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. With multiple Alpha 100 handhelds and TT 15 dog devices, pinpoint up to 20 dogs or hunters’ exact positions on a large, glove-friendly touch screen 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.
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 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 Imagery allows you to have a better-than-real-life view of terrain, including roads, water, woods and more.
Train and Control: 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.
Physical and Performance: Physical dimensions: 2.5 x 6.5 x 1.5”. Display size: 1.53" x 2.55"; 3" diag (7.6 cm). Display resolution: 240 x 400 pixels. Display type: transflective, 65-K color TFT touch screen. 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. Floats: No. High-sensitivity receiver: Yes. Interface: USB.
Maps and Memory: Basemap: Yes. Preloaded maps: yes (topographic). Ability to add maps: Yes. Built-in memory: 8.0 GB. Accepts data cards: microSD card (not included). Waypoints/favorites/locations: 4000. Routes: 200. Track log: 10,000 points, 200 saved tracks.
Features and Benefits: Camera: no. Geocaching-friendly: No. Custom maps compatible: Yes. Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos): Yes. Hunt/fish calendar: Yes. Sun and moon information: Yes. Tide tables: Yes. Area calculation: Yes. Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest): Yes. Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units): Yes. Picture viewer: No. Garmin Connect compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): Yes. 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).
- Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads): Yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
- Electronic compass: Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
- Touchscreen: Yes
- Barometric altimeter: Yes
- Tracks up to 20 dogs (TT10) and buddies (Alpha 100) simultaneously