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Track your dog's position in almost any terrain with the Garmin Alpha 100/TT 15 Bundle. Top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS antenna improves performance via an integrated GLONASS positioning system. 18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, plus vibration or tone alerts make this the perfect training collar. The Alpha 100 tracks up to nine miles away, sending precise locations every two-and-a-half seconds to your hand-held. The Alpha 100 is compatible with TT10 and T5 collars to track up to 20 dogs. Preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps along with a One-year subscription to Birds Eye Satellite Imagery features enhanced image qualities and significantly better download performance. Electronic compass and barometric altimeter measures each dog's speed, distance and direction being travelled, as well as sends notifications when your dog is moving or on point. Three inch color touch-screen display gives you a large viewing area for easy monitoring. LED beacon lights for low-light use are visible from up to 100 yards away. Rescue mode changes the update rate to every two minutes once power levels drop below 25 percent, extending battery life and giving you 12 hours to find a lost dog. Emergency Alert lets you send your location to other Alpha users within the area. Two lengths of removable, stainless steel insulated contact points provide reliable performance in wet conditions. Hand-held has a waterproof rating of 3 feet, while the collar is rated at 32 feet.
Garmin Alpha 100 HandHeld Features and Details
Side power button location
Ability to track both TT15 and T5 tracking collars
8.0 GB of internal memory
Tracks up to 20 dogs and/or handhelds simultaneously
Up to 9 miles of handheld-to-collar reception (line of sight)
MURS frequency band
Comes with 1 year subscription to Garmins Birdseye Satellite Imagery
Pre-installed 100k topo map of the United States
Wireless communication settings, dog transfers, emergency alerts
Garmin Alpha 100 Specs:
Unit dimensions: 2.5 x 6.5 x 1.5
Display size: 1.53 x 2.55; 3 diagonal
Display resolution: 200 x 400 pixels
Display type: touch screen display
Weight: 8.8 ounce with standard antenna and battery
Battery: rechargeable lithium-ion pack (included)
Battery life: up to 20 hours
Water rating: 3 feet
High-sensitivity GPS receiver: Yes
Frequency band: MURS
Range: 9 miles
Preloaded maps: Yes (topographic)
Ability to add maps: Yes
Built-in memory: 4.0 GB, 500 MB available for user storage
Accepts data cards: micro SD card (not included)
Birds Eye Satellite Imagery: Free 1-year subscription included
Custom maps compatible: Yes
Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Automatic routing: Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Color Touchscreen: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Emergency alert: Yes
Photo navigation (geotagged): Yes
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Sun and moon information: Yes
Tide tables: Yes
Area calculation: Yes
Custom POIs (ability to add more): Yes
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
TT15 GPS Tracking Collar Features:
Top-mounted, high sensitivity, GLONASS-enabled satellite receiver
22.5 braided-steel antenna, with 18.5 antenna available as an option
Remotely operated LED beacon lights
Ability to track on both Garmin Alpha 100 and Garmin Astro 320.
Adjustable stimulation prongs
18 levels of stimulation as well as audible tone and vibration mode
User-configurable Bark Detection
User-configurable Rescue Mode to extend battery life
Updates dog positions every 2.5, 5, 10, 30, or 120 seconds
Easy-to-replace 27x1 collar strap (no tools needed)
Extreme waterproofing up to 32 feet
Rechargeable, replaceable Lithium Ion Battery
Garmin TT15 Specs:
Unit dimensions: 3.5 x 1.75 x 1.85"
Weight of transmitter and antenna:
10.0 ounces with collar
Battery life: 20-40 hours
Battery type: rechargeable lithium-ion pack (included)
Water rating: 32 feet
High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS receiver: Yes
LED beacon lights: Yes
Rescue mode: Yes
Replaceable collar straps: Yes, compatible w/ 1
Handheld compatibility: Alpha 100 or Astro 3202
Garmin Alpha 100 TT15 System Battery Life Alpha 100 HandHeld
The Garmin Alpha 100 GPS runs on a re-chargeable lithium ion battery pack the run time with normal use is between 10-20 hours. This can be prolonged indefinably if the unit is plugged in while riding in a vehicle.
TT15 Battery Life:
Battery life on the Garmin Alpha TT15 Track and Train collar can vary greatly depending on the update rate used as well as if Rescue Mode has been activated or not. In our own experience with the TT15, on a 10 second update with Rescue Mode turned on we see about 40-42 hours of run time.
Update Rates for the Garmin TT15 Tracking Collar
With the TT15, there are two sets of update rates depending on which handheld you are using. If you are in Astro mode for the TT15 it will have the standard 5, 10, 30, 120 second updates and in Alpha mode the TT15 you get an added level of 2.5 seconds (2.5, 5, 10, 30, 120). This allows you to find a balance of battery run time and frequency of which you would like to know where your dog is at a given time.
