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Barking mad? Motorola launches smartphone for dogs

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WEARABLE technology has now hit the pet market with Motorola unveiling a smartphone for dogs.

Scout 5000 keeps dogs and their owners connected - it can stream videos of what the canine is up to, track location and monitor health.

It even allows owners to speak to their dogs.

The collar, which is splash, paw and chew proof, according to Motorola, is a microphone that allows the dog to respond to its owner.

It was developed with video-streaming business Hubble and released at the CES this week.

The 3G smart collar connects through wifi and Bluetooth.

With a year's 3G thrown in, it is selling in the US at $199.

Motorola also sells the Scout 1500, a motion-sensitive webcam.

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