FitDog Friday: PitPat Review

Hello Everyone!

Today I am participating in a Blog Hop hosted by SlimDoggyTo Dog With Love and My GBGV Life, called FitDog Friday!

For my first entry I wanted to tell you all about this great new product I learned about called PitPat.

PitPat orange Logo

PitPat is an amazing fitness monitor for dogs! Do you wear a FitBit, pedometer, or other activity monitoring device?

PitPat will provide that same fitness information for your pet!

How does it work?

PitPat fits nicely on any dog’s collar and it measures your pet’s activity and then sends that information to your free PitPat app.

PitPat on collar

I am always curious how much activity Rooney gets while we are at work and he is at home. I ask myself, does he nap ALL day? Does he have little spurts of energy in between his naps?

PitPat will help me keep track of how much activity Rooney has gotten that day, AND how much more he needs from me!

If you have ever used an activity monitor before, you know that the first day you use it, you realize how LITTLE you move (at least those with desk jobs like myself).

Using an activity monitor reminds me that I need to get up and move around more. PitPat will do the same for your pet! PitPat will provide me with a breakdown of Rooney’s walking, running, playing and resting!

If your pet needs to change (perhaps increase) their activity level, you can even set goals for activity and track your progress.

PitPat App

Is it expensive?

Nope! The prices start at $30, and the app is free!

Awesome! What other features does PitPat have?

Waterproof!

Durable!

Battery life of more than 1 year without recharging!

Sounds great! Where can I get one?

Well, the company has just launched and is still in the phase of raising funds, which means that you can pre-order your PitPat on their KickStarter campaign, here.

Once they have reached their funding goal, you will be notified that your PitPat will be headed to production and will soon be at your home keeping track of your pet’s fitness.

Want a chance to win a specially engraved PitPat and a limited edition Founding Hound t-shirt?

PitPat was generous enough to let me do a giveaway for my readers!

Keep in mind, in order to receive your winnings, the Kickstarter campaign will have to be funded, otherwise the product might not make it to production. That means we need your help spreading the word! Feel free to use all of your social media channels to help us bring PitPat to market, AND so you can increase your chances of winning!

Keep in mind if the PitPat Kickstarter campaign is not fully funded, you will NOT be charged for your pre-order, so there is nothing to lose by backing this great product.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

If you would like to double your chances of winning a PitPat, you can hop on over to their Facebook page to enter their photo contest, here!

PitPat on dog

Happy Friday everyone!

Disclaimer: My Kid Has Paws was invited to review this product by PitPat, and to give our honest opinion.

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30 Comment

  1. Reply
    2 Brown Dawgs
    September 26, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Sounds like an interesting product.
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      PitPat - AJ
      September 27, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Hi 2 Brown Dawgs,

      Glad you like the product, if you have any questions please get in touch 🙂

      Woofs,

      AJ
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    Talent Hounds
    September 26, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Sounds alot like my FitBit. Love activity trackers, they are great for helping you set and stick to goals.

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      PitPat - AJ
      September 27, 2014 at 9:30 am

      Hi Talent Hounds,

      Yes it’s exactly like a FitBit for dogs 🙂 but PitPat is a bit more advanced – it recognizes the type of activity (walking, running, playing, resting) and tailors the targets and recommendations based on the age and breed of the dog 🙂

      Woofs,

      AJ
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    Linda Szymoniak
    September 26, 2014 at 11:34 am

    I have five rescued Treeing Walker Coonhounds. My senior girl, Suki, does limited activity, but the other four really need exercise to burn off energy and to stay at a healthy weight. My Kyoko had almost been starved to death but is now downright chubby and needs to lose weight. This would benefit them all, but mostly I think my Kyoko.

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      PitPat - AJ
      September 27, 2014 at 9:35 am

      Hi Linda,

      The PitPat app can only currently support 3 dogs (each needs a PitPat device), but we are planning to add support for more in an update to the app 🙂

      Woofs,

      AJ
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    2. Reply
      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:17 am

      What fun your house must be with all of the Coonhounds! I love Coonhounds, I only had a few as patients while working at the hospital, but they were a lot of fun. I am hoping the PitPat gets funded because I think it could help a lot of people trying to see how much their dogs are moving in order to help the few that need to lose weight. Thank you for stopping by!

