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Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI GPS Dog Tracking Collar Combo

Meet the new, sleeker, more feature-packed, more powerful Garmin Alpha:
  • Larger 3.5" sunlight-readable touchscreen display
  • Three side buttons for even more versatility
  • 16 GB of internal memory -- 4X more memory than the Alpha 100
  • Interactive global SOS alerts and two-way messaging via satellite
  • Watch over 2+ hours of free 200i Instructional Videos here

  • $949.99



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    What's New in the Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI

  • Larger 3.5" sunlight-readable touchscreen display
  • Three side buttons for even more versatility
  • 16 GB of internal memory -- 4X the memory that was in the Alpha 100
  • Compass Pro View lets you see the direction and distance to your truck and your friends' Alpha handhelds on the Compass Screen
  • Interactive SOS alerts and two-way messaging via the 100% global Iridium satellite network (active satellite subscription required; jurisdiction restrictions may apply)
  • Preloaded TopoActive maps
  • Directly download BirdsEye satellite imagery to your Alpha
  • Barometric altimeter
  • Hunt Metrics data shows each dog's hunting patterns and behaviors so you can keep them healthy and safe
  • Compatible with the Garmin Explore app and website for managing tracks, routes, and waypoints, as well as reviewing statistics from the field

  • Steve Says:

    The NEW Garmin Alpha 200i takes everything we love about the Alpha 100 and squeezes it into a sleeker package with even more features.

    All the way back in 2012, Garmin gave us the best-selling Garmin Alpha 100: the first-ever Garmin GPS tracking collar combined with a Tri-Tronics remote trainer. For the first time, you could track and train your dog using one handheld and one collar with the added versatility of a touchscreen.

    Now after all these years, Garmin gives us their second-generation Alpha handheld: the 200i.

  • Bigger Screen: The Alpha 200i features a larger 3.5" touchscreen compared to the Alpha 100's 3" screen, giving you more detail and better control.

  • Three Side Buttons: In addition to the three front buttons carried over from the original Alpha 100, the new Alpha 200i adds three side buttons for improved usability.

  • More Internal Memory: The Alpha 200i has 16 GB of internal memory. That's FOUR TIMES MORE than what was in the original Alpha 100. More memory means more detailed maps, more dog data, and more functionality.

  • Compass Pro View: In addition to your dogs, you can now see the direction and distance to your truck and your friends' Alpha handhelds on the Compass Screen.

  • Built-in InReach Technology: The Alpha 200i has a built-in InReach communicator, so in an emergency you can send interactive SOS alerts and two-way messages via the 100% global Iridium satellite network from anywhere in the world with no cellular service needed (satellite subscription required).

    Some other cool new features of the Alpha 200i include:

  • Preloaded TopoActive Maps
  • Directly download BirdsEye satellite imagery to your Alpha
  • Barometric Altimeter
  • Hunt Metrics Data shows each dog's hunting patterns and behaviors so you can keep them healthy and safe
  • Compatible with the Garmin Explore App and Website for managing tracks, routes, and waypoints, as well as reviewing statistics from the field

    The T5 MINI GPS Collar is designed for very small hunting dogs that have trouble wearing the larger, standard T5 collar.

    It's a great choice for beagles, squirrel dogs, smaller flushing and pointing breeds, and terriers.

    It weighs only 7 oz. and will fit dogs with a neck size as small as 9.5 inches. It is the exact same size and design as the Garmin PRO Trashbreaker collar.

    Just like the standard T5, the MINI also has a top-mounted GPS antenna but with a shorter mount to fit smaller dogs better.

    While the MINI T5 was built with smaller dogs in mind, it can be comfortably worn by larger dogs.

    The only issue with larger dogs wearing the MINI T5 is the GPS antenna is not going to be in the ideal location. If your dog's neck is 16" or over, it will end up on the side of his neck instead of on top.

    Perfect for Puppies

    I recommend the MINI collars for anyone with young dogs. I always have a puppy or two around, and the regular Alpha collars are a bit much for them. The MINI collar is perfect for that young pup.

