The intuitive and easy-to-use Astro system takes dog tracking to an entirely new level with new software for the 320 which supports the DC 50 dog device and adds new features such as bark detection. The interface streamlines what is displayed by allowing dogs that are outside the current zoom level to have their location notated in the display’s margin. The user also can choose the amount of each dog’s tracklog displayed, or toggle it off completely, to avoid cluttering the map.
The Astro 320, compatible with any Garmin DC series transmitter, also debuts innovative features like enhanced map drawing capabilities, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery compatibility (subscription required), vibration-based alerts and a 3-axis electronic compass.
Both durable and waterproof, the Astro 320 system features the legendary toughness that’s built to withstand the elements – whether it’s dust, dirt, humidity or water, nothing is a match for this essential hunting companion.
As often as every 5 seconds, your dog’s DC 50 transmits his position to your handheld, and you can see his current location and a trail of where he’s been on the map page of your handheld. Switch over to the Dog Tracker page to view a compass pointing to your dog’s location as well as his current status: whether he’s running, sitting, on point or treeing quarry. Astro also can let you know when your dog is barking, even if he’s out of audible range..
Each dog’s precise distance also can be presented on the map page, and users can choose an option that auto zooms the map so all dogs can be seen on the display at any time. Alternately, dogs that are too far away to fit on the map’s current zoom scale can be notated on the display’s margin in the direction of the dog’s location. The user also can choose the duration that each dog’s tracklog is viewed on the display – or toggle it off completely for a cleaner display.
Astro boasts a high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver which is mounted to the top of the collar so that can track your dog’s position even in heavy tree cover or deep canyons. You can track up to 10 dogs at one time with Astro, from up to 9 mi away (depending on terrain). The system transmits information by line-of-sight, so it reaches farthest in flat, open territory.
1 year mfg. warranty, 30 day Collar Clinic money back guarantee. Part Number: 010-01133-00
Due to varying international regulations, this version of the Astro is approved for use only in the United States.
NOTE TO Canadian Customers: The sale and unlicensed use of the Garmin Astro GPS Dog Tracking System in any form is presently prohibited by the Canadian government. According to a document published by Industry Canada dated June 2009, the MURS radio frequency used by the Astro will be permitted to be sold and operated on a license-free basis at the end of a five-year transition period (June 2014). This Industry Canada ruling may be found in its entirety at http://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/smt-gst.nsf/eng/sf09543.html. Parties interested in the implementation of this spectrum utilization policy or with questions should contact their local Industry Canada office.
Special Notice to users in California and Alaska: State law in CA prohibits the use of GPS dog collars for the pursuit of mammals. AK law prohibits guides from using GPS devices to assist in the taking of big game animals.
Uses MURS Radio Frequency 151.82 MHz, 151.88 MHz, 151.94 MHz, 154.57 MHz, 154.60 MHz