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Findster Duo+ VS. Fitbark 2

Findster Duo (on the left) VS. Fitbark 2 (on the right)
Written by Mark Braeden

We as dog parents are sometimes anxious to let our dogs roam the park and the trails without a leash. It does not mean that we are strict, but we want to make our dogs safe, but these pooches need to get some exercise and freedom. Also, we are not around all day to join them. We need to monitor their health and wanted to know the early signs or symptoms in case they don’t feel well. Because of this, we are comparing one of the best dog trackers in the market. Findster Duo+ vs. Fitbark 2. In this post, you will see all the features side by side including how they measure activity levels.

Main Features

Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
FitBark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
  • Findster Duo + prides itself on being the only GPS tracking device that gives a real-time tracking experience for you and your dogs.
  • This brand offers a 24/7 Findster Care membership with a 30-day free trial. It will give you 24/7 access to Findster’s vet team to care for your beloved pup.
  • This device comes with an app that tracks the progress and achievements of your pets when doing some activities via their Findster Duo + History feature.
  • Findster lets you track up to three dogs.
  • Findster also does not require cellular coverage for it to work, therefore you need not pay any monthly fees to use their module. This is thanks to their MAZE tech which enables the two modules (one for you and the other for your pup) to wirelessly communicate for up to a 4.8 km radius.

Adaptive battery performance. Three modes:

  1. Hiking Day Mode - lasts for 12 hours with GPS always on
  2. Regular Walk Mode - lasts up to 3 days with GPS on
  3. Safe at Home Mode - lasts up to 7 days with GPS always off
  • Monitor sleep and daily activities 24/7
  • Battery life lasts up to 6 months
  • 3D accelerometer increases accuracy on tracking your dog’s movements
  • Can link Fitbit, Google Fit, or Apple HealthKit device
  • Mainly used for dog health monitoring
  • No subscription fees required
Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
  • Findster Duo + prides itself on being the only GPS tracking device that gives a real-time tracking experience for you and your dogs.
  • This brand offers a 24/7 Findster Care membership with a 30-day free trial. It will give you 24/7 access to Findster’s vet team to care for your beloved pup.
  • This device comes with an app that tracks the progress and achievements of your pets when doing some activities via their Findster Duo + History feature.
  • Findster lets you track up to three dogs.
  • Findster also does not require cellular coverage for it to work, therefore you need not pay any monthly fees to use their module. This is thanks to their MAZE tech which enables the two modules (one for you and the other for your pup) to wirelessly communicate for up to a 4.8 km radius.

Adaptive battery performance. Three modes:

  1. Hiking Day Mode - lasts for 12 hours with GPS always on
  2. Regular Walk Mode - lasts up to 3 days with GPS on
  3. Safe at Home Mode - lasts up to 7 days with GPS always off
FitBark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
  • Monitor sleep and daily activities 24/7
  • Battery life lasts up to 6 months
  • 3D accelerometer increases accuracy on tracking your dog’s movements
  • Can link Fitbit, Google Fit, or Apple HealthKit device
  • Mainly used for dog health monitoring
  • No subscription fees required

Design

Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
FitBark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
Findster Duo + on the other hand offers a pet and a guardian module, and both are shaped like a rounded rhombus and available in different shades of blue. This device is also lightweight (just about 21 grams) and also quite small, about 2.1 by 2 by 0.5 inches, which is a very comfortable weight for both dogs and cats of smaller stature. Their pet module includes an attachable clip that can be affixed with any type of collar your pet uses while their guardian module can be attached to your keychain or be kept in a purse or pouch and even your pockets. This device also does not have other sizes but can fit most collars.
The Fitbark 2 is shaped like little dog bones with a rugged design. It is made from polycarbonate which is the material that makes it durable to use even underwater.
Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
Findster Duo + on the other hand offers a pet and a guardian module, and both are shaped like a rounded rhombus and available in different shades of blue. This device is also lightweight (just about 21 grams) and also quite small, about 2.1 by 2 by 0.5 inches, which is a very comfortable weight for both dogs and cats of smaller stature. Their pet module includes an attachable clip that can be affixed with any type of collar your pet uses while their guardian module can be attached to your keychain or be kept in a purse or pouch and even your pockets. This device also does not have other sizes but can fit most collars.
FitBark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
The Fitbark 2 is shaped like little dog bones with a rugged design. It is made from polycarbonate which is the material that makes it durable to use even underwater.

