Wrist envy anyone? Nowadays it seems just as common to sport a wearable health device than the latest fashionable watch. The popularity of products like Fitbit, Jawbone UP, and Moves illustrates our obsession with tracking every little step….literally. So why should our four-legged friends miss out on all the fun?! Enter Whistle: An activity monitor for your dog.
With over $60 billion spent annually on pets and 80 millions dogs in the United States, it is no surprise that Whistle CEO Ben Jones is on a mission to capitalize on the canine space.
Since we’re located in Silicon Valley, it would only be appropriate that our #PetsAtWork sport a Whistle.
Our CIO Martin uses Whistle to monitor his puppy, @RoxyRetriever’s activity while he’s at the office. Martin is able to see whether she’s napping in the sun or tearing up the sofa.
“As my career and passions lie in data-driven analytics, I was drawn to Whistle. Roxy has been wearing Whistle for a month now. I love the ability to follow her daily schedule. The user interface makes it easy to glean insights into her activities, and I know how much I need to walk her at the end of the day.”
Whistle is available online and at 1,100 PetSmart stores. It includes a collar attachment, activity monitor, and USB charging dock. The app runs on Apple iOs 6.1 or greater and Android 4.0.3 or greater.
Tell us would you buy a Whistle for your canine companion?