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Meet Garmin’s new pack: All-new Alpha series handheld and dog collars

Next-generation sporting dog devices provide Garmin’s most comprehensive tracking and training solution 

Garmin (NYSE: GRMN) today announced the Alpha® 300 series and  Alpha TT 25and T 20collar series, the newest generation tracking and training system for hunters and canine  companions. The Alpha 300 series now provides nearly three times the battery life as its predecessor; a bright  3.5” vivid touchscreen display; inReach® satellite technology on certain models1; and new features to streamline users’ in-field experience. Customers can pair their Alpha 300 series handheld to existing Alpha ecosystem  collars or the new TT 25 or T 20 dog collars for an unparalleled tracking and training experience. The new  universally sized collars fit large and small breeds, offer an up to nine-mile range, and can provide optimized  battery life through Dynamic Tracking, as well as user-replaceable battery packs and GPS flex bands.  

“Our most robust dog tracking and training system is specifically built to meet the needs of Garmin hunting  customers. Whether you’re on sagebrush plateaus, rolling prairies, dense hardwoods, or rocky ridges, the Alpha  300 series and new collars are built to keep you and your dog on track for longer than ever before, thanks to  significantly increased battery life and enhanced user experience.”– Dan Bartel, Garmin Vice President of Global  Consumer Sales 

Alpha 300 Series – Handhelds 

The Alpha 300 series is purpose-built to assist with both training and hunting. The rechargeable lithium-ion  handheld battery provides up to 55 hours of battery life, so customers can hunt longer without having to  recharge. If the handheld battery runs out while hunting, users can easily and quickly change to a standard or  extended-life battery. Charging is now provided through an updated USB-C charging port and additional  handheld batteries can be used (not included). 

Alpha 300, T20 Product Bundle

The Alpha 300 series’ new 3.5” responsive touchscreen display provides crisp visibility in all conditions, day or  night, and can be operated even when wearing gloves. Customers can customize their Alpha 300 experience  with a new main menu redesign, as well as a “favorites” bar, to make their Alpha unit best suited for their  training or hunting priorities. The Alpha 300 provides the robust mapping Garmin users need and have come to  expect. In addition to the multi-GNSS support and enhanced mapping systems, like preloaded TopoActive  mapping and direct-to-device satellite imagery, the Alpha 300 series is now compatible with Garmin Outdoor  Maps+, which provides users access to certain premium mapping content like elevation contours, landowner  names, boundaries for public/private land types, wildlife management and wetland production areas, and more. 

When hunting in large groups or heavily populated areas, the Alpha 300 series can now help reduce collar  interference through the new “Channel View” feature. Channel View monitors the concentration of Garmin dog  collars in an area so owners can avoid interfering with other Garmin dog collars in use. 

The Alpha 300i can provide peace of mind and global communication coverage through inReach satellite  technology. With the global Iridium satellite network, users can send and receive messages, navigate their route,  track and share their hunt, and if necessary, trigger an SOS to Garmin ResponseSM, the 24/7 global response  coordination center1. For ease of communication with friends and family, users can connect wirelessly to the  Garmin MessengerTM app on their compatible mobile devices. The new app can automatically switch between  Wi-Fi® connectivity, cellular and satellite network links to provide seamless on-or-off grid connectivity, as well as  support group message threading.  

The Alpha 300 series, which requires a compatible dog collar, is compatible with T 5, T 5 Mini, T 5X, TT 15, TT 15  Mini, and TT 15X dog collars, as well as Alpha 200, Alpha 10, Alpha 100, and Pro 550 Plus handhelds. 

Alpha TT 25 and T 20 – Dog Collars 

No matter what breed of dog customers run or how they hunt, the new Alpha TT 25 and T 20 dog collars provide  slim, rugged, universally sized collars designed to fit large and small breeds. While both thinner and lighter than full-size Garmin TT collars, the new Alpha TT 25 and T 20 collar still provides dog tracking capability of up to nine  miles when used with a compatible Garmin handheld device. Users also can now easily change the GPS flex band using only a Phillips-head screwdriver.  

Alpha 300i, TT25 Product Bundle

Garmin’s new breed of collars deliver unique features for hunting performance, including:  • Dynamic Tracking automatically detects when a dog is moving, stopped, or kenneled, and decreases GPS  track point intervals to extend battery life. Thanks to the reduced transmission time of Dynamic  Tracking, potential interference with nearby collars in crowded situations can be decreased.  • Both collars can receive up to 68 hours of continual use with a standard battery pack or up to 136 hours  of continual use with a new extended battery pack. Battery packs are sold separately and are user  replaceable.  

  • To keep visual contact with their dogs, users can choose from seven customizable multicolor LED beacon  lights on the dog collar. LED collar lights can be remotely activated or changed from a user’s compatible  handheld to help keep track of their dog in low light conditions and help warn drivers if a dog wanders  near a road.  

Staying current on software has never been easier with automatic software updates when the TT 25 or T 20 is  charging and connected to a network with Wi-Fi technology. Alpha TT 25 and T 20 dog collars can easily be  integrated into users’ existing Garmin ecosystems whether it be with an Alpha 10, Alpha 100, Alpha 200, Alpha  200i, Alpha 300, Alpha 300i, Astro® 430, and PRO 550 Plus.  

Available now, the Alpha 300 series has a suggested retail price of $799.99 for the Alpha 300 and $849.99 for the  Alpha 300i with inReach technology. Alpha collars have a suggested retail price of $299.99 for T 20 and $349.99 for TT 25 with stimulation. To learn more, visit  

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