The successor of the Garmin Astro which I introduced here in the blog, is called the Astro 220. The new system consists of a dog collar with integrated GPS receiver and radio transmitter, as well as a card-enabled GPShandheld device that receives the radio signal with the “dog position” at the same time. Dog owners, hunters, foresters and leaders of rescue dog teams, especially so know in future always where your four-legged friend is located.
The GPS Hundeortungs system consists of two components:
- Connector: A dog collar with integrated GPS receiver and radio transmitter broadcasts at full power up to 36 hours and transmitted the position data of the dog over a distance of up to 10 kilometers on the receiver unit.
- Astro 220receiver: A full-fledged, cards enabled GPS handset with integrated receiver for the signals from up to 10 sensors. The Astro 220 on a viewable display displays the current location of the receiver and the dogs. In addition, it will record all travelled routes and allows the transmission of this data to a PC or Mac for documentation and analysis purposes.
Thanks to the transmission of position data via VHF radio, the system works independently from the cellular network. That is, there are no costs for the actual operation, there are no problems with “Dead spots”, and it operates very safely on the error.
Dog owners, hunters, foresters and leaders of rescue dog teams, especially can follow in real time and exact now, where your four-legged friend is located. With the Astro, Garmin offers a very helpful tool for professional work with dogs, for example, in the rescue and investigation missions.
A great system I think. Me is the Astro 220 with a non-binding recommended sales price of 729 euros for a random walk or a Geocaching tour with our dog (Astro 220 + transmitter DC 30) then do ‘something’ too expensive.