Monday, October 5, 2015

Have You Heard of Hachiko?

I am currently testing the Hachiko Dog Well-Being Sensor while Ma is monitoring me through the Hachiko App for her smartphone.

Oz the Terrier is using the Hachiko Dog Well-Being Sensor and App

The Hachiko Sensor and App allows a pet parent to connect with their dog and see their dog's activities throughout the day.  The sensor communicates with a pet parent's phone via bluetooth technology and WiFi.  If a dog has multiple pet parents and/or caregivers (dog sitter, dog walker, etc), all of them can use the App to track a dog's daily care.

Using the Hachiko Dog Well-Being smartphone app

Hachiko lets you and your pet parent:
1. Set Daily Goals - how many walks per day, how many steps per day, etc. 

2. Monitor Activity & Behavior - tracks your meals, your water intake, when you get a treat...even when you pee and poop (we were shocked when it asked us while we were out for our first walk)!

3. Track Your Walk via Map - your walk is tracked on a map as soon as you leave your house.  When you return home, the Sensor and App let you know you are home and give you the details of your walk.

4. Communicate with Each Other - after my first walk, the Sensor and App sent Ma a message from me!

5. See Daily, Weekly and Monthly Activity Statistics - includes your walks together and the steps a dog takes while on its own.

The Hachiko Dog Well-Being Sensor and App easily attaches to a dog's collar or harness, is lightweight (only 0.7 ounces), is 100% waterproof and is rugged and tough.  I've only just started wearing it and it doesn't bother me one bit. 

Oz the Terrier wearing Hachiko Dog Well-Being Sensor

I will be using the Hachiko Dog Well-Being Sensor and App for the next few weeks so I can post what I think about the technology.  If you would like to learn more about Hachiko before then, you can visit their website or chat them up at their accounts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What do you think of technology to monitor your dog?  
Would you try Hachiko?


  1. Oh Oz, watch out big brother (or Mother!) is watching yous!!!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. that's a very important invention and it's egg-stremely helpful, I'm sure. do you think we could add it on my dad too, so we know when he is on the way for the next mischief?

  3. I'm not sure I want mom knowing my activities while she's at work. She might think I sleep more than I guard the house.

    Aroo to you,

  4. Oz darling what a wonderful app....MOM has one that monitors me all is called 'retired app'! I wish she'd get a day job or something. I need some Me time!!
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. We did hear about that. Pretty spiffy
    Lily & Edward

  6. The answer to that is not until today! Thanks for the information pal!

    1. well that is cool BUTT it took mom like 4701 million days to figure out the tom tom in the car....if you get my drift.
      stella rose

  7. Wow - what will they think of next! Cool that there is a pug on the packaging
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

    Pee es
    Happy to send you a button friend! If you are on the Christmas card list we should have your address. We will have mom check tonight

  8. That sounds like a wonderful app! Can't wait to see how you like it!

  9. Bentley wears the Whistle which is similar. I love it and it helps me to make sure that he is getting the correct an=mount of exercise each day. You will really get a lot of information that will help Oz with this device too.

  10. Wow! This sounds super cool!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  11. Lady wants to learn more about it. We can't wait to hear how you did!

  12. Sounds like just the thing for our high tech family! We can't wait to hear more about it!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Can we reverse that so we can watch our pawrents when they are away?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  14. That's pretty cool! If Cammie wore one, I'd eat it ... just to be honest about it. But I could try wearing one!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  15. Mom isn't real interested in that, but she would like a webcam to watch Bailie when she is home alone. She wants to see if pillows really explode or if Bailie is behind it all.

  16. That is pretty cool. I wear a fitness monitor for myself, so why not for the dogs?
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  17. No one has privacy anymore!

  18. sounds like a cool product.


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Oz the Terrier