Garmin Alpha 300i/300 Bundle with TT25/T20 Tracking Collars
Garmin Alpha 300i/300 Bundle with TT25/T20 Tracking Collars
Build Your Own Garmin Alpha 300i/300 with TT25/T20 Tracking Combo
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to outfit one dog or a whole pack, make it easy and get everything you need in one place! The Garmin Alpha 300i/300 combo is a great choice for anyone looking to track and train their dogs with ease. Easily construct your own custom bundle from One Dog up to 20 dogs at once! Build your own bundle and choose between the Garmin Alpha 300 or Garmin Alpha 300i handhelds, and any combination of TT25 or T20 GPS Dog Tracking Collars.
Garmin Alpha 300/300i Product Video
Garmin Alpha TT25/T20 Gps collar product video
Check out the Double U Podcast for long format and in-depth discussion on the Garmin Alpha 300 and TT25 collars: Podcast about Garmin Alpha 300 and TT25
Build Your Garmin Alpha 300i/300 with TT25/T20 GPS tracking system
It doesn’t matter if you’re looking to outfit one dog or a whole pack, make it easy and get everything you need in one place! The Garmin Alpha 300i/300 with TT25/T20 combo is a great choice for anyone looking to track and train their dogs with ease. Easily construct your gps dog tracking bundle from one dog up to 20 dogs at once! Choose between the Garmin Alpha 300 or Garmin Alpha 300i handhelds, and any combination of TT25 or T20 GPS Dog Tracking Collars, and then select the color straps that you would like for your dogs.
Step One: Select your Garmin GPS handheld (Garmin Alpha 300i with inreach messaging capabilities or the Garmin Alpha 300 Track and Train handheld.
Step Two: Choose between the Garmin TT25 track and train or T20 GPS tracking collar. Choose any combination and quantity.
Step Three: Choose your collar strap color(s). DU upgrades our customers from the factory collar straps to our higher quality 28” D-ring replacement collars. This allows you to customize your Garmin TT25 and T20 GPS dog tracking collars with custom colors
The end result is a tailor fit track and train combo that will include all charging cables, data cables and charging clips. Handhelds will have preloaded 100k topo maps so you can hit the woods right away. You will also get a full 1-year factory warranty and for those times that do go wrong. And when they do, we offer one on one technical support, repairs or replacements for all Garmin Alpha 300i bundles purchased through DU Supply!
But let's break things down a little and get down to the features of these new tracking products, starting with the Garmin Alpha 300i/300 Track and Train Handheld!
Garmin Alpha 300/300i and TT25/T20 GPS Tracking System (Announced May 2023)
Introducing the new Garmin Alpha 300/300i GPS dog tracker with Track and Train Technology – the perfect tool for serious hunters who want to track and train their dogs with ease.
The Alpha® 300i/300, like previous Alpha models can keep track with up to 20 dogs/compatible handhelds simultaneously. Displaying it all on a vivid 3.5” touchscreen display. The Alpha dog Tracking Collars can send GPS locations and dog status up to a fast 2.5-second update rate. With the Alpha 300i/300 GPS handheld, easily control training functions by using the button-operated, dog-focused design. The Garmin Alpha 300i/300 handheld offers 18 levels of Training stim, along with tone and vibration options when paired with a TT25 Track and train GPS collar. The Alpha 300/300i handheld gives the user access to premium Garmin navigation features, such as preloaded TopoActive maps. When you need more, add a yearly subscription to Garmin's new Outdoor+ mapping with including Birds eye imagery, and Land owner information (Outdoor + mapping requires an active yearly subscription available only through Garmin to access the maps)
New Feature Alpha 300/300i and TT25/T20 bundle: Longer Battery life.
The Alpha 300 and TT25 collars boast a longer battery life than previous models, ensuring that you can track your dogs for extended periods of time. With up to 55-hours of battery life for the Alpha 300 handheld, and 68 hours of battery life for the TT25 in Dynamic update rate, you don’t have to worry about running out of power before your dogs do.
