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$4,373
pledged of $50,000pledged of $50,000 goal
26
backers
7days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Sat, August 24 2019 9:01 PM UTC +00:00.

About

One year on the 4th of July, Abby, our CEO Terry's dog, was startled by fireworks and ran off. Terry and his family looked for her for two days straight and, luckily, were able to find her. Recognizing that other dog owners aren’t always so fortunate, Terry had an idea. One that could prevent such fear and strengthen the connection between humans and dogs: the Wagz K9 Communicator. 

It starts with our philosophy, the Dog Nerds at Wagz love pets of all kinds -- but especially dogs. Our core values shape our philosophy and how we design and produce our products:

  •  Foundation in science - Focusing on physiology, psychology, training, and health.
  •  No gimmicks - Ensuring features provide true value by solving problems posed to today's pet parents.
  •  Companionship and connectivity - Leveraging tech to enhance the pet-owner bond.
  •  Comprehensive and disruptive - Aiming to address solutions to problems within the full life cycle of dog ownership that have never been addressed in the pet tech space.

The Explore Smart Collar is the core of the Wagz suite of products, see below for details on features, functions, and solutions served to you by this revolutionary technology.

Virtual Fence: Other smart collars can help you find lost pets, but require you to install expensive fences to prevent your dog from getting away in the first place. The Wagz dog nerds have built the only collar that syncs with your phone and lets you create virtual fencing from anywhere.  Trace precise boundaries form your mobile device and train your dog to these boundaries to keep them in designated safe zones.

GPS Location: The American Humane Association estimates over 10 million dogs and cats are lost or stolen in the U.S. every year. One in three pets will become lost at some point during their life. With the Wagz Explore Smart Collar, always know where your pup is located and get alerts if they leave a designated area

Activity Tracking: The Wagz Explore Smart Collar was created with Fido's health in mind. Taking medical and scientific research into consideration,we have built activity tracking algorithms that will report to you your pup's daily activity level. Moreover the Wagz app will alert you when it is time to get a rabies shot or renew your dog's license. 

Invisible Leash*: The Wagz Explore Smart Collar aims to provide freedom to Fido even when you are together. Ditch the leash and create a movable fence that signals your dog to stay close. This patent pending feature lets you walk or hike with your dog without physical tethers and keeps your pet within a predefined radius of you. Your smart phone is all you need (*does not comply with local leash laws and ordinances so use in areas where leashes are not required). Through the Wagz app you are also able to track your walk based on length, distance, and path taken. 

HD Video and Bark Alerts: Stop wondering what life is like in Fido's world and start seeing from his perspective. Streaming HD video with 2-way audio allows you to always stay connected to your K9 family member.  The Wagz Explore Smart Collar also allows you to see what Fido is barking at and correct the behavior. If Fido is barking while you're away, you can set your app to humanely correct the behavior, send you  notifications about  the consistency of the barking, and  stream HD video to see if another squirrel ran up the tree or if there is something to be concerned about. 

Digital Display & LED Lights: Light up the night!  Custom color combinations are fun while providing an enhanced level of safety and visibility for your dog at night. This is also how your collar communicates its' different functions to you ensuring ease of use. 

Humane Correction: Curb barking and keep Fido in safe zones with ultrasonic and vibration corrections. These corrections can be set to automatically correct unwanted behavior and can also be manual corrections to aid in training.

Temperature Alerts: Worried about your pups environment? The Wagz Explore Smart Collar keeps them safe with sensors that alert you when ambient temperatures are too hot or too cold. 

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The Wagz Explore Smart Collar is the core component of a complete line of products that work together to eliminate the worries of dog owners everywhere.  Multiple solutions, one connected system.  When you invest in a Wagz Explore Smart Collar, you are taking the first step to a completely modern connected pet life style. Your pet will thank you as they will be free of physical tethers, able to eat on their own schedule, go in and out of the house as they please and play safely outside all without the need for physical barriers, inhumane shock collars or leashes. Easily control all of our products on your mobile device and stay connected to your pet, from anywhere. 

The video below shows the proof of concept for the Explore Smart Collar and demonstrates how to use the Wagz app. 

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Like what you see? You aren't alone! See what others have had to say about our system of products:

Next Steps

Once we have reached our goal, those who pledged either $100+ $450 or $895+ will automatically join the Wagz Early Adopter Group and will be contacted by a Wagz Concierge representative to complete the subscription process and receive the Wagz Explore Smart Collar by September, 2019. 

Risks and challenges

Risks include timeline adjustments when trying to get the Explore Smart Collar 2.0 across the finish line. Nothing to fear, though, as our Dog Nerds are hard at work to get this technology to consumers.

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    Pledge $50 to join the Wagz Early Adopter Group. You'll help answer questions and assist in completing the Wagz Smart Explore Collar subscription process. The subscription fee is $39.99* month for 24 months on top of your pledge amount.

    Each 24-month subscription will include the right to use 1 Wagz Explore Smart Collar with the following features:

    •GEO fencing containment, invisible leash, LED Lights, bark correction, GPS tracking, HD video, fitness & health tracking

    •K9 Connect Cloud Service includes:
    o LTE 4G High-Speed Data with 99% Coverage in USA
    o 200 Minute Voice Data - 2 Way Audio
    o 5GB Cloud Storage
    o 2GB Video Data & Storage

    •Wagz Care: 2 Year Extended Warranty which includes unlimited free to subscribers premium chat, phone or email support, accidental damage will be repaired or replaced 1x during the duration of the subscription with a $50 deductible

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    Each 24-month subscription will include 1 Wagz Explore Smart Collar with the following features:

    •GEO fencing containment, invisible leash, LED Lights, bark correction, GPS tracking, HD video, fitness & health tracking

    •K9 Connect Cloud Service includes:
    o LTE 4G High-Speed Data with 99% Coverage in USA
    o 200 Minute Voice Data - 2 Way Audio
    o 5GB Cloud Storage
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