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Buddy is a smart dog collar with GPS

The idea of a smart collar for your pet is nothing new. But Buddy is one of the best-looking we’ve seen.

It comes with cool glowing LEDs that make it easy to see your dog in the dark. Not only that, it also has GPS, so you can pinpoint your pooch on a map using your phone. You can set a geofence perimeter where you dog is allowed to roam. The minute he strays outside it, you’ll get a notification, and you can track him using GPS.

Worried your dog is piling on the pounds? Buddy also doubles as an activity monitor. That’s right, you can make sure your dog is taking enough steps in a day, sleeping enough and burning sufficient calories. You can even set goals for him, and share stats with other dog owners. Not that we’re competitive or anything.

And you can input your dog’s food intake each day to build a picture of their health and wellbeing.

Want more? It’s also a social network for dogs, letting you know when other Buddy wearers are in the vicinity, and letting you share and comment on photos, compare daily routines and make friends.

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A timeline lets you put in important events like vets’ appointments and puppy play dates too.

It’s seeking $385,000 AUD, and still has a way to go to reach that. If it does, it will ship in July next year.

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