Garmin Alpha GPS Track and Train System

April 8, 2014 - Comment

To help you achieve optimum performance from your sporting dogs, Alpha combines proven Garmin GPS dog tracking technology with Tri-Tronics® electronic dog training. This easy-to-use integrated handheld system allows you to track and train your dogs in the field from a range of up to 9 mi, delivering their exact position as often as every

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To help you achieve optimum performance from your sporting dogs, Alpha combines proven Garmin GPS dog tracking technology with Tri-Tronics® electronic dog training. This easy-to-use integrated handheld system allows you to track and train your dogs in the field from a range of up to 9 mi, delivering their exact position as often as every 2.5 seconds.

With Alpha 100 and TT™ 10, you can pinpoint up to 20 dogs or hunters’ exact positions on a large, glove-friendly touchscreen display even when they are out of sight. Since Alpha 100 comes preloaded with 100K U.S. TOPO maps you’ll always know your surroundings.

Track Your Dogs

Using the Alpha 100, you can measure each dog’s speed, distance and the direction being traveled. Plus, you can receive notifications when a dog is “Treed” or “On Point.” A single Alpha 100 can track up to 20 dogs or fellow hunters when using either additional Alpha 100 handhelds or TT 10 devices (each sold separately, not compatible with Astro®).

Upgrade your view with a BirdsEye TOPO maps subscription for a better-than-real-life view of terrain, including roads, water, woods and more.

Train and Control Your Dogs

Alpha 100 helps you train and control them to stop chasing unwanted game or “recall” to your position. Easy to access training buttons allow you to communicate separately to each dog through safe and effective features, including 18 levels of momentary and 18 levels of continuous stimulation or an audible tone command. Plus, a lockout setting is available to avoid accidental stimulation or tone.

Two modes of level progression let you customize your training even further. Traditional stimulation allows you to make quick changes within a predetermined stimulation level (low, medium or high). Whereas linear stimulation allows progressively more stimulation through all 18 levels available.

Extend Your Battery

When using the TT 10, hunters can switch to Rescue Mode to prolong the battery life. When the TT 10 reaches a certain battery level, it will slow down the update rate at which it pings the Alpha 100 from every 2.5 seconds to every 2 minutes. This mode should provide additional battery life to the TT 10, giving you more time to search for and locate your dog.

What’s in the Box: 

Alpha 100 handheld Rechargeable user-replaceable Li-ion pack Belt clip Extended range antenna TT™ 10 dog device with orange collar strap Charge clip AC adapter Vehicle power cable Split adapter cable USB cable Short and long contact point set with wrench and non-stim plug Durable field bag Manuals

Product Features

  • Track and train a combination of twenty TT 10 dog devices or Alpha 100 handhelds simultaneously from up to 9 miles away
  • Alpha 100 handheld features a 3-Inch glove-friendly color touchscreen
  • Includes preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K mapping for terrain contours, topo elevations, summits, parks, coastlines, rivers, lakes and more
  • Supports optional map data – TOPO U.S. 24K, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, autorouting with City Navigator, and Garmin Custom Maps
  • Built-in 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter and Hunter-to-hunter position reporting with preset messaging capability between Alpha 100 handhelds

Comments

BrdHntr says:

Initial review- great product I’ve had the Alpha for about a week now, been out 4 times with it. Initially I like the unit. I had a tritronics G2 Upland exp with a beeper and liked it but in the thick woods especally hunting grouse there were quite a few times I lost track of my dog for awhile, she can get out of hearing range very quickly. I like the peace of mind I get from the Alpha knowing where the dog is and I can actually leave the dog hunt better rather than calling her back so I know where she is. I havn’t got used to holding the handheld unit yet to see where the dog has gone. Everything has worked as advertised so far with no problems.That being said there are a few things I would change. One thing is the dog alerts I have setup to tell me when she,s on point. It takes about 15 seconds after she goes on point before I get an alert, and I only get one alert no matter how long she is on point. I guess I kind of miss the beeper with my old unit although it could be annoying when she was hunting close. I…

Jim "chukarhiker" says:

Great Unit. I love this collar! Have had it for about 2 months and have been been using it 6 days a week on a the disk golf course I play on with my dog so am getting pretty familiar with it. The more I use it the more I like it. I can hardly wait until Chukar season opens to test its full capabilities.Pros- these are a few that come to mindI can see the screen in bright sunlight AND I don’t have to wear my 2X reading glasses. You can set the defaults to have Big text. Would not want to have reading glasses on when birds get up!Touch screen is big improvement over Astro; more intuitive also.I can “see” where dog is even when he would be beyond hearing range of a beeper.No Beeper or Hawk whistle to have to try to hear!!When dog is on point you know where he is! No more walking wrong directions before finally finding him.No ½ mile (at best) range limit (like my old-fashioned G3).A great full featured GPS besides being an all-in-one…

LED Fan says:

Another great Garmin product I’ve had a number of Garmin GPS units in the past, and they have always proved very reliable. I expect the alpha to be the same.I purchased this unit in order to keep better track of my English pointer. We’ve only had her for a few months, but have trained her on a Sportdog ecollar. With the ecollar, if I page her, she comes running right back, but the trouble is, in the brush she could be 20 feet away, or 200, and it’s tough to tell. I wanted a GPS unit so I could always tell where she was without having to call her back all the time.I first purchased the Astro 320, and it was a nice solid unit. The only problem was that if I put both the ecollar and gps on the same strap, it was WAY too big for a dog of her size. If your dog is 75-100lbs, they probably wouldn’t mind, but being just shy of 45lbs, the combo was very cumbersome.There are a number of GPS/ecollar combos out there, but none of them offer the full feature gps handheld that Garmin makes. My last Garmin was…

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