Fitness trackers are hugely popular devices, with the global market size reaching over 36 billion USD as of 2020. This should come as no surprise, because fitness trackers can help us to be more conscious of our daily choices that can lead to better health. This is fantastic news for us humans, but what about our four-footed friends? A fitness tracker for dogs may sound like a humorous idea at first blush, but the fact of the matter is that 50.2 million dogs in the US are overweight. This leads to health problems and a reduced quality of life for our beloved companions, and as if that were not enough, it may also cause behavioral problems, like tearing up your couch cushions. Making sure Rover gets in enough activity is sounding like a better and better idea all the time, right?
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.edgeimpulse.com/blog/activity-trackers-unleashed-a-tinyml-wearable-device-for-pets