Whistle Go Explore tracker review

The Whistle 3 is designed with sophisticated features and tools to help pet owners monitor their pets from anywhere. also monitor your pet’s overall health, such as your pet’s calories and your pet’s activity, such as your pet’s sleeping and active time.
Whistle Go Explorer

Whistle Go Explorer Physical features

Size and weight

  • Whistle 3 GPS pet tracker device is relatively small in size, with a weight of 0.96 pounds.
  • The dimension of this pet tracking device is 1.8 × 1.4 × 0.6 inches (the length, width, and height of Whistle).
  • Whistle 3 devices with these details are made to fit medium to the large size of pets.
  • They also come with an attachment to securely fix the tracking device to your pet’s existing collar.
  • This convenient attachment makes Whistle better than a few pet trackers that demand a one-size-fits-all or oversized pets GPS collar.

Battery life

Whistle Go Explorer GPS pet trackers use lithium-ion batteries with a life span that depends on the pet’s activity. The battery lasts longer when the pet stays at home but it can last up to 20 days in ideal situations. On the contrary, you will need to charge the battery daily if your pet is very active. The device’s battery’s lasting power also depends on your Wi-Fi signal strength and the time your pet spends out of your Wi-Fi. 

Communication range

Whistle Go Explorer has a long communication range using GPS and GLONASS that has a nationwide range. Data uploads via Wi-Fi when connected. Only 2.4GHz networks are supported. Also uses Bluetooth.

Waterproof and Shockproof

Rated IPX 8 can submerge up to 6ft and is also shockproof for all those knocks for when you are playing with your dog.

Whistle Go Explorer App

You can track your pet's location with your Android and iOS smartphones.

Once you have downloaded the app, you will be required to sign up and subscribe for the monthly or yearly plan best for your pet (with your credit card details). Ultimately, you will create a profile—name, weight, breed, and height—for your pet before attaching the device to your pet's collar.

Whistle Go Explorer Activity App

While setting up your pet's Whistle app include the following:

  • Choosing a first safe place for your pet (usually your home) by searching for the safe zone and its size on the map displayed by the app
  • Accepting or declining the approval of getting notified should your pet leave your home.
  • Ultimately, you will have to wait for a confirmation notification for the activation of your pet’s Whistle tracker.

Pros of the Whistle Go Explorer Tracker

Affordable subscription plans

Whistle provides pet owners with an accurate GPS geolocation.

Whistle functions also rely on satellites; hence, it offers nationwide coverage.

Limited to the USA

Whistle Go Explorer GPS pet tracker is limited to only the United States of America. This means the device is only produced in the USA but not in other countries.

Needs Cellular

The function depends on the cellular service. The tracker and Whistle app will not function if there is a fault in the cellular service.

The Cons of the Whistle Go Explorer Tracker