Using Apple AirTag as a handy pet tracker
Hello there! I’m Thomas Smith, and today I’m incredibly excited to chat about an unconventional use for Apple’s new gadget, the AirTag, which I discovered through some firsthand experimentation.
Expect the unexpected because my trusty sidekick, Lance, my Bichon Frise, is going to help me demonstrate one of the best uses for Apple’s AirTag.
For those unfamiliar with Apple AirTag, it’s a small, coin-shaped device designed to be attached to personal items such as keys, wallets, and bags to keep track of their whereabouts using Apple’s Find My app. Recently, I landed upon a creative way of using it to tag Lance instead!
Hooking Apple AirTag to Lance’s collar
You might wonder how I attached this coin-sized device to my little furball. Well, I improvised a bit and got a connector that could easily place the AirTag on his collar. I was conscious of not causing any discomfort to Lance, and thankfully, the AirTag’s lightweight nature came to the rescue.
Lance is a Bichon Frise- they’re not big dogs, and even for him, the AirTag didn’t pose any trouble when fastened to his collar. For the time he’s been wearing it, it has seemed to run pretty comfortably around his neck.
A new way of pet-tracking with Apple AirTag
After setting it up so effortlessly, I was ready to test out this unique method of using the AirTag. I utilized the Find My app to keep a close eye on Lance inside our house. This way, I was always assured that he was nearby. Using the app, I easily located Lance, concrete proof that this unique experiment was working well.
Drawbacks of my pet tracking with Apple AirTag experience
No experiment is complete without addressing the performance glitches. Regrettably, the Apple AirTag fell somewhat short of becoming my perfect pet-tracker. While it excelled at telling me where Lance was, it lacked a key feature – providing proactive alerts as Lance moved about.
That makes it different from using a dedicated GPS tracker like the Whistle Go.
For instance, if Lance slipped into an area he wasn’t supposed to, the AirTag failed to notify me. The only way to know his whereabouts was by manually checking the app, a process which could be a little tedious if you’re multitasking.
Despite this setback, I find Apple AirTag to be a worthy little addition to my canine-tracking artillery. With it in place, I can keep tabs on Lance’s location and ensure he isn’t venturing into territory where he shouldn’t be!
Final thoughts on using Apple AirTag for pet-tracking
At the end of the day, the experiment with the AirTag and Lance amounted to an exciting discovery. I concluded that while this may not be its original use, there’s no denying that an Apple AirTag can be creatively hacked as a practical and effective pet-tracking device.
The need to regularly monitor the app notwithstanding, it promises a comfortable and beneficial way to keep tabs on your furry friend’s whereabouts.
As an Apple user and pet parent, I found this an interesting and practical adaptation of the AirTag. Stay tuned for more such innovative, first-hand product experimentations!
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- Apple AirTags are a great way to track pet’s locations
- AirTag connectors are lightweight and can easily be attached to pet collars
- The Find My App can be used to locate the pet
- The only downside to the AirTag is that there is no way to get a notification if the pet goes out of a particular zone
- AirTags can be used for other creative uses