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, TT15, 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. An electronic compass and barometric altimeter measure each dog's speed, distance and direction being traveled, as well as send 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. The 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 a 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 TT15 Tracking Collar Features:
Top-mounted, high sensitivity, GLONASS-enabled satellite receiver
22.5” braided-steel antenna, with an 18.5” antenna available as an option
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”x 1” collar strap (no tools needed)
Extreme waterproofing up to 32 feet
Rechargeable, replaceable Lithium-Ion Battery
Garmin Alpha 100 TT15 System Battery Life
Alpha 100 HandHeld
TheGarmin Alpha 100GPS runs on a rechargeable 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 theGarmin Alpha TT15Track 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, and 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.
Features of the Alpha 100 with the TT15 Dog Tracking and Training Device
The vibrate feature gives another option to correct an individual dog without using electric stimulation and disrupting or alerting the rest of the pack.
The audible tone feature offers a way to correct a dog without stimulation and is 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 dogs or hunt with other people running a lot of dogs.
Wireless dog transfer allows you to link your dogs to your buddy’s handheld. 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 for up to 20 units overall. 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 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 onboard 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 satellite signals that your collar can connect with, coupled with the 28 satellites currently in the GPS. This will help cut down on dropping satellite connections while hunting in rugged conditions.
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 seconds (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 aircraft 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 receives 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 statuses 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.
Frequently Asked Questions on the Garmin Alpha 100 TT15 Bundle
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.
Lion Country Supply is proud we are now accepting trade-ins on Tri-Tronics and Garmin E-Collar systems, extra collars, and handhelds. The trade-in value you receive will be used towards the purchase of a brand new Garmin, SportDOG, DT Systems, or Dogtra system through Lion Country Supply. We will be accepting both working AND non-working electronics. Please include chargers and accessories if available. More information on the trade in program see, LCS Trade-In Program.
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