  4. Reply
    Emma
    September 26, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    That would be interesting to know, but Mom wants to know her fitness info and still doesn’t even have a device for herself. I wonder how accurate it is? I shared and hope they get their funding!
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      PitPat - AJ
      September 27, 2014 at 9:24 am

      Hi Emma,

      Thanks for sharing 🙂 PitPat is a lot more advanced than basic step counters as we also take into consideration the breed (we have veterinary guidelines for over 150 breeds) and age of the dog.

      Woofs,

      AJ

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      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thank you so much for sharing! I definitely want to get a FitBit, it seems like a ton of people have them and they are supposed to be pretty accurate.

  5. Reply
    Slimdoggy
    September 26, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    We have Hyrex monitors for Maggie & Jack, but we love any device that makes you more aware of your dogs conditioning and fitness levels. Thanks for joining the Hop.
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      PitPat - AJ
      September 27, 2014 at 9:44 am

      Hi Slimdoggy,

      It would be great if you could let us know what you do and don’t like about Heyrex, we are always keen to get feedback on activity monitors from experienced users to help us improve PitPat.

      Woofs,

      AJ
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    2. Reply
      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:18 am

      Thanks for having us! We hope to start joining every other week or at least once a month…need to being awareness to doggy fitness!

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    Mary from YourDesignerDog
    September 27, 2014 at 3:35 am

    That’s a really cool product. I’m curious to know the difference in activity level between various forms of playing.
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      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

      That is a great question, I would be curious to see that as well, like what playing at home does, versus taking them for a walk.

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    Mark at DBDT
    September 27, 2014 at 4:07 am

    Very interesting product. I really like the kick starter campaigns as a way yo launch new products. Well head over and find out more.
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      PitPat - AJ
      September 27, 2014 at 9:47 am

      Hi Mark,

      We agree, Kickstarter is a great way of launching new products and getting feedback early on 🙂 Please let us know what you think of the campaign and if there’s anything you would like to see!

      Woofs,

      AJ
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    2. Reply
      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:04 am

      Mark, thank you so much for showing interest in the PitPat, we think it is a really cool product that will help a lot of pet parents keep track of their pets exercise.

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    Bethany
    September 27, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    I hope PitPat gets it’s funding since the more things like this there are on the market the better for getting pet obesity down and fit dogging up!
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      PitPat - AJ
      September 29, 2014 at 4:36 am

      Hi Bethany,

      Thanks for the support! Please share with your dog loving friends, we need help getting the word out there so we can help as many doggys as we can.

      http://www.pitpatpet.com/explore

      Woofs,

      AJ
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    2. Reply
      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Bethany, I completely agree! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Elaine
    September 27, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    PitPat looks really interesting and it’s nice that it’s also affordable. Nice battery life too!

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      PitPat - AJ
      September 29, 2014 at 4:18 am

      Hi Elaine,

      We are glad you like it, we’ve worked very hard to make sure it is affordable and that there is no need to recharge unlike other monitors 🙂

      Anything else you would like to see that could make the product better?

      Woofs,

      AJ

    2. Reply
      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:20 am

      Elaine, I agree, I have see similar ones for sale for $99, that would be 3 PitPats in this case!

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    Jen jelly
    September 29, 2014 at 4:55 am

    I’d love to know what my dog is up to when I’m gone, this would be a nice easy way to keep track of how much activity (or lack thereof) she gets while I’m away. I’ve always assumed she naps most of the time when I’m gone since she’s always snoozing on the couch when I get home.
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      PitPat - AJ
      September 29, 2014 at 5:26 am

      Hi Jen,

      Yes exactly, this is one of the many useful things PitPat can be used for 🙂 We’ve caught many of our Founding Hounds sleeping on the job!

      Woofs,

      AJ
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    2. Reply
      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:23 am

      Jen, I agree I assume Rooney naps a bunch, but it would be good to know that he gets up and plays a little!

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    Christine & Riley
    September 29, 2014 at 5:13 pm

    We would love to have one of these for Trixie! With her struggle to loose weight it would be a great benefit to use. We will definitely order one if we don’t win one 🙂
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      PitPat - AJ
      October 1, 2014 at 2:26 am

      Hi Christine & Riley,

      Glad you love the product and thanks for the support! Good luck for the competition.

      Woofs,

      AJ
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      Rachel
      October 3, 2014 at 8:24 am

      Christine, thank you for stopping by! I would love for Trixie to have one of these!

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