New Feature Garmin Alpha 300/300i and TT25/T20 Bundle: Dynamic Update Rate
A new update rate option is available called “dynamic update” It allows the Update rate between the Alpha 300 handheld and TT25 collar to change depending on the status of the collar. It was designed to allow the Collar and Handheld to conserve Battery by reducing the amount of unnecessary updates. Automatically adjusting the update rate of the GPS collar based on your dog's speed and movement, allows the collar power to be used more efficiently, in turn giving a much longer battery life on a single charge. When If a Dog collar is not moving or is in the same situation there is little need to send the same update every 2.5 seconds, Only After the information changes will the collar use its battery to send out the new information. If hunters do not like this setting, they can still use the standard 2.5 , 5-,10-, 30- and 2-minute update rates as before and manually set the update rate. . We have found that the dynamic update rate is very helpful, It gives much longer battery life by conserving batteries when the information is the same, However it’s more accurate tracking when the dogs are moving compared to a slower update rate setting.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i and TT25/T20 bundle: Better USB-C charging connector.
With its improved USBC charging port for both the Alpha 300 handheld and the Charging clip for the TT25 or T20 collar, you can easily charge it in the field, at home or on the go allowing you to spend more time hunting and less time worrying about running out of power. This upgraded power port is much more “user friendly” and easier to connect than on previous Alpha 200 models.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i and TT25/T20 bundle: Brighter Color Maps!
One of the complaints about the 200 was it had dull maps and the color was not very vibrant. Garmin Improved the color profile of the Alpha 300 handheld to be brighter colors, which makes it easier to read and track the TT25 on the maps, especially the birdseye mapping layers.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i and TT25/T20 bundle: Faster Processing/Faster Maps!
The Alpha 300 and TT25 collars have new and improved processing meaning faster map loading speeds. You can quickly and easily access the information you need, adjust zoom levels, and navigate menus to track and train your dog faster and easier with less frustration.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i and TT25/T20 bundle: Group sharing
The Alpha 300/300i group sharing feature allows you to easily share entire dog groups wirelessly from one handheld to another, making it easy to coordinate with other hunters in your party.
New Feature Alpha 300i/300 and TT25/T20 Bundle: Outdoor Maps+
Outdoor Maps+ provides premium mapping content that covers all 50 U.S. states and is frequently updated, delivered directly to your compatible Garmin Alpha device through Wi-Fi® connectivity. This subscription is available for purchase directly from Garmin. You can get your subscription by checking out the Garmin Outdoor Maps+ Annual Plan
New Feature Alpha 300/300 and TT25/T20 bundle: Channel view scans
Channel View Scans is a cutting-edge feature found on the Garmin Alpha 300/300i GPS dog tracking systems, designed to prevent interference, and maintain a strong, clear signal. With Channel View Scans, the device will scan for available channels and allow you to select the most appropriate one to limit interference. This ensures that your device is providing accurate and reliable information about your dog's location, even in areas with high radio frequency activity.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: New Menu Views.
The Alpha 300/300i has two new menu viewing options. You can view the menu in a Grid view, a smaller grid view which shows more menu items on the screen, or a List view.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Drag and Drop Menu controls.
The Drag and Drop Screen Menu feature on the Alpha 300 allows you to easily customize your Alpha 300/300i handheld display with the functions you use the most. Simply drag and drop your preferred functions onto the main screen, making it quick and easy to access the features you need while in the field. This user-friendly feature is similar to the drag and drop menu setup found on Android and iPhone devices, allowing for simple customization and is easy to use.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Ability to Drag shortcuts to bottom bar.
The Drag and Drop Screen menu feature allows you to easily customize your Alpha 300/300i handheld by dragging and dropping menu items to create shortcuts for frequently used features. This makes it easy to access the features you need without having to navigate through multiple menus. Simply add your favorite features to the shortcut menu and have them readily available at your fingertips! For example, have easy access to the pages you use most such as Maps, Compass page, and Dog List.
New Feature Alpha 300i (Only Inreach version): messenger app compatible
The Garmin Messenger app is a free mobile app that enables inReach® satellite communication technology users to send and receive messages using compatible Apple® or Android™ devices. The app syncs with the inReach device via Bluetooth®, allowing users to access phone contacts from the device and use the virtual keyboard for messaging.
