The Whistle zone is part of what makes our Whistle system so special. It allows you to identify a specific area around your home, office or any other place where your pet spends most of its time. If your pet crosses the boundaries of this Whistle zone, our GPS functionality will see it and we'll let you know as soon as we know.
Note: The Whistle system checks your pet's location at least once every 12 minutes. As soon as we discover that your pet is outside your Whistle zone, we will notify you.
Keep in mind that the Whistle zone is different from the tracking services that Whistle offers. You can use the tracker to locate your pet throughout the United States, but what the Whistle zone offers is a way for you to know that your pet is safe within a specific area, together with the reassurance that you will be notified if your pet leaves this area.
Your Whistle zone is a circle with the base station at the center point. The outer limits can be anywhere from 35 yards to 1,000 yards away from the charging base station, meaning the Whistle zone itself can be any size between 70 and 2,000 yards in diameter.
However, keep in mind that when you set up your Whistle zone, there are certain factors that may affect how the tracker works:
- Due to the fact that radio waves from the base station spread in a circular pattern, the Whistle zone itself must be a circle with the base station in the middle.
- You may only save one Whistle zone for each tracker.
- If your Whistle zone is surrounded by water, radio frequency interference may periodically interrupt communication between the base station and the tracker, or between the tracker and nearby cellular towers. Due to this, the battery life of your tracker may be affected.
- If your pet spends much of its time inside a metal crate or behind a metal fence, the metal itself may interrupt communication between the base station and the tracker, reducing the battery life of your tracker. Make sure you put your base station as close as possible to the metal crate or fence.
Click here for more information on setting up your Whistle zone.