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Whistle Switch Smart Collar Review & Comparison With Other Whistle Trackers (Whistle 3 and Whistle GO)

Whistle collars big review and comparison
Written by Mark Braeden

Whistle dog tracker is one of the best brands to go for when purchasing a GPS tracker for your dogs. In this article, we will mainly focus on the latest release, the Whistle Switch Smart Collar that they has recently released and we also still talk about Whistle Go and even Whistle 3. We are not going to include Whistle FIT to this review since it’s a dog fitness tracker only.

With the Whistle Switch Smart Collar, you will be able to track your dog’s position, and also monitor his behavior. Therefore if you want to take extreme care of your friend, this is the product for you. There are already several products that do something similar in the market. Some of them from Whistle, like the Whistle GO and the Whistle 3, which are similar to this one but not the same, here are some differences between these products.

Due to COVID-19 shipment delays and the global crisis of electronic parts, Whistle collar might not be in stock. If you see it available and decide on purchasing one, I would recommend to buy it as soon as you can.

Differences Between Whistle Switch, Whistle Go, Whistle 3

Discontinued
Whistle 3
Most Popular
Whistle Go
Latest Release
Whistle Switch
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
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The Whistle 3 different from the others does not give weekly reports of your dog's health and does not monitor your dog´s activities, its function is to track the dog´s position and give your monthly reports about the dog´s health,something that the Whistle GO does.
Whistle GO is for big dogs from 25lb and up, it has more features as well as longer battery life. The Whistle GO was created as an improvement for the Whistle 3, so they extended the life battery from 7 days to 20 and made it give you reports not just about the health but also the activity and the number of reports changing from only monthly reports to weekly. Something also important is the price, if you run out of money right now or just don´t want to spend so much then you can get the Whistle GO for $149.95
It would be a little improvement for the Whistle GO, the difference between these two is the battery, they both have a battery and both last 20 days, but the Whistle Switch has interchangeable batteries so you can extend the monitoring of your dog and do not wait until the battery to charge, different from the Whistle GO where you need to wait because there are no more batteries. Another difference is the size of the dogs you can use it in, the switch is only for dogs as small as 5lb. The Whistle Switch costs $199.95 and you won't stop for any battery problems.
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OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only
Discontinued
Whistle 3
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
The Whistle 3 different from the others does not give weekly reports of your dog's health and does not monitor your dog´s activities, its function is to track the dog´s position and give your monthly reports about the dog´s health,something that the Whistle GO does.
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Most Popular
Whistle Go
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
Whistle GO is for big dogs from 25lb and up, it has more features as well as longer battery life. The Whistle GO was created as an improvement for the Whistle 3, so they extended the life battery from 7 days to 20 and made it give you reports not just about the health but also the activity and the number of reports changing from only monthly reports to weekly. Something also important is the price, if you run out of money right now or just don´t want to spend so much then you can get the Whistle GO for $149.95
Latest Release
Whistle Switch
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It would be a little improvement for the Whistle GO, the difference between these two is the battery, they both have a battery and both last 20 days, but the Whistle Switch has interchangeable batteries so you can extend the monitoring of your dog and do not wait until the battery to charge, different from the Whistle GO where you need to wait because there are no more batteries. Another difference is the size of the dogs you can use it in, the switch is only for dogs as small as 5lb. The Whistle Switch costs $199.95 and you won't stop for any battery problems.
OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only

Whistle Trackers Tech Specs

Whistle 3
Whistle Go
Whistle Switch Smart Collar
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
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The Whistle 3 gives your dog's location update every 60 seconds, it also monitors your dog’s health and gives you weekly reports.
The Whistle GO gives you the location of your dog in real time, it also monitors your dog's behaviour and health. It has a 20 hour battery life.
The Whistle Switch is a GPS location, health, and fitness smart tracking collar. It gives you your dog's location in real-time, monitors your dog's behavior, and makes reports about your dog's health. It has 2 interchangeable batteries with 20-hour battery life, so you can always be connected and don't lose any detail of your dog.
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OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only
Whistle 3
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
The Whistle 3 gives your dog's location update every 60 seconds, it also monitors your dog’s health and gives you weekly reports.
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Whistle Go
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
The Whistle GO gives you the location of your dog in real time, it also monitors your dog's behaviour and health. It has a 20 hour battery life.
Whistle Switch Smart Collar
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The Whistle Switch is a GPS location, health, and fitness smart tracking collar. It gives you your dog's location in real-time, monitors your dog's behavior, and makes reports about your dog's health. It has 2 interchangeable batteries with 20-hour battery life, so you can always be connected and don't lose any detail of your dog.
OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only

