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Garmin ALPHA 10 Handheld Only

Which dog, which way, and how far -- no clutter, just the tracking info you need where and when you need it.





$399.99





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  • Compact design with at-a-glance, multi-GNSS tracking and configurable training
  • Add Garmin TT15 or TT15 MINI collars (available separately) and track and train up to 20 dogs
  • Store custom training settings for each dog with 18 levels of continuous or momentary STIM plus tone and vibration
  • Up to 9 mile "line of sight" range
  • Up to a 2.5-second update rate
  • Meets tough IPX7 waterproof standards
  • Connect to your Garmin DriveTrack 71 to view your dog’s location on a map
  • Sync with the Garmin Explore smart device app to view dog tracking data, hunt replay, and more
  • Compatible with Garmin Fenix and Instinct GPS watches for quick tracking updates on your wrist
  • Up to 20 hour battery life (will vary depending on usage)
  • Don't need remote training? Pair your Alpha 10 with T5 or T5 MINI collars for tracking-only use
  • Emergency Alert lets you send your dog's last known location and an alert message to other Alpha users in the area

      Preset alert messages include:
      • Help
      • Are you OK?
      • I'm coming
      • Stay there
      • OK
      • Yes
      • No
      • Come here
      • Lost dog
      • Injured dog
      • Ending hunt
      • Go on without me
      • Headed your way
      • Caution: others nearby
      • Game spotted
      • Slow down
      • Speed up
      • Nice shot


  • Alpha 10 Handheld Comes with:
    • Alpha 10 compact tracking/training handheld
    • Spine mount
    • Carabiner clip
    • Carabiner loop
    • Extra screw with wrench kit
    • Belt clip
    • Micro USB cable
    • Owner's manual


    Alpha 10 Handheld Specifications:
    • Dimensions: 2.3" x 4.8" x 1.1" with antenna
    • Weight: 5.6 oz.

    Garmin ALPHA 10 Handheld Only

    The Garmin Alpha 10 is the newest handheld in the line of Garmin Alpha track and train systems. It works with regular and MINI TT15s, TT10s, and T5s (tracking only).

    What's unique about the Alpha 10 is its small size.

    It is substantially smaller than the other handhelds on the market, weighing in at only 5.6 ounces and 2.6” tall. This could be a lot more comfortable for you to carry around in your hand, but whether this device is right or not for you depends on what you need, so read on.

    What I like about this unit is that it will track up to 20 collars and handhelds, much like the Alpha 100 or the Alpha 200.

    The tracking is similar to what you get from the PRO 550 PLUS. It is a directional only tracker, so when you're looking for a dog it will have an arrow showing the direction and distance the dog is from you.

    The other great thing about the Alpha 10 is that it has the ability to track and message other Alpha handhelds, so you can sync it up with your 100 or 200 handhelds and send messages back and forth, and track each others’ locations.

    The Alpha 10 has a lot of information packed into a small screen.

    Overall, the Alpha 10 has a pretty simple interface. The toggle takes a little bit of getting used to, but the more I used it, the more I enjoyed it.

    I found that it has a lot of information packed into a small screen and it fits in well with what I need in a lot of situations. As tracking units go, this is a really great handheld.

    Where I think most folks are going to really appreciate the Alpha 10 is when using it in a vehicle.

    I connect my Alpha 10 to a long-range antenna and use it along with a Garmin DriveTrack as a dedicated secondary unit that never leaves my truck. That way when I track dogs on foot I don't have to unscrew or unhook anything.

    Since the Alpha 10 does not have mapping built-in, another option is to sync it with the Garmin Explorer app on your mobile phone. If you want a larger screen than the DriveTrack or a less expensive option, you can get a tablet and download the Garmin Explorer app there, too.

    The Alpha 10 is a track and train unit but has limited training functionality.

    The Alpha 10 has stimulation, tone, and vibration capabilities, but it is limited in that you have only one button with a toggle switch to raise and lower stimulation. The feedback we have been getting from customers is that this configuration isn’t particularly easy to use, the side-button in particular.

    Basically, this is a good unit if you don’t have to use stimulation much, but it does not have the training functionality that the other Alpha handhelds have.

    In my opinion, of the Garmin tracking/training units available, the PRO 550 PLUS offers the best e-collar functionality, followed by the Alpha 200, the Alpha 100, and then the Alpha 10.

    Comparing them side-by-side:

    ALPHA 10 vs. the PRO 550 PLUS
    • The ALPHA 10 has an at-a-glance tracking display, similar to the PRO 550 PLUS
    • The ALPHA 10 has the advantages of communicating with and tracking other handhelds, tracking more dogs, and the ability to mark your truck
    • The ALPHA 10 does not have the remote training capabilities and versatility that you get with the PRO 550 PLUS
    • Overall, the ALPHA 10 outperforms the PRO 550 PLUS in tracking/GPS, but it is not as user-friendly or versatile as a training collar


    ALPHA 10 vs. the ALPHA 200i / ALPHA 200
    • The ALPHA 10 is a good bit smaller
    • The ALPHA 10 is cheaper
    • The ALPHA 10 can track the same number of devices, but without built-in mapping functionality
    • The ALPHA 10 can communicate with and track other handhelds but lacks the ALPHA 200i’s InReach capabilities
    • The ALPHA 10 has stim, vibration, and tone, but not the multi-button control and versatility you get with the ALPHA 200i / 200
    • The ALPHA 10 does not have a touchscreen
    • Overall, the ALPHA 10 is considerably smaller and cheaper but comes with sacrifices in GPS tracking features as well as remote training functionality and versatility