    I really like the look and feel of the MINI collars, but they may not be right for you.

    This collar is intended for small dogs. To reduce the collar size, Garmin had to sacrifice two vital features of any tracking collar -- Battery Life and Range.

    • When set to a 2.5 second update rate, the MINI collar has a 16-hour runtime vs. a 24-hour runtime on the regular T5 collar. 16 hours may be long enough for most hunting trips, but more battery life never hurts. Few things are as useless as a tracking and training collar with a dead battery.

    • The MINI collar has a line of sight range of only 4 miles vs. the 9-mile range of the regular T5 collar.

    • The MINI T5 costs the exact same amount as the regular T5, so there is no cost savings.

    In my opinion, if your dog has a neck size over 14 inches you should stick with the regular T5 collar.

    A dog of this size can easily carry the weight of the regular T5 collar (9.3 oz.), and the additional battery life alone is reason enough to opt for the regular collar.

  • Multi-dog Collars / Systems:

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      Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI GPS Dog Tracking Collar Combo

    Hunt More Productively, Efficiently, and Safely:

    • Track and train your dog with just one handheld on just one screen
    • One less system to keep charged and carry around
    • One less collar to weigh your dog down
    • Quick-charge batteries with a long run time mean more hunting, more training, and less charging
    • Track your friends' Alpha handhelds in the field
    • Top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS / Galileo receiver for increased signal reception
    • Rescue Mode preserves battery life so you can find lost dogs
    • Emergency Alert lets you send your dog's last known location and an alert message to other Alpha users in the area
    • Send interactive SOS alerts and two-way emergency messages via satellite anywhere in the world with built-in InReach technology (subscription required)

    Know Where Your Dog Is, Where He's Heading, and What He's Doing:

    • Track up to 20 dogs or other Alpha handhelds
    • Track Alpha TT15 / TT15 MINI / TT10 collars plus Astro T5 / T5 MINI Collars (T5 collars must be set to Alpha mode and do not offer training functions)
    • The Compass Screen shows your dogs' direction, distance, and speed
    • The Map Screen lets you see your dogs' trails on the TOPO map
      • See if your dog is approaching a highway or property line
      • See if your dog is out of gun range
      • See if your dog is running too big BEFORE he gets too far out
    • 2.5 second dog status update rate
    • Know when your dog is on point or has treed with Pointing and Treeing Alerts
    • Preloaded TopoActive map features not just major highways and waterways but smaller roads, creeks, and streams
    • Includes a 1-year FREE subscription to BirdsEye satellite imagery

    Training with the Alpha 200i:

    You will have to add a TT15 or TT15 MINI collar to use the training functions on the Alpha 200i

    • Customizable buttons plus touchscreen controls for maximum versatility
    • Create your own configuration with specific stimulation types and settings for each dog
    • Access your custom settings immediately -- easier and faster than setting manual controls
    • Use to train the most stubborn to the most sensitive dogs
    • Reinforce known commands and stop problem behaviors / break trash
    • 18 levels of continuous and momentary STIM
    • Non-stimulating vibration and tone functions
    • Expandable to 20 dogs with additional collars

    • Not available to Canadian addresses. This product is approved for use in the US only. Collar-to-handheld radio communication may be disabled in Europe and other prohibited areas.

    Download Owner's Manual for Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI

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    Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI Transmitter (Remote)

      Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI GPS Dog Tracking Collar Combo

    Handheld GPS Features

    • 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

    Alpha Handheld Specifications:
    • Dimensions: 2.7" x 6.4" x 1.3" with antenna
    • Weight: 9.9 oz.

