Garmin DC 40 GPS Dog Tracking Collar

April 7, 2014 - Comment

This rugged, all-weather collar combines a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and VHF antenna into an all-in-one transmitter that works with the Astro® 320 and Astro® 220 to safeguard against your dog getting lost. Astro DC 40 sports a durable 1″ orange polyurethane collar that fits most e-collar receivers — eliminating the need to put two separate

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This rugged, all-weather collar combines a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and VHF antenna into an all-in-one transmitter that works with the Astro® 320 and Astro® 220 to safeguard against your dog getting lost. Astro DC 40 sports a durable 1″ orange polyurethane collar that fits most e-collar receivers — eliminating the need to put two separate collars on a dog. Plus, Collar Lock uses a 4-digit PIN number that helps prevent others from seeing your dog’s whereabouts.

Attach Collar and Go

When teamed up with the Astro 320 and 220, this system will have you hunting in no time. The DC 40, in combination with the Astro 320 and 220 pinpoints your dog’s position every 5 seconds. An innovative charging connection with a flashing LED-charging indicator lets you know when the battery is ready to go. You can extend the battery life of the DC 40 by changing the position transmit rate from 5 to 10, 30, or 120 seconds, enabling the DC 40 to work from 17-48 hours in the field on one charge. You will know if your dog is pointing, sitting, moving or treeing. Where your dog is. Where it’s been. How fast it’s moving and how far it’s gone.

Product Features

  • Compatible with Garmin Astro 220 (sold separately)
  • Combines a high-sensitivity GPS receiver and a VHF antenna, all in one small, rugged, waterproof transmitter
  • Transmitter connects to any standard 1-inch dog collar, however, a durable, high-visibility orange polyurethane collar is included
  • Dog position updates every 5, 10, 30 or 120 seconds (seven mile range, depending on terrain)
  • User replaceable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery with 17 to 48 hour battery life depending on update rate

Comments

Krzkt "krzkt" says:

Protecting my investments We don’t hunt, which is what these collars are made for, but we have four big dogs and like to do long forest hikes with them off lead. They’re great dogs and stay by our sides most of the time, but once in a while, they get distracted and disappear into the undergrowth to check out a stream. They are well trained and don’t chase wildlife and normally are perfect hikers, but they’re retrievers and sometimes they can’t resist the siren call of a stream. The oldest one has twice gone down steep slopes she wasn’t able to get her old hips back up again. She’s strong as on ox on a flat trail and can go downhill with the best of them, but she’s mostly a front paw drive dog now. The first time she disappeared, one of our other dogs showed us where she went to- we couldn’t find her on our own. The second time, we got a glimpse of her down the hill and were able to find her ourselves. With these collars, we won’t ever be trying to figure out where Kelty decided to check out the stream and hope…

hunter11 says:

hunter111 I previously had two dc 30 collars and they worked fine but could not find any more so I ordered the new dc 40 and I have had no problems with it. It works just as well as the dc 30 collars. The only difference is the collar is orange and made of rubber and the old ones are made of nylon. Also the charger is a bit different. I’m not sure which is best both have good points. The nylon seems to be a tougher material where as the rubber one is more flexible and the hunter orange is very easy to see in the woods. I will buy another one when the need arrives. Update: I have had this collar for a year now and have had no problems with it. I hunt a lot and use these collars on every dog. I have 3 dogs and getting another in 2 months. I will be ordering another of these collars since they have proven to be reliable. Also the rubber ones are better since the nylons ones are starting to come apart at the ends. If you have any doubts about this product because of the few bad reviews just…

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