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Garmin Delta Review

 Garmin Delta and Delta Sport Electronic Dog Training Systems

Garmin has changed the game when it comes to training your hunting dogs in the field, or your beloved hounds at home. The company in January introduced its Delta Series of electronic dog training systems, including the entry-level Delta and the feature-packed Delta Sport. These transmitter/receiver systems can be used to correct problem barkers at home, and to enhance the working performance of your bird dogs, upland hunters, or hounds in the field. According to Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales, “These new electronic dog training aids are designed to help dogs learn – whether they’re elite sporting dogs or beloved members of the family.”

 

Garmin Delta vs. Garmin Delta Sport—What’s the Difference?

Both the Garmin Delta and the Garmin Delta Sport incorporate safe and reliable electronic correction technology developed by Tri-Tronics – a leader in electronic dog training devices for more than four decades. However, the Delta Sport is the first electronic dog training system to incorporate Garmin’s BarkLimiter™ capability. Garmin BarkLimiter helps quickly and humanely eliminate nuisance barking by increasing the stimulus it applies until the unwanted barking stops.

 

According to Garmin, BarkLimiter uses accelerometer-based bark identification to distinguish between barking and other vocalizations, so it can recognize the difference between wanted and unwanted barks, as well as vibration from scratching or even from another dog's barking! This virtually eliminates false and over correction, and gives you peace of mind, knowing your Garmin Delta Sport can serve double duty at home when you’re not relying on it in the field. The Garmin Delta Sport also offers 50% longer effective range, and 2 more stimulus configurations than the Garmin Delta.

 

In brief, here are the features that distinguish the Garmin Delta from the Garmin Delta Sport.

Garmin Delta Garmin Delta Sport
Suggested retail: $199.99 Suggested retail: $249.99
Effective range: ½ mile Effective range: ¾ mile
Electronic stimulation: 18 levels, either momentary or continuous Electronic stimulation: up to 36 levels, either momentary or continuous
3 different stimulus configurations (see details below) 5 different stimulus configurations (see details below)
No BarkLimiter BarkLimiter built in

 

GARMIN DELTA Stimulus Configurations

  1. Tone, Vibration, Momentary Stimulation
  2. Tone, Continuous Stimulation, Momentary Stimulation
  3. Vibration, Continuous Stimulation, Momentary Stimulation

 

GARMIN DELTA SPORT Stimulus Configurations

  1. Tone, Vibration, Momentary Stimulation
  2. Tone, Continuous Stimulation, Momentary Stimulation
  3. Vibration, Continuous Stimulation, Momentary Stimulation
  4. Momentary, Continuous Stimulation Low, Continuous Stimulation High
  1. 5.       Continuous, Momentary Stimulation Low, Momentary Stimulation High

 

OK—So How Are the Garmin Delta and Delta Sport the Same?

Features common to both the Delta and the Delta Sport include compact, ergonomic cases, bright, sharp LCD displays, easy-to-use 3-button-front controllers, and separate side buttons to quickly choose between different dogs and adjust stimulus levels for each.

 

Both units can be programmed to work with up to three dogs, and Garmin gives you four stimulus modes to more effectively train your dogs: tone, vibration, momentary stimulus, or continuous stimulus. Houndsmen and dog owners: you know that every dog is unique, and every training situation is different; you’ll love the option to begin correction with a tone and/or vibration, and stop there if an electronic stimulus isn’t necessary. In addition, these versatile units can be operated with one hand, and are designed to work with all dog breeds and any length of fur. Best of all, once you program your Garmin Delta or Delta Sport for specific dogs, your unit will remember your settings for you!

 

Finally, both the Garmin Delta and the Garmin Delta Sport have lithium-ion batteries that will recharge in only 2 hours, and last for up to 60 hours of continuous use. And, they’re enclosed in rugged cases that are waterproof in one meter of water for up to a half hour (rated IPX7).

 

Bottom line?

The Garmin Delta and Garmin Delta Sport are durable, ergonomic, simple-to-use electronic training systems for dog owners who want to teach their home pets or hunting companions new commands, or dissuade them from annoying behaviors. The Garmin Delta is your tool if you don’t need help controlling nuisance barking. The Garmin Delta Sport is your tool if you need more power, more versatility, and the extremely useful BarkLimiter capability.

 

What’s in the Box?

 

Garmin Delta Garmin Delta Sport
  • Delta handheld
  • Delta dog device
  • Black 1.9 cm collar
  • Charging clip
  • Lanyard
  • USB cable
  • USB split cable
  • AC adapter
  • User’s Manual
  • Delta Sport handheld
  • Delta dog device with built-in BarkLimiter™
  • Black 3/4" collar
  • Charging clip
  • Lanyard
  • USB cable
  • USB split cable
  • AC adapter
  • User’s Manual

 

Contact Double U Hunting Supply today if you’re ready to order the most innovative and versatile dog training systems around, or just ask us questions about the capabilities and performance of Garmin’s Delta or Delta Sport.

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