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You can buy the KADDZ GPS cat collar from the KADDZ online shop.
A collar with a GPS chip and an implanted chip are not comparable and we recommend that all cat owners get a chip for their cat. The GPS collar allows the owner to find their cat.
Since the chip is located under the skin, it can only be read by persons with special reading devices (e.g. police, vets). This is both the "strength" and the "weakness" of the system. Since the identification can only be performed with a reading device, either the reading device has to be brought to the cat or the cat to the reading device. But unfortunately, the effort involved often proves to be too great an inconvenience for the finder and so a found animal often goes unreported.
It can, therefore, be said that the two systems are not mutually exclusive, but complementary. The chip used brings security but the owner has no means of finding their cat quickly and easily on their own unless they also use the KADDZ GPS cat collar.
Read more about this topic here: Microchip or GPS tracker: how can you find your cat?
KADDZ was specifically developed for outdoor cats to be able to track the positions and whereabouts of the cat. Dog trackers have different requirements, and activity tracking is generally more important than position tracking. We may look into dog trackers at a later stage, but for the time being, we are concentrating on cat trackers.
With the GPS KADDZ cat collar, the position of your cat can be found anywhere where phone reception and a clear path to the GPS satellites are available. Since the data is sent via the GSM network, there are no restrictions on the reach of the KADDZ GPS transmitter. Therefore, KADDZ is also ideal for cats who like to venture further afield. Unlike radio trackers, KADDZ even works across great distances, for instance anywhere in Europe, thanks to its SIM card.
The KADDZ app offers three different data frequencies. The standard setting is for normal use. The collar sends the current location at specific intervals. This is easy on the battery, and the cat is not exposed to permanent radiation.
You can choose how frequently the data refreshes in the cats' settings.
You can choose between four different data frequencies:
- Standard (recommended):
Transmits data every 15 minutes outside (GPS), at home every 30 minutes (WiFi).
- Battery saver:
Transmits data every 30 minutes outside (GPS), at home every 60 minutes (WiFi).
- High frequency:
Transmits data every 5 minutes outside (GPS), at home every 15 minutes (WiFi).
- Walk mode:
Transmits every minute.
ATTENTION: the higher the frequency, the shorter the battery life!
In the home zone, the GPS signal is not detected because the cat is within the WiFi area of its home. The collar checks every few minutes to see if the home WiFi can still be received, or if the cat is flagged as "outside".