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LightBug was developed with their mischievous habits in mind
Scared your dog will run off on your morning walk? Worried the cat will go on an adventure and get lost?
Or maybe your goat enjoys a game of hide and seek.
Whatever the reason, LightBug is easy to setup as a pet GPS tracking device:
If you're worried about it dangling and getting in the way, you can also get a rubberised case for your LighBug. This allows it to be threaded directly onto the collar.
Tell the LightBug where it should or shouldn't be and receive notifications if your pet goes out of bounds.
You can choose for the alerts to be ignored when you are nearby.
From the app or website you can see the last known location and request an update.
Next time the LightBug wakes up it will send its current position (more on this below). It will keep you updated until you cancel the emergency mode.
It really is that easy. Once set up there's nothing else to do. Not even charge it (as long as there is some light).
LightBug comes with a number of inclusive location credits which should be enough for most people. If your pets run away on a daily basis though, you might need to buy more. We think this is a fair way of covering our server costs without charging you for something you only use occasionally.
In order to achieve infinite battery life, the LightBug goes to sleep periodically. By default, it wakes up more or less often based on the charge it's getting from the solar panels. If you happen to have a pet owl, this might mean hours before it next wakes up, which obviously isn't useful.
You can configure the LightBug to turn on more or less often based on the time of day and location (i.e. when not at home or in the garden). All the settings are there, you will just need to spend a little extra time matching LightBug's configuration to your lifestyle.
If you have a mischievous dog, you can also press LighBug's button before going for a walk. This tells it to hold off going to sleep for the next hour (this time is also configurable).
To save battery life you can tell LightBug only to turn on when you are not nearby. By using Bluetooth to know if your phone is nearby, LightBug can switch off when it's not needed.