How we chose the best cat trackers
Cat GPS systems and trackers should be as lightweight as possible. Cats are not as heavy as dogs, but a tracker which is too heavy could also make them uncomfortable or unable to navigate properly, including when needing to stay balanced if jumping or walking along fences etc.
We, therefore, tried to find dedicated cat trackers for the list. Something under 40g is perfect. Be aware that some of the heaviest models may only be suitable for cats over a certain weight limit.
Obviously, trackers have to be powered by a battery. But this can either be rechargeable or replaceable. Which you prefer will be a personal preference, but the main thing for us was that it is reliable. All those above have great reviews for battery life and quality.
Then we had to analyse signal quality. For many GPS trackers, this is pretty unlimited and certainly will cover however far your cat goes. They use local signals to alert your phone and keep it updated.
But trackers which use other forms of signal, such as Bluetooth, will likely have a limit, so you will have to think about how far your cat goes and whether this is practical. We tried to pick those with the largest limits – even if your cat just goes to the bottom of the garden usually, you never know when they could get spooked.