SpotOn Virtual Fence™
- Product Details
Product DetailsWelcome to a life unleashed. SpotOn puts the easiest, most advanced GPS fence in the palm of your hand. Our next-generation fence swaps buried wires with True Location™ GPS technology so your dog can run free, without running into trouble.
Included in the box
- 1 SpotOn collar
- 2 sets of static contact points
- Static contact point tester/insertion tool
- Charging base and wall charger
- User guide
SpecificationsPackage Dimensions: 8in x 7.13 in x 4.19 in
Package Weight: 1lb, 14.7 oz
Size Small fits a neck size of 10” - 14”
Size Medium fits a neck size of 12” - 18”
Size Large fits a neck size of 16" - 26”
Battery Type: Rechargeable high capacity lithium-ion battery
Battery Life: up to 18 hours containment, 8 hours tracking
Time to full charge: 1 hour
Cellular service: Verizon or AT&T LTE-M
GPS: High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/Beidou receiver
This product can expose you to chemicals including Nickel, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
ShippingUS and Canada* only
We're stocking up for spring! SpotOn GPS Fences orders ship in the order received beginning February 2022.
* Canadian residents responsible for all Sales Tax, Customs, Duties & Brokerage Fees.
Give your dog a zone
Build multiple fences, at home or on the go. Our ingenious collar, paired with our smartphone app creates a dependable system to let your dog safely run free.How It Works
Reliable GPS fences
Our patented True Location™ technology uses the best-available GPS, to give your fence the most precise boundaries.
Easy & hassle-free
Just walk the fence boundary and SpotOn does the rest. Then manage it from your phone.
No boundary too big
Flexible, reliable fences on properties from ½ acre to 1,000s of acres.
Use it at home, when you’re on the go, or if you move.
See how we made SpotOn GPS Fence even better
See how we made SpotOn GPS Fence even better
NEW, cutting-edge design
Get the most advanced technology in GPS fences. We’ve got seven separate patents to prove it.
Your choice of cellular provider
Keep tabs on your dog with super-reliable LTE-M cellular. Choose Verizon or AT&T.
Long-lasting rechargeable battery
Give your dog plenty of time outside on one charge. Up to 18 hours in containment mode and 12 hours in tracking mode.
Designed and assembled in the USA
We proudly design, develop and manufacture in New Hampshire.
Let your dog swim, splash and play in the rain. Our collar has an IP67 rating.
1 year warranty & 45-day money-back guarantee
We’re meticulous about our product, so we stand behind it. See our generous return policy and warranty.
Enjoy all the benefits of SpotOn with a cellular subscription
Specifically for internet-enabled devices, SpotOn’s LTE-M coverage works in many places where 4G may be weak or unavailable.
See your dog’s location with the touch of a button.
Automatic breach alerts and real-time tracking if your dog leaves the virtual fence.
A 90-day free trial offers an extra level of protection as your dog learns the fence.
Get the most out of your SpotOn GPS Fence with a cellular plan
And get a 90-day free trial as an extra level of protection as your dog is learning the fence.
Get ultimate flexibility when you pay month to monthSave 20%
Billed every month
Track your dog, get real time updates, and save moneySave 20%
$95.40 billed every year
Get the best value and enjoy SpotOn to the fullestSave 40%
$142.80 every two years
Is SpotOn right for your yard?
Make sure you have enough room for your dog to roam.
SpotOn works almost anywhere — but you need a lot that’s ½ acre at a minimum
Why? Because you’ll need to allow for the fence alert/warning zone. The effective boundary for your dog is 10 feet inside the fence boundary that you walk.
Plan for GPS Shift
When planning your fence, incorporate at least 15 feet between your boundary and any unsafe areas (such as a road). This will keep your dog safe in the event of occasional GPS shift (usually 3-10 feet). Since your dog is trained to the tones, he won't even notice it! Learn more.
SpotOn works best for properties ½ acre or larger. Learn more
The SpotOn Collar fits dogs with necks between 13” and 24” (generally weighing between 25-135 pounds depending on breed). How to measure
Your pup will need a few sessions to train on the SpotOn Virtual Fence in your own yard. Learn more
Still unsure if SpotOn GPS Fence is for you? Take our quizSTART
Do it!!!! Best thing ever. Very flexible system with options for different needs. It is a great alternative to an invisible fence and much cheaper than a real fence! It gives you the portability to keep your dog safe anywhere you go!
Australian ShephardALL Customer Reviews
The custom mapping option is awesome! We have tons of acreage and only allow her to some. You're not burying wire and it's truly cost effective in comparison.
LeonbergerALL Customer Reviews
With SpotOn, I feel like we have both grown and built trust and independence together. Our last camping trip was a big success, Finn had freedom to move around and do what she wanted as long as I could see her.
German Shorthaired PointerALL Customer Reviews
Frequently asked questions
I have multiple dogs. Can I add another collar or do I need 2 separate systems?
Since the entire SpotOn system is self-contained in the collar, each dog requires their own collar. You can share fences between collars and manage multiple collars through the App.
We offer an automatic 15% discount for multi-collar purchases.
