As most experienced dog owners probably know, it can sometimes be hard to keep your dog(s) safely inside a specific perimeter, as most pups not only tend to be somewhat energetic, but usually, they also tend to be quite curious. This goes specially for younger pups, which are still learning the few different rules that they have to follow throughout the process of being raised by their owners. Obviously, the fact that dogs have a big amount of energy and curiosity to address on a daily basis can ultimately result in your dog becoming an escape artist and ending up lost or going astray, whether that’s by chasing a random car, the mailman, or even a wild animal (like squirrels, birds, rabbits, and pretty much any other small critters). To keep that from happening, consider getting yourself the Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar.
The Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar is an all-in-one virtual pet containment and wellness system that works based on a completely shock-free geofencing technology that’s combined with real-time GPS, ultimately allowing dog owners to monitor and track both their dog’s location and safety as well as their dog’s overall well-being.
By using this Smart Dog Collar on their dog, dog owners can give their dogs more freedom while simultaneously being offered greater peace of mind by easily and conveniently staying connected to their dog’s whereabouts, safety and overall well-being. In other words, this all-in-one virtual pet containment and wellness system allows Fido to enjoy his freedom, while the dog owners themselves are able to enjoy the feeling of their dog’s security.
So, we’d like to welcome all loving dog owners to join us on a fully-detailed look of the Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar, where we check out exactly how this all-in-one virtual pet containment and wellness system works and also talk about everything that it has to offer you.
DESIGN & SPECS
Starting with the Wagz Freedom’s size, this Smart Dog Collar comes at a fairly compact size, measuring just 2.375 inches wide by 1.5” deep by 2 inches high (this is while already including its collar-clip for attaching the unit to your dog’s collar). Additionally, this Smart Dog Collar is also reasonably lightweight, weighing just 1.7 oz. (50 g), so your dog won’t even notice that it’s there.
Best of all, this Smart Dog Collar can be attached to pretty much any dog’s collar strap, but it’s still recommended for dog owners to use it only with dogs that weigh at least 15 lbs. (or any larger dogs.)
For attaching the Wagz Freedom to your dog’s collar, there’s a small and ultra-durable Loop Clip integrated at the back of the device that make the whole attachment process an easy task, for which all you have to do is to pass your dog’s collar through this Loop Clip, and that’s it.
Moreover, not only is this Smart Dog Collar very lightweight (so your dog won’t even feel it attached to his dog collar), but it is also built to last, as it also features an ultra-durable construction. Furthermore, the Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar is also water-resistant, so even if your pup decides to go for a jump in a pool or even a lake, you’ll also be happy to know that this Smart Dog Collar can easily withstand any of Fido’s adventures.
Lats but not least, I’d also like to note that at front-side of the unit, installed right in the middle of its top-side, we also have a built-in LED Safety Light which gives your dog some extra visibility during the nighttime.
Now, for the Wagz Freedom’s connectivity functionalities, know that this Smart Dog Collar features connectivity with a LTE Cat M1 Communication Network, which works by communicating with different GPS satellites (specifically GPS, GLONASS, and Galileo).
Then, the Wagz Freedom also features Wi-Fi Connectivity, but only with 2.4gHz networks, so to make sure that you don’t have any trouble connecting to Wi-Fi, remember to connect it to 2.4gHz, and not to 5gHz.
Last but not least, to communicate with its dedicated Smartphone Companion App (the Wagz App) as well as to allow owners to configure the Wagz Freedom’s different functionalities, this Smart Dog Collar also features Bluetooth Connectivity.
BATTERY & BATTERY LIFE
For it’s power-source, this Smart Dog Collar is powered by two (x2) Removable Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 4.2V Batteries, which can offer each dog owner up to 24 hours of battery life, but remember that the device’s run time will still vary, mainly depending on the level of activity of you dog (as well as how many times you check the App throughout the day), and also depend on the Wagz Freedom’s network connection (the more times the unit has to re-establish a connection with its Cellular Network, the faster its battery will deplete / run out of power).
To recharge the device’s two Removable Rechargeable Lithium-Ion 4.2V Batteries, there’s also an included USB Charger and USB Charging Cable that can be used to recharge those.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
To put it simply, this Smart Dog Collar is powered by Wagz’s patented Kognition platform, which combines the collar itself together with a dedicated Smartphone App via a cellular network subscription plan and real-time GPS to basically allow the system to deliver valuable insights to each dog owner about their dog’s whereabouts, safety and overall well-being. Moreover, all of that information is also updated regularly in order to re-assure dog owners that their dog’s needs are always being met.
Unlike any shock-based devices for correcting unwanted behavior like blindly chasing a car, straying off and getting lost, this all-in-one virtual pet containment and wellness system works in a much more humane way, meaning that it only works based on shock-free correction-methods to redirect your dog or correct his behavior, which is done simply by using vibrations, audible sounds and ultrasonic sounds (either individually or in combination).
All of these shock-free correction-methods can either occur automatically whenever your dog is detected near any of the multiple customizable geofences that dog owners can create, save, and activate via the Wagz App, or alternatively, they can also be activated manually via the App.