Whistle Dog Trackers Features

Whistle 3
Whistle Go
Whistle Switch Smart Collar
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
Whistle Switch smart collar thumbnail
Whistle 3 lets you not just know the location of your dog every 60 seconds, it also monitors your dog´s health with the number of distance traveled. Active time and calories burned.
The Whistle GO lets you monitor your dog's health and behaviour through the app, which gives your reports that you can also share with your vet. You can know the time traveled, calories burned, size of portion you need to give him or even if your dog has an irregular behaviour that could lead to a disease.
One of the best features of this product is the app, the app allows you to do so lots of things with the collar, one of them is the location of your dog and dog´s boundaries, if your dog is one of those that as soon as they see the door open get out of the house and go give walk only God knows where here is your solution, the app allows you to mark the boundaries for your dog, this way if he gets out you will receive a notification that your dog is out, it also will track its movements every 15 seconds so you can find him wherever he goes, it also is waterproof and can be submerged up to 6 ft. Another thing it does is taking care of your dog's health, the collar can monitor its actions, how much it´s licking, sleeping, and more, with this information it alerts you if your dog for example could have any allergy and irritation or infection, it measures the drinking average so you can know if your dog has any kidney disease or diabetes problem and even the time he sleeps so you immediately know if there is any problem of insomnia with your friend. Something very cool about the app is you can share your reports with your vet, if there is an unusual behavior your dog is having and you noticed it in the monthly report you can push the e-mail vet button and it will contact a vet in case you have questions about your dog's health. Last but not least check the dog's fitness, thanks to the collar you can also get informed of how much exercise your dog is doing, distance traveled, minutes active, and more, this way you can be sure they are getting the exercise they need and in case they don´t do something to improve its condition. It also gives you information about the portions you should give him, if your dog also has changed or accomplished some incredible goals you can also share its great goals accomplished through the app. If you have several dogs or some other people are going to use Whistle Switch you can do it too, the whistle allows you to monitor multiple dogs and have several owners registered in the app.
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OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only
Whistle 3
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
Whistle 3 lets you not just know the location of your dog every 60 seconds, it also monitors your dog´s health with the number of distance traveled. Active time and calories burned.
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Whistle Go
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
The Whistle GO lets you monitor your dog's health and behaviour through the app, which gives your reports that you can also share with your vet. You can know the time traveled, calories burned, size of portion you need to give him or even if your dog has an irregular behaviour that could lead to a disease.
Whistle Switch Smart Collar
Whistle Switch smart collar thumbnail
One of the best features of this product is the app, the app allows you to do so lots of things with the collar, one of them is the location of your dog and dog´s boundaries, if your dog is one of those that as soon as they see the door open get out of the house and go give walk only God knows where here is your solution, the app allows you to mark the boundaries for your dog, this way if he gets out you will receive a notification that your dog is out, it also will track its movements every 15 seconds so you can find him wherever he goes, it also is waterproof and can be submerged up to 6 ft. Another thing it does is taking care of your dog's health, the collar can monitor its actions, how much it´s licking, sleeping, and more, with this information it alerts you if your dog for example could have any allergy and irritation or infection, it measures the drinking average so you can know if your dog has any kidney disease or diabetes problem and even the time he sleeps so you immediately know if there is any problem of insomnia with your friend. Something very cool about the app is you can share your reports with your vet, if there is an unusual behavior your dog is having and you noticed it in the monthly report you can push the e-mail vet button and it will contact a vet in case you have questions about your dog's health. Last but not least check the dog's fitness, thanks to the collar you can also get informed of how much exercise your dog is doing, distance traveled, minutes active, and more, this way you can be sure they are getting the exercise they need and in case they don´t do something to improve its condition. It also gives you information about the portions you should give him, if your dog also has changed or accomplished some incredible goals you can also share its great goals accomplished through the app. If you have several dogs or some other people are going to use Whistle Switch you can do it too, the whistle allows you to monitor multiple dogs and have several owners registered in the app.
OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only

