Whistle Just Got Smarter
Introducing Timeline - Whistle’s newest feature!
Timeline offers a deeper dive into your pet’s 24-hour day, breaking up Daily Activity into timestamped segments we call Events.
That’s right, Timeline tells you when your pet is walking, playing, running, and more—even showing you exactly when they hit their Activity Goal. Being this informed is gonna make you feel like the best pet-parent ever!
- Select the Activity tab in your Whistle app (the little bar graph at the bottom)
- If you haven’t already set an Activity Goal for your pet, Timeline will prompt you to enter one. Once set, your device will capture all your pet’s activity and you’re good to go!
Your pet’s most recent activity lives at the top—scroll down to view the day’s earlier Events.
One of our favorite things about Timeline is that it saves your pet’s history in your Whistle app. Which means you can go back and review your pet’s activity for any day. Wanna know what your pet was doing two Sundays ago? Timeline will tell you!
To review activity history from days past, just scroll through the dates at the top of the Activity screen. This is extremely helpful for noticing any changes in your pet’s routine or habits.
A New View Into Daily Activity
When your pet moves from one activity to the next, like running to rest, Timeline creates a new Event. And each Event lists how long the activity lasted, how many kcalories your pet burned, distance traveled, as well as the time it began and ended.
Here’s how Whistle detects your pet’s activity to create an Event.
Any steady, low-intensity movement that lasts 5 minutes or longer, such as a stroll around the neighborhood or your pet pacing the house for 7 minutes is considered Walking.
Running is a steady, mid to high-intensity movement, that lasts for 3 minutes or longer—like taking your BFF on a jog. Not to be confused with your pet bursting into a round of zoomies or a quick sprint through the park.
Short bursts of high-intensity activity, that includes back-and-forth motion lets Timeline know your pet is Playing. Unlike Running, Playing involves quick changes in speed, intensity, or direction. Even though your pet is getting in lots of running during a game of fetch, the sprints and pauses tell Whistle they’re Playing.
Events marked as 'Active' means your pet's movements were not long enough or intense enough for Timeline to categorize. Think a casual stroll with lots of stops (‘cause Fido had to sniff all the smells), or an intense chewing session on a bone (or your favorite shoe).
If your pet is taking it easy, making minimal movements that are casual, short, and low-intensity—like strolling from room to room, or sniffing around the house and backyard — you’ll see Low Activity on their Timeline.
Resting means minimal movement for an extended period of time, but it isn’t necessarily sleeping. Your pet might be lounging in the sunshine, or watching the neighborhood from their favorite perch on the couch.
Reclassifying an Event
Because every pet is different in their own way Timeline can be tailored, allowing Whistle to better understand your unique pet.
To help Whistle 3 better interpret your pet’s movements, we encourage pet-parents to reclassify any Event that Timeline doesn’t get quite right.
To Reclassify an Event:
- Click on an Event (i.e., DJ was walking)
- Click Change
- Select a new Event from the pop-up list
- Hit Save
Currently, the Event popup list includes: Walk, Run, Play, Swim, and Active.
You’ll notice that you can change an Event to Swim. It’s not currently an Activity that Timeline can recognize on its own. But with your help, one day it will!
Whistle values the bond you have with your pet, and we hope Timeline will help bring you closer than ever.
Looking for more information about our new feature? Check out Timeline’s FAQ Page.
Jan 17, 2019