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PetFON Vs. Tractive

PetFON vs Tractive
Written by Jen Ruiz

Letting your dog walk freely will make a difference in his mental and physical well-being. We can walk them to some parks unleashed, but we unconsciously get our eyes off from them in a few minutes. Instead of getting into a panic and let this happen someday, we have to get a tracker now for our pooch. So far for real-time tracking of our adventurous pups, these two dog trackers will be the answer. If you only want one for your only dog, this PetFON vs. Tractive post will help you to decide.

Main Features

PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
  • The PetFON Smart Tracker features a virtual fence called Geo-Fence that lets you customize certain places as a safe zone and danger zone for your dogs.
  • The company has integrated an advanced wireless technology that lets you monitor your dog in urban areas for up to 0.65 miles and in open areas for up to 3.5 miles.
  • PetFON allows for multiple dogs tracking (up to three).
  • PetFON does not require cellular signal or SIM cards for the device to function accordingly.
  • PetFON features its Radar technology which is the one that lets you search and locate your dog without the use of GPS networks.
  • This brand also features real-time tracking of your dogs through their GPS and Glonass technology.
  • PetFon does not require any subscription fees therefore once purchased, you will be able to enjoy the full capacity of this device.
  • Live-tracking. Tractive is perfect for tracking your dogs in real-time.
  • Location history. Tractive can follow the track of your dog anywhere they go tied with the history of where your dog has been. This can help you see their strolling pattern whenever they go out of your house to roam around the neighborhood.
  • Virtual Fence. Customize Virtual Fence or what we call safe zones, and get instant alerts when they get past this mark.
  • Interactive map. Tractive features an interactive map that shows all your dogs that have this device. This also lets you choose between street view or satellite view.
  • Augmented reality. This is a great feature this Tractive has because this can give you an idea about their whereabouts.
PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
  • The PetFON Smart Tracker features a virtual fence called Geo-Fence that lets you customize certain places as a safe zone and danger zone for your dogs.
  • The company has integrated an advanced wireless technology that lets you monitor your dog in urban areas for up to 0.65 miles and in open areas for up to 3.5 miles.
  • PetFON allows for multiple dogs tracking (up to three).
  • PetFON does not require cellular signal or SIM cards for the device to function accordingly.
  • PetFON features its Radar technology which is the one that lets you search and locate your dog without the use of GPS networks.
  • This brand also features real-time tracking of your dogs through their GPS and Glonass technology.
  • PetFon does not require any subscription fees therefore once purchased, you will be able to enjoy the full capacity of this device.
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
  • Live-tracking. Tractive is perfect for tracking your dogs in real-time.
  • Location history. Tractive can follow the track of your dog anywhere they go tied with the history of where your dog has been. This can help you see their strolling pattern whenever they go out of your house to roam around the neighborhood.
  • Virtual Fence. Customize Virtual Fence or what we call safe zones, and get instant alerts when they get past this mark.
  • Interactive map. Tractive features an interactive map that shows all your dogs that have this device. This also lets you choose between street view or satellite view.
  • Augmented reality. This is a great feature this Tractive has because this can give you an idea about their whereabouts.

Both dog GPS trackers are real-time dog locators. They both have great wireless technologies to cater to the dog parent’s needs. Geofence, Radar and Glonass technology from PetFON, and Virtual Fence, Interactive map and Augmented Reality from Tractive. Setting and customizing safe and dangerous zones are the first steps in getting four-legged friends safe.

Design

PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
PetFON Smart Dog GPS Tracker comes in an elegant box with two modules inside: one for the dog owner (controller) and the other module for your pup (tracker).
Tractive GPS tracker is a rounded cuboid-shaped device that is very lightweight (weighs just around 30 grams or less) perfect for both dogs and cats of smaller breeds. This device is quite small and only measures just about 2 by 1.6 by 0.6 inches (height x width x depth). It is very easy and convenient to use as it only needs collar clips, which are already provided along with this pet tracker, to attach to whichever type of collar you use for your pets. There are three designs available: the first one is colored white with its logo colored blue; second, a colored pink unit with a white logo adorned with classy Swarovski crystals; lastly is their Hunters Edition in black-on-olive camouflage design. This device does not come in other sizes although it can fit most collars.
PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
PetFON Smart Dog GPS Tracker comes in an elegant box with two modules inside: one for the dog owner (controller) and the other module for your pup (tracker).
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
Tractive GPS tracker is a rounded cuboid-shaped device that is very lightweight (weighs just around 30 grams or less) perfect for both dogs and cats of smaller breeds. This device is quite small and only measures just about 2 by 1.6 by 0.6 inches (height x width x depth). It is very easy and convenient to use as it only needs collar clips, which are already provided along with this pet tracker, to attach to whichever type of collar you use for your pets. There are three designs available: the first one is colored white with its logo colored blue; second, a colored pink unit with a white logo adorned with classy Swarovski crystals; lastly is their Hunters Edition in black-on-olive camouflage design. This device does not come in other sizes although it can fit most collars.

