8 Best Smart Devices for Your Pets in 2019

There are several smart home devices in the market today, and even smart devices for your lovely pets. However, filtering through all the bad products can be quite a tough task. But luckily, there are some products out there that truly help your pets entertain themselves while even keeping an eye on them using onboard cameras or even sensors.

ProductBrandNamePrice
PetcubePetcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-inBuy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
PupPodPupPodBuy on Amazon|$189(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
Arf PetsArf Pets Dog Treat Dispenser - Dog Puzzle Memory Training Activity ToyBuy on Amazon|$49.99(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
VARRAMVARRAM Pet Fitness Robot Full PackageBuy on Amazon|$149(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
ZandZoneZandZone Smart Pet Companion Robot, Automatic Ball LauncherBuy on Amazon|$599.99(Price as of 08/24/2019 02:34 ET)
FurboFurbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way AudioBuy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
DOTTDOTT The Smart Dog Tag - Bluetooth Tracker for Dogs and CatsBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
AFPAll for Paws Interactive Automatic Dog Ball LauncherCheck Price on Amazon

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Keeping this in mind, we’ve decided to talk about some of the best smart devices for your pets. The list will include devices with the best monitoring as well as pet activity/rewards feature, helping you get the best smart device for your pet. So without waiting any further, let’s have a look at our list.

8 Best Smart Devices for Your Pets in 2019

 

 

Petcube Play 2

This is an extremely sophisticated smart device for your pet as it comes with a laser toy as well as a Full HD 1080p surveillance camera with night vision among other features. While this lacks a treat dispenser tray, it doesn’t take away the utility of this smart device. The onboard camera also supports 4x zoom and a 160-degree wide field of view, covering almost every inch of your room.

The bottom of the device houses a speaker bar and there are four microphones on board with support for two-way audio, allowing you to interact with your pet even when you’re away. The best part about this product is that it can leverage Alexa’s feature to immediately notify you whenever there’s motion or sound detected on the camera.

So as far as features are concerned, the Petcube Play 2 is covered in almost every aspect. The company offers a free trial of the Petcube Care cloud storage service which lets you store up to 1 month of video footage. As you would expect, this device can be controlled with the Petcube app available for iPhones and Android smartphones.

Buy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)

 

 

PupPod

This is a slightly less elaborate setup which works on a rewards system when paired with a compatible product. The company calls this a “positive reinforcement puzzle toy” which improves physical and mental activity.

Moreover, the game/puzzle gets harder as the pet continues playing it. The accompanying PupPod smartphone app can notify users when their pets have solved a puzzle. This can act as a reminder to reward the pet for solving the puzzle.

As far as smart devices go, the PupPod is certainly one of the most understated. You can even pair this with a Bluetooth treat dispenser to automate treats each time the pet solves a puzzle. The device has a speaker on its own, while the app allows you to control the difficulty level of the puzzle accordingly. It’s only available in Red as of now.

Buy on Amazon|$189(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)

 

 

Arf Pets Dog Treat Dispenser

This is an attractive toy meant for both cats and dogs despite the name. It comes with the ability to offer treats whenever a puzzle has been solved. This encourages your pet to solve more puzzles and earn more treats in the process. Moreover, the number of treats sent to the dog vary to keep things challenging, so there’s never a fixed system of supply.

This product also includes a Release Button that plays pet-friendly sounds when pressed. This can calm and soothe your pet as well. The button can be kept near the main unit or separately along with the included suction cup for glass doors and a staking peg for outdoor setup. Customers will need to get four size C batteries and three AAA batteries for this to work. This is the best smart device to get for your pet especially considering how it can both reward your pet and increase mental stimulation.

Buy on Amazon|$49.99(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)

 

 

VARRAM Pet Fitness Robot

This is a robot, which means it doesn’t need any human interaction to operate. Included with this tiny robot is the ability to offer treats to your pets along with offering companionship, which as the compan claims can reduce loneliness and decrease accidents at home. The robot zooms in and out of the room constantly, keeping your pet active when you’re away. This is an extremely helpful product for those who leave their pets at home throughout the day. This fitness robot also has a robust body, which means this can withstand small amounts of water (IPX4) and even chews from your do or cat.

To manage the amount of treats that are thrown out each day, the company provides a smartphone app which also lets you track play time as well as sleep time. The robot can also be scheduled to run during specific times of the day. Keeping this in mind, a robot like this can be a great help for working professionals who leave their pets at home. This robot uses AI to improve the robot’s navigational skills and stay away from obstacles in its surroundings. One caveat here is that this robot may only work on a handful of indoor surfaces.

