The SNIF tag that uselessly linked up dogs on social networking sites just got a bit less useless, but not by much. Now it tracks your dogs activities, vaguely.
Steven from Boing Boing Gadgets recently tried the system out with his pug Gus, and I don't quite see the point of it all.
So what does it track? "Average Power Correlate" (APC), which the company claims is a "correlation based on empirical measurement." In other words, a relative measure of the amount of energy that accumulates in the tag's accelerometer. Thus, the charted numbers themselves are rather meaningless, which was a bummer in that I was unable to make any comparison(s) to my own level of fitness, distance traveled, etc.
Yeah I think I'll just keep my $150, thanks very much. [Boing Boing Gadgets]