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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.





$749.99





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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.


    • Country of Origin: Made in Taiwan.


      Garmin ALPHA 200i Handheld Only
      Item # 8894
      $749.99




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      PLEASE ORDER YOURS NOW IF YOU NEED IT SOON. Supply chain issues are affecting almost every manufacturer. We will completely sell out of many items this season. Web site is updated at least twice daily on weekdays.

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      Customer Reviews

       
      Review Summary
      4.4
      19 Reviews
      5
      58% (11)
      4
      37% (7)
      3
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      95% Recommend this product (18 of 19 responses)
      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 Chad L.
      Iuka, IL
      Protect your pack
      September 6, 2022
      The Garmin Alpha 200 TT Mini 15 worked great on my pack of Beagles. Quite a step up from the Tri-Tronics Classic 70. The assurance of knowing where each dog is at all times is worth the investment.
      Pros
      • Keep track of every dog in your pack while still having the ability to correct with tone or shock.
      Cons
      • Gets a bit pricey if you have a lot of dogs.
      • Instructions are pretty vague for all the functions these collars can do.
      • YouTube and experienced friends help.
      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 Ron
      Minot, North Dakota
      Great product!
      May 13, 2022
      The Garmin Alpha 200i is a definite step up from the Alpha 100. I have used the Aplha 100 for about 5 years and really liked it. The larger more easy to see screen of the 200i, the SOS button and the easily programmable main buttons with the ability to toggle between diffent functions of those buttons is much more user friendly.
      Pros
      • Large easy to see screen.
      • SOS button
      • Easy to customize main buttons and toggle to different functions.
      Cons
      • Sometimes an even faster refresh rate would be nice.
      By Cuttlefish
      New Hampshire
      Best ever
      February 10, 2022
      I have four small dogs that were in need of training in the field. They would tend to bolt after game. I purchased the tt15 mini and alpha. Best idea ever. The collar is perfect for 50-60 lb dogs. No way the tt15 would fit, too large for their size. Gps handheld and collar pick up signal quickly and work well in wooded areas.
      I love the ability to see the dogs and to recall them in a second. The headlight function is cute but not exceptional. A beacon on top might be better to see the dog. Garmin graphics are marginal but you can actually upgrade the maps for free online making the gps better. Screen is okay. Not top of the line screen as on the Montana but it works well and does what it should. Touch screen is okay, not spectacular but does well in rain. Forget using gloves with it. Takes a few hours of use to navigate through the various features but with practice it becomes second nature. I’m getting more collars for the rest of the dogs.
      Pros
      • Great trainer. Great to be able to see dogs on a map. Great to be able to recall dogs from a distance without a ton of yelling.
      Cons
      • Pricey but absolutely worth the piece of mind and ease of training.
      • Clunky Garmin software but still effective.
      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 Randy H.
      Lexington, Oregon
      Alpha 200i vs. the Alpha 100
      April 24, 2022
      My new Alpha 200i works well but I am finding it doer not have the range to stay connected like the Alpha 100 does. Other than that it operates very well. Would not call it superior to the Alpha 100
      Pros
      • Navigation of the system is easier and faster.
      Cons
      • Does not maintain connection to the dogs as good as the Alpha 100
      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 Erin
      SC
      Nice system
      September 1, 2021
      System works as it should. Unfortunately, the colored collar that was sent didn’t fit the TT15 mini.
      Pros
      • Bigger screen
      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 Chris
      Susanville,Ca
      AWESOME
      March 30, 2021
      This e-collar is easy to set up and use. It’s a little pricey but, with all of it’s functions and the added security of the inreach function I think it’s worth it
      Pros
      • Easy to set up and use
      Cons
      • A little pricey and I wish it had a 2 way radio to communicate with hunting partners
      By Norman G.
      TX
      T5 collars
      February 17, 2021
      Easy and fast. I ordered the wrong collars T5, my fault. Called Gundogsupply and they said send them back and get the the ones I wanted for a slight increase in price for the TT15.
      Pros
      • I will review the TT15 collars after I receive them
      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 Ken
      Cle Elum, Washington
      Works as intended but requires study and practice to us in the field.
      December 19, 2020
      I'm a big fan of tech and use it a lot. GPS trackers are great and knowing where my dog is and has been makes for a better hunt. This GPS, however, has a steep learning curve. Its no problem sitting at the kitchen table playing around with the features. In the field it is a different story. I often found myself tripping over ground cover while trying to get out the GPS and get back on the right screen to give a command or find the dog. With a gun in one hand, walking through sage or creek bottoms, using a gloved hand I would often get frustrated because the screen would have changed due an inadvertant touch while trying to get the screen in view.
      I know much of this is my fault because I didn't learn the lock feature (assuming there is one) and was not so familiar with the device that I could reliably operate it without looking. I ended up putting a cow bell on the dog which let me know where she was at all times and then used the GPS collar much more sparingly. That seemed to do the trick. No more tripping while starring at the screen like a millennial.
      Other than that Garmin always makes great quality products with their own special twist on usability features and high prices. The product works as designed and it is up to you to bring your skill level up to its ability.
      Pros
      • Accurate GPS, mapping
      Cons
      • Steep learning curve
      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 Bob
      Ohatchee, Alabama
      New Alpha.....missing old features
      November 11, 2020
      I am a long time Alpha 100 user. I have been waiting for a new one for a log time. I like the new features but it is missing a few of the old ones. The one I miss the most is when running different dogs on one screen. I use to be able to touch the button or screen and be able to change the function from Tone to M, C or V. This is annoying. You can work around it by having different training screens for each option but it is more work. I contacted Gun Dog and Garmin and I am hopeful they will be able to bring this feature back.
      Pros
      • tracking subscription
      Cons
      • missing the easy dog adjust on the screen
      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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