The Garmin Astro 220 is the GPS-enabled dog tracking system for hunters
and dog owners alike. The unit is ready to go right out of the box and the
Astro system will have you tracking your dogs in no time. This unique
system pinpoints your dog's position every 5 seconds. You will know if
your dog is pointing, sitting, moving or treeing. Where the dog is
currently, where it has been and how fast the dog is moving as well as how
far it's gone.
Garmin Astro 220 is a Handheld GPS Dog Tracking Device that is
specifically designed for hunters, but works very well for other outdoor
dog activities that require tracking. Track your dogs in heavy cover
without making a sound. Built tough enough to handle the rough terrain
where your dog hunts. This is the first high sensitivity GPS-enabled dog
tracking system for hunters and sportsmen. This unique system pinpoints
your dogís position and shows you exactly where he is, even when you canít
see or hear him.
The Astro system includes a bright color-screen handheld GPS device and
the rugged, all-weather DC 30 collar. The collar has an integrated GPS
transmitter and is specially weighted so the antenna will always point to
the sky for optimum signal. To get started, just take Astro outdoors and
turn on the handheld and transmitter to acquire GPS satellite signals.
Then attach the DC 30 to your dog. Now youíre ready to turn him loose ó no
other setup required.
rugged Astro DC 30 collar / transmitter is a complete stand alone unit.
The DC 30 has a top mounted, low profile GPS antenna and a side mounted
"whip" antenna for the radio signal that sends the location information to
the Astro handheld unit.
The Garmin Astro system consists of two
components, a Handheld GPS unit (Astro 220) which looks like a two-way
radio and a Dog GPS Collar Unit (Astro-DC-30) with a whip style antenna
that transmits your dog's location via radio signal.
The Dog GPS
computes its location from the GPS satellites and detects whether your dog
is moving, on point, or treed. The Dog GPS sends that info to your
Handheld GPS every 5 seconds. The Handheld GPS plots the exact location of
your dog on a map, shows distance, and whether your dog is moving, on
point or treed. On your Handheld GPS, the MAP SCREEN shows your location,
your dog's location, and the path that your dog has hunted.
DC 20 GPS Transmitter
Device for Astro 220
The full-featured Astro handheld has all the same functions as Garmin's
top-line handheld outdoor devices, including a barometric altimeter, a
microSD card slot for maps, celestial information and an area calculator,
as well as optional detailed city street maps, over 6 million points of
interest, and exact turn-by-turn directions. This unit has an extremely
rugged construction, with an IPX7 waterproof exterior that can withstand
full immersion in water up to 1-meter deep for up to 30 minutes, and a
revolutionary 3-axis compass that works no matter how the handheld is
- Handheld GPS device tracks your dog up to 5-miles away
- 3-axis compass works regardless of orientation and shows dog's
- Shows dog's status, such as running, sitting, on point or treeing
- Includes barometric altimeter, microSD card slot, celestial
information and an area calculator
- Rugged construction has an IPX7 waterproof exterior, requires DC 20
transmitter to operate
Garmin Astro 220 handheld comes with VHF antenna, a carrying case, a
trip and waypoint manager CD, a USB cable, a wrist strap, a belt clip,
an owner's manual and a quick reference guide. The Astro GPS Dog
Tracking System will cost you about $650, with one DC 30 collar
included. Each additional collar will sells for about $200.