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Garmin ALPHA 200i Handheld Only w/ InReach Technology

Replace a lost handheld or upgrade your existing Garmin Alpha GPS tracking / training system.



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  • Large 3.5" (diagonal) sunlight-readable touchscreen that works when wearing gloves
  • InReach technology adds interactive SOS alerts and two-way messaging via the global Iridium satellite network (subscription required; jurisdiction restrictions may apply)
  • Dedicated emergency SOS button
  • Sleek, streamlined design is less bulky
  • Fully rubberized outer coating with an over molding
  • Meets tough IPX7 waterproof standards
  • Quad helix GPS / Galileo antenna for improved signal reception
  • Removable VHF antenna
  • Barometric altimeter
  • 3-axis compass
  • 16 GB internal memory
  • Micro SD card slot (max. 32 GB class 10 or less) for preprogrammed MapSource mapping detail such as US TOPO, Inland Lakes, BlueChart and City Navigator, or add more memory by installing a blank MicroSD Card
  • Garmin "backbone" accessory mount plus lanyard attachment point
  • Power Button Control Screen includes button lock feature
  • Micro-USB port for data updates via PC or Mac
  • See ambient temperature data by adding the Garmin Tempe (available separately)
  • Backward compatible so it will work with your existing collars and other Alpha compatible devices
  • Transfer location data between compatible Garmin devices
  • 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 Handheld Specifications:
    • Dimensions: 2.7" x 6.4" x 1.3" with antenna
    • Weight: 9.9 oz.

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      Customer Reviews

       
      Review Summary
      4.6
      26 Reviews
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      69% (18)
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      96% Recommend this product (25 of 26 responses)
      By Damian
      Centerview Missouri
      Reliable Garmin
      May 17, 2023
      Great and speedy service yet once again from Gun Dog Supply. I’ve hunted all over Europe and have just returned to the U.S. Again I purchased another Garmin Alpha 200 to keep track of my hard working dog.
      Pros
      • Easy to use, product shipped fast and the ease and reliability of Garmin products are great.
      By Will R.
      Laporte, IN
      A Must Have!!
      September 6, 2022
      I've been thinking of getting this unit for a while now. Finally pulled the trigger and purchased the unit with 2 T15 collars and I'm glad I did. Last September while Grouse hunting in Michigan, I lost my Drahthaar for about 20 min in the thicket. It was not fun. Now, I will not have to worry about that happening again. The A200 is awesome. Easy to configure and customize to your needs. I would recommend to anyone who plans on running their dogs in various environments.
      Pros
      • Easy to configure and customize. The screen size is more than enough, even for those with less than 20/20 eyesight. Downloading is a breeze with it's built-in WiFi. The extra buttons is a must for quick access and if wearing gloves.
      Cons
      • A little pricey but I think it's worth it. When you experience losing a dog for just a short time, you will appreciate a GPS tracker.
      By Mechele F.
      Santa Fe, NM
      Garmin ALPHA 200 + Tracking E collar combo
      August 16, 2022
      The tracking, e-collar combo is great! Having the combo simplies training sessions. The Garmin works like other Garmins, the touch screen is nice.

      The e-collar settings took a little trial session again because they were so different from my other e-collar. Dogtra e-collar is 1-120 + vibe, where the Alpha 200 e-collar is 1-18.

      Very happy with the purchase
      Pros
      • Garmin touch screen
      • Only need one collar
      Cons
      • The e-collar settings took a little trial session again because they were so different from my other e-collar. Dogtra e-collar is 1-120 + vibe, where the Alpha 200 e-collar is 1-18.
      • Still wish Garmin would add a start and stop button so that when you got to the trail or area, you didn't have the device tracking you from home.
      By Mark
      Idaho
      VERY HAPPY
      November 23, 2021
      Upgraded from the ALPHA 100 and glad I did.
      Really like the larger screen and the various menus are more logical and easier to find with more capabilities. I’m still learning about all the features and there are many tutorials out there to help.

      If you want to use the vibrate function on a TT15 collar, you will have to delete one of the other functions (momentary, continuous or tone) OR add an additional page with vibrate on it. For example, my yellow collar has M, C, T, on the first page and M, C, V on the 2nd page. Scrolling through pages is easy using the buttons on the side of the handheld. Very intuitive.

      Enable WiFi and the handheld automatically updates the software to the latest version when you turn it on. How cool is that?

      Presently, I’m trying to figure out if I can set different radius alarms for different collars. For example, I’d like to keep an eye on my young pointer and know if he wanders past 150 yards while I don’t mind my broke dogs ranging to 250.

