Last year, our friends at Furbo sent us their dog camera to test out with the pups, and it instantly became a hit in our house. I shared some thoughts about the first version of the camera and software then, but in the last year the team has really stepped up their game!
Earlier this fall, we created a video in collaboration with Furbo showcasing the smart gadget’s compatibility with Amazon Alexa. You can tell Furbo to schedule regular treat tossing to keep your pup entertained throughout the day while you’re out!
Now they’ve added Smart Dog Alerts to help busy pup parents better stay connected with their dogs in real time throughout the day. The new features include:
Dog Activity Alert
Furbo will send an alert when it identifies continuous activities, like a dog pacing back-and-forth, acting mischievously, or getting a burst of energy and zooming around the house with a ball. In addition to knowing when a dog is active, it is also an important feature to identify characteristics of separation anxiety.
Dog Selfie Alert
Furbo now knows when your dog is looking directly into the camera, prompting the most Instagram-worthy selfies to be taken. Adoring dog parents then receive a notification through the Furbo app letting them know their dog is thinking of them and wants to play, or just wants a treat tossed their way.
Identifying when a human comes into view, Furbo users will be alerted whether a dog walker is scheduled to stop by mid-day or an intruder enters the home.
All those software updates are pretty cool, right? The Furbo also comes with an upgraded 1080p HD camera with 4x zoom, 160-degree wide-angle lens, night vision, and an increased treat well that will hold more than 100 pieces!
I love the thought behind Furbo’s camera in that it’s more than just a one-way view into what your dog is doing. We’d all love to spend 24/7 with our fluffy friends but sadly that’s just not realistic. I can’t wait to see what other nifty features Furbo’s team thinks up so that we can continue to better utilize technology to enhance our lives with our pets!
P.S. Haven’t gotten your own Furbo camera yet? Use the discount code FURBOCHIBI to get $15 off through the end of this year!