Astro®

Part Number: 010-01486-20
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Overview

Premier Tracking System for Sporting Dogs

  • Track up to 10 dogs at a time, up to 9 miles (T 5) and 4 miles (T 5 mini) away
  • T 5 or T 5 mini dog devices with top-mounted high-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS transmitter with flexible braided steel antenna
  • Compatible with TT™ 15 and TT 15 mini dog devices and collars (for tracking only)
  • Advanced mapping with optional BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and TOPO maps
Astro 320

The Astro 320 handheld takes dog tracking to a higher level. It allows you to keep track of up to 10 dogs with multiple handsets and T 5 or T 5 mini dog devices (sold separately). High-sensitivity Garmin GPS/GLONASS transmitter, enhanced map drawing capabilities, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery compatibility and a 3-axis electronic compass ensures you get to your truck or camp at the end of the hunt. And it’s all easy to get to through a vibrant, sunlight-readable 2.6-inch color display.

See Your Dogs’ Every Move

The Astro handheld and T 5 (or T 5 mini) dog device boast high-sensitivity GPS receiver/transmitters. Both the T 5 and T 5 mini have a top-mounted GPS antenna and is designed to keep its flexible, braided stainless steel radio antenna upright for best reception so you can track your dog’s position even in heavy tree cover or deep canyons. And it’s tough enough to run wherever you dog runs (water-rated to 10 meters).

You can track up to 10 dogs at one time with Astro, at a range of up to 9 miles (T 5) or 4 miles (T 5 mini) away, depending on terrain.

You can track up to 10 dogs at one time with Astro, at a range of up to 9 mi (T 5) or 4 miles (T 5 mini) away, depending on terrain. The system transmits information by line-of-sight, so it reaches farthest in flat, open territory.

As often as every 5 seconds, the T 5 and T 5 mini dog devices transmit your dog’s position to your Astro 320 handheld. Through the vibrant display, you can see your dog's current location and a trail of where he’s been on the map page. Switch over to the Dog Tracker page to view a compass pointing to your dog’s location.

When tracking multiple dogs with T 5 and T 5 mini dog devices, you can also see each dog’s precise distance on the map page, and you can choose to auto zoom the map so all dogs can be seen on the display at any time. 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. You can also choose the duration that each dog’s track log is viewed on the display, or toggle it off completely.

Special Features for Your Peace of Mind

Rescue mode provides a reduced update rate when battery life drops below 25 percent in order to preserve battery life and give you more time to look for a lost dog. The improved battery life means when you set your update rate, making the battery last anywhere from 16 hours (with the T 5/TT 15 mini) to 40 hours (T 5/ TT 15). In rescue mode, the battery lasts 24 to 44 hours, depending on the dog device used. 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 an Astro is used only as a search tool when a dog in competition becomes lost.

Rescue mode provides a reduced update rate when battery life drops below 25 percent in order to give you more time to look for a lost dog.

Upgrade with Ease

Getting what you need for the hunt is now a little easier. You can purchase the entire Astro bundle and as many T 5 and T 5 mini dog devices with collars as you need. And your Astro 320 is compatible with every T 5 and T 5 mini dog device.

Additional Mapping

Astro Astro

Astro 320 has a microSD™ card slot so you can load TOPO U.S. 24K maps for land elevation contours or City Navigator NT® map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads. Astro 320 also supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required) so you can download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. Mapping depicts important nearby geographical features and lets you know if your dog has crossed a creek or is nearing a dangerous road.

Astro 320 is also compatible with Garmin Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device.

Count Your Coveys

After you’ve captured your quarry, mark the exact spot with Astro’s Covey Counter™, a special waypoint that tells you the exact location, time of day and elevation where you found your prey, as well as the number of birds you flushed and took from that location. Astro lets you save other special waypoints, such as “Truck” and “Lodge,” so you can save the location of these places quickly and easily for each hunt. Astro also offers special waypoint icons to represent food plots, tree stands and other hunting-related points.

Plan Your Next Trip

Take charge of your next adventure with BaseCamp™, software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow explorers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with a BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.

Turn Your Computer Into a BaseStation for Tracking Dogs

Load your laptop with BaseStation software to turn it into a field control center for tracking multiple dogs (T 5 and T 5 mini dog devices). View real-time GPS information on the larger display of your computer, making it ideal for canine search and rescue teams. And because it’s GPS/GLONASS, you'll get safe, secure and more effective tracking, even where Internet and cell phone service isn’t available.

Astro DC 50 Dog Device


¹The DC 50 is compatible with the Astro 320 handheld only (software upgrade required). It does not work with Astro 220 or Alpha® handhelds.

Due to varying international regulations, this version of the Astro is approved for use only in the United States. The sale and unlicensed use of the Garmin Astro dog-tracking system in any form is currently prohibited by the Canadian government. In June 2009, Industry Canada announced that the MURS radio frequency used by the Astro would be allowed in Canada following a 5-year transition period. However, in June 2014 Industry Canada reversed its position, noting “the Department does not feel that the introduction of MURS devices in Canada is warranted at this time, and has decided to defer the introduction of MURS devices in Canada until a clearer indication of actual need is provided by Canadian MURS advocates and/or stakeholders.” Garmin remains interested in offering the Astro to our Canadian customers, and will be contacting Industry Canada in support of that goal. Potential Canadian customers should also contact their local Industry Canada office to express their desire to have the product approved for use in Canada.

