Health tracking for dogs is the wearable tech we didn’t know we were waiting for

Wearable for your dog the Waggit
By Emily Heller.

This Kickstarter campaign is bringing wearable fitness trackers to man’s best friend with the Waggit collar and app — essentially a Fitbit for dogs. Their basic philosophy is that your dog can’t tell you when she’s feeling off (and often will try to hide it because of her survival instincts) but technology can detect the invisible signs of illness or injury. Waggit claims to use location, activity, and health tracking to give you a holistic, day-to-day view of your best friend’s wellbeing.

Waggit tracks your dog’s vital signs of temperature, heart rate, and breathing rate and can learn her baseline resting state the longer she wears her Waggit collar. You can set up push notifications to tell you when her vitals stray outside of what’s normal for your dog, so if her heart rate suddenly spikes you can go investigate. You’ll also be able to show your vet exactly what’s been going on if you do have to take her in.

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