Garmin Astro 220 Dog Tracking GPS Bundle with DC40 Wireless Transmitter Collar

Garmin Astro 220 Dog Tracking GPS Bundle with DC40 Wireless Transmitter Collar

  • Bundle includes Astro 220 handheld GPS device, DC 40 dog GPS collar, and accessories
  • Rugged, orange polyurethane DC 40 collar pinpoints your dog’s position every 5 seconds
  • Astro handheld has all the features of Garmin’s top-line handheld outdoor devices
  • Accepts downloaded map detail, including TOPO maps with elevation information
  • Barimetric altimeter provides elevation profiles for climbers and hikers

Tired of searching for your hunting dog in tall grass or dense cover.Now you can leave the hunting entirely to him. Astro is the premier high sensitivity GPS-enabled dog tracking system for sporting dogs. This unique system pinpoints your dog’s position and shows you exactly where he is, even when you can’t see or hear him.Tired of searching for your hunting dog in tall grass or dense cover? Now you can leave the hunting entirely to him. Astro is the premier high sensitivity GPS-enabled dog trac

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  1. HMMWV "God, Country, Corps" says:
    45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    An Upgrade from their earlier astro (orange box style), October 24, 2009
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    HMMWV “God, Country, Corps” (santa clara, CA USA) –
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    This astro should be pointed out that its fixed many of the bugs those of us early adopters encountered (like using velcro to attach anything to a dog was mistake 1).

    The early versions featured an orange “box” with a non-amplified antenna built into the top of it, plus a li-ion battery. You got a velcro harness to hold it on the dog and keep it pointing skyward. After 2-3 trips the velcro was full of hair and the antennas were being broken by anxious dogs racing through brush.

    Garmin re-designed the astro and fortunately for us all we had to do was buy the upgraded collar design. The (now black) collar works the same but features an amplified antenna on top, the electronics box down below where it naturally hangs, and an improved longer antenna with better range (about 25% better in my testing)

    From the top of one mountain I can now find my dog 7.48 miles away with almost full signal strength, so this really works. Getting to the dog is another matter.

    The collar transmits either every 5, 10, or 30 seconds. 10 is a good value as you get about 2 days of use from the transmitter before the battery dies. 5 seconds will die in under a day (about 18 hours). These settings are made by placing the collar in close proximity to the handheld tracker and uploading them.

    Finally for the radio folk the collar transmits on the MURS VHF frequencies at 2 watts digital. The frequencies are 151.82, 151.88, 151.94, 154.57 (old analog radio channel – not a good choice) and 154.6 (same as 154.57) [all in MHZ]

    The 151 frequencies provide the best range near towns becuase every fast food drive through uses the 154 frequencies to talk around. These correspond to the last 2 sets of 10 channels in the Astro.

    If you are wondering how they get 10 channels on one frequency, its simple – both the receiver and transmitter have GPS inside, so they know EXACTLY when a second clicks by to a great precision. They then divide a time period (1 second) into 10 parts, each 1/10 of a second long. Channel 23 for example specifies frequency 2 (151.94) and timeslot 3 – the 3rd 1/10 of a second after 0.00 seconds. Since the radio and the transmitter both know when the transmission will happen the radio tunes frequency 2 at 0.3 seconds after a second “ticks” to listen for the 1/10 second transmission from the collar.

    The only problem with this is you can not put multiple collars next to each other as the receiver needs time to process the data it receives (about another 1/10 second) so if 151.94 is a good channel for you, pick dog numbers of 21, 23, 25, 27, and 29 if you have multiple dogs on one system or are hunting with another astro user. Also, you can’t have the radio tune different channels at the same time, so don’t pick dog A on channel 14 and dog B on channel 24 because their transmissions will be at the same time on 2 different freqencies.

    Keeping those simple rules of separation in mind you can track alot of dogs a long ways with Astro.

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  2. Noodles says:
    22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I can’t recommend this highly enough!, December 26, 2009
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    Noodles (Livingston, MT USA) –
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    I purchased the Astro 220/DC30 in May of 2009 for my Samoyed who if you have ever owned a sled dog (Samoyeds, Huskies, etc), you know all too well their fondness for roaming, chasing, and running all the while forgetting to listen (ignoring is more like it!) for you calling them!

    I now feel extremely comfortable when my dog is off leash on hikes, as the Astro 220 does as advertised. I know whether my dog is on the move, treeing some sort of critter, or resting. I also know what direction she is located and approximately how far away she is. It’s also come in handy finding my way back to the car a couple of times.

    On the occasions that I have had to retrieve her the GPS/compass has been 100% on the mark each time. It saves me a lot of time wandering through the woods aimlessly calling her with that slightly panicked edge to my voice!

    So far the collar has withstood several swims, miles of terrain, lots of digging into boroughs, and rough-housing with other dogs.