With the Garmin Messenger app, users can send two-way text messages, emails, or SOS alerts from anywhere in the world. The app also allows for tracking and location sharing, social media posting, and cloud storage access. Please note that Inreach services do require a subscription plan from Garmin.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i TT25 Combo: Backup files and Wireless sharing of Backup files
With the Garmin Alpha 300, you have the convenience of easily creating backup files of your device's data (which includes Dog information, Other Handhelds you are tracking and Groups, Waypoints and other data. Moreover, the Alpha 300 makes it so you can effortlessly share these files wirelessly to another Garmin Alpha 300 or 300i, ensuring seamless transfer of important information between devices and essentially cloning your 300 device in the field. this is huge for customers that have multiple Handhelds and a large dog list.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Transferring and clone a 300 with a computer.
To clone your Alpha 300 and transfer data to a new handheld device, follow these simple steps. First, connect your Alpha 300 to a computer using a USB cable. Access the device's storage and save a backup file containing all the necessary data. Once the file is saved, disconnect the Alpha 300 from the computer. Next, connect the new handheld device to the computer and transfer the backup file onto its storage. By doing so, you can seamlessly replicate your Alpha 300's data onto the new device, ensuring a smooth transition and continuity of your tracking and training information.
Buddy's Alpha 300 TIP: Once you get your Alpha 300 setup, Save a file on your computer so if you ever loose your GPS in the wood, you can buy another 300 (at Double U!) and then you'll easily transfer all your data on your new device in about 2 minutes your back up and running. This will be awesome for customers that need to send in their 300 for Replacement.
New Feature Garmin Alpha 300i/300 and TT25/T20 Bundle: Now has multi-colored beacon lights.
Discover the versatility of our new multicolor LED lights located on the sides of the TT25 and T20 gps tracking collar, designed to make it easy for hunters and pet owners to keep track of their dogs in the dark. With the TT25 you now have the ability to use the Alpha 300 handheld to set lights on the TT25 collar to several color options. You can set the TT25 collar to Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Cyan, and Magenta and white. With your 300 you can select a Solid light, Slow blinking or fast blinking on the GPS collar. Allowing you to maximize your hound/dog visibility or you can match/differentiate your different dogs so you can easily tell where each of your dogs are at night.
New Feature Garmin TT25/T20 Beacon light Location
The location of the Beacon lights were moved to the corner of the GPS collar, This greatly improves the safety of the dog when crossing roads or navigating through the wilderness. With the lights placed on the corners of collars, your dog is more visible to drivers and easier to track from various angles. For example, if the dog is walking across a Road the lights will be more visible to the driver compared to a TT15 or TT15 mini where the lights are only visible directly in front of the dog or when the dog is walking directly toward you. Compared to the previous Garmin collars the visibility and function of these lights are awesome!
New Feature Garmin TT25/T20 Tracking Collars: Optional Extended Life Battery for the collar.
Experience the convenience of long-lasting battery life with The Garmin TT25. Equipped with a standard battery, it delivers an impressive 68 hours of dynamic tracking, outperforming The Garmin TT15 Mini. However, it falls short of the TT15X's battery life. But don’t worry! If you need the longer battery life you can upgrade to the optional extended life battery (sold separately), and enjoy up to 138 hours of tracking with dynamic tracking, matching the battery life of The TT15X.
New Feature Alpha 300i/300 and TT25 Bundle: Wi-Fi Handheld and Collars
Experience seamless wifi software updating for both the Garmin 300/300i Handheld as well as now the TT25/TT20 using Wi-Fi. Previously you would need a computer and internet connection connecting to the handheld or collar with the clip and cord. Now once you connect the Alpha 300 system and collars to your home Wifi, your handheld and collars will automatically check for updates and install new software fixing problems and Software glitches. (Note: The Alpha 300 will need to be powered on and have GPS acquisition to load updates, and the collar will need to be connected to the charger for 25 minutes before it will pull and install the new software).
