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Is Whistle GO the ultimate Dog Location Tracker? (In-Depth Review)

There are a lot of dog location trackers out there, but Whistle has set itself up as the market leader for GPS trackers in the USA.

Dog Wearing Whistle Go Tracker

But are the classic Whistle GO tracker and it's more premium sister product Whistle GO Explore all they are cracked up to be? In this article, we'll take an honest and in-depth look at what they offer dog owners.

Whistle GO Products

There are three dog products in the Whistle range, including two location tracker options:

Whistle GO

The Whistle GO is the classic GPS tracker tag option ideal for most dogs.

Whistle GO Explore

The Whistle GO Explore is the premium version of the Whistle tracker designed for more active dogs involved in lots of outdoor activities like hiking and swimming.

Whistle also make a pet wearable called the Whistle FIT, which has no tracking locator features but works like a canine FitBit. It monitors your dog's health and fitness.

In this article, we'll be looking at the two Whistle GO location trackers, which include all the features of the Whistle FIT in addition to the GPS tracking features.

What kind of tracker is Whistle GO?

Whistle Go Tracker

Whistle GO is a GPS tracker that uses GPS, your wifi, and a cellular network to operate. The cell network used is AT&T, America's largest cell network.

The Whistle app uses google maps to display your dog's location when he is on the move.

How does GPS tracking work?

A GPS (global positioning satellite) receiver is inside the tag attached to your dog's collar. Your smartphone acts as a cellular transceiver, gathering signal data from the GPS tag, and presenting that information to you.

How to get set up with your Whistle GO

Once you have your Whistle GO tracker, you'll need to download the Whistle app on your iPhone or Android cell phone. Choose the ‘Set up Whistle' option, and you'll be walked through some simple steps to add your pet and link the device to your home wifi.

What you need to know about Whistle GO and Whistle Go Explore

Let's take a look at some of the essential features of the Whistle GO location trackers.


Whistle GO is not the cheapest dog tracker around. The price on Amazon right now is well over $100. In addition to this, you need to take account of the subscription fee. It costs between $7-10 a month, depending on the length of time you sign up for.

Whistle trackers use an AT&T cell subscription, which is why you need to pay a monthly fee.

However, this means that the tracker tag should work anywhere in the US where there is AT&T coverage.

While it may not be the cheapest dog location tracker on the market, Whistle GO offers you a heck of a lot more than a basic tracker p