The Global Positioning System offers a more effective alternative without accessibility limits in geographical space. However, the device needs to have a reliable battery life
A study investigating the effectiveness of a similar technology applicable for human activity monitoring noted up to a 25% disparity inaccuracy . Such disparity may give owners a false sense of security, further risking the safety of their pets.
A study by Swagerman et al. investigated what users would want to have in an interface through a series of interviews. The participants accessed several interfaces, and it was discovered that the main requirement for the users was to view the live location of the pet and receive an alert if the pet is not safe anymore.