Tabcat Cat Tracker V2 - The Smart Way to Keep Your Feline Safe and Sound
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NEW & IMPROVED - Longer Range, Smaller Tags. NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION
Tabcat's NO.1 BESTSELLING Cat Tracking Device
- Locate your cat or kitten if they get lost
- Directs you where to walk to find them
- Smallest, Lightest tags available
- 2 Homing Tags and 2 Protective cases supplied in pack
Our RF-based technology offers much greater accuracy than GPS trackers. Not just to which house or neighbours garden but guides you right in to their exact location to within 2.5 cm (1 inch).
Simply attach the lightweight (5 grams) tag to your cat or kitten's collar and you can quickly locate them using the credit card-sized handset.
Splash-proof cases supplied protects your Tag from the elements and from knocks, bumps or minor scratches.
Activate the Handset and it sounds a series of beeps, with colour-coded lights to show you which direction to walk in. The more lights the closer you are – Red for far away, Amber for closer, and Green for really close. Batteries included : 1 x CR2032 battery in the Handset and 2 x SR1130 batteries in each Tag.
DISTANCE / RANGE : We quote a range of 152m / 500 feet as a guideline. If locating in a house and going through doors and walls the range will be reduced. If used outside, clear line of sight you can expect the range to increase significantly. Cats tend to stay local so if you are worried where they are have a walk around the neighbourhood. Tabcat will help find them, even if they're in the neighbours house!
TAG SIZE : 3cm (H) x 2cm (W) x 0.9cm (D) / 1.18in (H) x .79in (W) x 0.35in (D)
NOTE: Tags and Handset not compatible with previous models, only Version 2 (V2).
2 Years Manufacturer's Warranty
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
- 2 x Splashproof cases
- 2 x Homing Tags
- Slimline and lightweight directional handset
TABCAT (RF) OR GPS ?
As winner of the Sunday Times best GPS (dog) device a few years back we’re pretty familiar with GPS technology but here’s a quick few pointers why we believe GPS is NOT the right technology for cats:
1. Too large – Obvious one to start off with but larger GPS tags are uncomfortable. Many state they can be used on cats but they’ve been designed for larger dogs not cats.
2. Too heavy – Weight of anything around your cats neck should be kept to an absolute minimal. When you compare the Tabcat Tag at 6 grams / 0.21 ounces compared with GPS tags you can immediately see GPS tags are just too heavy.
3. GPS Battery power hungry – The idea of being able to see exactly where your cat is on your phone is ideal. The trouble is in practice it doesn’t quite work like this. GPS is inherently power hungry so when trying to locate, you need frequent location updates (say every 10 seconds). Due to the limited size of the battery it’s easy for the battery to run out before locating. If GPS tags are actively used they’ll need to be charged up at least twice a week.
4. Accuracy – GPS needs a sim card like you have in your phone to transmit its location. If there’s poor reception on that network, in that area GPS won’t report. Location also typically varies from about 8 metre to significantly more. As GPS works best outdoors often there can be a loss of signal when they’re indoors – not ideal if they’ve got stuck in someone else’s house / garage / shed. Lastly with some of the hiding places we’ve seen cats get into a greater level of accuracy is needed to pin point their location.
5. Monthly subscriptions – You’ll tend to find they’ll be a monthly subscription to cover ongoing tracking costs. Compare the total costs over a 3 or 5 year period and you could be surprised
6. How far does your cat really wander? – Cats tend to be pretty territorial and whilst there’s the exception most stay pretty local to where they live as demonstrated in the BBC Horizon documentary. This can easily be covered by walking the area with your Tabcat and once in range specifically guide you to their exact location.
To sum it up - We understand the benefits for GPS, it’s a great technology and one we’ve sold but the specific requirements a cat needs – small, light, accurate and a reasonable battery life is just not available today with GPS technology. It’s why we offer a 30 day money back guaranteed so you can test / compare Tabcat at home for yourself.
Tabcat Tracker Features
Slimline and lightweight directional handset
2x Splashproof cases
(Now with smaller tag!)
Follow audio and visual cues to find your cat, pinpointing them to within 1 inch. Our technology is more accurate than GPS.