GPS Tracking Features

Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
Fitbark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
The Findster Duo + GPS tracker features its real-time tracking ability which sends instant notifications and location information to you via their Findster app, and its built-in radar is the one responsible for showing the real-time distance of your pet from your location and the map shows you exactly where they are.This device offers safe zone, virtual leash, and danger zone GPS fencings. The safe zone GPS fence gives you the freedom to customize the safe area for your pets and gives off instant alerts whenever your pet leaves your set perimeter; the virtual leash GPS fence lets you define a radius for a minimum of 55 yards, and similar with the safe zone GPS fencing, it also sends you alerts whenever your pet sets foot beyond that perimeter; lastly, the danger zone GPS fence lets you define a predetermined area for where you allow your pet to move freely.Findster Duo’s interconnectivity feature allows you to remotely track your pet’s location by giving a family member or friend (who is in close proximity to your pet) permission so they can share with you your pet’s location information via the Findster account.
Unfortunately, Fitbark 2 focuses only on dog health monitoring and does not have a GPS locating feature, although you have the option to buy Fitbark GPS which compensates this disadvantage.
Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
The Findster Duo + GPS tracker features its real-time tracking ability which sends instant notifications and location information to you via their Findster app, and its built-in radar is the one responsible for showing the real-time distance of your pet from your location and the map shows you exactly where they are.This device offers safe zone, virtual leash, and danger zone GPS fencings. The safe zone GPS fence gives you the freedom to customize the safe area for your pets and gives off instant alerts whenever your pet leaves your set perimeter; the virtual leash GPS fence lets you define a radius for a minimum of 55 yards, and similar with the safe zone GPS fencing, it also sends you alerts whenever your pet sets foot beyond that perimeter; lastly, the danger zone GPS fence lets you define a predetermined area for where you allow your pet to move freely.Findster Duo’s interconnectivity feature allows you to remotely track your pet’s location by giving a family member or friend (who is in close proximity to your pet) permission so they can share with you your pet’s location information via the Findster account.
Fitbark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
Unfortunately, Fitbark 2 focuses only on dog health monitoring and does not have a GPS locating feature, although you have the option to buy Fitbark GPS which compensates this disadvantage.

Activity / Fitness Tracking Features

Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
Fitbark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
Findster Duo +’s activity monitoring on the other hand lets you see your pet’s activity and location history during walks, plus the distance traveled. Just always make sure that the pet module should be at about 15 feet or 5 meters away from your smartphone when in use. This feature also shows you other daily or weekly data such as the time your dog or cat spent walking, their resting time, and paws walked, which is the number of paws your pup or cat has walked, and also how many calories they burned during walks.
Fitbark 2, on the other hand, is especially designed for this purpose. This is the advantage that Fitbark 2 has over PetFON that fitness enthusiasts will surely love because Fitbark 2 does an excellent job in monitoring your dog’s health including their sleeping and activity patterns, calories burned, anxiety and stress levels, and even any form of skin disease, if they unfortunately caught one. This is a perfect way to watch out for your dog’s wellbeing and be able to detect if they have any other health problems.
Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
Findster Duo +’s activity monitoring on the other hand lets you see your pet’s activity and location history during walks, plus the distance traveled. Just always make sure that the pet module should be at about 15 feet or 5 meters away from your smartphone when in use. This feature also shows you other daily or weekly data such as the time your dog or cat spent walking, their resting time, and paws walked, which is the number of paws your pup or cat has walked, and also how many calories they burned during walks.
Fitbark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
Fitbark 2, on the other hand, is especially designed for this purpose. This is the advantage that Fitbark 2 has over PetFON that fitness enthusiasts will surely love because Fitbark 2 does an excellent job in monitoring your dog’s health including their sleeping and activity patterns, calories burned, anxiety and stress levels, and even any form of skin disease, if they unfortunately caught one. This is a perfect way to watch out for your dog’s wellbeing and be able to detect if they have any other health problems.

