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ElevationLab today announced the upcoming launch of the TagVault: Pet, an AirTag holder that is designed to attach to pet harnesses and collars.

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The design is similar to ElevationLab's TagVault, offering a full enclosure for the AirTag that's both protective and waterproof. The AirTag holder screws on with four screws and then attaches to a collar with a mounting plate.

The TagVault: Pet does not need to attach to a ring on a collar and it does not dangle, making it a more secure solution than other pet-related AirTag holders.

According to ElevationLab, the TagVault:pet is designed to work with any width collar or harness, and collar thicknesses up to 5mm. This encompasses 99 percent of collars, though some doubled leather or studded collars may be too thick.

Given the size of the TagVault: Pet, it is best to use it with dogs and cats that are over 10 pounds. It works with smaller animals, but the TagVault will be rather large. ElevationLab says that this design is comfortable for pets, and that signal and sound pass through the casing.

The TagVault: Pet can be preordered from the ElevationLab website for $19.95 and it will ship out in July.

Article Link: ElevationLab Debuts AirTag Holder for Pet Collars
 

Moakesy

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Could have done with this last weekend when our dog decided to go exploring without us. Missus was worried sick.

Off to see if this supplier sends to the UK
 

OverSpun

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Good idea but I am not sure how airtags will work for people's dogs that consistently escape from their yards? Airtag range to help with this?

My dogs never escape but there are escaped dogs in the neighbood all the time.
 

ruka.snow

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Anyone actually find a lost dog with an Airtag yet? Because I doubt it.

The conditions don't seem to have been met for using Airtag for this till now. You need a way to attach it to the collar and then I assume you'll need to be in a heavy urban area with lots of Apple devices so you can get a lock on it. I can't imagine Airtag will even remotely work if your farm dog goes walkabout.
 

mnsportsgeek

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The conditions don't seem to have been met for using Airtag for this till now. You need a way to attach it to the collar and then I assume you'll need to be in a heavy urban area with lots of Apple devices so you can get a lock on it. I can't imagine Airtag will even remotely work if your farm dog goes walkabout.
I'm also skeptical of it even working that well in urban areas. By the time you get pinged and head over to where you're supposed to, the dog is going to be long gone. Then how much longer till you get another ping? I think there's a reason Apple says not to put one on your dog.
 

OverSpun

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The conditions don't seem to have been met for using Airtag for this till now. You need a way to attach it to the collar and then I assume you'll need to be in a heavy urban area with lots of Apple devices so you can get a lock on it. I can't imagine Airtag will even remotely work if your farm dog goes walkabout.
I think airtags need at least 5 mile range from home for pets. If you use Nextdoor in your neighborhood... nonstop "missing dog, cat, etc" all day. Hopefully airtags can curb all these missing posts. :)


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Apple has not specified the exact Bluetooth range of an AirTag, either, but it's believed that each AirTag supports Bluetooth 5.0 (same as the latest iPhones), which means it should be trackable within 800 feet.
That is pretty dismal, for using airtags for pets... if they leave the house and are only in the yard.
 

eekcat

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I tried putting an airtag on a keychain holder for my dogs, and it just doesn't work very well. Couldn't find a signal half the time (even within 10ft), and the other half of the time, it would (justifiably) say it's moving. Not sure what the point is here.
 
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BobVB

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I think airtags need at least 5 mile range from home for pets. If you use Nextdoor in your neighborhood... nonstop "missing dog, cat, etc" all day. Hopefully airtags can curb all these missing posts. :)


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That is pretty dismal, for using airtags for pets... if they leave the house and are only in the yard.
You aren't using the Bluetooth you are using the Apple web locator. Knowing what neighborhood your lost animal would be a big help, especially if you can see successive 'pings' showing what direction it is wandering in.
 

Surfer13134

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I would NOT trust this to find my dogs. Airtags need to ping an iPhone in order for them to get the location. If your dog is lets say running around the neighborhood where phones will be inside the signal may not be strong enough for the airtag to connect or if its during the day people wont be home. Get something like the Fi collar that uses LTE, Wifi and GPS. When the dogs are at home the collars are connected to the base station or if they go in the back yard it will connect to the wifi, when they break both of those connections the GPS will kick on to see where the dog is at and if its outside of the Geofence then you get alerts as well as a crumb trail of where your dog went and where its at right now.
 

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It's far from an ideal pet tracker. You have to be near the pet, or someone does. And it's not overly accurate.

Friend has a GPS collar for his dog. He can see the location real-time on his app. He can buzz the dog, turn on a light to make it easier to find in the dark, and much more. He can also set a geo-fence, like his own yard, do he gets a notification any time the dog goes outside that area. Seems well worth the $10/mon he pays for it, especially when we go up north there there wouldn't be another person with an iPhone for miles, so an AirTag would be worthless.
 
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