Astro 320 for nine dogs is the premier high-sensitivity GPS enabled dog tracking system for hunting dogs.
What did we ever do before Garmin made this amazing device?
The Astro tracking system pinpoints exactly where your dog is and what he's doing – running, pointing, or treeing – even in dense cover, up to nine miles away, depending on terrain. Includes the Astro 320 handheld unit and DC-40 transmitter collar!
The Astro 320's GPS map screen with the new subscription based BirdsEye™ downloadable satellite imagery.
Find detailed information
about each dog you're tracking.
An easy to read compass points
to your dog and their distance from you.
A Dog GPS that tracks their every move.
The Astro GPS dog tracking system includes a bright color-screen handheld GPS device and the rugged, orange polyurethane DC-40 GPS dog collar.
The collar strap accommodates most e-collar receivers — eliminating the need to put two separate collars on a dog. Just slip your compatible e-collar receiver right over the DC-40 strap.
Another fantastic feature of the DC 40 is Collar Lock – an option that lets users create a four-digit PIN number that helps prevent others from seeing their dog's whereabouts. — a useful feature in field trials to ensure that an Astro is used only as a recovery tool when a dog in competition becomes lost.
Attach Collar and Go
To get started, just take Astro outdoors and turn on the handheld and transmitter to acquire GPS satellite signals. Then attach the DC-40 to your dog. Now you're ready to turn him loose — no other setup required!
Track Dogs in Dense Cover
As often as every five seconds, your dog's DC-40 transmits his position to your Astro 320 handheld. You can see his current location and a trail of where he's been on the Map page of your handheld.
Switch over to the Dog Tracker page to view a compass pointing to your dog's location as well as his current status: whether he's running, sitting, on point or treeing quarry. The new three-axis electronic compass (available only on the Astro 320)lets hunters accurately view their dog's position when holding the handheld at any angle.
Astro can also sound an alarm to let you know instantly when your dog goes on point. In addition to audible alerts, Garmin has also incorporated a new vibration feature on the Astro 320.
Astro boasts a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that can track your dog's position even in the densest cover.
You can track up to ten dogs at one time with Astro, at a distance of up to nine miles away (depending on terrain). The system transmits information by line-of-sight, so it reaches farthest in flat, open territory.
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.
The Garmin 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.
Rugged and Durable DC-40 Collar Design
The charging connection has been completely redesigned, with the charger clamping around a housing that has no recessed areas for mud to accumulate. Even the LED charging light on the collar has been reconfigured to flash while charging, and glow solid when fully charged.
Experience a Full-featured GPS
The Astro GPS dog tracking system shines when you're out on the hunt, but it also excels in getting you back to your truck at the end of the day, or even back home again. In fact, the Astro handheld has all the features of Garmin's top-line handheld outdoor devices, including a barometric altimeter, electronic compass, microSD™ card slot, celestial information, area calculator and rugged, IPX7 waterproof exterior.
Unleash the Full Potential by Adding Detailed Maps to the Device
Garmin's unprecedented ability to upload detailed maps to the handheld unit is what makes this device so amazing. Never get confused where you or your dogs are by over-laying Satellite imagery, Topo, USGS, and NRC raster maps directly on the main display. Each mapping addition allows you to use overlays, giving these maps the ability to work with one another at the same time by using layers.
Astro 320 Enhancements
The Astro 320 improves user interface with a simpler menu structure and sophisticated graphics thanks to its vibrant, sunlight-readable 2.6" color display. Both durable and waterproof, Astro 320 is built to withstand the elements. It features the legendary toughness built for the rigors of the outdoors – be it dust, dirt, humidity or water, none of which are a match for this essential hunting companion.
The 320 features a built-in worldwide basemap with shaded relief, plus support for enhanced mapping such as BirdsEye™ satellite imagery, Topo maps, and Garmin custom maps. Hunters know, for example, if their dog has crossed a creek or is nearing a dangerous road. Garmin's free BaseCamp software allows hunters and trainers to download, view and save their dog's tracks to a computer for viewing later – a great tool for evaluating performance.
A refined user interface streamlines what is displayed on screen by allowing dogs that are outside the current zoom level to have their location notated in the display's margin. The user can also choose the amount of each dog's tracklog displayed, or toggle it off completely to avoid cluttering the map.
This rugged handheld also has a built-in vibration motor to support silent alerts in addition to audible tones, a 3-axis digital compass (allowing the hunter to hold the handheld at any angle), improved reception range, a fully rubberized outer coating with an over molding for a better grip, a new keyboard design, and onboard memory for storing additional mapping (1.7 Gigs). The new handheld also features a handy keypad lock so buttons aren't accidentally pushed while being carried in a pocket or through thick brush. The orange trim color is great for hunters and especially helpful for visibility if the handheld is dropped or misplaced.
Now offering two new included antenna options, the extended range antenna can increase the tracking range by up to 30%. Thanks to the redesigned antenna, the maximum range between the Astro 320 and a Garmin tracking collar can achieve up to nine miles in flat, unobstructed terrain. Dog handlers can wirelessly transfer waypoints, tracks, and even their dog's tracking settings to other Astro 320 users.
See all your dogs at once
Track up to 10 dogs at once by adding additional DC-40 GPS tracking collars to the Astro system. It's a breeze to setup, and you'll quickly be able to see what all of your dogs are doing and collect data for each of them. From a couple of dogs to a lot, we have you covered.
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The GPS tracking system is a real benefit.
The Astro 320 can track up to ten dogs per receiver at once, and the collar gives location updates every five, 10, 30 or 120 seconds (user selectable). Battery life is 17-48 hours (based on update rate) on the rechargeable DC 40 collar and 24 hours on the Astro 320 receiver, which is powered by two AA batteries. Both the DC 40 collar and the Astro 320 receiver are waterproof.
The Astro GPS Dog Tracking System requires very little configuration straight out of the box, and is extremely simple to use. Once the transmitter and receiver acquire a GPS signal, the receiver automatically lets users know the location of their dog. There are no subscriptions or setup fees required to use the device.
Features2.6" 65K color TFT display High-sensitivity, WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and HotFix® Increased tracking range with extended range antenna (included) Built-in vibration motor to support silent alerts as well as audible tones 3-axis compass and barometric alimeterWorldwide basemap with shaded relief Internal memory and a microSD card slot for additional mapping Wireless dog sharing for easy transfer of tracking capabilities to another Astro 320 Wireless unit-to-unit data transfer of waypoints, routes, tracks, and geocaches with other compatible devices User profiles including preloaded profiles for different types of hunting (pointing dogs or treeing dogs). Able to track up to 10 dogs simultaneously Rugged, waterproof design High-speed USB cable Supports Garmin spine mounting accessories Up to 20 hours of battery life with 2 AA, NiMH or Lithium recommended
In the BoxAstro 320 handheld
Nine DC-40 wireless transmitter collar
Carrying case AC Adapter for DC-40 Vehicle power cable for DC-40 VHF Antenna Extended Range Antenna - increases to 9 mile range MapSource® Trip USB cable Belt clip Charging Clip Owner's manual Quick start manual