Alpha Support Topics

  1. Alpha and DriveTrack 70 Pairing issues

      Garmin has improved the Alpha to DriveTrack pairing process with software updates since the inception of the DriveTrack 70. However, having the Alpha and the DriveTrack fail to pair with each other is still common. This often happens after they become separated from each other, and then for some reason will not pair back up together. Here are a...
  2. How to remove the "Pink or Purple" line from an Alpha

     A common troubleshooting question we receive is "How do I get rid of the  Pink or Purple line on my Alpha map screen?" The "Pink or Purple " line is to help guide you to a location. Often this happens by mistake. To remove the Pink / Purple line from an Alpha: Improve Your Alpha or Astro mapping capabilities...
  3. How to : Pair Your Garmin Alpha 100 with your Fenix 5 Watch

    How to: Pair Your Garmin Alpha 100 with your Fenix 5 Watch This entry was posted on January 18, 2018 by Jason Duby. Purchase the Garmin Fenix 5 Watch  How do I pair my Alpha 100 with my Fenix watch? First you will need to download the "Dog Tracking" widget from the Garmin “Connect IQ” store.  You can find this in your Garmin Connect Application under...
  4. How to: Pair a DC50 With an Alpha 100 Handheld

    Purchase the Alpha 100 Combo How do I add a DC50 to my Alpha 100 handheld? Make sure that the DC50 you are attempting to add to the Alpha 100 handheld has been updated to the latest software version. Failure to do so will result in a failed attempt to add the collar to the dog list. The software...
  5. How do I Pair my Alpha 100 to my DriveTrack70?

    First you will want to make sure that all other handhelds surrounding you are turned off. This will assure that your DriveTrack70 will pair with your unit and not with another hunter's. From your home screen, select Setup Select Dogs Verify that the Dog Broadcasting is turned “on” (if it says dog broadcasting is “off” simply select “dog broadcasting” then...
  6. How do I turn on the Alarm Clock on my Alpha 100 handheld

    This can be used as a valuable tool in the event you drop your Alpha 100 while in the woods or if you need an early wake up call. Follow these steps starting at the Main Menu At the bottom of the screen, select the arrow pointing up to show the rest of your menu items.... Purchase the Garmin Alpha...
  7. My 100 Alpha Dog Training Icons Disappeared

    If you do not see your dog training icons at the top of your screen when in the map or compass page, you will need to change your Alpha 100 dashboard. Follow these steps starting at the main menu.  Go to Setup  Scroll down to Map  Go to Dashboard  Scroll down to Training You should now see the training icons...
  8. Garmin Alpha 100 Battery will not charge

    If you have issues getting your Garmin Alpha to charge the battery here are some trouble shooting ideas we would like you to try.  Sometimes this is caused when a battery becomes fully depleted and has difficulty charging. 1. Plug in the device to a computer and update the software using Garmin WebUpdater 2. Remove the battery from the device...
  9. My Alpha Unit Keeps Zooming Out

    When your Alpha 100 handheld unit zooms out expectantly it is actually zooming out to try and show you where your dogs are. Most of the time this happens when you don't use all of your collars and so your hand held is still trying to show you the last place it received the location of the TT10 Tracking collar.  ...

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