Fi Series 2

Warning: *privacy not included with this product

Fi Series 2

Barking Labs, Corp
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Super creepy

GPS, LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth. This smart dog collar has them all to let you track your dog, your dog walker, and your dog's best friends 24/7. This puppy is "chew-proof, water-proof, and generally dog-proof" according to the company. And it lets you track your pup's exercise and sleep levels and compare them to other dogs around the US. Just don't give your dog an inferiority complex. Especially if you plan to connect your Instagram and share pictures with other Fi users. We don't need a doggy mental health crisis caused by social media too!

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Well dang. For a GPS tracker that tracks precise location, this product fails at telling us how it uses all the data this GPS, LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth-enabled collar and app can collect. The only privacy policy we could find for Fi Series 2 dog collar clearly states it only applies to their website, www.tryfi.com. So, all that location data, those steps, any data you might share if you connect your Instagram, and who knows what else you might be sharing, we could find no way to tell how the company uses that data, protects that data, shares or sells that data, or allows you to control that data. That’s not good. This product could definitely come with *privacy not included.

Tips to protect yourself

  • Check Fi's app settings to ensure the safest use. You can set up safe zones for your pet, and get notifications once she is outside of the safe zones.
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Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: Yes

Microphone

Device: No

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

With no privacy policy for the device, we are unable to tell how the data is used.

How can you control your data?

With no privacy policy for the device, we are unable to tell how you can control the data.

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Can this product be used offline?

Yes

User-friendly privacy information?

No

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Unknown

Encryption

Can’t Determine

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Privacy policy

Yes

Does the product use AI? information

No


News

Fi Smart Dog Collar Series 2 Review
PC Mag
The second-generation Fi Smart Dog Collar builds upon its excellent predecessor, offering improved location tracking, faster escape alerts, and a new sleep-monitoring feature, all for a lower price.
The Best GPS Dog Collars and Pet Trackers
New York Times
Pet owners can’t always account for indoor cats skedaddling outdoors or dogs hightailing it away from the dog walker. A GPS tracker attached to your pet’s collar can reunite you if they do escape into the unknown.

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