Whistle Pet Trackers

Kaitlin and Torben have Whistle pet trackers on both Sammy and Tempi. A while ago they gave me access to their account and when I was upgrading my apps on my iPad Wednesday evening I decided to see what it said about Tempi. She was already in the motel room they had reserved for the night, so they had arrived there safely. I checked in a few more times yesterday so I could see where they were and how much farther they they had to go until they were home. I thought that was exciting.

I didn’t refresh Sammy’s information and saw the screen in the image above. The tracker had actually worked at least once up on the land. His picture is over the Google image of our house (you can see part of the old greenhouse on the left edge).

Hmm. So I wondered if that would work often enough to be useful for us and went to their site to find out more. They have a 60-day money back guarantee, the device was on sale for $49, and it was only $9.95/month for the service, so I ordered one. We’ll put it in Andy’s pocket and see how reliable it is. The device connects to their server through Verizon, the phone service we have up there, so we’re not holding our breaths, but it’s worth checking out. I’ll let you know how it all turns out.


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15 Responses to Whistle Pet Trackers

  1. Rummuser says:

    Monk, you do realise that the experiment as a good idea while to be appreciated can give rise to a lot of humour too!
    Rummuser´s last blog post ..Farewell 2016.

  2. tammy j says:

    what a wonderful idea! much better than mere chips.
    I guess you could always chip andy too. 🙂
    it’s funny til it’s needed. we pray it never will be!
    I wish I were in only half as good a shape as andy. xo
    tammy j´s last blog post ..moving on old bean

  3. Linda Sand says:

    When I was traveling solo my husband used find my iPad to keep track of me. I suppose he could have had me chipped. 🙂

  4. Cathy in NZ says:

    Watch out Andy, next time you reach into your pocket for a snack!

  5. Ursula says:

    If someone put a tracker on me I’d freak out – and just sit still, in the same spot. If necessary – forever. Till they themselves die of boredom – thus leaving me to my own devices. It’s one thing to micro chip/trach an animal, it’s another for a human to be under surveillance. Creepy.

    Ursula´s last blog post ..Jesus Christ

    • Jean says:

      We don’t think it would work up in the mountains because of poor reception, but it would be invaluable if we had it and something happened to Andy up there.

  6. Cindi says:

    Love this!
    Super cool!
    Can’t want to hear future news on how it works!
    Cindi´s last blog post ..JIMMY CHEW FOOLED SANTA!

    • Jean says:

      The trouble is it depends on Verizon, and a lot of times Andy can’t send me texts. That’s why we installed the internet. I will let you know. 🙂

  7. Linda Sand says:

    My iPad has cellular capability which tells Apple where I am. Dave would go into our Apple account and use the find it app. If I had not turned on the find it app Dave would not have been able to use it.

    • Jean says:

      Thanks. Beate sent me some information about Verizon’s Family Locator, but it looks like it requires a data plan in addition to the cost of the program. We don’t have a data plan because Andy can’t even always text me. Most of the ones I send him get there in a reasonable time.

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