How to set up a Virtual Fence

One of the great advantages of the Tractive GPS is the Virtual Fence feature: with it, you'll be notified as soon as your pet leaves a defined safe area. Follow the steps below to set up a Virtual Fence and keep your furry friend safe.

 

In the Tractive GPS mobile app: 

  • Sign in to the Tractive GPS mobile app on your smartphone.
  • Tap Profile > Tracker > Virtual Fences.
  • Tap the + button to add a new Virtual Fence.
  • A pink Virtual Fence will appear on the map. 
  • Tap and hold the center of the Virtual Fence to drag it to the desired location.
  • Adjust the size by holding and dragging the pink dot located on the perimeter of the fence. Note the minimum size of the Virtual Fence.
  • Here you can also give your Virtual Fence a name such as Work or Home, choose the shape of the Virtual Fence, set an icon for your Virtual Fence, and activate, deactivate, or delete the fence.
  • Tap the Save button to save the Virtual Fence.

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Android:

 

 

At my.tractive.com:

  • Sign into your account in the Tractive GPS web app at my.tractive.com.
  • Select a pet, and click on the fence symbol in the top right corner of the map view.    
  • Click Add Virtual Fence or Copy Virtual Fence to create a new safe area.
  • Tap and hold the center of the Virtual Fence to drag it to the desired location.
  • Adjust the size by holding and dragging the pink dot located on the perimeter of the fence. Note the minimum size of the Virtual Fence.
  • Here you can also give your Virtual Fence a name such as Work or Home, choose the shape of the Virtual Fence, set an icon for your Virtual Fence, and activate, deactivate, or delete the fence.
  • Click Close to save your Virtual Fence and return to the map view.

 

Multiple Virtual Fences

Please note:

  • If you need two (or more) different zones for home and work or any other location you would like to mark "safe" for your pet, you can add up to 5 Virtual Fences per device.
  • Additionally, you will need to set a separate Virtual Fence for each pet.
  • Please ensure that the Virtual Fences set up in your account are not overlapping, as this could decrease the accuracy of the Virtual Fence notifications - such as in the example below:

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