This smart collar allows owners to track their dogs and see what they see!
At the 2015 International CES show, humans won’t be the only ones getting the wearable treatment.
On January 5, Binatone revealed a new smart dog collar that lets owners track, train, and communicate with their dogs remotely.
The product is called the Scout 5000. According to the company, this collar is a “smartphone for a dog”. It uses its cellular connection to remotely synchronize with the owner’s smartphone, and give live data.
Equipped with GPS tracking technology, owners won’t have to worry about losing their dogs. The collar has two weeks of battery life and Wi-Fi connectivity. It also comes with speakers so that owners can talk to their beloved dog remotely, or receive alerts when their dog is barking.
That’s not all! Owner can also see what their dog is seeing through a camera on the collar. The camera can take pictures or video at 720p. The clips can be streamed remotely to a device, or stored on the collar’s SD card for up to about 8 hours of footage. Darkness isn’t a problem because of the camera’s night vision mode.
The smart collar can also function as a training device. It can emit a high-pitched ultrasonic sound that dogs can hear to correct bad behavior. The collar is light, and should fit easily around medium and large dogs.
The company’s Hubble app processes all the data from the smart collar. Binatone is developing the smart collar for Motorola Mobility, which will sell it under its brand. This smart product will be available in June for $199 and includes a year of service.
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Source: PC World