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A tiny sensor for dogs of all sizes

3D Accelerometer

The foundation for accurate minute-by-minute tracking used by vet schools and research institutions worldwide.

Fits dogs of any size

At 0.25 oz (7 g) it won't bother a 3 lb Chihuahua or a 200 lb Leonberger. Works with collars not wider than 1.18 inch (30 mm).

Rugged & Waterproof

Designed to stand ruff playtime and be submerged in up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.

Bluetooth 4.0

Syncs with the smartphone of any of your dog's owners, followers and veterinarians. Sync requires an internet connection.

Battery life up to 14 days

Get plenty of playtime between charges. There's no need to remove the FitBark from the collar to recharge it.

Free iOS, Android & Web Apps

No monthly or hidden fees. All our apps and APIs are free for all users and third parties.

SENSOR
3-axis accelerometer

WEIGHT
0.28 ounces (8 grams)

DIMENSIONS
1.6 x 1.1 x 0.4 inches (41 x 28 x 11 mm)
Curved design

MATERIAL
ABS (Rugged design)
Remember: nothing on earth is 100% dog-bite proof

WATER RESISTANCE
Waterproof IPX7 (Can be submerged up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes)
Cap at the back of the unit needs to be correctly closed

DISPLAY
Powered + LEDs in flashing mode: pairing
Powered + LEDs solid: battery charging
Powered + LEDs off: battery fully charged

BATTERY
Lithium-ion polymer
Standard micro USB charger
Battery life: up to 14 days
Charge time: 90 minutes
Most collars allow charging without removing the FitBark

OUTPUTS
Activity counts (BarkPoints)
Rest / Active / Play time
FitBark is a research-grade monitoring tool used by a variety of research institutions around the world to validate new drugs, products and treatments

SYNCHRONIZATION
Sync range: 30 feet (9 meters)
Sync requires an internet connection
Sync requires a compatible iOS or Android device or a FitBark Wi-Fi Base Station

MEMORY
Up to 28 days of minute-by-minute data

LOCALIZATION
Works anywhere in the world

ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
Operating temperature: -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Storage temperature: -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)

COMPATIBILITY: DOGS & COLLARS
Fits dogs of any breed, size and weight (yes, 3 lbs and 200 lbs dogs are fine)
Fits collars not wider than 30 mm (1.18 inches)

COMPATIBILITY: iOS and Android
iOS devices with Bluetooth 4.0 running iOS 8 and above. Examples: iPhone 4s/5/5c/5s/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus/7/7 Plus/8/8 Plus/X, iPod Touch 5th and 6th Gen., iPad 3/4/Air/Air2/Mini
Android devices with Bluetooth 4.0 running Android 4.4 and above. Examples: Samsung Galaxy S 4/5/6/7, Samsung Note 3/4, Google Nexus 4/5/6

What do FitBark devices measure?

FitBark devices are research grade dog activity and sleep monitors. They collect physical activity and rest levels 24/7, providing you and your family with unprecedented insights into health and behavior. Made in the shape of a tiny, stylish dog-bone, FitBark fits dogs of any size. If you and your family are serious about keeping your pet healthy, monitoring changes in behavior and sharing useful information with your veterinarian, look no fur-ther. Here are some of the metrics that the FitBark devices track: Activity counts (BarkPoints) Rest, active and play time Nocturnal sleep score Overall health index Activity index Calorie burn Distance travelled

What collars are compatible with FitBark?

FitBark is compatible with collars not wider than 1.18" (30 mm). You'll get the most out of the experience if you leave a soft collar on your dog 24/7.

What’s my FitBark device’s wireless range? How far can I be from my dog to sync?

Your FitBark device's sync range is about 30 feet (9 meters) from an iOS or Android mobile device, or a FitBark Wi-Fi Base Station. This range may be affected by several external factors. Your FitBark device stores your dog's activity and sleep information 24/7. A daily sync is recommended but not required.

What’s included in the FitBark box?

FitBark Dog Activity Monitor Collar Bands Micro USB charging cord Quick Start Guide  

Are FitBark devices suitable for small size dogs?

Yes. FitBark devices are so tiny that they won't bother dogs of any size, including a 3-lb Chihuahua and a 200-lb Leonberger.

How do I fix a FitBark on my dog’s collar?

Grab one of the black elastic bands in the original box Wrap it around the FitBark while capturing the collar Pull the FitBark away from the collar about an inch (2.5 cm) until you hear two “clicks”, which will secure the unit to the collar Release

Do FitBark devices have GPS?

No, or at least not yet. At FitBark, rather than answer the question "where is my dog?" we focus on health, activity, sleep and behavior. Our goal is to better understand our dogs. Our mission is to inspire a healthy lifestyle for dogs and humans. That’s why we designed an experience that is dynamic and has use throughout the day. And here’s what unique about us: through his or her FitBark, your dog anonymously contributes health and lifestyle data that helps all dogs and their owners live healthier lives. You can learn more about FitBark Explore here. If you’d like to be a part of something bigger, we’d love to hear from you. Note: while we continue to look at ways to introduce new sensors in the future, for now we’re extremely proud of FitBark’s tiny product size, form factor and battery life. Introducing a GPS sensor at this time would likely make our product 5-7 times as bulky.