Whistle Dog Trackers Subscription Comparison

Whistle 3
Whistle Go
Whistle Switch Smart Collar
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
Whistle Switch smart collar thumbnail
You can choose between the monthly, 1 year, or 2-year plan, the first plan costs $12.99, the one for one year costs $99, and the 2-year plan costs $192.
The monthly plan costs $12.99, for one year costs $99, and the 2-year plan costs $192.
The subscription plans also vary depending on your needs, you can choose between the monthly, 1 year, or 2-year plan, the first plan costs $12.99 and it renews due at checkout, the one for one year costs $99, and the 2-year plan costs $192, if it's easier for you pay every month so it does not take so much money from you monthly then the monthly plan is for you, but for example, with the 2-year plan you would be saving around of $60, but as I said it depends on your needs.
* Model discontinued but you should still get a subscription if buying used.
OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only
Whistle 3
Whistle 3 / GPS Pet Tracker & Activity Monitor / Grey
You can choose between the monthly, 1 year, or 2-year plan, the first plan costs $12.99, the one for one year costs $99, and the 2-year plan costs $192.
* Model discontinued but you should still get a subscription if buying used.
Whistle Go
Whistle GO Explore - Ultimate Health & Location Tracker...
The monthly plan costs $12.99, for one year costs $99, and the 2-year plan costs $192.
Whistle Switch Smart Collar
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The subscription plans also vary depending on your needs, you can choose between the monthly, 1 year, or 2-year plan, the first plan costs $12.99 and it renews due at checkout, the one for one year costs $99, and the 2-year plan costs $192, if it's easier for you pay every month so it does not take so much money from you monthly then the monthly plan is for you, but for example, with the 2-year plan you would be saving around of $60, but as I said it depends on your needs.
OFFICIAL SITE
*Available via official website only

Whistle Dog GPS Tracker Review: FAQ

Whistle 3 dog activity tracker is a FitBit for dogs.

How Does Whistle Work?

So as mentioned earlier, Whistle is a device that serves as a location, health, and activity monitoring gadget all at the same time, which is specifically designed for your dogs. 

Who is the Whistle For and When Do You Need It? 

whistle 3 gps collar pros

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Whistle dog trackers are not only specially designed for dog tracking but also for monitoring your dog’s activity levels and can also suggest not only a tailored diet for them but also can recommend exercise regimens for you to choose from based on your dog’s activity levels, and other pertinent details such as their age and size. Therefore, this is also perfect for pet owners who have dogs that are having problems with their obesity and help develop the best exercise activities and proper diet for them. The Whistle app lets you view all the information the device will send you 24/7. 

If you and your dog love adventures, you don’t have to worry because Whistle Switch, the newer version of the brand, now features GPS tracking. Therefore, if you love hiking or other outdoor activities, Whistle gives you the relief of having your pets tracked in real time and straying away from you a bit won’t give you a heart attack anymore. All of these three devices are water resistant and durable which means being submerged underwater will not destroy the device.

Whistle VS. Other Dog Trackers

We have done extensive research and compared Whistle to other dog tracker’s manufacturers:

Whistle Collar Cons

So far, it’s only one thing I do not like about my Whistle dog tracker:

  1. Compare to Garmin tracking collars, you must have a Wi-Fi connection to activate the tracker and set your pet’s designated place or let’s say invisible fence in your home. The advantage is while your dog is within the Wi-Fi range, you can preserve your battery with the power save mode and the app will just notify you when they are outside your area. Within the Wi-Fi area, the power save mode will not track your pet since the pre-set Wi-Fi area is assumed to be your dog’s safe place.

Our Conclusion

The Whistle Switch Smart Collar is an incredible product, it helps a lot to take care of my dog and makes things simpler, the only bad thing I could think about it is it limitates your options because the collar for just for small dogs, also it offers exactly the same things as the Whistle Go, it just changes in price and the size of the dog you can use it in. If you are thinking of getting this product for a small dog though, I would highly recommend it to you. Whistle Switch is available on the official website only.

All of these devices work great depending on your needs. Whistle tracker is a good enough device as it has almost all the features you will need to take care of your dogs albeit being the older version (it seems Whistle does not even manufacture this model). We highly recommend the Whistle FIT (more here) if you want to focus more on your dog’s health and wellness and developing a physical activity regimen and a better diet for them. It not only possesses all the features the Whistle brand offers but also pinpoints your dog’s location. Even though Whistle collar is a good device, especially the latest Switch model (check here).

I would still prefer Fi collar over Whistle though.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you found this review helpful and decided on buying Whistle, I would highly appreciate if you use my referral link for purchasing. I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. It will keep me motivated to buy expensive dog gadgets, properly test them and provide unbiased reviews.

Whistle Collar Review
  • Whistle Score by Mark Braeden
4.5

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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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