Motorola has unveiled the Scout 5000, a smartphone for dogs
The device, which is WiFi and Bluetooth enabled, will monitor a dog’s health, track their location with GPS and allow owners, when they are not home, to speak to their dogs using 3G. A microphone will allow the dog to be heard, too.
There is also a built-in camera so owners can check on what their dogs are up to.
Motorola says the Scout 5000 will be available in the USA in June and carry a $199 price tag; a version for small dogs will be $91. The device will come with a year of 3G service, after which owners will need to purchase a data plan.
Technology has, again, gone to the dogs!
Kathleen Crisley, specialist in dog massage, rehabilitation and nutrition/food therapy, Canine Catering Ltd, Christchurch, New Zealand