Whistle Go Pet Tracker
Review date: 11/02/2020
Have you ever thought, "I need a fitness tracker for my dog?!" If so, the Whistle Go or Whistle Go Explore are for you. This little doohickey attaches to your dog's collar and lets you track where she is while also monitoring her activity. It combines GPS, Wi-Fi, and cellular tech to track your pup at all times, alert you if she leaves a "safe area", and lets you know if she is getting enough exercise. It even monitors if you pup is licking, scratching, or sleeping too much. You'll love it. Your dog is likely to find it pretty creepy.
What could happen if something goes wrong
All that current and historical personal location information this tracker collects on you and your pup can be used by the company to send you offers and promotions from third parties in order to target you with advertising. So if you visit one of those big box stores with your pup, that could mean lots of ads following you around from that big box store after. Another thing to consider, this device uses all the tracking and connection tech — GPS, cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. That's a lot of connectivity. As the company says, "Know more than ever about your best friend." That could turn creepy if someone with bad intentions wanted to know more about you.
Can it snoop on me?
What is required to sign up?
Third party account
What data does it collect?
Name, location, dog's activity
How does it use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 2 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Encrypts data in transit and at rest.
Whistle uses third party security services to perform routine security assessments at predefined intervals. It also utlizes its beta client pool to receive and address bugs.