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Old 04-26-2016, 05:46 PM
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Re: GPS for parrots?

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Anyone ever heard of a tile? It uses bluetooth and can be found using a smart phone. If you bird is out of range of your phone, others with the tile app will automatically search for it and send you location.

I have one on my key chain....it would work on a harness as well for a medium to large bird.
I'm not familiar with this tile. Is it something that is put onto other things with the purpose of being able to find them with your smartphone?

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Old 04-26-2016, 07:02 PM
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Re: GPS for parrots?

https://www.thetileapp.com/
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Old 04-26-2016, 08:58 PM
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Brilliant! I don't know how workable it would be in its current shaping, but if something that small and seemingly light can hold a battery charge for a year, then a parrot locator should definitely be doable.

Especially if we were talking the removable leg band configuration.

Granted, I still don't know the range of this tech. Though it would obviously be far less than would that of a GPS model. (Bluetooth doesn't have the advantage of satellite coverage.) But even then, it would grant a significant advantage over a simple visual search.

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Re: GPS for parrots?

If they were in a tall tree, I really doubt Bluetooth signal would be much help. Then, there's the mess of having people look at the tile app (which they may not have) and figure out how to use Bluetooth (oddly, most people only use their smartphones for Facebook, phone calls, texts and emails.) I used to work for Verizon and AT&T, not at the same time, and you'd be amazed what a large portion of smartphone users don't do with their phones.

What we really need is something that works off the 4G network and 3G if 4G is not available, combined with GPS, and triangulation will be quick and covers over 99% of the United States.

We have the older GizmoPal. It was $79. It has GPS and makes calls to 2 pre-determined numbers ONLY, so it's worthless to anyone trying to score a free phone. Monthly fees at $5 and this is likely the most budget friendly.

My husband designs and manufactures performance car parts and I could work with him to design a stainless, parrot-proof sleeve to attach to an Aviator.

Is anyone interested in this project? I'm more than happy to use my resources to do a test run.
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Old 04-26-2016, 11:13 PM
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GPS for parrots?

Ok I'm doing the project. I bought the first model GizmoPal off eBay for $29.99

I'll keep this thread updated. I plan to do the design and then test on Logan, our 85lb Standard Poodle. If I have success, I will see if we can manufacture these on a low level for my parrotforums friends if anyone here free flies.

For anyone interested in picking one up for cheap, they're almost sold out. I can't guarantee the project will be successful, but it's worth a shot if it works, as nothing else will be this inexpensive.

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Old 04-27-2016, 09:19 AM
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Re: GPS for parrots?

But judging from the pic, isn't it way too big? But still, I'd be VERY interested to see what you do with it. So I'll be watching out for your updates.

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Old 04-27-2016, 09:24 AM
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Re: GPS for parrots?

Just checking in since I was the one who started the thread. Have been really busy, but WILL read through these responses more thoroughly later. It looks like we may have an idea going!
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Re: GPS for parrots?

You can tell me the gps brand and where to buy it thanks I mean what's in the queue
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sorry but I do not speak English I'm writing to the translator
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Re: GPS for parrots?

I'd love this but boy would some work need doing. Saying that the most obvious thing I can think of is getting tech small enough that may say, fit on a leg band, with part of the band being a solar panel. That way you have a small short range GPS tracker with a permanent energy source (I hope)

With tech getting smaller and smaller day by day it's not impossible to think that this is a viable option in the future
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