The Whistle Go Explore is an excellent fitness and location monitor. It comes in three colors – black, pink, and lime green. We’re going to take a look at this pet device and find out if it’s worth the price of admission.
What are the Features of Whistle Go Explore Tracker?
Whistle Go Explore At A Glance
- Health Tracking: Yes
- Location Tracking and Escape Alerts: Location Tracking GPS / 4G LTE Wireless Service via AT&T
- Fitness Tracking: Yes
- Battery Life: Up to 20 days
- Waterproof: Yes, rated IPX 8, submerge up to 6ft
As a tracking device, the Whistle Go Explore stands out. Pet owners fear losing their pets whether they’re in the park, taking a walk, or even in their own backyard. This can keep tabs on your pets in real-time. Moreover, you can set up a virtual fence using the app for added peace of mind. With it, you’ll be alerted whenever your pet leaves or returns to the designated area.
The Whistle Go Explore offers live updates so you’ll know your pet’s location every few seconds. A valuable feature especially when your pet gets lost outside. Keep in mind that turning live updates on will quickly drain the battery so make sure your device is fully charged before heading out.
This device can work using Wi-Fi or cellular data. It defaults to Wi-Fi when available and connects to AT&T’s network when you’re outside. Pet owners should be aware that the Whistle Go is not a replacement for an embedded Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag.
Keeping our pets fit is our responsibility as owners. The Whistle Go Explore, along with its app, can help you with this task. Just enter the age and breed and the app will calculate your pet’s fitness goals in minutes and distance. The device will monitor your progress so you’ll know your furry friend is getting enough exercise each day, week, or month.
Installing the Whistle Go Explore is easy and straightforward. Just plug it in via USB-C to make sure you have enough power. Download and install the Whistle app (available on Android and iOS) on your smart device. The whole process will take about 10 minutes and you will be guided all the way through. The Whistle device itself snaps onto a small piece that’s attached to your pet’s collar.
The Whistle Go Explore has excellent battery life even with live updates turned on. You don’t need to worry whether your pet’s tracker will have enough power while they’re out of sight. According to their website, the Whistle Go Explore can last up to 20 days. The device we tested had 60 percent battery after ten days of typical use – occasional 50-minute walks and turning on live updates on three occasions.
The Whistle Go Explore has a built-in night light. A neat feature when you can’t find your pet while you’re out at night. You can turn it on using the app and you can choose one of the three modes – slow flash, fast flash, or always on.
The Whistle app allows access to multiple users. A neat feature especially if you hire a dog walker or pet sitter. At no extra cost, you can share your account so they can track your pet in case they get lost.
Cost and Subscription
The Whistle Go Explore device is priced at $129 and comes with a 90-day guarantee. However, your device must have a monthly subscription in order to work. You have three payment options – monthly at $9.95 per month, yearly at $7.95 per month, and 2-year at $6.95 per month. Aside from having all the features, the subscription gives you access to on-demand veterinary help through chat, phone, or email – right from the Whistle app.
As a pet location and fitness tracker, the Whistle Go Explore delivers an excellent performance. Having the ability to pinpoint your pet’s location anywhere in the U.S. and monitor his or her fitness status can give pet owners such relief. Although the device is worth its price, you’ll need to take your time before committing to a subscription plan.