New Feature Garmin Alpha TT25/T20: Ability to replace the GPS parts of the collar either when broken or with different sizes.
Replacing the GPS antenna on the TT25/T20 collar is simple, you just need to remove and replace two-Philips screws that hold the GPS antenna in place. Users may want to replace a broken antenna, or easily switch between different size antennas to accommodate a small or large dog. Additionally, a more Rugged version is available for those needing more durability like Hog Hunters. Currently, the Small Dog and Rugged antennas are sold separately, providing you with the flexibility to customize your collar according to your needs and preferences. The new and improved connection uses a Pogo pin style connector, so it’s almost impossible to damage them when swapping GPS antennas. Fun Garmin GPS Product History Fact! If anyone remembers replacing the collars and the connector on the Garmin DC30 GPS Antenna connector, You know exactly the hassle we are talking about and why this is so important! We were really pleased with how Garmin made these types of Connections easy with less chances of installing wrong or worse breaking things!
Small changes on the Garmin TT25/T20:
Another subtle yet significant improvement by enlarging the gap where the collar slides through. For those who have experienced the difficulty of switching straps on Mini and Full-size collars, this enhancement offers a more user-friendly design. With these improved collars, you'll find it much easier to replace the straps, ensuring a hassle-free experience.
The housing uses Rounded Edges like the Mini Collar.
A thoughtfully designed battery housing features rounded edges much like the TT15 Mini Collars, ensuring ultimate comfort for dogs with short legs, such as small-sized beagles. The smooth contours of the housing prevent any discomfort or injury, making it the ideal choice for pet owners who prioritize the well-being of their furry friends. With this collar, even the smallest of beagles can enjoy a secure and comfortable fit.
Replacing the Battery: (Optional Extended Life Battery)
Swapping out batteries, even the optional extended life ones, is a total breeze with this updated design! Gone are the days of the hassle with the earlier TT15 collars, where you had to disconnect a small white battery connector and risk damaging the wires. Now, just undo the six simple screws around the edge and let the alignment guides help guide the connector. But here's a personal tip from Buddy: make sure to check that the gasket is in place when changing the batteries. We almost didn't notice that the original gasket stayed on the board when we swapped ours, and so we nearly ended up stacking two gasket seals when installing our Extended Life batteries. So just keep an eye on that to avoid any mishaps. With this fresh approach, changing batteries with the TT25/T20 is a much better experience than all the previous Garmin Collars.
Not only are the Garmin TT25 and Garmin T20 GPS dog tracking collars loaded with new features, they also have the same features we have become accustomed to with previous Garmin GPS collars such as the TT15, TT15x, TT15 mini, and T5x. For those of you unfamiliar with Garmin’s other GPS dog tracking collars, here are some of the great features you can also expect with your new TT25 or T20.
The TT25/T20 has all the Same Features as the TT15X and TT15 Mini GPS/GLONASS tracking: The TT25 collar uses both GPS and GLONASS satellite systems, providing accurate and reliable tracking even in challenging environments. Training functionality (Only TT25): The collar allows for 18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, as well as audible tone and vibration options, giving you the flexibility to train your dog using the method that works best for both of you. Long-range tracking: The TT25 collar is capable of tracking the same distance as the TT15X Waterproof design: With a water rating of 1 ATM (10 meters), the collar is built to withstand water exposure, ensuring durability during your outdoor adventures. Bark detection: The collar features a built-in bark sensor that can be configured to send notifications to your handheld device when your dog barks, Replaceable collar straps: The TT25 collar comes with interchangeable straps, allowing you to customize the look of the collar or replace worn straps with ease.
- Compatibility: The Garmin TT25 collar is compatible with all the current handhelds Garmin Alpha 10, 100, 200, 200i, 300, 300i, 550+ and Astro 430 handheld devices, enabling you to track and train multiple dogs simultaneously.
- Rescue mode:In case the battery level drops below a certain threshold, the collar automatically switches to rescue mode, prolonging battery life by reducing the update rate and giving you more time to locate your dog.
- Collar sleep mode:This feature allows you to remotely put the collar to sleep when not in use, conserving battery life.
