Garmin Alpha 300i/300 Handheld Only
Garmin Alpha 300i/300 Handheld Only
Garmin Alpha 300/300i GPS dog tracker tracking up to 20 dogs with Track and Train Technology. New improved Features compared to Previous Alpha Models, Improved Battery lift, Brighter Screen, Improved mapping options, Interference Detection plus more. (Requires a compatible GPS Collar like the TT25 to track dogs)
Garmin Alpha 300/300i Product information 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
Garmin Alpha 300/300i
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® 300, like previous Alpha models can monitor up to 20 dogs/compatible handhelds simultaneously. See it all on a vivid 3.5” touchscreen display with up to a 2.5-second update rate. Easily control training functions by using the button-operated, dog-focused design. This Garmin Alpha 300 handheld offers 18 levels of stim, along with tone or vibration options when paired with your Garmin training-enabled GPS collar. Access premium Garmin navigation features, such as preloaded TopoActive maps, and user downloadable Outdoor + maps including Birds eye imagery (Outdoor + mapping requires yearly subscription available only through Garmin.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Longer Battery life.
The Alpha 300 also boasts 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, you don’t have to worry about running out of power before your dogs do.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Better USB-C charging connector.
With its improved USBC charging port, you can easily chargethe Garmin Alpha 300 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 “heavy duty” than on previous Alpha 200 models.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Brighter Color Maps!
One of the complaints about the Alpha 200 was that it had dull maps and the color was not very bright. Garmin Improved the color profile of the Alpha 300 to be brighter colors, which makes it easier to read the maps, especially the birdseye mapping.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Faster Processing/Faster Maps!
The Alpha 300 offers faster 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 dogs faster and easier.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: 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 300/300i: 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: Transfering 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 Alpha 300/300i: 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 GPS handheld 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 300/300i: 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 Alpha 300 will scan for available channels and select the most appropriate one to limit interference. This ensures that your Alpha 300 is always providing accurate and reliable information about your dog's location, even in areas with high radio frequency activity.
New Feature Alpha 300/300i: Drag and Drop Screen menu.
The Drag and Drop Screen Menu feature 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 intuitive navigation.
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.
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 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 3 times the battery life of the Garmin Alpha 200, it is always a good idea to have a backup. However, the improved battery life of the Alpha 300 will normally be very sufficient for a single day hunt.
Will I need any special cables to charge the Alpha 300?
The Garmin Alpha 300 will come with a new and improved usb-c charging cable. This is a huge improvement over the usb charging ports of the Garmin Alpha 100 and Alpha 200 which used different USB connectors.
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 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 units. If you’re not sure, Give us a call and one of our team members would be happy to talk to you more in depth about your personal Track and Train needs.