Summary: I use this for hiking with my 70 lb lab mix. It give me great piece of mind. I live near Seattle and there are lots of great place nearby to take your dog hiking off leash. My dog and I both love the freedom of off leash hiking. My dog likes to mill about the forest and hunt for squirrels and rodents while we hike. She get much more exercise and stimulation than if she was on leash. She is in great physical condition because of it.
Summary: Was initially happy with the Alpha Unit, as a coon hunter. But in 4 weeks, I have had to return the entire system back to Garmin for a replacement. Garmin initially wanted to give me a refurbished unit, not knowing how old the unit would be, just that it would be refurbished. I argued about it until they agreed to give me a new system since my unit was less than 60 days old.
What can you say -- if you like knowing where you and your dog are and where ...
Breck Martin, Amazon
8 January 2015
Summary: What can you say -- if you like knowing where you and your dog are and where you are in relation to each other, this is your system. Predictable Garmin GPS excellence for bird dog trainers. Expensive but reliable and easy to use.
Summary: Awesome system at a great price. Does exactly what it says it will do. I have run the Astro 220, Astro 320 and you will never get the advertised range here in the carolina swamps. However, it more than makes up for it with gas saved and piece of mind from knowing where your dogs are.