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Voyce, the sensor-packed wellness wearable for dogs, will ship in February for US$300

Jon Phillips | Dec. 17, 2014
Better late than never, the long-overdue health and activity tracker promises to deliver canine wellness data that not even your vet can record.

Beyond that, the Voyce subscription will direct you to peer-reviewed articles that are specifically tailored to your pet's breed, age, diet, physical issues and mental state. Hartman told me that the entire platform and all the sourced articles were created with the help of vets, trainers, behavioral experts, and veterinary nutritionists, cardiologists, oncologists and toxicologists.

Dog behaviorist Alexandra Horowitz, author of the best-selling Inside of a Dog, is the biggest-name contributor, but the company's full list of experts is impressive from top to bottom. It seems i4C has done its homework to make sure that $10 monthly subscription fee is worth the price.

Total cost of ownership comes down to about $420 for the first year, and $120 yearly after that. This may seem expensive to all the unfortunate people who don't have dogs in their lives. But if you do have a dog--and particularly if you've paid for even the most trivial-sounding veterinary procedure--you know that $420 in preventive care is a pretty good deal.

Are you interested in Voyce, and have questions? Please ask in the comments section of this article. Otherwise stay tuned for my full review, which I'll post sometime in March. Whiskey is waiting for her chance to get in on the wearables action.

 

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