    Dog Tracking Features

    • Preloaded TopoActive maps
    • Map Screen Options let you show or hide Dog Status, Distance, Names, and Offscreen Dogs
    • Zoom to Map Dogs: automatically see all dogs on your map screen no matter how far they are from you
    • Dog Trails: choose from Complete History, Partial History, or No Trail History
    • Dog Set Up Menu with universal dog settings including Update Rates and Dog Types
    • Dog Alerts: choose tone-only, vibration-only, or tone and vibration
    • Hunt Metrics: shows each dog's hunting patterns and behaviors so you can keep them healthy and safe
    • Directly download BirdsEye satellite imagery to your handheld (1-year subscription included)
    • Share your dog info with other Alpha handheld units
    • Save up to 1,000 waypoints, 50 routes, and 10,000 track points
    • Compatible with the Garmin Explore app and website for managing tracks, routes, and waypoints, as well as reviewing statistics from the field
    • GeoFence and Radius alerts
    • Area calculation feature

    Remote Training Collar Features

    You will have to add a TT15 or TT15 MINI collar to use the training functions on the Alpha 200i

    • Customizable settings let you create your own personal configuration with ideal stimulation types and settings for each dog
    • 3 front + 3 side buttons and touchscreen controls
    • Train and track up to 20 dogs from one screen
    • Adjust stimulation levels from any screen
    • 18 levels of continuous STIM
    • 18 levels of momentary STIM
    • Non-stimulating vibration and tone options
    • Choose from two stimulation configurations:
      • Traditional STIM -- 6 levels with each level having a low, medium, and high for a total of 18 levels, replicating the classic Tri-Tronics stimulation setup
      • Linear STIM -- 18 levels that exactly match the low, medium, and high levels used in Garmin / Tri-Tronics PRO series collars for those who prefer a slightly faster way to raise and lower levels

    Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI Collar

      Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI GPS Dog Tracking Collar Combo
    • GPS TRACKING only -- no remote dog training features
    • Can be used alongside T5 and TT15 / TT15 MINI tracking and training collars
    • Waterproof to 1 ATM (10 meters)
    • 3/4" plastic-coated nylon collar strap is durable and odor-free
    • Fits neck sizes 9.5"-22"
    • K-9 metal collar buckle with metal keeper
    • 18 1/2" braided-steel VHF whip antenna to handle whatever abuse your dog can give
    • Top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS / Galileo receiver for improved signal reception
    • Remote activated LED safety beacon lights for added visibility
    • Connect to your computer via USB for easy software updates and exporting GPS dog data
    • 16- to 30-hour run time depending on update rate
    • Rescue Mode activates at 25% to preserve battery life
    • Battery life indicator tells you when to recharge your collar
    • 4-hour collar charge time
    • Also compatible with the Astro 430 and Alpha 100 (tracking function only)

    T5 Collar Specifications:
    • Dimensions: 1.75" H x 3.5" W x 1.85" D
    • Weight: 9.3 oz with collar strap and antenna

    Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI Comes With

    • Alpha 200i handheld with TopoActive Map
    • T 5 MINI GPS dog device
    • User-replaceable Li-ion rechargeable batteries in collar and handheld
    • Belt clip
    • AC adapter
    • Charging cable
    • USB cables (micro and mini)
    • 5" handheld antenna
    • Braided-steel collar antenna
    • Owner's manual
    • 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription
    • 1-year Garmin warranty
    • Up to 20 user-replaceable 3/4" collar straps (depending on number of collars purchased)

      # of CollarsIncluded Collar Strap Colors
      2Orange & Blue
      3Orange, Blue, & Black
      4Orange, Blue, Black, & Red
      5Orange, Blue, Black, Red, & Green
      6Orange, Blue, Black, Red, Green, & Yellow
      7Orange, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, & White
      8Orange, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, White, & Gray
      9Orange, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, White, Gray, & Pink
      10Orange, Blue, Black, Red, Green, Yellow, White, Gray, Pink, & Violet
      11Orange, Blue (x2), Black, Red, Green, Yellow, White, Gray, Pink, & Violet
      12Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black, Red, Green, Yellow, White, Gray, Pink, & Violet
      13Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red, Green, Yellow, White, Gray, Pink, & Violet
      14Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red (x2), Green, Yellow, White, Gray, Pink, & Violet
      15Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red (x2), Green (x2), Yellow, White, Gray, Pink, & Violet
      16Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red (x2), Green (x2), Yellow (x2), White, Gray, Pink, & Violet
      17Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red (x2), Green (x2), Yellow (x2), White (x2), Gray, Pink, & Violet
      18Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red (x2), Green (x2), Yellow (x2), White (x2), Gray (x2), Pink, & Violet
      19Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red (x2), Green (x2), Yellow (x2), White (x2), Gray (x2), Pink (x2), & Violet
      20Orange (x2), Blue (x2), Black (x2), Red (x2), Green (x2), Yellow (x2), White (x2), Gray (x2), Pink (x2), & Violet (x2)

