About this project
Following our successful crowdfunding campaign 2 years ago, Pod has become the industry’s most trusted GPS pet tracker, having been tested and selected by the largest pet retailers around the World including Petco, PetSmart, Pets at Home and Petbarn.
We’re super excited to announce Pod 3 - the World’s first modular GPS tracker now suited to not just your pets, but also for bikes, boats and all your other stuff. Pod 3 is raising the bar with a customizable system to suit your specific tracking needs. We're now offering various add-ons such as sound, light, ultrasonic speaker, XL battery and permanent power dock. The product design is now complete, final testing is underway, and we’ve scheduled production for the retail orders we’ve already received, with our global launch planned for March 2017.
We’re giving backers an exclusive opportunity to pre-purchase Pod 3 and be one of the first to get it at a great price.
Pod 3 is a small tracking device combining GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and cellular technologies to locate the things that matter most anywhere in the world with cell reception.
Announcing the innovative Pod Modular System which lets you attach accessories to your Pod for the features you need.
We’ve been listening to our customers over the last couple of years, and we’ve recognised that everyone has unique needs and wants. This has led to the development of a range of exciting add-ons to our pet tracker to enable bark control, training, night visibility and longer battery life. We also recognized the need for an affordable GPS tracker for other valuables and marine, so we’ve opened the product up to other uses.
Here's an example of how the light module is expected to work. As you can see in the prototype below, the user can toggle the light on and off as needed from the app.
The dock module prototype seen below is clipped to the motorcycle's battery to offer continuous power to the Pod.
Pod can now be used for just about anything. The modular system allows you to customize your device to suit pets, vehicles, marine and other valuables.
Our new strapping mechanism makes it easy to securely attach Pod to just about anything!
Pod relies on 2G/3G cellular networks to give you the best possible coverage for tracking. See pricing below for unlimited data plans for your Pod.
Note: All pledges include 3 months subscription (excl. retail packs)
Pod has grown from a small startup business based in Sydney, Australia to a globally-recognized leader in GPS tracking and activity monitoring. We recognize the need for technology to connect people with the things they care about the most. Many of us are all too familiar with the pain of losing beloved companions and treasured possessions, wanting the peace of mind to know that they’re safe and protected.
Pod was conceived by our founder, Sebastian, having experienced the pain of losing his friend and very much-loved cat, Rango. When Sebastian met Rango for the first time, the bond was instant and unbreakable. Rango became a massive part of his life, enjoying all of his passions - riding up to work on the motorcycle, sailing on the weekend and doing just about everything Seb did. Whatever was going on at the time, Rango wanted to be involved, which is why it was so upsetting when he went missing.
Pod has come a long way since then, and we’re extremely proud to announce the launch of Pod 3, allowing users to customize their device to track and protect just about anything they choose.
The business has grown substantially since our launch to become the most trusted provider of remote GPS tracking systems, supplying many leading pet retailers around the world. The team has also grown through an amazing journey that has changed our lives, learning more about the needs of our customers and technological capabilities. It’s clear we’ve only just scratched the surface, and with your help we can continue to create exciting new products that help pioneer the IoT industry. For the past year, we’ve had a team dedicated to listening, researching, designing, building and perfecting Pod 3, which has brought us to where we are today.
You don’t need a GPS tracker to find our Kickstarter page, but using one of the buttons below sure will help other people find out about us! Hey, you might save a little girl’s lost puppy or an expensive yacht. Give yourself a pat on the back, you hero, you.
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Update #1 - We reached our goal in 24h and we're PUMPED!
Thanks so much for helping us reach our goal in 24 hours. Hopefully, you love the Pod 3! There is still plenty of time to go with the campaign so we’d love your help spreading the word.
Risks and challenges
Pod Trackers is an established business with more than 2 years experience building GPS tracking devices and more than 15 years combined startup experience. This is our second crowdfunding campaign and we intend to deliver just like the first time! Pod 3 is just about finished with final testing underway and we have early prototypes for most of the modules so the risk is low on this campaign.
We do, however, have to anticipate the potential for unexpected delays and will be sure to keep you updated if that happens.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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