THE SMARTPHONE COMPANION APP – The Wagz App
Now we’ll have a look at the device’s proprietary Smartphone Companion App, which is called the Wagz App, and is available to download for free for both iOS and Android devices.
As said before, the Wagz App is powered by the company’s patented Kognition platform, which combines the Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar together with the Wagz App via a cellular network subscription plan and real-time GPS to ultimately allow the system to deliver valuable insights to each dog owner about their dog’s whereabouts, safety and overall well-being.
Create and Save Multiple Customizable Virtual Geofences
So, via the Wagz App, dog owners have the ability to create and save multiple virtual geofences anywhere on the map – and that even goes for when you and/or your dog are planning on crossing rivers, streams, and uneven terrain – in which your dog can safely play and roam around freely, with the ability of dog owners also being able to further customize these virtual geofences as virtual “Keep Out Zones” that are used to define where your dog can and can’t go.
This is basically like having a customizable fenced-in backyard wherever you go, meaning that you won’t have to rely on the use of a real physical fence, all with the added benefit of having better and more humane shock-free correction methods, with absolutely no worries whatsoever.
Embedded below you can also find the company’s Official Video Guide on How to Set-Up the system’s Virtual Geofences:
Shock-Free Corrections & Other Real-Time Controls
As mentioned before, these shock-free correction methods can be used automatically (which can either be in the form of vibrations, audible sounds or ultrasonic sounds, or ultimately in a custom combination of those) to keep your pup contained inside that pre-established virtual perimeter in order to prevent your dog from going where he/she shouldn’t, as well as to redirect your dog and teach him in a more humane way the preferred behavior that they should have (respecting that said perimeter) in comparison to the unwanted behavior of straying away.
Alternatively, dog owners can also use either of these shock-free correction methods manually via the App to correct any type of unwanted behavior from their dog right on the spot.
It’s also worth mentioning that for dog owners that are taking care of multiple dogs, the App also allows you to integrate and manage multiple pups at once by simply using two or more Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collars (one for each of your dogs, of course).
Dog owners can also enable each of their pup’s Smart Collar’s built-in LED Safety Lights via the App’s Dashboard.
Real-time GPS Location Tracking
In addition to those two main functionalities, the Wagz App also offers dog owners Real-time GPS Location Tracking, which easily and very conveniently allows them to know their dog’s location within a 10 feet. range.
Without a doubt, this is a great functionality to have that definitely beats the typical scenario of “the last time I saw my dog he was cresting the hill by those trees”.
Moreover, the Wagz App also keeps dog owners informed about everything that’s going on, and that not only goes for their dog’s location and safety, but also for their health and overall well-being.
Furthermore, the App also keeps dog owners informed about the collar’s battery-levels, and even keeps a detailed log of everything that has been going on (you can delete each past-event from this log individually, if you want.).
Activity and Wellness Tracking
Best of all, the Wagz App also allows dog owners to stay in tune with their dog’s health and overall well-being by tracking both their dog’s Health Stats and Happiness Score, which are two specific metrics that are determined based on their dog’s daily exercise (like steps walked, distanced walked, etc.), their dog’s daily sleep time, and more, and all of these health-metrics are based on each dog’s breed for additional health-tracking purposes.
Another great feature about the Wagz App is that dog owners can also track and log the route, distance and duration of their dog’s walks, runs and hikes, which ultimately allows dog owners to see where and exactly how far they’ve gone on walks with their dogs, which is great both for health purposes as well as to stay aware of the area that their dogs already know about (in case of them running away / going astray).
Voice Assistant Support
Last but not least, this Smart Dog Collar also features Voice Assistant Support with Amazon Alexa, meaning that via the App, dog owners can also ask Alexa simple questions about their dog, for which the Wagz App will then answer in kind with the specific information that dog owners are searching for, whether that’s about their pup’s health and overall well-being from data collected by the App and the Smart Dog Collar, or even about their dog’s current location in real-time.
WHAT’S IN THE BOX?
The Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar comes neatly packed inside a sturdy cardboard box.
Inside each package users will find: their Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar along with its two (x2) Removable Rechargeable Batteries included, and there’s also one (x1) USB Charger and USB Charging Cable for recharging the device’s batteries, a Quick Start Guide and a Support Insert.
The Wagz Freedom Smart Dog Collar is a no-shock virtual pet containment and wellness system that works based on a completely shock-free geofence technology, ultimately allowing pet parents to monitor and track both their dog’s location and safety as well as their dog’s health.
Working only with shock-free correction-methods that occur in the form vibrations, audible sounds and ultrasonic sounds which can be used automatically or manually (either individually or in combination) to redirect your dog from leaving the system’s virtual geofences that are created via the App as well as to correct his unwanted behavior, this all-in-one virtual pet containment and wellness system allows dog owners to give their dogs more freedom while simultaneously being offered greater peace of mind by easily and conveniently staying connected to their dog’s whereabouts, safety and overall well-being.
If you’re interested in buying it, each set is currently going for just $249.99, with each purchase also coming accompanied by a 1-Year Limited Warranty, and you also get a 60 days Money Back Guarantee (for the Launch Edition Collar). You can order yours online right now, directly from Wagz’s official shopping page, which you can access by clicking here.