GARMIN® ASTRO® 320 GPS Dog Tracking System Bundle
The Astro System includes a bright color screen handheld GPS device and a rugged, all-weather DC50 collar. The collar has an integrated GPS transmitter and is specially weighted so its antenna is always pointed to the sky for optimum signal. Astro boasts a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that can track your dog’s position, even in the densest cover and at a distance of up to 9 miles, depending on the terrain. The Astro system has features that customers have been asking for – like increased range and battery life, more durable antenna, a simplified user interface and must-have mapping capability.
See Your Dogs' Every Move
The Astro system includes the Astro 320 handheld and the rugged DC™ 50 transmitter collar with an orange polyurethane strap. The DC 50 collar features top mounted GPS and GLONASS receivers and a newly-redesigned steel VHF antenna. Switching to rescue mode reduces the refresh rate in order to preserve battery life, giving you more time to look for a lost dog. Plus, Collar Lock creates a 4-digit PIN number that helps prevent others from seeing your dog’s whereabouts — a useful feature in field trials to ensure that an Astro is used only as a recovery tool when a dog in competition becomes lost.
Bark Detection lets you know your dog is barking even if it’s out of audible range, even in heavy cover.
Experience Improvements to the Astro
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 dog tracking companion.
Track Dogs in Dense Cover
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 or sitting still. 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.
Turn Your Computer Into a Base Station for Tracking Dogs
The all-new BaseStation lets you turn your laptop (loaded with BaseCamp) into a field control center for tracking multiple dogs (additional DC 50 collar units required). View real-time GPS/GLONASS information on the larger display of your computer, making it ideal for canine search and rescue teams. And because it’s Garmin GPS-based, safer, more effective tracking is possible, even where Internet and cell phone service isn’t.
The Premier Tracking System for Sporting Dogs
- Nine mile range with steel VHF antenna attached to a DC™ 50 (shorter antenna included for smaller dogs)
- 20 percent more battery life when updated Astro 320 is paired with DC 50, plus battery preserving rescue mode
- Track up to 10 dogs at a time (with purchase of additional DC 50 dog devices)
- Top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS
- Advanced mapping with optional BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, TOPO maps and more
Display shows if the dog is sitting or running
USB mini-B connector
Quad helix GPS antenna and removable VHF antenna
Device stores 1,000 waypoints, 50 routes and 10,000 track points
Tracks up to 10 dogs with one receiver
The Astro handheld features include:
Astro 320 handheld GPS device
DC 50 wireless transmitter collar
MapSource® Trip & Waypoint Manager CD
Owners manual (PDF)
Quick start guide (PDF)