      Overall, I’m very pleased with my purchase. Much thought went into this device from people who hunt and Garmin listened.
      Pros
      • Large bright screen
      • Intuitive and easy to find menus
      • Many customizable features
      • Well made and durable
      • Various programmable alarms
      • Can use buttons for almost everything instead of tapping on the glass
      • WiFi capable
      • Fast update rate
      Cons
      • Really can't think of any right now.
      By Mike J.
      Idaho
      New to collar training
      June 4, 2024
      I'm new to training a dog with a collar, after alot of years decided to get another hunting dog, nephew convinced me to get a collar to train. Learning curve with electronics, have only used a couple times so far I like as I can track the pup and know where he is.
      Pros
      • After using only twice I like that I can find my dog easily. Training is an ongoing process.
      Cons
      • As with any garmin product, learning how to use the device and programs are not self explanatory lots of how to ytube videos and lots of experimenting pup is only 6 months old, we're learning together
      By Ross
      Kalispell, MT
      Great product
      May 7, 2024
      I'm a first time gun dog owner and have been reading and watching reviews on all types of e-collars and tracking products. I didn't want to buy a type of product twice so I decided to bite the bullet once and go all in once. I chose Garmin because the guys I hunt with use Garmin with their dogs and we can share dog tracking across the platform in addition to compatibility with watches and other devices.
      My family and I have only started using the product to start with training with our pup. So far it's been great. We chose gun dog supply because it had competitive pricing and is a small business here in the USA. We would recommend this product so far!
      By PW
      Milwaukee, WI
      Need more dogs!
      November 29, 2023
      This is my first tracking collar and it's probably way more than I need but it's awesome! I have one pointing dog that I pheasant hunt for 15 weeks a year and I love the features for that use. The other reasons for the purchase are the navigation and safety features. I often travel and hike alone (with the dog) and cell service can be spotty. The safety features sold me.
      Being a data nerd, I love being able to see our activities on a map, knowing how far we've traveled, elevation and speed. I can see this being an excellent hiking tool.
      With multiple dog capabilities of this device, I do feel like I'm over-teched and under-dogged. Sound like a good excuse for another dog!
      Pros
      • Great tool in the pheasant fields! My dog is probably thrilled to get rid of the bell around his neck. Pointing notification is reliable. Love the tracking data!
      Cons
      • For me it's the learning curve. There are so many features to learn, it's time- consuming.
      By Mel
      Green Bay wi
      The best collars
      May 23, 2023
      Easy to set up- easy to use- I was concerned they were going to be complex but they are simple
      Pros
      • Easy to use
      Cons
      • None
      By Del H.
      Charlotte NC
      This is an Impressive Tool
      May 9, 2023
      I just received my Alpha 200 with a TT15X collar, and found the set-up of both pretty straight forward, and much easier than I expected. The Alpha 200 is a feature-rich control device that offers the user wide configuration flexibility—I easily programmed the three command buttons to fit my preferences—and navigation through the various screens. There is a lot going on in this little device, and it will probably take a while to truly master its capabilities.

      There is little detail in the supplied printed manuals, however, the online manuals fill the gaps nicely.

      I took the collar and the handheld for a spin, and after a few start-up stumbles with the maps, was able to see the GPS tracking features at work, using the tracking and training features simultaneously.

      The Alpha 200 paired with the TT15X is a quantum leap from other e-collars I’ve used in the past. I highly recommend it.
      Pros
      • Easily configured
      • A wealth of options
      • Programmable controls
      Cons
      • I wish there was a way to attach a lanyard
      • A more detailed user guide
      By Brad
      Michigan
      So many nice upgrades from the Alpha 100
      March 1, 2023
      I'm so happy with the changes they've made with the 200i. First off, my eyes are thankful for the larger screen. Having the ability to use the top 3 buttons to cycle screens is such a game changer for me. The side buttons are large enough to easily cycle between the menus and e-collar functions. My biggest complaint about the 100 was having to hit the icons in the bottom corners to switch screens. I have fat fingers, and it was frustrating at times, so I'm thankful they integrated the option with the top 3 buttons on the 200i.

      Another huge addition is the ability to see the truck and other hunters on the compass. This is so convenient for me. I have a Garmin Sapphire 6x watch and it's nice to just glance and see where my hunting buddy is without having to shout out for a location check in the grouse woods. I didn't like having to switch between the map and compass screens when I wanted to work the dog toward the relative direction of the truck on the 100. It's really convenient to have both on the compass screen.

