Tractive GPS Cat 4 for cats

Advantages Small and light
High quality
Handling
Testsieger GPS Tracker Alleskönner 2018

Test result – 1st place

90 out of 100 points – This puts the Tractive GPS Cat 4 in 1st place in our test of GPS trackers for cats!

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The GPS tracker from Tractive is available both via the Tractive website and via platforms such as Amazon.

The Tractive GPS tracking system in the test

Rating

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Price

At around €50, the device is priced in the mid-range. The price-performance ratio is right. Because the Tractive does not have to hide from other products. However, there are also the running costs for the integrated SIM card.

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Order process

Ordered from Amazon and got it delivered quickly. Adequate scope of delivery with clear instructions and corresponding accessories. Nothing to complain about.

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Functions/features

  • Live tracking in real time
  • Includes a free APP
    (Tracking portal, however, linked to a subscription!)
  • Integrated SIM card
  • Heatmap (frequently visited places)
  • Waterproof
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Battery life

A running time of up to 7 days is specified. A battery life of around 3-4 days is realistic.

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Handling/ease of use

Attachment to the collar is simple and secure. Instructions and setting up the portal are quick and uncomplicated.

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Precision

The accuracy of the position data is similar to that of the Dog GPS Tracker. They provide an exact location, which makes it much easier to find the four-legged friends.

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Size/weight

Certainly an important point in this category. Tractive therefore advertises a lightweight and compact GPS tracker. They should be proved right. The device measures 7.6 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm and weighs 35g.

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Service/contact option

Accessibility and service are ok. However, there is no telephone service, which would of course be desirable. Overall, however, not a major point of criticism.

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SIM card

The SIM card is already integrated. On the one hand, of course, this is very convenient because you don’t have to order anything extra, but on the other hand it also ties you to the Tractive portal and the associated costs. However, the portal and the service offered are worth the money. The subscription costs can be found below.

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Testimonials from other customers

The reviews are consistently positive and are consistent with our experience. However, it must be said that this product has not yet received many reviews on Amazon.

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Conclusion: Tractive GPS tracker for cats

The Tractive GPS Cat 4 is in the mid-range at just under €50. However, the buyer need not be afraid of a cheap product. Quite the opposite.

Size, weight and the big plus point

The manufacturer advertises a light weight (35 grams) and a compact design. Both are also confirmed in the test. Of course, we can’t rule out the possibility that the animal won’t be able to make friends with the device.

There is another feature that sets the Tractive apart from the competition: It is 100 % waterproof. Such a feature should actually be a matter of course when designing a technical device for outdoor use. However, our experience shows that many manufacturers save costs here of all places. Not so Tractive. Very good!

If you are looking for a solid GPS tracker for your pet, you should give the Tractive GPS Cat 4 a chance!