Activity and Fitness Tracking

PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
PetFon also features a tracking fitness which monitors your dogs the way how Fitbits work for humans. The device tracks your dog’s steps, distance traveled, and the duration.
Tractive GPS tracker’s activity monitoring feature lets you see how much time your pet spends sleeping and moving or playing around. You can set activity goals so you can make sure your pup or kitty can get the right amount of exercise and rest. This feature also lets you unlock achievements such as earning badges or breaking personal best records and lets you share and compare results and rankings among friends and other users. This feature also allows you to keep an eye on their diet and calories burned.
PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
PetFon also features a tracking fitness which monitors your dogs the way how Fitbits work for humans. The device tracks your dog’s steps, distance traveled, and the duration.
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
Tractive GPS tracker’s activity monitoring feature lets you see how much time your pet spends sleeping and moving or playing around. You can set activity goals so you can make sure your pup or kitty can get the right amount of exercise and rest. This feature also lets you unlock achievements such as earning badges or breaking personal best records and lets you share and compare results and rankings among friends and other users. This feature also allows you to keep an eye on their diet and calories burned.

GPS Location Tracking Features

PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
PetFON Smart GPS Dog Tracker uses GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and Wireless Technologies for a better and more accurate real-time location tracking of your dogs.The long distance wireless technology allows you to track your pups at a range of up to 3.5 miles, but keep in mind that this range is only applicable in open areas.PetFON also features the Radar technology which lets you track your pups even without GPS coverage, which is very useful and convenient, in case you get lost in a place where GPS does not reach.
The Tractive GPS tracker features its live tracking mode that updates your pet’s location every 2 to 3 seconds. It has a fully interactive map that gives you the option to switch from a regular map to a hybrid one, to a satellite imaging view and an augmented reality map. With this tracker, you can use this to view not only the current location of your pet but also their previous location, thanks to its location history feature. This device also lets you see the speed and altitude of the unit; therefore, you can check how fast your pet moves and how high the device is above sea level. The virtual fence or geofencing feature allows you to create customized safe zones for your pets around your house or the neighborhood, and you can set the radius at 164 feet at a minimum. The Tractive GPS tracker also has a sharing feature that lets you share your pup’s or cat’s location to your family or friends so they can have the ability to help you in case they get lost, but we are all always hoping the opposite.
PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
PetFON Smart GPS Dog Tracker uses GPS, WiFi, Bluetooth and Wireless Technologies for a better and more accurate real-time location tracking of your dogs.The long distance wireless technology allows you to track your pups at a range of up to 3.5 miles, but keep in mind that this range is only applicable in open areas.PetFON also features the Radar technology which lets you track your pups even without GPS coverage, which is very useful and convenient, in case you get lost in a place where GPS does not reach.
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
The Tractive GPS tracker features its live tracking mode that updates your pet’s location every 2 to 3 seconds. It has a fully interactive map that gives you the option to switch from a regular map to a hybrid one, to a satellite imaging view and an augmented reality map. With this tracker, you can use this to view not only the current location of your pet but also their previous location, thanks to its location history feature. This device also lets you see the speed and altitude of the unit; therefore, you can check how fast your pet moves and how high the device is above sea level. The virtual fence or geofencing feature allows you to create customized safe zones for your pets around your house or the neighborhood, and you can set the radius at 164 feet at a minimum. The Tractive GPS tracker also has a sharing feature that lets you share your pup’s or cat’s location to your family or friends so they can have the ability to help you in case they get lost, but we are all always hoping the opposite.