    Features of the Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI

      Interactive SOS and Two-Way Messaging

      Should you have an emergency or accident, the Garmin Alpha includes InReach technology so you can send an SOS or other message via the Iridium satellite network from anywhere in the world (subscription required).

      Download Detailed GPS Dog Trail Info

      Map the area you and your dog covered during the day's hunt on your computer using the Waypoints and Tracks and Dog Tracks features on the Alpha Handheld. Download your hunt using either MapSource or and see your hunt on a TOPO map or Google Earth.

      Avoid Getting Lost with Hunter-Friendly Icons

      Mark and label your vehicle, UTVs, blinds, hunting lodge, food plots, and other outdoor features with waypoint icons specially designed for hunting.

      Keep Up with Birds Using the Covey Counter

      Mark the exact location of your coveys on the map with this special waypoint feature and record the time of day, elevation, number of birds in the covey, and number of birds taken.

    Additional Uses

      Although the Garmin Alpha was originally designed for hunting dogs, many of our non-hunting customers have found that the Alpha is perfect for spending time outdoors with their dogs and allowing them to run off-leash. Whether hiking, camping, biking, or horseback riding, the Garmin Alpha gives your dogs more freedom while letting you keep a close eye on them and find them if they get lost. Since the Garmin Alpha is also a full-featured GPS, it will help keep you from getting lost as well!

    Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI Batteries

    • Li-ion batteries in both handheld and collar
    • Less than 6-hour charge time
    • Handheld and collar batteries both user-replaceable
    • Snap-on charging clip for no exposed charging jacks
    • Dual-lead charger lets you charge the collar and handheld at the same time

      Handheld Battery Runtimes:

      ~16-20 hours without InReach technology enabled
      ~11-15 hours with InReach technology enabled

      Collar Battery Runtimes:

      ~16 hours with 2.5 second update rate (24 hours in Rescue Mode)
      ~21 hours with 5 second update rate
      ~24 hours with 10 second update rate
      ~27 hours with 30 second update rate
      ~30 hours with 120 second update rate (34 hours in Rescue Mode)

    Garmin ALPHA 200i + T5 MINI Range

      The Garmin Alpha handheld and MINI collar have a "line of sight" range of up to 4 miles.

      The Alpha handheld and dog GPS collar communicate using a VHF radio signal. To get the maximum range out of the system there needs to be nothing obstructing this signal.

      Realistically, this won't happen in most places we spend time with our dogs, so the actual usable range will be MUCH less than 9 miles depending on hunting/training conditions, weather, terrain, presence of cover, etc.

    Garmin Alpha GPS Maps

  • Includes free Garmin TopoActive map and 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery
  • Supports optional map data including TOPO U.S. 24K, autorouting with City Navigator, and Garmin Custom Maps

    Satellite Subscriptions

    Annual 12-month Contracts

    Lower monthly fees -- Ideal for people who either plan on using their inReach all year long, or who want the peace of mind of having a continuously active SOS device.
    • Ideal for year-round use and peace of mind
    • 12-month contract
    • Lower monthly fees
    • Move up a plan at any time for free
    • Initial account activation fee of $19.95
    • Move down a plan at any time for $24.95

