The PuppComm

The PuppComm is a small sensor unit you leave in the car with your dog.

The PuppComm is a portable dog monitor.

Fitting in the palm of your hand, this device sports a temperature sensor, humidity sensor and microphone, letting you know how hot your dog is and if they’re in distress. The PuppComm comes connected to a cellular data plan in order to connect with the app on your smartphone. Using our companion iOS and Android app, PuppComm owners will be able to view temperature, humidity, and sound data in real time and get alerts about any changes before they become problems.

Our companion app makes using the PuppComm easy.

Simply turn the PuppComm on and follow the instructions to pair it with your Android or iOS device. Place the PuppComm in the same area as your dog and watch the temperature, humidity, and safety notices from your phone.

Click on any app element for more information

App Menu

The menu allows you to change the settings in the app and access your user profile.

Your Dog's Name

During the onboarding, you'll be able to customize the app with your dog's name and picture.

Messages

This is where all of the alerts we send you will show up. The alerts will be shown as "emails from your dog".

How Your Dog Feels

This block of text quickly shows you how your dog is feeling, either cold, getting cold, comfortable, getting hot or hot.

Heat Index Gauge

The heat index gauge needle moves to show you where the current heat index is either inside or outside your dog's safe range.

Heat Index

The heat index combines temperature and humidity to tell you how your dog actually feels. When it's humid, your dog will feel much hotter than when it's dry.

Minimum Heat Index

The minimum safe temperature for your dog is set by default at 40° based on recommendations from our vet partners. You'll be able to customize it for your dog.

Maximum Heat Index

The maximum safe temperature for your dog is set by default at 90° based on recommendations from our vet partners. You'll be able to customize it for your dog.

Temperature

The app reads temperature directly from the PuppComm and uses it to calculate Heat Index. You can set it display in °F or °C.

Humidity

The app reads the humidity directly from the PuppComm and uses it to calculate the heat index.

Timer

The timer starts when you turn on the PuppComm to keep track of how long your dog has been in the car. You can customize alerts to go off after certain time intervals.

Battery Charge

The app keeps track of the PuppComm's battery's charge and displays it here. You'll get alerts before the battery gets low so you have plenty of time to charge it.

Signal Strength

The app keeps track of the signal coming from the PuppComm and displays it here. You'll get alerts if the signal strength decreases so know to get back in range.

The PuppComm

$149.00

Heat Index Alerts

We keep track of the heat index which lets you know how your dog is feeling and alerts you of problems.

Signal Strength Alerts

You’ll know right away if there’s any loss of signal that would prevent you from checking on your dog.

Battery Alerts

If there’s any decline in the charge of your PuppComm's battery you’ll know about it right away.

*PuppTech expects to initiate manufacturing in mid-summer, meaning that delivery will likely not occur before September (and perhaps thereafter). If you'd like to pre-order now more details will be provided at checkout.


More Product Information

PuppComm Purchase Includes:

  • The PuppComm will include everything you need to use it right out of the box - A USB cable to recharge the battery (the same kind of cable you use to recharge your phone).
  • The window stickers will let anyone who's concerned see the temperature inside your car from their phone and without having to be in your car.
  • The PuppComm app will be free to download on the App and Google Play stores. There will however be a small monthly fee to pay to access the cellular network that the PuppComm uses to stream data to your phone.

How To Use Puppcomm:

  • Getting Started:

    Our companion app makes using the PuppComm easy. Simply turn the PuppComm on and follow the instructions to pair it with your Android or iOS device.

  • Puppcomm Placement:

    The PuppComm can be left anywhere in the car near your dog with just a few exceptions. For best usage, you won't want to leave the PuppComm in an enclosed area such as glove box or a center console. The PuppComm will also work better if it's up close to the windows instead of floating around on the floor. Finally, you want to make sure the PuppComm isn't left in direct sunlight since this will falsely raise the temperature the unit measures. We're currently working a series of attachments that will make it easy for you to hang the PuppComm on a head rest or set it in a cup-holder.

  • Window Sticker Use:

    We can't give away too many of the details on this but basically, the window stickers let anyone who's concerned see the temperature inside your car from their phone and without having to be in your car. They can do this just a few seconds and without having to download an app so it's easier for them to check on your dog then it is to smash your windows.

  • PuppComm Monthly Fee:

    Yes, we will need to charge a small monthly fee (probably around $3-$5/month) to offset the cost of the cellular data plan that your PuppComm needs to transmit data to your phone. For ease of billing, we'll offer discounted yearly plans so you don't have to worry about us every month.

Cellular Data & Battery Information

  • Why can't the PuppComm connect over wifi so it doesn't need a cellular data plan?

    We've designed the PuppComm to work wherever your dog needs it to, even if there's no wifi. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately) wifi coverage is still very limited, especially in the places where you and your dog want to go on adventures. By hooking the PuppComm up to its own data plan, we make sure that it can work in all of the places that you need to make sure your dog is safe (as long as there's cell phone coverage).

  • What if my phone loses the cellular connection with the PuppComm?

    Just like with the battery level, this should never happen because we'll send you alerts when the signal strength is getting low so you can take care of this situation before it becomes a problem. However, if something happens and the PuppComm suddenly stops talking to the app, we'll make sure you know.

  • How long will the battery last?

    We're still trying to figure out the exact battery specifications, but we can promise that the batteries will last much longer than your dog would ever want to be left alone without you.

  • How long does it take to recharge the battery?

    This is one of the things that we're still trying to figure out in the design process and which we will have to get back to you on. We don't expect that it will be more than a few hours.

  • Is the PuppComm battery replaceable?

    The PuppComm will be powered by a small rechargeable Li-Poly battery which is not intended to be user replaceable.

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