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Review | PitPat Activity Monitor

Review | PitPat Activity Monitor
Note to readers: Products featured in this post were given to us as gifts; however, the views and opinions expressed are genuine and this post was produced without any external editorial control.

Post Update | December 2017

PitPat have recently released a new and improved version of their dog activity monitor along with a re-vamped mobile app, just in time for Christmas! 

Elsa received an early Christmas surprise from the lovely team at PitPat...

This is one gift that we just couldn't wait to open...

It arrived in a beautiful box, although Elsa was much more interested in the bag of treats! New features include a re-designed layout on the summary screen and the new PitPat will also be able to track the total distance travelled in km per day.

Many thanks to PitPat for this lovely surprise!

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Original Post from March 2017:

Elsa was given a PitPat Activity Monitor when we met up with their team at Crufts! We were delighted to receive this new gadget and couldn't wait to start using it...

Unboxing & First Impressions...

The PitPat is a small, lightweight gadget that attaches to your dog's collar and measures various activities including time spent playing, walking, running and resting. You can use it to set goals to make sure that your dog is getting the right amount of exercise. Since Elsa could do with losing a few pounds this is the perfect opportunity for us to assess how much exercise she is currently doing, and how we can improve her fitness regime.

We absolutely love the quirkiness of the packaging!

Inside the box we found the activity monitor and a quick start guide. The monitor has a soft Velcro strap which can be extended if needed. This type of Velcro is perfect because it won't snag Elsa's fur, but it still fits very securely to her collar and we can easily swap it onto different collars too.

We love the fact that this product is designed and manufactured in the UK. If their name sounds familiar that may be because they were featured on Dragon's Den when PitPat’s founder Andrew Nowell sought investment to grow the business in the UK and abroad, and to raise awareness of pet health.

The tracker has an accompanying app, available to download for free from both the App Store and Google Play. Once installed, setting up the app is quick and easy. Syncing the PitPat to the app is done via Bluetooth and takes a matter of seconds.

Once you enter your dog's details, including age and weight, the app will then recommend an exercise guideline. Elsa's initial recommendation is to do 40 minutes of exercise per day. So that's it... we're ready to go!

After Elsa wore the Pit Pat for a few weeks: Elsa's most active day so far has been Sunday 2nd April when we took her for a walk around Trentham Gardens and then spent an hour at the Luosko Freedom Field; over the course of the day she was active for 170 minutes and she had so much fun! Although we had a few days where she didn't meet her goal of 80 minutes, her average activity level is still high at 85 minutes so we're quite pleased with that.

Luosko Freedom Field

Conclusion:

What we like most about the tracker:
- It's really well made. It feels solid and the fact that it's water resistant is a bonus as we go out walking come rain or shine! The soft Velcro is also a good feature as it doesn't snag on Elsa's fur or cause any hair matts. The size and weight of the PitPat is ideal too as it doesn't get in Elsa's way at all.
- It was really easy to set up and syncs quickly. The app is really user friendly.
- The data is quite accurate! I like how it measures in time rather than 'steps'.
We've had a lot of fun the past few weeks, and the most interesting thing that we've found so far is that Elsa is actually a lot more active than we thought. We would like to thank the lovely team at PitPat for giving us this opportunity to review their dog activity monitor!

-Click here to get your own PitPat-

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Note to readers: Products featured in this post were given to us as gifts; however, the views and opinions expressed are genuine and this post was produced without any external editorial control.

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