Alpha®

Part Number: 010-01041-00
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Overview

Multi-dog Tracking GPS and Remote Training Device in One

  • Tracks up to 20 dogs or buddies from up to 9 miles away
  • 18 training levels of continuous and momentary stimulation
  • Tone and vibration alerts
  • Preloaded TOPO U.S. 100k maps
  • Measures dogs’ speed and distance traveled
Alpha

An invaluable tool in the field, the Alpha 100 helps you achieve optimum performance from your sporting dogs. It combines proven Garmin GPS dog tracking with Tri-Tronics® electronic dog training technology. This easy-to-use integrated handheld system allows you to track and train your dogs in the field at a range of up to 9 mi away, delivering their exact position as often as every 2.5 seconds.

With multiple Alpha 100 handhelds and TT™ 15 dog devices, pinpoint up to 20 dogs or hunters’ exact positions on a large, glove-friendly touchscreen display even when they are out of sight. Because Alpha 100 comes preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps, you’ll always know your surroundings.

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Track Your Dogs

Measure each dog’s speed, distance and the direction being traveled. Plus, receive notifications when a dog is “Treed” or “On Point.” A single Alpha 100 can track up to 20 dogs or fellow hunters when using either additional Alpha 100 handhelds or TT 15 devices (each sold separately). Or, choose tracking only with the new T 5 dog device. For competitions that don’t allow stimulation, tone or vibe, the compatible T 5 tracking device is an excellent alternative.

Your free 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery¹ allows you to have a better-than-real-life view of terrain, including roads, water, woods and more.

Train and Control

Two modes of level progression let you customize your training even further.

Alpha 100 helps you train and control your dogs to stop chasing unwanted game. Easy to access training buttons allow you to communicate separately to each dog through safe and effective features, including 18 levels of momentary and 18 levels of continuous stimulation or an audible tone or vibe command. Plus, a lockout setting is available to avoid accidental stimulation or tone.

Select from 2 stimulation modes to customize your training even further. Traditional stimulation allows you to make quick changes (low, medium and high) within a predetermined stimulation level (1 through 6), whereas linear stimulation allows progressively more stimulation from level 1 through level 18.

Extend Your Battery

When using the TT 15, switch to Rescue Mode to prolong the battery life. When the TT 15 reaches approximately 25 percent battery life, it will automatically slow down the update rate at which it pings Alpha 100 from every 2.5 seconds to every 2 minutes. This mode conserves the battery life of the TT 15, giving you more time to search for and locate your dog.

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 and/or buddies (up to 20 Alpha units or TT 15 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.

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¹The BirdsEye subscription is only for the Alpha 100 and TT15 bundle.

Due to varying international regulations, this version of the Alpha is approved for use only in the United States. The sale and unlicensed use of the Garmin Alpha dog tracking and training 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 Alpha 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 Alpha 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

Features

Track and Train 20 Dogs
From the compass screen, get in-depth speed, direction traveling and distance away information for any dogs you've selected. And correct any dog on this screen without falsely correcting the others.

At-a-Glance Dog Stats
Get the information you always need, like your dog’s state (moving or on-point/treed), distance from the Alpha device, total distance traveled, speed and update rate, all on 1 screen.

Keep ’em Away From Hazard
Don’t wait till your dog is lost or in danger to get him back. Setup virtual boundaries on your map and receive an alert if he strays out of your geofence so you can recall him right away.

Track and Train Your Dogs
Track and train your dogs based on where they are with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery. These highly-detailed raster maps provide a realistic bird’s eye view of roads, parking areas, buildings, and terrain, including tree lines, lakes, rivers and streams. They are a great way to supplement the comprehensive topographic maps on your Alpha.

Keep Your Dogs on Track
From the training screen, correct and recall multiple dogs (with extra TT 10/15 devices) with the help of Tri-Tronics electronic training. Select traditional or linear progression plus tone or stimulation types.

Keep Up with Your Buddies
Know where other hunters in your group are. Set your Alpha to show not only the dogs in your group, but also the other Alpha handhelds too (up to 20 TT 10/15 or Alpha units. Not compatible with Astro).

Professional Tracker, Professional Trainer

  • Glove-friendly 3" color touchscreen
  • Preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K maps
  • Electronic compass
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Hunter-to-hunter position reporting with preset messaging capability
WAAS enabled

Specs

Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 2.5 x 6.5 x 1.5” (6.4 x 16.5 x 3.8 cm)
Display size, WxH 1.53"W x 2.55"H (3.8 x 6.3 cm); 3" diag (7.6 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 240 x 400 pixels
Display type transflective, 65-K color TFT touchscreen
Touchscreen
Weight 8.8 oz (250 g) with standard antenna and battery
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion (included)
Battery life up to 20 hours (Alpha 100)
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
Preloaded maps yes (topographic)
Ability to add maps
Built-in memory 8.0 GB
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 4000
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)
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: up to 9 miles line of sight

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

Tracks up to 20 dogs (TT10) and buddies (Alpha 100) simultaneously

 

Specs for the TT™ 15 dog device

In the Box

TT™ 15 Bundle (Includes Alpha 100 TT™ 15 Dog Device)

  • Alpha 100 handheld
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 1 year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription
  • TT™ 15 dog device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 1-inch black collar strap
  • Belt clip
  • 5-inch standard and 13-inch extended range antennas (for Alpha)
  • 18.5-inch standard and 22.5-inch extended range antennas (for TT 15)
  • Charge clip
  • Split adapter cable
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Contact point set with wrench
  • Durable field bag
  • Manuals
TT™ 10 Bundle (Includes Alpha 100 and TT™ 10 Dog Device)

  • Alpha 100 handheld
  • Rechargeable user-replaceable Li-ion pack
  • Belt clip
  • Extended range antenna
  • TT™ 10 dog device with orange collar strap
  • Charge clip
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Split adapter cable
  • USB cable
  • Short and long contact point set with wrench and non-stim plug
  • Durable field bag
  • Manuals

Alpha 100 (Handheld Only)

  • Alpha 100 handheld
  • Rechargeable user-replaceable Li-ion pack
  • Belt clip
  • Extended range antenna
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Split adapter cable

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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