Dogs are man's best friend and anyone who's had a dog knows that this loyal creature will do anything and risk anything for those it considers "his or her humans". However, somehow it seems that we never do enough for them and thousands of dogs get lost every year or aren't taken to the vet fast enough when they're feeling sick. Kyon is an upcoming pet-tracking collar that aims to change all that with some of the smartest features you've seen.
Kyon's main functionality is tracking your pet and making sure that you can always find it. The collar comes with a secondary device called the Kyon Basestation and you can set an area of up to 300 feet (91.5 meters) around your phone or the Basestation as a safe zone. As soon as your pet leaves that designated area, you will receive an alert and you will be able to track it via GPS. What's really cool about this system is that the tracking system comes with an altimeter, so you can even tell the floor that your dog's at. Furthermore, if your pet gets lost, the collar will display the "I am lost" message and give those who found it information on how to contact the owner.
Another great thing is that this smart dog wearable collects information about the pet telling you when it needs to be walked and when it's feeling sick, cold or hot. What I found to be really cool is that Kyon also embeds an ultrasound generator which provides you with a gentle way to convince your dog to stop barking or to calm the pet down when it's ready to start a fight. The device looks just like a regular collar (can also be used like one) and embeds a battery that can run for up to 30 days without requiring a recharge.
Unfortunately, Kyon's app only works on iOS devices, so those who own Android smartphones won't be able to use it. In case you're curios about the price of the product, I don't have any information yet. All I can do is point you to the product's website and tell you that it will be a part of a Kickstarter campaign starting with March 1st, so if you're interested in acquiring the tracker, being among the first to preorder, it will probably save you a lot of money.