NEW Tabcat v2

$109.99

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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 

Tabcat Cat Tracker Features

2 x Lightweight homing tags

(Now with smaller tag!)

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2 x Splashproof cases

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Slimline and lightweight directional handset

  • Directional technology

    Directional technology

    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

    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 600ft

    Long range – up to 600ft

    Tabcat can find them up to 600 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

    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

    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.

  • One–off payment

    One–off payment

    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

    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

    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.

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.

Additional Information

Weight 0.24 lbs
  • How do you register a tag to a handset?

    Place the tag you wish to register within arms 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 battery. 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.

  • 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.

    Alternatively, have a look at the process in video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBJD4fJsqgY

  • How do you change the batteries in a tag?

    At the top end of each tag there is a hole which you can thread a lanyard through. At the opposite end there a small space you can insert the tag opening tool (included in pack). Insert into space and twist and tag will pop open. Replace with x2 Silver Oxide Button Cell SR1130 battery keeping the plus side up near the lanyard hole and the plus side down on the opposite end. Replace the lid by lining up the lanyard hole and pressing shut.

  • What batteries does the Tabcat use?

    The Tabcat Handset uses x1 CR2032 battery and the Homing Tag uses x2 SR3011. They can be purchased from most supermarkets or stores that would sell batteries.

  • Is Tabcat available in the shops?

    Currently, Tabcat products are only available online, through the Tabcat Official Store online. We are currently working with a variety of retailers to make Tabcat available in retail shops.

  • Does Tabcat work abroad?

    Yes, Loc8tor works on the 2.45GHz frequency band which can be used worldwide.

  • Product Maintenance

    We recommend removing the tag form the silicone case every three months to extract cat hair from the case and inside the tag. When removing you must also check for scratches, bite marks or damage caused by your cat to the silicone case. If any damage has incurred, we recommend replacing. (Replacement cases can be purchased via our website). The duration of the silicone case depends on your cat.

  • Pet Safety

    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.