Smartphone App

Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
Fitbark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
The Findster Duo + Findster App is also free and compatible with iOS 9 and Android 5.0 and up. Their MAZE technology lets your module communicate wirelessly with your pet’s module for up to a radius of 4.8 km in open outdoor areas (depending on your surroundings) and up to 0.8 km in congested spots in urban areas. This app lets you monitor your pet’s real-time location during walks, view your pet’s position on the map. It is important to note that Findster Duo + is optimized to track your pet during walks and it is neither indicated for indoor tracking nor remote monitoring.
Fitbark 2 also has an app that provides you the summary of all the health and fitness data the device has monitored about your dog. Such data includes your dog’s sleep score, number of steps walked, activity index, and average general health. It also lets you connect to your Apple HealthKit, Fitbit, or Google Fit for convenient monitoring.
Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
The Findster Duo + Findster App is also free and compatible with iOS 9 and Android 5.0 and up. Their MAZE technology lets your module communicate wirelessly with your pet’s module for up to a radius of 4.8 km in open outdoor areas (depending on your surroundings) and up to 0.8 km in congested spots in urban areas. This app lets you monitor your pet’s real-time location during walks, view your pet’s position on the map. It is important to note that Findster Duo + is optimized to track your pet during walks and it is neither indicated for indoor tracking nor remote monitoring.
Fitbark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
Fitbark 2 also has an app that provides you the summary of all the health and fitness data the device has monitored about your dog. Such data includes your dog’s sleep score, number of steps walked, activity index, and average general health. It also lets you connect to your Apple HealthKit, Fitbit, or Google Fit for convenient monitoring.

Paid Subscription

Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
FitBark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
Findster Duo + does not require monthly fees but offers Findster Care which you have the choice to opt in, and only costs $3.99 a month for a membership fee and gives you unlimited access to vet professionals who are available 24/7.
Fitbark 2 Dog Health Monitor also does not require any monthly subscription for you to be able to utilize this device and all of its health tracking features.
Findster Duo+
Findster Duo+ Pet Tracker Free of Monthly Fees - GPS...
Findster Duo + does not require monthly fees but offers Findster Care which you have the choice to opt in, and only costs $3.99 a month for a membership fee and gives you unlimited access to vet professionals who are available 24/7.
FitBark 2
FitBark 2 Dog Activity Monitor | Health & Fitness...
Fitbark 2 Dog Health Monitor also does not require any monthly subscription for you to be able to utilize this device and all of its health tracking features.

Winner: Findster Duo+

Findster Duo+ has wider location coverage and can show daily or weekly data about the dog’s activities, resting time and walks. With MAZE technology, even if your four-legged friend is far from your area in the park, the real-time location still works. You can even view where your dog is on the map. You don’t have to buy another GPS gadget compared to Fitbark 2 since it is already a GPS with dog monitoring features. At the same time, Findster Duo has awful reviews in general, that I considered in my big review. The full features are in general, affordable since you are sure that you won’t easily lose your dog. Also, Findster Duo+ is a subscription-free dog GPS tracker.

However, if you need only dog activity tracking only, I would recommend FitBark 2 instead (check the current price).

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About the author

Mark Braeden

Mark is the dog breeder for 17 years. Mark also has 4 dogs: Alaskan Malamute, Clumber Spaniel, Irish Terrier and Mutt. Mark also into latest technologies and he is trying all the latest dog gadgets & technologies on the market and sharing his experience.

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