What is the temperature operating range of FitBark devices?

Based on our previous experience with similar components and materials, our current assessment is the following: Operating temperature: -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C) Storage temperature: -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C)

Is it bad for my dog to have an electronic device so close to him?

FitBark devices emit less than 1/10,000th the amount of radiation from a cell phone, and a small fraction of what we humans get from using a Bluetooth headset. Our devices are FCC certified and well within the specifications followed by any other product considered to be safe.

Is FitBark waterproof?

Yes, but only if you keep the rubber cap at the back of the unit firmly closed. FitBark’s waterproof specification is IPX7 (can be submerged up to 1 meter for up to 30 minutes).

Do FitBark devices have a heart rate monitor?

No, or at least not yet. While we continue to look at ways to introduce new sensors in the future, for now we’re extremely proud of FitBark’s tiny product size, form factor and battery life.

Do FitBark devices control barking?

Not really. FitBark devices are activity and sleep monitors. On a side note, plenty of exercise helps eliminate hyperactive, destructive, unruly and attention seeking behaviors that may or may not include excessive barking. In addition, if your dog tends to be anxious when left alone, FitBark helps you monitor how his activity and anxiety levels change during the hours after the separation. You can learn more here.

What do the FitBark LEDs mean?

Under normal operating conditions, the FitBark's LEDs are off. Here's a description of what the various modes mean: FitBark powered with LEDs flashing (“knight rider” mode): the FitBark is in pairing mode and ready to be associated with any dog's profile (if the FitBark isn't already associated with an existing dog) FitBark powered with LEDs solid: battery charging FitBark powered with LEDs off: battery fully charged FitBark not powered with LEDs constantly blinking: error mode --> please contact us from the Support Chat in our mobile or web apps FitBark not powered with LEDs solid: error mode --> please contact us from the Support Chat in our mobile or web apps

Can I use FitBark devices on a harness?

FitBark devices are designed to be fixed on a dog collar. Wearing your FitBark device on a harness may reduce its activity and sleep tracking accuracy. If you use a harness to take your dog out for walks, we recommend that you keep your FitBark device on a light, soft collar that your dog can wear 24/7 and wear the harness on top of that.

Can I use one FitBark device on multiple dogs?

As a regular dog owner, we don't recommend this as you won’t get much value out of the platform if you don’t monitor your dog’s health, sleep and behavior 24/7. As a pet healthcare professional, we make it possible to cycle one FitBark device on multiple dogs if you're running a clinical study or are temporarily lending a unit to a client. Please make sure to create new dog profiles for each dog and "Assign New FitBark" when you want to associate a FitBark unit to an existing dog profile.

Can a cat wear a FitBark device? What about other animals?

Yes, but you won’t find much in terms of comparative norms and baselines. Please choose an animal within the "not a dog" list when you setup your FitBark device on a cat, bunny, pig, sheep, chicken, penguin, falcon, zebra or any other animal or human.

When can I expect my order from fitbark.com? How can I track it?

Orders ship next day from our warehouse in Kansas City, MO (United States). U.S. Orders: the free option has a typical transit time of 2-4 days. We'll send you a tracking link when we ship. International Orders: the free option has a typical transit time of 10-30 days. Tracking may be limited.

Do FitBark devices work outside of the United States?

Yes. The FitBark mobile app works everywhere as long as your iOS or Android mobile device has an internet connection. Please note that to obtain warranty service, you must deliver the product, freight pre-paid, to the address specified by FitBark. It may take up to 30 days or more to receive the replaced product, with limited tracking available. You can review our Product Warranty here.

Do you ship outside of the United States?

Yes. At this time we offer a free option with UPS (transit time: 10-30 days) as well as a paid option with DHL (transit time: 2-4 days). You’re responsible for any import duties into your country of residence, if any. Please note that to obtain warranty service, you must deliver the product, freight pre-paid, to the address specified by FitBark. It may take up to 30 days or more to receive the replaced product, with limited tracking available. You can review our Product Warranty here.

Do FitBark devices come with a monthly fee?

No. FitBark devices come exclusively without a monthly fee.

What is the return policy on fitbark.com?

We have a friendly 30-day return policy. If you don’t love your FitBark, we’ll refund it. If you live in the U.S., we'll even pay for the return shipping. You can read about our return policy here.

What is your warranty policy?

We back your purchase with a friendly 1-year product warranty. If your unit is defective, please get in touch via the Support Chat in our mobile and web apps and we’ll be happy to help. To obtain warranty service, you must deliver the product, freight pre-paid, to the address specified by FitBark. Please note that if you reside outside of the United States, it may take up to 30 days or more to receive a warranty repaired or replaced product, with limited tracking available. You can read more about our warranty policy here.

How can I cancel my order or get a refund?

Learn more about our returns policy here. You can get in touch from the Support Chat in our mobile and web apps and we'll be happy to help.

In what states does FitBark charge sales tax?

