a fit pet, but I need my dang sleep! And, honestly… I can’t afford all the protein powders and post-workout-recovery-drinks Pookie is ordering.

I mean, it’s great that Pookie is taking an interest in education… I never managed to even get her to “sit” or “roll over”, and her obsession with Bark Points has gotten her back into school… she’ll be graduating with an MS in Kinesiology by the end of the year… but the constant reminders of how out of shape I am are really getting annoying… I even saw her setting the cat up with an exercise and diet plan.

Jack Brinloe