    ALPHA 10 vs. the ALPHA 100
    • The ALPHA 10 is a good bit smaller
    • The ALPHA 10 is cheaper
    • The ALPHA 10 can communicate with and track other handhelds
    • The ALPHA 10 can track the same number of devices, but without built-in mapping functionality
    • The ALPHA 10 has stim, vibration, and tone, but not the multi-button control you get with the ALPHA 100
    • The ALPHA 10 does not have a touchscreen
    • Overall, the ALPHA 10 is smaller and cheaper but comes with sacrifices in GPS tracking features as well as remote training functionality and versatility


    ALPHA 10 vs. the ASTRO 430
    • The ALPHA 10 is smaller
    • The ALPHA 10 is a little cheaper
    • The ALPHA 10 has the advantages of communicating with and tracking other handhelds
    • The ALPHA 10 has remote training functions including stim, vibration, and tone where the ASTRO 430 is tracking only
    • The ALPHA 10 does not have built-in mapping functionality
    • Overall, the ASTRO 430 provides greater GPS/tracking functionality, but the ALPHA 10 adds remote training functions and smaller size


    To learn more about the ALPHA 10, watch my video that walks you through all the details, including system anatomy and setup.






    Country of Origin: Made in Taiwan.

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    Customer Reviews

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    100% Recommend this product (4 of 4 responses)
    By Pete
    Montana
    Simple, but not Garmin's best engineering
    November 4, 2021
    The upside is that the battery lasts a long time and they've dropped all the bells and whistles from the 100 and 200, so it's much simpler. Eliminating the touch screen also prevents the annoying moment when you look down during a hunt and realize you're 4-screens deep into a place you don't care about or don't want to be

    The downside is that it seems to have been designed by someone who hasn't hunted with it-- (see cons, below)

    To be clear: my frustrations are with Garmin, not Gun Dog Supply! I'm grateful to GDS that it was even available-- these are not easy to find these days and I needed mine quickly when my Alpha 100 stopped charging (after just 2 years).

    Bottom line is that I'm keeping it, but there's room for improvement!
    Pros
    • Long battery life.
    • Fast Charging.
    • Compact size.
    Cons
    • Biggest flaw is the Training button, which 1) is hard to find by feel and/or without having to look, 2) is difficult to engage with gloves on, and 3) doesn't have any "action" like a click or vibration to let the user know it's been engaged.
    • The small size also means that using the buttons is cramped. Engaging the training button requires squeezing from the other side, which often causes inadvertent pressing of the Menu Button. This is true whether it's held in the right or left hand, and it's especially bad if you have large hands and/or fat fingers.
    • A post-production workaround might be a latex protective "skin" that could add a bump to the training button, so that it's more easily found and engaged without looking and with gloves on.
    • Like most Garmin products, the menus are not too intuitive-- likely b/c they're designed by engineers rather that dog trainers and handlers. E.g.: Engaging the Stim/Tone/Vibe from the little joystick would be helpful.
    • Last, a bottom mount for a lanyard would be helpful. I like to have the unit clipped on my belt, but also tethered with a shock cord, which is possible with the 100, but the belt clip attachment makes that impossible with this unit, so the shock cord and/or carabiner get all messed up in the belt clip. A simple bottom attachment would be another big help.
    • I would recommend this to a friend, but not without some warnings!
    By Chris N.
    CA
    Works great.
    October 6, 2021
    Once I got the collars synched, it worked as advertised.
    By Luke
    Montana
    Perfect Combination
    September 16, 2021
    The Alpha 10 is exactly what I've been looking for in a handheld track/train. It's simple, it tells you where your dogs are, it alerts you when they're on point, and it gives you the ability to correct with tone/vibrate/ continuous and momentary stimulation. It is more of a "tracking" device than a "training" device, but it does give you the ability to do both. Pairing the Alpha 10 (and appropriate collars) with the Garmin Explore app (on your smartphone) gives you real-time and useful data on topographical or aerial imagery maps that can be reviewed in the field or after the hunt. The Garmin Explore app can be used with or without cell service, as long as the appropriate maps are downloaded beforehand. All of this, in a small and light package, makes the Alpha 10 perfect for my needs.
    Pros
    • Simple
    • Versatile
    • Pairs with Garmin Explore app
    • Small & Light
    Cons
    • "Training" button can be difficult to quickly find in the field
    • Included carabiner is not ideal - it should be attached at the bottom of the device, not at the top.
    By John
    Clarksville Va
    Fast service and functional controller
    September 16, 2021
    Received the unit two days after ordering! It is a simple device easy to set up and the screen is easily seen in the sun. I like the compass and time showing right above the dog data. The tone and vibrate function setting and menu are easily accessible. I run three dogs and the screen shows their distance and direction. The toggle is rapid and the stimulation button convenient to press.
    Pros
    • Small and easy to use device that functions as intended. I manage my pointers more easily than with the Alpha 100 while hunting.
    • Simple to set up and has what you need work your dogs in the field.
    Cons
    • Been using the alpha 10 for a week so have not found fault with it as yet.



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