      Other nice conveniences is being able to remove all the unwanted apps from the main menu screen, being able to download updates using wi-fi instead of having to USB to a computer, creating groups for buddies and their dogs. Very easy to enable/disable several dogs at once. I will be buying an in-reach subscription as I do hunt alone at times. Nice peace of mind for me.
      Pros
      • Several much needed changes from the Alpha 100.
      Cons
      • The Hunt View map can be a bit slow to load at times.
      By Karl
      AZ
      Good but miss my alpha 100
      December 22, 2022
      Caution for those that have the alpha 100 and like the way it functions (I have bird dogs). I was expecting similar functionality but I guess I didnt do enough research. 2 primary examples, on the alpha 100, I had each button assigned to a different collar which was perfect when running 2-3 dogs, on the alpha 200i you'll need to press a side button to go from dog to dog, so stimulation will be delayed. I'm still trying to figure out if I can get a page set so the buttons will represent different collars.

      Second example, on my alpha 100, I used battery save mode, so the screen would turn off after so many seconds, then when you wanted to see where your dog was you just touched the screen. On the alpha 200i, it has the same battery save mode, but when the screen turns off you have to press the power butt to get the screen to turn on. This doesnt work so well, and is almost impossible with gloves. So to save battery I've lowered the screen brightness and it stays on for the whole hunt, which consumes the battery pretty quick. You might get 10-12 hours going this route. So I ordered a second battery to help on multi day trips where there are no plug ins available to recharge (the cigarette chargers are to slow to recharge a battery and waste too much gas).

      On the positive side, the bigger screen is nice. So far with my pointers I have not lost communication, which happened from time to time with the alpha 100 in the mountains in AZ and NM.
      Pros
      • Bigger screen is nice, tracking and communication seems to be better
      Cons
      • See review for my 2 main cons
      By Steve
      Rochester, Michigan
      Love it! (so far)
      December 16, 2022
      I've only used it for one weekend of hunting pheasants but LOVE IT! I have a 1 1/2 year old GSP who likes to run big but still does an amazing job hunting. Was just using a training collar before and was stuck in the position of deciding when to zap him. Was he to far possibly chasing a deer or was he close, behind cover pointing at a bird? Now I know exactly what he is up to and have confidence when I correct him.
      Pros
      • Nice big screen.
      Cons
      • Seemed difficult at times for the touch screen with my leather gloves. There is a delay on location so just need to get used to it.
      By Greg C.
      Arkansas
      Great product!!
      November 23, 2022
      This combo is awesome, I used it on my tracking dogs and it’s awesome.
      Pros
      • Easy to setup, and there are lots of videos out there if you have any issues
      Cons
      • I wish the handheld would have come with a neck strap
      By Jesse
      Atlanta, Michigan
      Exactly what I expected
      November 1, 2022
      Better information content on the dog page than the 100. Better screen. Easy to use.
      By Bruce
      Friendswood, Texas
      Dog tracking gps
      October 26, 2022
      Really like the Alpha 200i and the TTX15 collar they are a great combo with all the new features.
      By Justin
      Nevada
      Amazing unit
      October 19, 2022
      This thing has everything i need in one unit. I hunt wild chukar in the mountains and with this i can find my dog, see topographic maps, text the wife when i have zero cell service, and control the dog. All with just one device! When your hiking in the mountains it’s always nice to bring less stuff to cut down on weight. The garmin alpha helps me do this and stay connected with the dog and with family. Also the ability to hit the SOS button to bring in the cavalry is a nice thing to have when your up in the rocks. Both the collar and controller are bigger than my old ones but for the extra features i believe it’s well worth it. They are spendy but what’s the cost of
      Loosing your dog?
      Pros
      • Features
      • Maps
      • SOS
      • Satellite texting
      • The amount of dogs you can save to one controller
      Cons
      • Slightly larger than what I'm used to
      • Steep learning curve with all the features
      By Shack M.
      Annapolis, MD
      Excellent Package made Purchase One-Stop Shopping
      August 31, 2022
      Just learning to use my Garmin Alpha 200i and TT15X Dog Tracking and Training System. I have an eight-month old male Griff Puppy already at 52 lbs. I expect him to go to 65 lbs. I believe I chose the correct collar size. I am by no means ready to comment on the system. However, the InReach SOS Button alone made me want to purchase this Equipment. I am 65 years old. And having the ability to get help when hunting in the Woods, Fields, and on the Water gives me the confidence of still getting out there and doing it. I’ll be vacationing in Europe later this year. Independent of the Dog Tracking and Training function, being able to use the Handheld anywhere on the Planet. Is also a major reason I purchased the Unit.
      By wayne y.
      washington court house, ohio
      garmin 200i
      May 25, 2022
      i really like my new 200i garmin system.. the screen is easy to read, even with my old eyes. the count down timer is awesome. everything about it is amazing.
      Pros
      • very readable screen, alot more options than my 100.
      Cons
      • none that ive found yet.
      By Nick
      Gila hot springs, NM
      Great product
      March 29, 2022
      I have been using the Garmin alpha and two collars on my lion hounds for the past two weeks or so. Hunting off muleback in the wilderness. I am very pleased with the quality and ease of use.
      Pros
      • Easy to setup and use. Large screen a plus.
      Cons
      • None yet
      By Mike
      Southaven Mississippi
      More memory
      November 30, 2021
      Best improvement yet is with the screen, no more finding a shady spot to view your dogs from previous models. The larger screen and more memory is great.
      Pros
      • More features, larger screen, and memory.
      Cons
      • None yet
      By Tim
      South Carolina
      Stepped up to Alpha 200
      September 8, 2021
      Am transitioning from the Alpha 100 to the Alpha 200. Love the larger screen and clarity. Taking some time to get familiar with the key setup. I just wish the manuals were not written by extraterrestrials, but by gun dog owners and trainers; so that my learning curve was quicker.
      Pros
      • Larger screen and characters. Easier to read without glasses.
      • Much better clarity.
      • Selective options.
      Cons
      • Heavier and bulkier than Alpha 100.
      • Manual slows down learning and is frustrating.
      By Tom H.
      Oklahoma
      Garmin Alpha 200i
      June 28, 2021
      I ordered this unit from Gun Dog Supply. I received it quickly but the top left button on the front didn’t work. I called them and they sent me another unit that day. I haven’t had time to completely check this one out but it seems to be fine. Really great service from Gun Dog!
      Pros
      • Really good upgrades.
      Cons
      • First unit was defective
      By Worker 6.
      Crooksville ohio
      Awesome product
      January 7, 2021
      I ordered the 200 I around Christmas and even with the holiday I still received it in a timely manner it was shipped the next day very pleased with the service from gun dog supply I have two alpha 100s and wanted to up grade we run hounds for coyote and tracking is very important they are very good instruments and we depend on them on every hunt the alpha 200I is definitely a worthwhile update the bigger screen is awesome for us older folks and the ability to group packs of dogs separately is a great feature so far I love it and would recommend it to anyone handling dogs if you’re looking for a good tracker this is the one and I would recommend that you look to Gun dog supply for your purchase I’m sure you will be very pleased with their service
      Chuck
      Pros
      • Dog groupings
      • Bigger screen
      • Easy to navigate
      • Contacts in with dogs
      • Ability to customize the Home Screen
      Cons
      • As of now I have nothing negative about this unit
      By David S.
      Lugoff, South Carolina
      Alpha 200i
      January 7, 2021
      I have been using the Alpha 100 for several years and really loved it. I recently bought the 200 and am still trying to get used to the differences. Overall, I love the 200! It is somewhat time consuming to get used to the different operating system, but I believe it will be well worth it. I love the slimmer, more streamline, look and feel of the 200 compared to the 100.

