Product Review: Link AKC Smart Collar

The Link AKC Smart Collar has several features:

LOCATION — This feature uses AT&T’s cellular network and GPS technology to help track your dog. You can also set up a “safe zone” by specifying an allowable distance from the base unit. Once your pet crosses the safe zone, you are sent an alert.

WELLNESS — Ambient temperature alerts, activity tracking, veterinary record storage and reminders, and activity recommendations based on your specific pet compared to similar breeds/age/size.

ADVENTURES — You can track your pet’s activity level via the phone app and digitally record and store adventures. Also has a social media aspect to share adventures with your friends.

SOUND & LIGHT — LED light and training sound (series of three quiet beeps) on unit can be activated from app.

PROS:

• Extremely high-quality components  and well thought out design

• Tracking unit snaps into place solidly on carrier; never came off during dogs romp

• Waterproof to 3 feet

• Accurate locator and virtual fence worked well

• App easy to use

CONS:

• Rigid shape of collar attachment was uncomfortable for my dog. The curve only fit naturally at certain spots (top or bottom of neck).

PRODUCT SPECS:

$179.00*

In the box

• Tracking unit

• Base station/charger

• Carrier (collar attachment)

• Leather collar

• Phone app

Not Included

• Service plan to track pet: $6.95–9.95/month

Benefits

• Access for your app & dog’s collar to the LINK AKC data network

• 24/7 access to the Pet Poison Helpline

• Puppy guarantee

• 3-year limited warranty

* Price on website at press time