Along with the newly added features of the Alpha 300/300i, you will also have the same great features found on previous models such as:
- InReach satellite communication technology for two-way messaging, weather updates, and SOS alerts in areas without cellular coverage. (300i handheld only with active Paid Inreach subscription).
- Preloaded TopoActive mapping downloadable BirdsEye Satellite Imagery with direct-to-device downloads.
- A vivid sunlight-readable 3.5” capacitive touchscreen display with glove-friendly operation.
- 18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, tone and vibration alerts, and preset training profiles.
- Dog tracking with up to 20 dogs or compatible handhelds.
- Live and saved hunt tracking with Hunt Metrics.
- Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth, and ANT+ technology for pairing with other devices.
- Customizable activity profiles for different hunting scenarios.
- Rugged, waterproof design with a user-replaceable battery.
- Group sharing allows one Alpha 300 to wirelessly share entire dog groups from one handheld to another.
- Wi-Fi wireless updates (must be connected to Wi-Fi connection)
Please note that some features may only be available on certain models and may require additional accessories or subscriptions.
Same Battery, cases, antennas, and screen protectors as Alpha 100, 200!
The Garmin Alpha 300 tracker is also compatible with a range of Garmin devices and accessories, including the Astro 430, Alpha 10, Pro 550 Plus, Alpha 100, Alpha 200, Alpha 200i, TT15, T5, TT15x, T5x, T20, TT25, Garmin Drive Track 71, Garmin Overlander, Garmin Fenix series watch and Garmin Instinct series watches. The Alpha Garmin 300/300i is also compatible with the Garmin Explore™ website and smartphone app to help you manage tracks, routes and waypoints plus review statistics from the field and back up your device settings.
What to expect/FAQ
How far will the alpha 300 track?
Garmin claims up to 9 miles range with the Alpha 300 bundle, but under normal hunting conditions this is not a reasonable expectation. Range will be different for everyone, but most working ranges are between 1 and 3 miles when using our optional extended range antennas https://www.dusupply.com/dog-tracking/garmin-alpha-astro-gps-tracking-systems/antennas.html
Should I have a backup battery?
While the Garmin alpha 300 has almost three times the battery life of the Garmin Alpha 200, it is always a good idea to have a backup battery to make sure your Alpha 300 combo stays running as long as your dog. However, the improved battery life of the Alpha 300 will be sufficient for a single day hunt. The TT25 and T20 that comes with our Alpha 300i bundles can last up to 68 hours per charge while using the all new dynamic tracking. Extended life batteries are also available for the Garmin TT25 and T20 GPS dog collars.
Will I need any special cables to charge the Alpha 300 combo?
The Garmin Alpha 300 combo will come with a new and improved usbc charging cable. This is a huge improvement over the usb mini charging port of the Garmin Alpha 200
Are the maps any better on the Garmin Alpha 300 compared to the Garmin Alpha 200?
Map loading speed has increased with the new Alpha 300 resulting in less frustration when zooming the maps in and out. In addition, the Garmin Alpha 300 allows you to subscribe to “Outdoor Maps +”. With an Outdoor Maps+ subscription, you have access to a wide variety of premium mapping content that is regularly updated and wirelessly delivered directly to your Alpha® 300 handheld when connected to a wireless network.
Is the Alpha 300/300i combo right for me? Should I upgrade?
The Alpha 300/300i has some features that are not available on the Alpha 200i, such as a faster map loading time, the ability to add items to a shortcut, and the option to use a drag and drop screen menu setup. This is a much more user-friendly interface and similar to a smartphone's operation than previous models of the Alpha series Track and Train combos. If you find yourself frustrated with the map display and loading time of the Alpha 200 the Garmin Alpha 300i combo could be a great choice for you.
Still not sure the Alpha 300/300i is right for you? Have more questions?
Make sure to give us a call and one of our team members would be happy to talk with you more in depth about your personal Track and Train needs. So if you looking for a one dog combo, two dog combo, three dog combo or more and would like to talk to someone in person you can reach us at 855-384-8687 Monday-Friday 7:30-4pm PST
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