Whistle Activity Monitor
Waste of time & money
I created an account specifically to review this, that's how strongly I felt about needing to warn other people about this.
There are no support/contact phone numbers for this company whatsoever. You can e-mail them, but I'm not sure how efficient or feasible troubleshooting via e-mail is. The product appears to have very unreliable bluetooth connectivity, the company is severely lacking in support, and worst of all, they're located in San Francisco.
Oh, also, this product must be attached to a collar, it is not a stand-alone product, it's just the little gray circular device you see in the advertisement(s), you will have to purchase a collar or use one you already have to attach this to.
August 22, 2014
Very cool device. Interesting monitoring activity
I am enjoying my Whistle activity tracker very much. My pal Sadie and I are spending more time outside. We make our activity goal every day. On occasion, we will need to do a late night walk around the block to make our goal. With the Whistle activity tracker, I was able to get a baseline of Sadie’s normal activity and was able to ramp it up. I feel better knowing she is getting more exercise. The kids are getting into it as well wanting to take Sadie to the park more.
The app works great. I like how it updates automatically. In the app, it estimates how many days of battery life are left. I'm getting about 9 days between charges. I will frequently add a comment and picture to the activity in the app.
A downside I see is its size. Its a little bulky but Sadie doesn’t mind. Also, trending in the app is difficult to understand. In addition, what are you supposed to do with the trending information?
I work for PetSmart and received a free trail of this product.
June 11, 2014
Interesting, but not very useful
I was excited to get this product and try it out on my pug. The size is fine on him and is easy to get on/off for charging. It was difficutlt to set up the device to my android phone and the app was not useful for a while. It did show his activity, but that was about it. There was just an update to the app, but the newness and novelty has worn off. I also have issues with getting the battery low notices, so will go a day or two with a dead battery and lose his goal streaks. I don't know if that's my phone or the app. (I work for PetSmart and recieved a free trial of this product.)
May 30, 2014
I work for PetSmart and received a free trial of this product. I found this product to be a great asset in helping me insure that my dog is getting the necessary exercise. As we continued using I have spent more time and being on purpose in how my pet is spendign her time. This has allowed us both to become even more active and enjoying our time together even more than in the past. The Whistle is easy to use and the battery remains charged for a long time. It is quick to recharge when needed.
May 27, 2014