WAAS enabled Geocaching ready

Features

Customizable Dog Display

Customizable Dog Display

Tracking man's best friend has never been so easy. WIth the 320, you can choose to see a combination of your dog's name, direction, distance and status so you can see everything without leaving your map.

Stay Up-to-date

Stay Up-to-date

Your dog covers some serious ground, but you don't need to. Stay focused on where you're going, while keeping up-to-date on your dog, even when he or she has gone off screen.

Share Dogs

Share Dogs

Need to share your dog with a pal? No worry. Wirelessly send, receive or transfer a dog's name, ID and update rate between units. You can track up to 10 dogs at a time, at a distance of up to 9 miles (T 5) or 4 miles (T 5 mini) away, depending on the terrain.

Activity Logging

Activity Logging

Keep track of what you did, when you did it, with Astro's improved calendar. It automatically and conveniently links all of your marked points and logged tracks to the day of the hunt for later review, or bragging rights.

Dashboards

Dashboards

Bring more functionality to your device with more dashboards in more places. View your elevation plot, coordinates, compass arrow and more on any page, at any time.

Improved Interface

Improved Interface

Bigger and bolder, the 320 uses larger icons and text so you can find what you're looking for faster. Plus, 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 Big Dog Just Got Better

  • Uses HotFix® and a high sensitivity receiver to acquire satellites
  • Offers an improved base map with Digital Elevation Model
  • Offers improved mapping support with access to TOPO U.S. 24K, BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, Garmin Custom Maps, City Navigator NT®, BlueChart® g2 and more (sold separately)
  • Allows you to adjust your dog's track length
  • Zooms in (and out) quickly to find your dog
  • Tracks 10,000 points of information per dog, ensuring your records are accurate no matter how long you are out
  • Uses a universally accepted GPX file format to store all of your data
  • Includes a keypad lock to stop accidental key presses
  • Allows you to switch profiles - hunting, recreational, automotive, marine, geocaching, fitness, etc. - quickly so you won't miss a beat once you're done hunting
  • Debuts innovative features like enhanced map drawing capabilities, vibration-based alerts and a 3-axis electronic compass
  • Features legendary toughness that’s built to withstand the elements – be it dust, dirt, humidity or water
  • Marks your exact spot with Covey Counter™, a special waypoint that tells you the exact location, time of day and elevation where you found your prey
  • Saves other "special" waypoints, such as "Truck" and "Lodge" as well as waypoint icons to represent food plots, tree stands and other hunting-related points
WAAS enabled Geocaching ready

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm)
Display size, WxH 1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 160 x 240 pixels
Display type transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight 9.2 oz (260.1 g) with batteries
Battery 2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
Battery life up to 20 hours (Astro 320)
Water rating IPX7
High-sensitivity receiver
Interface USB
Barometric altimeter
Electronic compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units)

Maps & Memory

Basemap
Ability to add maps
Built-in memory 1.7 GB
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 2000
Routes 200
Track log 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks

Outdoor Features

Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
Geocaching-friendly Yes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatible
Hunt/fish calendar
Sun and moon information
Tide tables
Area calculation

Garmin Connect™

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)

Additional

Additional

Range (line of sight): T 5: 9 miles; Mini: 4 miles

Frequency band: MURS (The T 5, T 5 mini, TT™ 15 and TT 15 mini are only compatible with the Astro® 320 and the Alpha™ 100. T 5, T 5 mini, TT 15 and TT 15 mini can be configured for operation with either handheld but cannot be tracked simultaneously by both the Astro 320 and the Alpha 100)

Vibration mode: yes

Tracks up to 10 dogs simultaneously

 

Specs for T 5/T 5 mini dog devices

In the Box

T 5 Bundle (Astro® 320 handheld and T 5 dog device)

  • Astro 320 handheld
  • T 5 dog device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 1-inch orange collar strap
  • 5-inch standard and 13-inch extended range antennas (for Astro)
  • 18.5-inch standard and 22.5-inch extended range antennas (for T 5)
  • Belt clip
  • Charging clip
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle charging adapter
  • Manual

T 5 Bundle (Astro® 320 handheld and T 5 mini dog device)

  • Astro 320 handheld
  • T 5 mini dog device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 3/4-inch orange collar strap
  • 5-inch standard and 13-inch extended range antennas (for Astro)
  • 18.5-inch standard range antenna (for T 5 mini)
  • Belt clip
  • Charging clip
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle charging adapter
  • Manual

DC™ 50 Bundle (Astro® 320 handheld and DC 50 dog device)

  • Astro 320 handheld
  • DC 50 wireless transmitter collar
  • 5.0" standard antenna for the Astro
  • 13.0" long range antenna for the Astro
  • 18.5" standard antenna for the DC 50
  • 22.5" long range antenna for the DC 50
  • Belt clip
  • Charging cable
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle charging adapter
  • Manuals

Handheld Only

  • Astro 320
  • 5.0" standard antenna
  • 13.0" long range antenna
  • USB cable
  • Belt clip
  • Manuals

Maps

Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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Accessories

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