FitBark charges the appropriate state and local sales tax in locations where we have legal obligations to do so. Where required, tax will also be applied to shipping and handling charges. At this time, FitBark collects sales tax only from the state of Missouri.

Where can I purchase FitBark’s products?

You can fetch all things FitBark at our Online Store, or find a list of our retailers here.

How different is a refurbished unit from a new one?

Refurbished units: May have minor aesthetic or packaging defects Are tested for functionality Include the same 1-year warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee

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Highest Rated Dog Health Monitor

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Loved by dog parents and trusted by veterinarians

...including researchers from University of Cambridge, University of Glasgow and Mayo Clinic.

When I got up this morning, I opened the FitBark app and noticed that Ruby was up in the night as her sleep score was low. I checked her ears and what do you know? Her chronic ear infection was back.

Brian Kirkwood

For me Fitbark is like the friend who is always there to give encouragement and goodwill, to go out in the rain, wind and sometimes (even in Scotland) the sunshine just to see your dog's tail wagg.

Joanne R.

We don't talk about it much but FitBark monitors sleep too. And a big change in sleeping habits is nearly always an indicator of illness. Last year, it was noticing the uptick in sleeping hours, that got our pup to the vet sooner rather than later. For most of us... Read More

We don’t talk about it much but FitBark monitors sleep too. And a big change in sleeping habits is nearly always an indicator of illness. Last year, it was noticing the uptick in sleeping hours, that got our pup to the vet sooner rather than later. For most of us there’s a huge chunk of time when we’re not with our furry friends. FitBark helps fill in that missing information.

David B.

His FitBark is a great way of measuring how well he feels, because he's more active when he doesn't have pain! I've noticed a gradual increase in his activity in the last week! I can also see that he is sleeping better, again probably because of a lack of discomfort!

Helen O.

I wanted to mention that Kimba's FitBark proved invaluable (and possibly life-saving) last week. We noticed that her stats were lower than usual last week. She didn't have her usual energy levels so we kept an eye on her and then discovered a swelling behind her left ear which turned... Read More

I wanted to mention that Kimba’s FitBark proved invaluable (and possibly life-saving) last week. We noticed that her stats were lower than usual last week. She didn’t have her usual energy levels so we kept an eye on her and then discovered a swelling behind her left ear which turned out to be a very bad reaction to a spider bite. She is now in treatment with our vet and responding well, but she has been very ill, and thanks to the FitBark we picked up earlier than we might otherwise that things were not right with her.

Barbara S.

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

Heatheredav

FitBark is not only an exceptionally powerful tool for researchers and veterinarians. It's also designed and priced so all dog owners have access to clear answers about the health of their pets.

Wayne Carter, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

We have been using FitBark to to manage dogs with generalized anxiety along with a nutraceutical diet (Forza10 Behavioral or Armonia) and a correct therapy. We are delighted with the quality of FitBark's data and how easy it is to access the information we need to run our studies.

Prof. Raffaella Cocco, Dr. Sara Sechi, Dr. Alessandro Di Cerbo
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Pathology and Veterinary Clinic Section / University of Sassari

FitBark has been a great company to collaborate with on our FDA-registered INAD research trial on dogs with chronic allergic dermatitis. They assisted us with data analysis and worked with the dog owners to ensure that our data collection went smoothly. What a great team! Thank you, FitBark!

Mark L. Weiss, PhD
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine / Kansas State University

The FitBark is an outstanding clinical research tool for continuous, objective and non-invasive monitoring of activity; it is portable, interfaced to smartphones and web dashboards and very affordable. Notably, it provides activity data during the day and sleep patterns during the night, facilitating evaluation of effects of a variety of... Read More

The FitBark is an outstanding clinical research tool for continuous, objective and non-invasive monitoring of activity; it is portable, interfaced to smartphones and web dashboards and very affordable. Notably, it provides activity data during the day and sleep patterns during the night, facilitating evaluation of effects of a variety of medical treatments on the patients’ mobility and quality of life.

Dan Simionescu, Ph.D.
Harriet and Jerry Dempsey Professor of Bioengineering / Clemson University

I think the activity devices like FitBark are going to be incredibly important for pet owners on a number of levels to ensure that their pets get adequate exercise and that they themselves are, too.

Rebecca Johnson, PhD, RN, FAAN, FNAP
Director of Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction / University of Missouri

FitBark is part of an exciting new force in science, the generation of big datasets that can take us closer to the truth about the relationship between health and lifestyle.  FitBark can be used to monitor trends in the daily behaviour of pet dogs, and potentially, to detect disease and... Read More

FitBark is part of an exciting new force in science, the generation of big datasets that can take us closer to the truth about the relationship between health and lifestyle.  FitBark can be used to monitor trends in the daily behaviour of pet dogs, and potentially, to detect disease and changes in well-being at a very early stage.

Dr. Cathy Wyse
Lord Kelvin Adam Smith Research Fellow, Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine / University of Glasgow

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Orders ship next day from our warehouse in Melbourne, Australia. Typical transit time is 2-4 days.

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