How do I know what size to order for my dog?
SpotOn comes in three sizes to fit most dogs fifteen pounds or more and with neck sizes between 10” and 26”. It’s important to measure your dog’s neck size prior to ordering.
Measure your dog’s neck just above where his regular collar sits. Make sure you can fit one or two fingers between the measuring tape and your dog’s neck.
You’ll know you have ordered the right size, when the collar fits snuggly and the antenna sits on the back of your dog’s neck. This ensures the best possible GPS connectionーthe more sky the antenna sees, the more satellites it can connect to, the more precise your boundary lines will be!
If your dog is a puppy, we recommend waiting to purchase until she’s about six months old (or when you have a good idea of her adult size).
Do I need cell service?
SpotOn is designed to safely contain your dog without cellular service.
Add an optional cellular subscription to enable your SpotOn collar to communicate with your smartphone at long distances. With cellular you can:
— See your dog's location at any time, which is useful if your fence is large.
— Receive notifications if your collar battery is low or your dog escapes his boundaries.
— Track your dog if he escapes so you can be reunited as soon as possible.
SpotOn’s has LTE-M cellular service. Specifically for internet-enabled devices, LTE-M offers coverage in many places where your phone’s 4G LTE service may be weak or unavailable.
We provide cellular subscriptions through Verizon or AT&T (billed independently from your phone’s plan). We offer a 90-day free trial as an extra level of protection as your dog is learning the fence. After the trial period, there is a fee that is charged either monthly, annually, or bi-annually. There is no contract—you can cancel or resume cellular service at any time. Plans start at $5.95 a month. Click here to learn more.
Can I add SpotOn to my current cellular plan or do I need a separate subscription?
Your SpotOn collar has its own plan that is specific to IOT devices and subscribed to through SpotOn Fence. It is not associated with your smartphone’s cellular plan. Just like you can call your Mom even though she has a Sprint plan and you have a Verizon plan, it does not matter if your SpotOn Collar is on a different carrier from your phone.
SpotOn offers cellular subscriptions through Verizon or AT&T. These subscriptions are independent of your phone’s plan and will be billed separately on a monthly, annual, or bi-annual plan. We offer a 90-day free trial as an extra level of protection as your dog is learning the fence. There is no contract—you can cancel or resume cellular service at any time. Plans start at $5.95 a month. Click here to learn more.
I have just under half an acre. Can I use this product?
To give your dog enough space to roam without frequent feedback, we recommend you have ½ acre or more. The fence should be at least 80 feet wide at its narrowest point. Because your dog will hear tones 10 feet inside the boundary, if your fence is too narrow at any point, your dog will not be able to move freely without constantly hearing tones.
Additionally, when planning your fence, account for GPS drift ーtypically between 3 to 10 feet near tall structures or heavy forest. It is important to include a 15-foot buffer zone between the boundary and any unsafe area, like a major roadway.
Unsure SpotOn is a good fit for your yard? We’ll review your property and recommend optimal fence placement. Reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re happy to help.
How accurate is SpotOn?
SpotOn is accurate to three feet under open sky and ten feet under heavy tree cover or near buildings. As a point of comparison GPS-enabled smartphones are typically accurate only to within 16 feet under open sky and greater than 16 feet near buildings, bridges, and under trees.
The accuracy of all GPS systems depends upon several factors including the quality of the GPS receiver and antenna, the number of satellites detected, and how much of the sky is in clear view from the ground. GPS satellites are continuously moving across the sky, above and below the horizon. The more satellites a GPS system can detect the greater the accuracy. GPS systems are more accurate in a large flat open field where there is a clear view of the sky. Areas with large objects like buildings, hills, and heavy tree cover can reflect GPS signals, reducing accuracy.
Unlike other systems, SpotOn can simultaneously receive and track signals from up to 30 satellites across four navigation satellite constellations including GPS (US), Galileo (European Union), Glonass (Russia), and BeiDou (China). SpotOn uses a dual feed antenna that is designed to detect and ignore reflected signals. SpotOn includes Forest Mode which improves accuracy in areas with heavy tree cover. Click here for more information on the tech that powers SpotOn.
What is Forest Mode?
SpotOn is designed for use under normal tree cover where you can see portions of the sky between the leaves of the trees. Extremely dense tree cover may affect GPS reception and the ability of the system to safely contain the dog. You can enable forest mode at any time to improve GPS reception under dense tree cover.
When Forest mode is enabled, indoor detection is disabled. To avoid false corrections, be sure to remove SpotOn from your dog when he comes indoors.
Is SpotOn waterproof? Can it be used when in the rain/snow or for swimming?
Yes. SpotOn is waterproof to IP67 standards. It is designed for year-round use in any weather from -30 degrees F to greater than 120 degrees F. Your dog can swim and play in the rain or snow while wearing it.
How long does the battery last? How long does it take to charge?
SpotOn’s rechargeable battery provides about 18 hours of containment and 12 hours of tracking time. It takes about an hour to come to full charge. Plug it in at night and your dog will be free to roam all day long!
Convenient smartphone notifications alert you when your battery is running low.
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