My two Boston Terriers weighing 17 and 19 pounds with neck sizes of 11.5 inches have been wearing the Fi Collar now for over four months. It’s not too big for them and I love that I have peace of mind when we take our daily off leash walks.
If you’re interested to know how we use it, this post is for you.
1. Three Proximity Zones
There are three ways you can set up your proximity or what I call “safe zones”
Fi Base: The collar knows how close/far it is from your home base. Why is this important? Let’s say you aren’t at home … and your dog escapes through a hole in your fence. You’ll get an escape alert notifying you your dog is away from home.
You can even buy an additional base if you want to set one up in your office or some other location.
Fi App: The collar knows when you get separated from the app. I saw this first hand when I dropped my phone during a beach walk (unbeknownst to me).
I got a notification on my Apple iWatch that my dog was not with their owner – and that’s when I realized my phone was not with me. I backtracked 50 yards and found my phone in the sand.
WiFi (Series 2): You can connect your collar to WiFi networks to track your pup in additional locations where there is no Fi Base. The Fi app can store up to 6 WiFi networks at once.
GPS coordinates: In the LIVE mode … you can click on location points to see the GPS coordinates of your dog. This is extremely useful if you get separated from your dog.