What is a StarWalk™ dog activity monitor from iQ Pet? As you know if you are a regular blog reader or social media fan, I’m a big lover of fitness. We spend a lot of time running, walking, playing, and doing sports. The StarWalk dog activity monitor is a great way for me to keep track of how much activity I’m really getting, and I can even set goals!
The StarWalk attaches easily and securely to your dog’s collar and the free app you install on your smartphone allows you to set up the StarWalk including setting goals. StarWalk will help keep you and your dog motivated to stay fit.
Setting up your StarWalk is all about three simple steps. You simply download the app for your phone, attached the fully charged StarWalk to your dog’s collar, set your goals and get moving!
I got busy right away reading the little instruction book so I would know all about how dog activity monitor works. I do wish the instructions had a bit more detail but I figured it out pretty well after starting to use the StarWalk. We did have some issues with downloading the app to our phone. We had to use a previous app version as this one would not run on our phone even though it met the requirements.
The entire device is really simple. There is the USB charging cable (it takes about 2 hours for a full charge), the StarWalk itself, and the two pieces to attach it to a collar. I love how it lights up, and you can customize the color if you want to use it in the dark!
It fits nice and securely on my collar and I don’t even know it is there. It looks pretty smart and futuristic too! Bailie and I had some good chase and wrestle games going and it never once fell off or got loose. The StarWalk is also waterproof in case your dog likes to swim. The only issue we had which we expected was the battery drained really fast on the days where the temperature was around zero degrees. It should last four days, but out in the bitter cold, we got just over a day of use. We have the same problem with our phone and camera, so it is normal we think.
This is a screenshot of the main screen where you can upload a cute photo of yourself for the background and get some basic information.
The device page is where you can set up your device features. You connect to your StarWalk dog activity monitor here, you can add more if you have multiple devices, it shows your battery level, you can choose the color for your light when you are walking in the dark and turn it on and off.
The main screen also has some of your basic numbers such as calories, amount of activity time, how many miles and the temperature of where you are at the moment. You can check your daily, weekly, monthly, or yearly stats. You can also set daily goals for added motivation. The bars on your StarWalk will light for each 20% of your goal you reach. Once they are all lit, you have hit your goal for the day!
The activity screen shows all your activity in bar graphs and the time the activity occurred. What all does the StarWalk dog activity monitor keep track of?
- Total steps
- Calories burned
- Active time
- Activity type
- Distance traveled
Mom and I are having a lot of fun with the StarWalk dog activity monitor. We want to try it out on Bailie and on Katie soon to see how their activity levels are. If your human has a their own step counter it would be fun for you to compare steps on a walk or run! I highly recommend this fun gadget to help keep you and your dog fit!
My GBGV Life received the StarWalk from iQ Pet in this post to review. My GBGV Life receives no additional benefits for barking about StarWalk or iQ Pet. The opinions in this review are the honest opinion of My GBGV Life. iQ Pet is not responsible for the contents of this post.
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