    As someone else mentioned, make sure the units sync up before you release your dog. I sync them off the dog, then put the collar on her. Carry spare AA batteries with you. I get about 24 hours out of a set on the Astro. You don’t want to be DOA when you are looking for your pup. The collar however gives me about 15 hours on a recharge with the 5 second refresh.

    Aside from all that, if your dog is a hard-running type, you will be amazed at how much ground they can cover in an amazingly short time.

    If there was a wish-list for this product I would say some sort of rechargeable battery for the handset would for me make it perfect. A second-tier wish would be to make it slightly smaller.

    I am sure I will buy whatever the next-gen of this product is as it can only go from Very Good to Excellent, I think.

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  3. J. Schockett says:
    48 of 55 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    One trick pony, but it is a pretty good trick, July 18, 2009
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    J. Schockett
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    Nowadays when you can see your mailbox from space on google earth, basic cell phones have gps and mp3 players and you can buy 16gb usb flash drives for less than the cost of a tank of gas, technology products come with high expectations, especially ones with $500 price tags. The Garmin Astro meets expectations, but stops there rather abruptly. Okay, that may be a bit critical. The technology is pretty amazing. When you first get it out of the box, work through the quick start guide, and put it on your dog, it is impressive. Once our Schipperke, Lucy, was more than about 15 yards away the handheld unit clearly and accurately showed her position on a simple color map and the dog tracker pointed at her approximate location while correctly tracking her distance. My wife walked across our neighborhood with Lucy and from our home, I could easily follow their entire walk(500 yards away). But the glow wore off quickly. When you start to examine the features of the device, you’ll realize that there isn’t much more too it. Outside of the one (admittedly cool) feature, the GPS is basically a run of the mill GPS from 5 or 10 years ago. The included map shows highways, but not surface roads (it costs another $100 to download detailed maps). It has a compass, a barometric altimeter and some gps games that I’ll probably never play. The collar (despite being an improvement from previous versions) is also a bit big and bulky for a small dog, though seeing Lucy run with that antenna sticking up fromm her collar is awful cute. In total, we love being able to let Lucy run free in the forest without those moments of panic when we don’t know where she is, so I’m glad I own the Garmin Astro. I was on the fence between 3 and 4 stars and price pushed me to 3. At $500, I’m still not sure it’s worth it. Fundamentally, this is a GPS unit that communicates with another GPS unit via radio. I can’t see any reason why this shouldn’t be half the price. Give it two years and I anticipate that it will be. For now, this appears to be among the best gps dog trackers available, but that it isn’t saying very much.

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  4. Patio B. says:
    342 of 386 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Main reason to buy these points through Amazon, no tax., April 10, 2009
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    Patio B. (Houston, TX USA) –
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    This is a lot better than doing it through your xbox. For one, no tax. The other reason, for me at least, is that if you put your credit card into xbox live, you cant remove it. You can change it, but it will always have a credit card on file. Buying these points through xbox live would have cost me $54.12. I would rather save that $4.12, thank you.

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  5. Frank says:
    1,308 of 1,497 people found the following review helpful
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    Buy the points card- Don’t give Microsoft your credit card!, November 15, 2006
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    First off, I’m an otherwise very happy Xbox Live Gold member. Instead of buying a points card from a retailer, I made the mistake of buying the points online from Microsoft through the Xbox. I used my gamer tag account and entered my credit card on the TV and I bought 500 points. I got the email confirmation that I bought the points. I then used the points. So far so good.

    Over the next two days, four other Xbox charges totaling $30 mysteriously appeared on my credit card. Someone bought more points and a game subscription using my credit card info. I called Xbox Live support- their answer was “we don’t give refunds.” I explained that it’s not a REFUND if my account is used fradulently. They still said no.

    Note that clearly the security leak was with them, as no other fraudulent charges appeared on my credit card…just Xbox charges.

    I then asked them to delete my credit card info from my Xbox Live account. They said they could not do this. I could not believe this! Given that someone had access to my credit card and they were unwilling to remove my credit card info, I had no choice but to cancel my credit card.

    My advice- buy the points from a trusted source like Amazon. Don’t ever give Microsoft direct access to your credit card info. I hope this helps.

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  6. Zeph Greenwell says:
    93 of 111 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Much Needed Denomination for Xbox Live Currency, April 18, 2007
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    Zeph Greenwell (Decatur, IL) –
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    This is a great denomination to release Microsoft points in. Since most games on Xbox Live Arcade are purchased in 400 point ($5) increments this card give you the ability to download ten 400 point games or five 800 point games or some other combination (you get the idea). $50 is also a much more acceptable amount than the $62.50 for 5000 points. Since this is on a card it makes this possible to give as a gift or buy without using a credit card. This would be a worthwhile purchase for anyone with an Xbox 360 and Xbox Live.

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