      At this point I only have one issue and I am sure it's just an issue I have not figured out yet; however, when adding dogs, other than mine, I am having a lot of interference issues even when grouping them differently. I have yet to figure out how to add dogs in each individual group. As of now, I have only recognized one way to add dogs and then group them. This is where the interference is coming into play. If there is a way to add dogs specifically to each individual group my problem would be solved. However, I have not figured that out yet.

      Overall, this seems to be a great product!
      By Bob M.
      Hells Canyon, Idaho
      Second Try Works
      November 12, 2020
      The first unit I received was defective: the compass would not calibrate properly and the pointer sometimes literally spun in circles on the screen when I tried to find my pointing dog. Worse than useless. I spent hours testing and recalibrating the compass, calling Garmin's tech support (basically useless), and finally reached out to Gun Dog Supply for help. GDS is awesome and their staff know more about Garmin products relating to dogs than Garmin. They suggested some things to try that Garmin didn't, and when I got back to them that their suggestions didn't work and that I thought the unit was defective, they sent me a replacement. I'm happy to report that the replacement Alpha 200i works as it should (I've now used it on two chukar hunts in extreme terrain and the compass works as well or better than my trusty old Alpha 100).
      Pros
      • Includes Garmin's inReach
      • Has more features and tracking doodads than the Alpha 100
      • Bigger, brighter screen than the Alpha 100
      • Can track other handhelds easily on the compass
      Cons
      • Tiny bit heavier than the Alpha 100
      • First unit was defective but took a lot of time to verify that
      • Garmin's tech support and software continue to be very subpar
      By Robert
      Los Angeles, California
      No OnX Hunt chip compatability.
      November 9, 2020
      Sold the unit to my friend at a discount instead of returning to Gun Dog Supply. Garmin took a big step backwards by not including compatability for the OnX Hunt chip. I upgraded from the Alpha 100 and expected the same OnX experience. I was disappointed. Most Garmin units recognize the chip, not the Alpha 200i. I expected the latest and greatest from Garmin to do the same as their previous units.
      Pros
      • Great screen, excellent interface, very easy to operate the controls.
      Cons
      • As stated above.
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