Buy on Amazon|$149(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)

 

 

ZandZone Smart Pet Companion Robot

This is yet another smart robot that can play with your pet and offer treats. Thanks to smartphone app control, you can control the amount of treats that are offered by the robot. What makes this a really interesting product, however, is the fact that it comes with a dedicated ball launcher, allowing your pet to play as well as eat when it’s tired. The ball can be thrown at a distance of 2.5, 5, or 8 meters, depending on your pet. Thanks to a walkie-talkie mode built into the device, you cant talk to your pet via your smartphone no matter where you are.

The feature that impressed me the most is the battery life of just under 5 hours. When it’s running low on charge, the robot will automatically make its way to the charging point while avoiding obstacles on its path. This robot also comes with a screen built-in, allowing you to have a video conversation with your pet. This robot has a total of 6 wheels but can move around pretty quickly indoors. This robot also works outdoors, although it may have trouble with some surfaces.

Buy on Amazon|$599.99(Price as of 08/24/2019 02:34 ET)

 

 

Furbo Dog Camera with Treat Tossing

This is an exciting pet camera with smart features built-in. It rose to prominence after it was featured on The Ellen Show. This device offers a treat holder which sends your pet treats using the Furbo smartphone app (iOS and Android). Since this device is known primarily for its camera, the company is offering a Full HD 1080p sensor with night vision included. The sound sensor sends an alert to all your connected devices when a bark is detected. The device can then be used to have a conversation with the pet in order to calm them down.

Unlike other offerings we’ve talked about above, this isn’t a robot but merely a smart pet monitor and treats dispenser. However, thanks to Alexa compatibility, you can use a wide range of connected products with this device. It needs to be plugged into a power outlet over a USB connection in order to work. It goes without saying that most of these features require a stable internet connection.

Buy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)

 

 

DOTT The Smart Dog Tag

This is a tracker device for your pets and is quite compact, which means it works for both cats and dogs. However, this is not a conventional GPS tracker. This tracker/tag uses Bluetooth technology to establish a connection with the connected device (smartphone). So when your pet goes out of range, you are immediately notified so that you can save it from getting lost.

The tag also supports digital lost pet broadcasts and active search functions to locate your pet. Moreover, the accompanying DOTT app also lets you track the movements of your pets and even remind you when it’s time for their medications. The tracker also uses a neighborhood alerts feature to keep track of heat, flood, and pet poisons in your area. The best part about this product is that it has no subscriptions or monthly costs to pay for. The company claims that the batteries can last up to 9 months.

Buy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)

 

 

All for Paws Interactive Automatic Dog Ball

This is an exciting ball throwing device that can entertain your dog endlessly. The company is also kind enough to offer three tough tennis balls to withstand chewing and clawing. Users can select the distance the ball will travel with options between 10, 25 or 40 feet depending on the size of your pet. However, only 2.5-inch tennis balls are supported by this device.

This is also a versatile product in terms of performance. It comes with an AC adapter, allowing you to run it with a wired connection. The company also offers a battery option which requires 6 C batteries, effectively turning this into an outdoor ball throwing machine. Once you’ve determined the distance the ball will travel, all you have to do is drop the ball onto the machine and let the magic begin. Given the nature of this toy, it goes without saying that this is more suitable for dogs over cats. Be sure to check this out on Amazon.


ProductBrandNamePrice
PetcubePetcube Play 2 Wi-Fi Pet Camera with Laser Toy & Alexa Built-inBuy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
PupPodPupPodBuy on Amazon|$189(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
Arf PetsArf Pets Dog Treat Dispenser - Dog Puzzle Memory Training Activity ToyBuy on Amazon|$49.99(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
VARRAMVARRAM Pet Fitness Robot Full PackageBuy on Amazon|$149(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
ZandZoneZandZone Smart Pet Companion Robot, Automatic Ball LauncherBuy on Amazon|$599.99(Price as of 08/24/2019 02:34 ET)
FurboFurbo Dog Camera: Treat Tossing, Full HD Wifi Pet Camera and 2-Way AudioBuy on Amazon|$199(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
DOTTDOTT The Smart Dog Tag - Bluetooth Tracker for Dogs and CatsBuy on Amazon|$39.99(Price as of 09/16/2019 04:34 ET)
AFPAll for Paws Interactive Automatic Dog Ball LauncherCheck Price on Amazon

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