Transcript from Steve's Video:
The Garmin retractable tether is one of my favorite ways to carry a Garmin Astro or a Garmin Alpha. Biggest thing about your Astro is that you need access to it. But the handhelds are very expensive and you do not want to drop them. So I highly recommend that you tie them to yourself.
The tether works great in that it has a clip. It's going to be attached to you, but you can pull it out when you need it. And it retracts by itself. I use them in conjunction with the belt clip that comes along with the Alphas and the Astros. You can't trust the belt clip by itself just because of the way they rotate. If you are walking through the brush you can knock it off very easily.
But the tether is going to fix that where if it does come loose then it's still going to be attached to your vest. It's still going to be attached to your belt loop. I've been using them for a while. Pretty simple. Just slides through the loop here on the bottom.
So we have this. Then we take our tether and it attaches. And so now you've got it tied to yourself. Take this, I'll attach this to a belt loop or a loop on my vest. And then I take the clip and now it's hanging. This way I've got access to it. it's not bouncing around on me. I've got easy access to it when I need it. But when I'm through with it I just clip it back in and it's secure. I don't have to worry about losing it. And then the real beauty here is that you've got a safety clip on it so that you can separate it out and you can charge it without having to remove the clip from your vest.
Just a great tool. It works well with the Alphas and the Astros. It will work well with anything else that we've got as far as if it has a clip to it. Neat way to keep up with it and have easy access in the field.