How accurate is the Fi step counter?

It’s the first dog collar to use the LTE-M cellular network, which reaches 30% farther than 3G/4G/5G/LTE. In an open field, GPS tracking is accurate within 7 feet. Fi was released in spring 2019, and the company continues to upgrade both its hardware and software.

How many steps should a dog walk a day fi collar?

It also tells you how far they’ve traveled each day. The Fi suggests a goal for your pup, but you can adjust it as needed: it recommendations about 5,000 steps for small dogs, about 10,000 steps for “agile” dogs, and 25,000 steps for active dogs.

How do you calculate dog steps?

To determine the best stair riser height for your dog, measure your dog’s leg length. Then when shopping for dog stairs, make sure each step is no higher than the length of your dog’s legs plus 2 inches. This will allow your dog to comfortably reach from one step to the next.

How does Fi dog collar track steps?

First up, the Fi collar functions as a basic pedometer, allowing you to track your dog’s steps via a mobile app, much like you would do with a Fitbit or similar device. In theory, the more steps and exercise you take, the better.

How often does Fi update?

If your dog is missing, you can put Fi into lost mode. This updates the collar location every two minutes and turns the built-in LED light red for improved visibility. (You can optionally run the LED in any color during night walks.)

How often does fi collar update location?

Depending on the state of your pup’s Fi collar, you can expect a GPS update every 1, 5, or 15 minutes. If your dog is lost, we recommend enabling Lost Dog Mode, as this will ensure the Fi Collar is attempting to look for a signal every minute.

Does Fi collar work without cell service?

The biggest weakness of Fi in our eye is that while the LTE-M network provides better coverage compared to other LTE/3G trackers, it still needs the cellular network to communicate. This means that the tracker will not work AT ALL if you do not have cell coverage or run out of mobile data.

How often does Fi collar update?

Do Fi collars work without cell service?

No! The type of mobile carrier you use won’t have any effect on your use of the Fi collar or app. Your smartphone can be on any cellular network – it does not need to be on AT for the Fi collar to function.

Does Fi collar work without WiFi?

Yes. If you don’t have Wi-Fi at home, we do not recommend using Fi.

What does Fi lost dog mode do?

Provide you directions to help guide you to your dog: in lost dog mode you’ll see your location in relation to your pup in the map, and the last known location for your dog, listed below the map.

How does the Fi collar charge?

Charging Your Dog’s Fi Collar: To charge your dog’s Fi collar, place the collar module on the base. You’ll notice the LED light on the module pulse blue as the collar charges. When fully charged, the LED light will remain blue and stop pulsing. For full recharge time, allow 3 hours.