Tractive GPS DOG 4 for dogs

Advantages Small and light
High quality
Tractive Hunde GPS Tracker weiß GPS DOG 4
Testsieger GPS Tracker Alleskönner 2018

Test result – 1st place

91 out of 100 points – This puts the Tractive GPS Dog 4 in 1st place in our test of GPS trackers for dogs!

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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


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At around 50 euros, the price is relatively low compared to the competition. 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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  • Is waterproof
  • Live tracking in real time
  • Includes a free APP
    (Tracking portal, however, linked to a subscription!)
  • Integrated SIM card
  • Light for finding the GPS tracker again
  • Heatmap (frequently visited places)
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Battery life

The battery lasts an average amount of time. It must be recharged after about 5 days.

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Handling/ease of use

Although it can be attached intuitively and easily via the collar, it can only be attached using the clip supplied. This naturally restricts its use somewhat. Otherwise exemplary here too. Instructions and setting up the portal are quick and uncomplicated.

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This tracker provides a precise location. I find this particularly important as a criterion, as you can find the four-legged friends in the most unusual places 🙂

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Certainly an important point in this category. Tractive therefore advertises a lightweight and compact GPS tracker. They should be proved right. At most, the tracker could be too heavy for particularly small animals.

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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.

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Testimonials from other customers

The reviews are consistently positive and are consistent with our experience. One conspicuous feature that is often mentioned is the size of the device. Here you really have to make sure that your four-legged friend is big enough or does not bother the device.

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Conclusion: Tractive GPS tracker for dogs

The Tractive GPS Dog 4 is comparatively cheap at around €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 (36 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 Dog 4 a chance!

Smart solution for tracking dogs

We are very happy with the Tractive tracker, together with the app it is a smart solution for tracking our dog’s whereabouts. The entire system was set up in just a few minutes. The app is simple and clearly structured. Of course, the tracker, like running watches for example, needs a moment to set up the satellite fix.

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Accurate and flawless!

Top! The tracker works perfectly! I can see live where our dog is at any given time, and my husband can see where I am when I’m out with her in the dark in the morning. A heat map shows my favorite places, and I can also see how active other animals are in my area, of the same breed or worldwide. Certainly not necessary, but still a nice tool…

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I’ll be very brief. In my case, the battery lasted 7-1/2 days before I connected the tracker to the mains at 2%. And that in sub-zero temperatures, snow and rain. Great performance. I hope the device stays with me for a long time and that the battery doesn’t run out too quickly.

GPS reception and the app work perfectly. The same goes for the “virtual fence” and the automatic notifications.

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