Garmin Astro®, easily the best tracking system in the sporting dog market, receives an upgrade with the DC™ 50 – a new and improved GPS dog tracking collar. Replacing the DC40, the DC50 features a top mounted high-sensitivity GPS antenna to improve position performance. The receiver’s ability to track additional satellites using the GLONASS system helps locate the dog more quickly and maintains GPS location even in heavy tree cover or deep canyons. A braided steel VHF antenna, with additional length, reliably sends the dog’s position data straight to your Astro 320 handheld. As an added bonus, the DC 50 will now incorporate innovative bark identification technology so that dog owners will know if the dog is barking even if they are out of audible range. This waterproof (up to 10m), rugged and reliable tracking collar has a range of up to 9 miles, delivering the dogs position as often as every 5 seconds. Plus, it can track up to 10 dogs at the same time (with purchase of additional DC units) on one Astro 320 handheld, and features a long-lasting rechargeable, replaceable battery with rescue mode to prolong the battery life. The DC50, when sold separately, ships with a durable 1” blue polyurethane adjustable collar strap that fits most dogs. When sold as a bundle with the Astro 320, a 1” orange polyurethane adjustable collar strap is included. Additional replacement collar straps are also available in multiple colors (sold separately). The DC 50 will only work with the Astro 320 handheld – it is NOT compatible with the Alpha or Astro 220.
Top mounted high-sensitivity, GLONASS-enabled GPS receiver
Steel VHF antenna (length - 21.5”) – provides 9 mi range
Bark Detection – Astro 320 handheld indicates dog’s barks
Replaceable collar straps – durable polyurethane-coated nylon with nickel-plated square buckle and collar keeper - Accessory dog device (DC50 sold as standalone) ships with a blue collar strap; Bundled dog devices (Astro 320/DC50) ships with orange collar strap
Collar strap size: 27" long; 1" wide
Fits dog neck sizes: 12" (30.5 cm) to 22.5" (57.2 cm) standard adjustable collar strap; a collar for smaller dogs, 10.5” (26.7 cm) to 22.5” (57.2 cm), is sold separately
Rugged and waterproof to 10 m (33 ft)
Battery is a rechargeable, replaceable Lithium-ion (Life TBD) - Rescue Mode to prolong the battery life
Compatible with Astro 320 handheld (requires current Astro320 users to download free software update to their handheld before using with DC50)
Not compatible with Alpha system or Astro 220 handheld
6 month Collar Clinic warranty. 30 day money back guarantee.