What's in the box for the Alpha 100 TT15 System?
Alpha 100 HandHeld
TT15 Track and Train Collar
5.0" standard antenna for the Alpha
13.0" long range antenna for the Alpha
18.5" standard antenna for the TT15
22.5" long range antenna for the TT 15
New Features of the Alpha 100 with the TT15 Dog Tracking and Training Device
Vibrate feature gives another option to correct an individual dog without using electric stimulation and disrupting or alerting the rest of the pack.
Audible tone feature offers a way to correct a dog without stimulation and a great way to communicate to your entire pack.
Linear mode (recommended for hound hunters) is simple and easy to use.
Traditional mode allows for a jump to higher levels faster.
You can track and train more dogs with the Alpha 100 up to 20 dogs at one time! Making it Handy for those who either hunt with more than ten of their own dogs or hunt with other people running a lot of dogs.
Wireless dog transfer allows you to link your dogs to your buddys hand held. With the Alpha 100 you can wirelessly transfer collar data from one unit to the next without having the collar in your possession. This makes it much easier to get your partners in on the race while your dogs are already on the track.
Track other Alpha 100 handhelds. You can track up to 20 dogs but you can also track other Alpha 100 handhelds up to 20 units over all. For example: 18 dogs and 2 Alphas or 17 dogs and 3 Alphas.
Change all communication settings on the fly including ID numbers, update rates, and rescue mode. Being able to change your update rate to 2.5 seconds while using the handheld in order to catch a dog on the run is a great feature!
Freedom to choose between using the TT15 with the Astro 320 to track or on the Alpha 100 to train. Perfect for upgrading from the Astro to the Alpha. Also, trade between the two when going to a field trial.
Better Training using the TT15 with the on board Tri-tronics training system with 18 levels of stimulation. Along with momentary and continuous stimulation the TT15 has a tone and newly innovated vibrate mode.
The new vibrate feature allows the user to correct a specific dog without using electric stimulation or alerting other dogs in the pack. A vital necessity when running dogs with different training levels.
Better GPS tracking with the high-sensitivity, top-mounted GPS receiver enabled to receive signals from GLONASS (Global Navigation Satellite System) satellites. This adds 21 more satellites signals that your collar can connect with, coupled with the 28 satellites currently in the GPS system. This will help cut down on dropping satellite connection while hunting in rugged conditions.
NEW Bark Detection allows you to see the rate of the individual dogs barking - even when they are too far away to physically hear. The bark rate can be displayed on both the map and compass screen. The bark display scale can be turned off to keep clutter to a minimum. You can also choose between a 20, 40, 60 or 80 barks per minute (BPM) alert. This can be a handy tool when your dogs are out of hearing range and you are trying to decipher whether the dogs are trailing or have the critter jumped.
Rescue Mode is an invaluable feature that has become a staple with Garmin tracking collars. When activated and the battery on the TT15 drains below 75% of its full charge, the rescue mode automatically changes the update rate from its preselected update rate to 120 second (2 min). This allows for many additional hours of battery life to help safely retrieve your valued dog. You can also turn this mode off if you wish not to use it.
Better VHF Antenna that is a more durable and flexible stainless steel air craft cable antenna. TT15 comes with both 18.5 and 22.5.
Improved USB interfaced Charging Port allows 3 different charging options: AC outlet, vehicle charger and computer.
Thick, durable rubber antenna sleeve that keeps the VHF antenna erect and receiving communication signals.
Track and Train Codes give you the ability to provide your hunting partners with a code that allows them to fully track or train (or both) your dog from their handheld.
You can adjust each of your individual dogs status to reflect what they are doing. This lets your Alpha or Astro know that when your dog is sitting idle, he or she could be on point or have something treed.
FAQ I see it can track 9 miles line of sight, but how far out will the correction function work?
Yes, it could reach that distance for the correction function as long it is in line of sight.
Can I use a TT15 collar on one dog and a T5 collar on another?
Yes, you can run the two different collars on the same Alpha HandHeld, but remember the TT15 is track and train and the T5 is track only.
Can I track a DC50 collar on the Alpha?
No, the only collars you can track are the TT10, TT15, and T5.
Let me start by saying at first I was not a fan of E-Collars. But, after using the Alpha I am backing it 100%. Very easy to use. Be aware you do not need the unit tight. My was is 3 fingers under the collar and latch. Making sure the contact points are touching the skin. Trying to get the dogs to go from play yard to their own kennel. Speed would run off. So with the E-Collar on she went by her kennel. I pulsed her once. She stopped and then bolted again. Hit her with continuous for a half second. She showed no sign of discomfort, but returned and went right into her own kennel.