Small, light, splash-proof
Weighing just 0.2 ounces and protected by a durable case, Tabcat is small and easy to attach to any cat collar.
Long range – up to 500ft
Tabcat can find them up to 500 ft away in clear line of sight. Just walk around until you pick up the signal then follow cues. Accurate to within 1 inch.
Optional extra tags
Tabcat comes with two tags. An additional two can be purchased if you’ve a larger cat family or you want to find it to find other precious items such as your purse or your wallet.
Train your cat to come home
The locate button on the handset activates a small beep on the cat’s collar tag. Use this signal to train your cat to come home on demand.
With no hidden costs or monthly payments, a single Tabcat purchase is all that’s required to help protect your cat for years to come.
Trusted by 10,000’s
Tabcat is already trusted by tens of thousands of owners to help look after their family pets.
Long life battery
With a battery life of up to 1 year (depending on use) Tabcat is there when you need. Handset takes a CR2032 battery and Tag 2 x SR1130 or equivalent.
How do you register a tag to a handset?
Place the tag you wish to register within arm’s length of the handset and ensure it is the only active tag in close proximity to the handset. Ensure the plastic strip has been removed to activate the battery & your tag beeps Twice upon removal, and then ensure the case is clipped shut. To register the tag to button 1, hold button 1 down for three seconds or until you hear a beep. Repeat registration process for any other tags with the other available buttons.
For a visual demonstration please watch our video – Registering a Tag
*If you are trying to register a new tag to a button on the handset which had a lost or permanently damaged tag previously registered to it, you must follow the “Delete a tag” steps first to ensure the button is free. “Delete a tag” steps can be found on the Tabcat Pack User Manual or can be downloaded here
How do you Un-register a tag from a handset?
Press the right hand side button to switch on your Tabcat – the red status light will flash. Press the left hand side (volume) button and simultaneously press button 1. Hold both buttons down for three seconds or until you hear a beeps. Then release both buttons. This will un-register the tag paired with button 1 and allow you to register the tag to a different button or handset. Repeat this process holding down the left hand side button and button 2 to un-register tag associated with button 2. Repeat as necessary for buttons 3 and 4.
How do you change the batteries in a tag?
To change the battery in a Tag:
· Put your thumbnail, or a flat tool, at the end of the Tag by the lanyard hole, into the split line (line going around the middle of the Tag).
· Keeping your thumbnail / flat tool in the split line move it around to the middle of the long side. The Tag will pop open.
· Replace batteries with x2 Silver Oxide GP389, keeping the plus side up nearest the lanyard hole and plus side down furthest from the lanyard hole.
· Replace the lid by putting one long side in first then pushing shut. If the battery is correctly inserted the Tag will beep when case is closed.
· To test the batteries, open the Tag, if it does not beep and flash – replace the batteries.
· If the Tag beeps once, it’s registered. If it beeps twice it’s unregistered.
Will tags owned by other people affect my Tabcat handset?
No. Each tag is uniquely registered to your handset during a simple set up process. It is then not possible for other handsets to track your tags.
What batteries do the Homing Tag v2 use?
x2 Silver oxide button cells SR1130 or Silver Oxide GP389 or equivalent batteries
How do I attach it to my cat's collar?
Making sure you've registered the tag to the handset first, insert the tag into the silicone case. You can now feed the collar through the silicone case to attach.
Alternatively, have a look at how its done in this video.
- Using the silicone case to protect the tag
- Removing the tag form the silicone case every three months to extract cat hair from the case and inside the tag.
- Only using the tag opening tool provided to open tags.
- Ensuring the tag is lined up correctly before closing shut.
- Replacing the battery every 2-4 months with SR1130 only
Please check to ensure collar is not too loose or tight to avoid rubbing. When adjusting the collar, you must leave enough space to be able to slide two fingers between the collar and your cat’s neck to avoid injury, or two-three fingers for long hair cats. Owners should be aware of how to fit a collar correctly and it is owners responsibility to choose the correct collar for their cat. For your cats comfort we recommend the collar/Tabcat is removed once a month and checked.
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