Garmin’s GPS dog tracking system has some new features that take puppy wrangling to an extreme. For example, the new Astro 430 — a GPS and Glonass dog tracking handheld that can track up to 20 dogs at a range of up to seven kilometres, and is capable of updating their location every 2.5 seconds.
The unit can be used in conjunction with the new DriveTrack 70 LMT, a seven inch touchscreen dashboard navigator that tracks dogs from inside a vehicle and navigates to them. In addition, you can now see you dogs’ whereabouts on any fenix 3 watch. The capabilities extend to existing Alpha tracking and training systems as well.
Adam Howarth, General Manager of Garmin Australasia says the device is a first for the Australian market.
In addition to increased dog capacity and faster update rate, the Astro 430 comes pre-loaded with TOPO Lite Australia and New Zealand and a free one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. The new handheld also includes enhanced dog performance data like distance travelled and time afield.
The Astro 430 is sold separately or in a bundle with a T5 dog device. In addition, the Astro 430 is compatible with the TT 15 devices which provide tracking only.
These devices are part of Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences.