Extremely well made. Tri-tronics reliability with Garmin's sense of design. Garmin's first remote training system after purchasing Tri-Tronics gets some feature changes that fix a few issues that folks had with the original.
The Delta XC line adds both long and short contact points, a new stimulation pattern, options to bypass unused multidog features and rapid stimulation level changes if needed.
Features BOTH tone AND vibration. You can use tone as a warning or recall. Vibration works well for silent commands, and with older deaf or hard of hearing dogs.
Small collar/receiver comfortably fits a wide range of dogs from 8 lb. all the way up to 120 lb. dogs.
Small transmitter. Fits nicely in your hand.
Half-mile range works for most folks.
Garmin Delta XC features 18 levels of STIM which means you can hone in and fine tune the correction level that your dog responds to. Works for even the most sensitive dogs.
Multiple modes which means you can customize the button set-up to your preference of training style.
Each dog has an independent STIM level, which makes fast corrections easier.
All in all, the DELTA XC is a great system.
See the DELTA SPORT XC if you need a system with a BARK COLLAR built right in with 36 different STIM levels.
Bird dog folks should also take a look at the Garmin/Tri-tronics DELTA UPLAND XC which has a remote location BEEPER and a BARK COLLAR.
I really like the changes that Garmin has made in the DELTA XC line. They have taken one of our best selling collars and made it even better.
Steve training ROXY with a Garmin Delta XC.
Rapidly increase or decrease the stimulation level:
Rapidly increase or decrease the stimulation level using the new side button feature. Just press and hold to increase multiple levels.
Set the number of dogs on your system:
The Delta XC Series gives you the option of having a one dog unit, a two dog unit or a three dog unit. If you are not running multiple dogs, you can remove this option and only have the dogs on the handheld that you actually have. You can always add the second and third dog options back to the handheld if you add additional dogs down the road.
Long and short contact points:
The original Delta collars came with short probes installed that were not removable or replaceable with long probes. The Delta XC comes with regular (short) probes installed but long probes are also included and can easily be swapped. These are the same probes used on the Gramin PRO units.
New stimulation pattern:
The original Delta units had a stimulation pattern that didnít match anything that Tri-Tronics had used before. It was much lower on the top end and we ran across a number of dogs that it didnít work with in high drive situations. To fix this issue, Garmin has made the DELTA XC stimulation pattern match the one in the Garmin PRO systems. Donít take this to mean that this is a substantially "hotter" collar and it might be too strong for your dog. The low end is still very low, and the middle numbers are also the same. The top end is now what we expect out of a Tri-Tronics system and I donít expect to see any issues with dogs blowing off the stimulation.
Modified side collar loops for a better fit:
The Delta XC Series has slightly modified collar strap loops that allow the receiver to fit better on dogs with larger necks. These modified loops allow the collar to open wider and place the contact points in a better position on the neck compared to the original Delta collar.
Everything about it seems fairly high quality. I like that there is no loss of functionality when adding a second dog. The remote is a little bulky, but it's very easy to use. The shock feature works far better than the previous two collars I have used. My dog is quite stubborn and can ignore other collars on their highest setting, but he responds quickly and reliably with the intensity set to 7 out of 18 with this one! The LCD screen with a battery indicator is also very nice, so that I don't have to guess how low it is.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 22544 Reviewed: 2015-08-01
Bought to use with our newest pup. Our other training collar is a Tri Tronics G3 basic, and I really like how I was able to configure the buttons to the same pattern as the G3. This makes switching from one to the other a no brainer. Love how small the receiver is. I like how simple and intuitive the transmitter is to set up and use. I like that there are no dials to inadvertently move, something that has happened on the G3 (although rarely). Haven't used it hunting yet, but I don't expect any issues. It's been flawless in training our 7 month old so far, both in and out of water.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23149 Reviewed: 2015-08-26
Dog had a car chasing problem, and this collar immediately improved his recall. I'm impressed with the range. I use the vibrate mode on low level, and that's usually enough for most of his behavior issues. Best money I have spent in quite a while.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23269 Reviewed: 2015-09-01
Works great on a very stubborn butt smart dog (in tact). Only took a couple of low shocks to get him trained to the tone setting. We live in the mountains and walk off leash 90% off the time, so having control of him is absolutely necessary.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23234 Reviewed: 2015-08-30
The collar is well designed, easy to understand, simple to use and most importantly, effective. Used appropriately, as it should be, only the most hard headed dogs would not get the message. This tool makes a good dog better.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21461 Reviewed: 2015-06-08
Great product, best bang for buck, great multi-use collar good for multiple dogs. Everything was quick and smooth with ordering and delivery. Detailed tracking information on all shipments. Gun Dog Supply makes sure all is well and everything you get is as advertised and in great condition.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21417 Reviewed: 2015-06-06
So far so good. Collar works great. I've never really tested the limits of the range or how well it works in water, but no complaints yet. The battery on the collar requires charging a little more often than I expected, but it's not a problem.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21934 Reviewed: 2015-07-01
This is an amazing training aid. Within the first week of use, we made excellent progress establishing off-leash control and the desired behaviors when off-leash. Most of the time we only need the vibrate option to get her complete attention and quick response to a voice command.
Product Rating: 5 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21820 Reviewed: 2015-06-25
This e-collar was extremely effective in putting the finishing touches on training my dog to come when called. When I began working with the Garmin collar, I had spent about 13 months using only positive reinforcement training. The introduction of a little corrective training was like magic. I used only the lower settings. And I only had to use the electrical stimulation a few times before the vibration got my dog's attention sufficiently. The biggest downside of this product is the charging piece. The collar unit requires both a plug AND a *separate* clip-on adaptor. To me this seems to create the danger of losing the clip-on piece. I'd rather see a single charging unit. This design is the only reason that I'm giving this device 4-stars instead of 5. Lastly, my unit shipped with a long leash and training DVD. I don't have a DVD player (I watch the video online). But, it was really nice that the unit came with a long leash because the video teaches that beginning with a long leash is an important part of training recall. It was great to have that tool on hand.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 23224 Reviewed: 2015-08-30
I would rate it 5 stars if the tone was louder. Everything about the collar is great, but the tone is hardly loud enough for me to hear when I am standing next to my dog. It will be fine in normal situations, but whenever he is in noisier environments the only way to correct him is to shock him. Whereas I like to give him a chance to correct himself with the tone before he gets shocked.
Product Rating: 4 out of 5-stars. Review ID: 21160 Reviewed: 2015-05-27
The Garmin Delta XC remote training collar is both simple and effective using proven Tri-Tronics technology. It features a simple, push-button design with an easy-to-read LCD display so you can correct your dog instantly, for a stronger connection between behavior and training.
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The Garmin / Tri-tronics Delta XC remote dog training system gives you more control with more simplicity and a 1/2 mile range. The handheld controller features a 3-button design with improved false-correction prevention (dog select lock) and an easy-to-read LCD display. The receiver collar features both long and short interchangeable contact points. Choose from 18 levels of continuous stimulation and 18 levels of momentary stimulation plus tone and vibration with 3 possible button configurations. Can be expanded up to 3 dogs with additional collars.
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Interchangeable long and short stainless steel contact points for all breeds, all coat lengths
Waterproof transmitter and dog device (IPX7)
Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in both the handheld and dog devices with approx. 60 hour run time
3/4 inch collar strap
One year warranty
Garmin Delta XC Batteries
Lithium Ion batteries
Two hour rapid charge system for the transmitter and collar
User-replaceable, rechargeable batteries in the collar and transmitter
Stimulation from the Garmin Delta XC
The Delta XC has multiple intensity levels, which allows you to choose the stimulation that is best for your dog
Intensity levels can be quickly adjusted, meaning you can instantly adjust intensity whenever distractions increase
Teach yardwork/obedience and enforce known commands with lower levels of stimulation
Use higher levels to stop unwanted chasing or to overcome strong distractions
18 levels of continuous or momentary stimulation, plus non-stimulating tone and vibration functions
Garmin Delta XC Range
Up to 1/2 mile range which is ample for off leash dog training or for hunting with medium range field dogs. Actual range depends on training conditions, including weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.