Durability

PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
PetFON dog GPS tracker is IP65 rated which means it is waterproof and dustproof, ideal for playful and adventurous pups out there.
The Tractive GPS tracker features its live tracking mode that updates your pet’s location every 2 to 3 seconds. It has a fully interactive map that gives you the option to switch from a regular map to a hybrid one, to a satellite imaging view and an augmented reality map. With this tracker, you can use this to view not only the current location of your pet but also their previous location, thanks to its location history feature. This device also lets you see the speed and altitude of the unit; therefore, you can check how fast your pet moves and how high the device is above sea level. The virtual fence or geofencing feature allows you to create customized safe zones for your pets around your house or the neighborhood, and you can set the radius at 164 feet at a minimum. The Tractive GPS tracker also has a sharing feature that lets you share your pup’s or cat’s location to your family or friends so they can have the ability to help you in case they get lost, but we are all always hoping the opposite.
PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
PetFON dog GPS tracker is IP65 rated which means it is waterproof and dustproof, ideal for playful and adventurous pups out there.
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
The Tractive GPS tracker features its live tracking mode that updates your pet’s location every 2 to 3 seconds. It has a fully interactive map that gives you the option to switch from a regular map to a hybrid one, to a satellite imaging view and an augmented reality map. With this tracker, you can use this to view not only the current location of your pet but also their previous location, thanks to its location history feature. This device also lets you see the speed and altitude of the unit; therefore, you can check how fast your pet moves and how high the device is above sea level. The virtual fence or geofencing feature allows you to create customized safe zones for your pets around your house or the neighborhood, and you can set the radius at 164 feet at a minimum. The Tractive GPS tracker also has a sharing feature that lets you share your pup’s or cat’s location to your family or friends so they can have the ability to help you in case they get lost, but we are all always hoping the opposite.

Smartphone App

PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
The PetFON app is compatible with any iOS or Android smartphones, and is quite easy to use. The default view will show you the map, you and your dog’s locations, and daily history. PetFON also has a virtual Geo-fence feature and the app lets you set up a safe zone for your pup to enjoy hanging out in and also make changes to your designated safe zones. This device also allows you to track up to three dogs at a time using only one app and one controller and three separate tracking modules for your pups. Although the package only comes with one module each for the dog owner and the pup, you can just buy two more separately.
The Tractive GPS tracker smartphone app is free and is compatible with iOS 11 Android 7.0 and up, and also on computers and mobile browsers. The GPS can also be activated via the Alexa app. The app shows you detailed information about your pet’s activity status and lets you view and access your pet’s location via the interactive map, and the location history; turn on the live tracking mode and give you updates on current location; view the battery status; lets you share your pet’s location with different users.
PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
The PetFON app is compatible with any iOS or Android smartphones, and is quite easy to use. The default view will show you the map, you and your dog’s locations, and daily history. PetFON also has a virtual Geo-fence feature and the app lets you set up a safe zone for your pup to enjoy hanging out in and also make changes to your designated safe zones. This device also allows you to track up to three dogs at a time using only one app and one controller and three separate tracking modules for your pups. Although the package only comes with one module each for the dog owner and the pup, you can just buy two more separately.
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
The Tractive GPS tracker smartphone app is free and is compatible with iOS 11 Android 7.0 and up, and also on computers and mobile browsers. The GPS can also be activated via the Alexa app. The app shows you detailed information about your pet’s activity status and lets you view and access your pet’s location via the interactive map, and the location history; turn on the live tracking mode and give you updates on current location; view the battery status; lets you share your pet’s location with different users.

Pricing and Subscription Plans

PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
The best thing about PetFON Smart Dog GPS Tracker is that it does not require any monthly fees for you to be able to fully enjoy the features this wonderful app provides. Once purchased, you are free to use all the features that this brand offers.
For the Tractive GPS tracker, you are required to have a subscription plan but you can choose between basic and premium, starting at $8.99/month and $83.90/year, respectively. Findster Duo + on the other hand 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.
PetFON
PetFon Pet GPS Tracker, No Monthly Fee, Real-Time...
The best thing about PetFON Smart Dog GPS Tracker is that it does not require any monthly fees for you to be able to fully enjoy the features this wonderful app provides. Once purchased, you are free to use all the features that this brand offers.
Tractive
Tractive LTE GPS Dog Tracker - Location & Activity...
For the Tractive GPS tracker, you are required to have a subscription plan but you can choose between basic and premium, starting at $8.99/month and $83.90/year, respectively. Findster Duo + on the other hand 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.

The Winner: PetFON

PetFON has more features regarding locating your dog. You can track your pup further because it can track a range up to 3.5 miles, meaning you don’t have to be near your dog’s vicinity to detect the exact location. In case the GPS cannot reach your pooch, you can still track him because of the Radar technology. You can also view the map and the PetFON app can track up to 3 dogs. You can enjoy the full features once you purchase this dog gadget.

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