Garmin Alpha 100 TT15 Collar System
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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 Garmin’s 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
- Interface: USB
- 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
- Waypoints/favorites/locations: 4000
- Routes: 200
- 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
Garmin TT15 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 27”x1” collar strap (no tools needed)
- Extreme waterproofing up to 32 feet
- Rechargeable, replaceable Lithium Ion Battery
Garmin TT15 Collar Specs:
- Unit dimensions: 3.5 x 1.75 x 1.85"
- Weight of transmitter and antenna:
- Total weight
- 7.3 ounces
- 10.0 ounces with collar
- Battery life: 20-40 hours
- Battery type: rechargeable lithium-ion pack (included)
- Interface: USB
- Water rating: 32 feet
- High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS receiver: Yes
- Vibration: Yes
- Stimulation/tone: Yes
- LED beacon lights: Yes
- Rescue mode: Yes
- Replaceable collar straps: Yes, compatible w/ 1”
- Handheld compatibility: Alpha 100, Astro 320, or Astro 430
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
- Belt clip
- USB cable
- AC adapter
- Long probes
- Garmin Alpha field bag
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 buddy’s 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 dog’s 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.
Can the Garmin Alpha 100 double as a GPS unit for other than hunting?
Yes, the Alpha 100 handheld can be used as a GPS unit when not training or hunting your dogs. With the Alpha 100, you are able to navigate routes, track log of 10,000 points, and save up to 4,000 waypoints on the device. You also have the map and compass functions to navigate to your destinations.
My brand new Alpha 100 handheld is ready as 0% charged after a few hours of charging, is something wrong with the handheld?
Due to new regulations and laws that require batteries to have less than 30% charge on them in order to ship on a plane or air cargo, these deeply discharged batteries will take 6-12 hours of charging in an Alpha before they will begin to show charging. In some cases, the Alpha may only “shows” 90% charge for the first couple of charges, even though the battery is completely charged. Sometimes on the first charge, the Alpha handheld might read 0% charged for up to 8 hours of charging.
What all collars are compatible with the Alpha 100 handheld?
The Alpha 100 can work with the TT15, TT10, and T5 collars (tracking only) right out of the box. The Garmin DC50 (tracking only) can also be used with the Alpha 100 after it is updated to the current software version.
Can I change the color of the TT15 collar strap?
Yes, you can choose from any color of 1” Garmin Replacement Collar Straps (#GSTRAP) or our 1” Ecollar Replacement Straps (#CSTRAP).
Can I use a Garmin TT15 collar on one dog and a Garmin T5 collar on another dog while using the Alpha 100 handheld?
Yes, you can use any combination of TT15, TT15 Mini, TT10, T5, and T5 Mini collars with the Alpha 100. When using a T5 and T5 Mini you will only have the tracking ability.
I see it can track 9 miles line of sight, but how far out will the correction function work?
Yes, the system can reach out to 9 miles in perfect conditions, line of sight. You can use the correction function at that range too as long as its line of sight. A good rule of thumb is if you can track the dog you can use the correction function.
|Product ReviewsClick here to review this item|
|Garman Alpha 11 TT15|
|The team at Lion Country helped me set the collar system up, they couldnt have been more helpful with support after the sale. The only knock on the system is the size of the hand held unit, there needs to a way to attach the unit to my vest|
|- Jon Klaich, NV|
|I love my new Garmin Alpha. I have a deaf Llewellyn Setter and I would lose him in the corn fields while he was pointing birds. The dog is awesome and doing what he is supposed to do. My Garmin Alpha filled the void so we Together could hunt without any disadvantage. I wouldnt hunt without it or my dog.|
|- Dean, WI|
|Garmin Alpha 100 with TT15 Collars|
|This system works great. While hunting, I know the location of both dogs and have an idea of what each may be up to. Of course, use for training, operation is comparable to my previous TriTronics collars, but with slightly different command controls. My only problem is that the capabilities of the equipment exceed the capabilities of the operator me. I intend to keep working on that part.|
|- Bill, IL|
|Absolutely a great product|
|This has been a great purchase. It is great way to track our dog while hunting. Also it worked great at teaching him commands. Highly suggest this product|
|I found that the tt15 collars do track better then the dc30 or 40s. The collars still do not hold up on my rabbit beagles though. Went through several antennas and had to replace one collar already. Just thought for the money they would hold up better for what they were made for.|
|Tt15 collar bundle|
|Works great Easy to use|
|- Ed, IL|
|Lost dog finder|
|Cannot imagine hunting without the Alpha in my pocket. Having a big running setter that does not hesitate from finding birds and locking up hard in heavy cover then I would be at a loss without the Alpha. A bell is great when they are running but what do you do when it stops and you cannot find the dog on point? My dog is used to a yard e-collar so the vibration feature was an easy alternative for minor correction or to help a dog learning to quarter. Having multiple programmable buttons is very nice when running multiple dogs or needing different levels for different dogs. The screen is readable and quick to figure out when running multiple dogs. The use is not limited to dog training as I also use the hand held as my navigation when off road or hiking.|
|- Ray R, WI|
|Alpha 100 TT.|
|Excellent collar all I need now is to learn all thats available on the Remote . There is a lot to learn|
|- Richard Lamp, IL|
|I wish that there was more room for a name plate with a phone number. It is hard to tighten around the neck when my dogs are young and in good shape. I wish the screen was a bit bigger as my eyes arent as good any more. I would use more features. Stimulation is a bonus in case my regular collar fails. I wish that I could figure out a better way to handle the remote when I am hunting. Knowing where my dogs are is priceless!!|
|- Bob, WI|
|Garmin Alpha is a must for upland bird hunting|
|Works as advertised, even for a tech dummy like me. You make it as simple or complex as you want. Great for training a young dog, you know where he is and what he is doing at all times . You can let the dog range out and hunt and maintain contact with him. Best investment outside of a good dog Ive made in 45 yrs of hunting.|
|Houndsmen Security Blanket|
|Hunting and training beagles fo over sixty five years. Have six TT 10, 1 TT 15, and 2 minis, and the Alpha 100. You always have the peace of mind and security in knowing where your dogs are at all times. Been running my dogs with these collars since they first hit the market. In 2012 hunting hare in the UP of Michigan I had four of my beagles killed by wolves while running a hare. Bad day in the woods, but I found my dogs within 15 minuts because of the tracking collars. They will cost you some money, but over the years they are worth every penney. Minis are ideal for running on your young beagles.|
|- Jim Campbell, PA|
|Alpha 100 review|
|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.|
|- John H, PA|