Wearable tech market for humans is growing rapidly, but there’s also a growing market in wearable technology for animals, from trackers and other gadgets. According to a report published in prnewswire, there are currently about 300 companies in the world manufacturing wearables for pets to livestock and wild animals, and the number of manufacturers is expected to rise to 500 in 10 years. Most of these devices are used in the United States and Europe followed by Australia where RFID tagging of cattle is mandatory. Currently, the most popular types of wearable devices for animals across the world are RFID ear tags for cows followed by non-RFID collars on dogs. We’ve gathered a list of 5 such wearables, where you’ll find tech for dogs, horses, cows and even bees.
The GoPro Fetch Dog is a camera harness for dogs. The device lets you capture the world from your dog’s point of view. This harness allows you to put your GoPro camera either on the dog’s back or under its front for a dog’s eye view of your adventures together. It’s Fully adjustable to fit dogs from 15 to 120 lbs (7 to 54 kg). Chest mount can be removed to accommodate smaller dogs. Padding at all adjustment points ensures your pet’s comfort. Washable, water-friendly material holds up to swimming, splashing, mud and more.
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