Whether you’re on a weekend hiking trip or free-falling 24 miles above the Earth, strap on a GoPro and you will ultimately end up with some epic first-person footage…but why should humans get to have all the fun? Fortunately, GoPro has developed Fetch, a new mounting system specifically designed for our equally adventurous four-legged companions (and I don’t mean cats).
In an interview with NPR, Josh Druker, senior manager for advanced mounts at GoPro, explained that, “As long as I’ve been here, this has been one of the products people have really been asking for.”
The mounting system is fully adjustable and capable of fitting small, medium, and large dogs ranging from 15 to 120 pounds. The harness features two mounting locations on the chest and back for different viewing experiences, and the chest piece is removable just in case you own a smaller breed.
All pieces are constructed out of padded, water-resistant materials that are easily washable so anywhere your dog goes, Fetch goes too. Nevertheless, a camera tether is included just in case.
Dog lovers everywhere can also rejoice in the fact that Fetch comes with a relatively inexpensive price tag of $60.
Paul Osborne, GoPro’s senior director of product management, stated that, “The adaptability and versatility of GoPro cameras make them the perfect device to document life from a dog’s point of view. We designed Fetch to meet the unique needs and usage for pets and can’t wait to see the images and videos that owners will capture and share now that they have a mount specifically for their dog.”
As a dog lover myself, I am very excited to see more footage being captured with Fetch as dogs run, swim, hunt, and explore around the world. Additionally, these harnesses may be used on all types of service dogs, which will enable them to capture unique footage in a variety of situations. But according to Druker, “the ultimate goal is to allow dog owners to ‘share their passion’ in much the same way that extreme sports enthusiasts have.”
Check out the video below to see Fetch in action and feel free to comment with your thoughts (unless you think they should make a harness for cats; keep that to yourself).
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