    Freedom Plans

    Requires only a 30-day commitment -- Allows you to pay for satellite airtime service when you need it on a rolling monthly basis. You can change plans, up or down, or suspend your service at no charge.
    • Ideal for seasonal or occasional use
    • Move up or down a plan for free
    • Suspend your service when you dont need it
    • Keep all your account data, tracks and details when suspended
    • Minimum 30-day commitment
    • Annual freedom program fee of $24.95

    SOS Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Text Messages 10 40 Unlimited Unlimited
    Preset Messages Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Tracking Intervals 10 minutes+ 10 minutes+ 10 minutes+ 2 minutes+
    Tracking Points $0.10 each Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Location Pings $0.10 each Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
    Monthly Charges
    Annual/Contract $11.95 / Month $24.95 / Month $49.95 / Month $79.95 / Month
    Freedom Plans $14.95 / Month $34.95 / Month $64.95 / Month $99.95 / Month
    Overage Charges
    Messages (each) $0.50 $0.50 N/A N/A

    Note: Monthly plan prices do not include the federal Universal Service Fund Fee and any applicable state and local taxes. Prices subject to change. These plans are for individual consumers in the U.S. only. See for more information.

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    14 Reviews
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    93% Recommend this product (13 of 14 responses)
    By Sandi
    Naperville, IL
    Peace of mind
    December 20, 2020
    We bought this combo for peace of mind when our GSP is in the field. It’s great knowing he’s safe. He’s gotten used to it so quickly! And the delivery time and customer service from Gun Dog Supply has been top notch.
    ProsRugged. Easy to use. Sensitive touch screen. Easy access regular buttons.
    ConsMistakes, um, bio breaks for pointing.
    By Shane
    Central Iowa
    Garmin Alpha 200i is a great product
    December 11, 2020
    I made the switch to the 200i/tt15 combo right before the 2020 pheasant season started. Glad I made the switch to gps. The 200i made it extremely easy. It’s easy to navigate, easy to setup and easy to use in the field. There is a very well made how to video that gundogsupply made if there is any kind of questions. Would recommend to anyone on the fence to switching!
    ProsNice large screen Bright easy to read screen in the field Can personalize the training key sequence to what you want Lock Screen Compass view for your dogs/truck
    ConsI wish there was a teather/clip included. For the price I think it very well could.
    By Colton H.
    Ellensburg, Washington
    Great track & train
    December 8, 2020
    This was the first collar I got for my 6 month GSP puppy, I figured do it once and do it right. This thing gives a piece of mind for dogs that have full range and can get out of sight quickly. The ability to change the top training buttons has made personalizing the system a piece of cake as I have been introducing tones and vibrations, but when stimulation becomes necessary switching some buttons will be a piece of cake.
    ProsLocking screen Personalized training buttons
    By Jin
    Northwest Mississippi
    Piece of mind
    November 10, 2020
    I am very happy with this tracking/training system. The dogs enjoy a bit more freedom as well.
    ProsSimple to use
    ConsA bit costly
    By Dave
    Payson AZ
    Glad I Upgraded!
    January 26, 2021
    Very pleased with the Alpha 200i after the first two weeks of everyday use. Recently upgraded from the Alpha 100 system, which I used for seven years and liked also. The new device is similar to the 100, except everything about it is a little easier to use. Transitioning was not difficult. The instructional videos by Steve were very helpful for me. I wouldn't dream of letting my dogs loose in the wilderness without having this device!
    By Wild H.
    South Carolina
    Extremely pleased
    January 21, 2021
    Little more cumbersome to set up but not a steep learning curb. Love the ease of changing screens and the ability to see track four dogs at once on the pro view screen. Highly recommend.
    ProsBigger and brighter screen. Ease of scrolling
    By Armond
    South Louisiana
    Great Product All the Way Around!!!
    January 14, 2021
    I'm loving the new Alpha 200i + TT15 GPS Dog Tracking E-Collar Combo. I purchased this with an extra collar for running both of my dogs. Setting up the system and adding the extra collar was a breeze....even for an old guy like me! I love knowing exactly where my dogs are when out in the field or woods; without the need for the annoying loud beeping of some systems. I also love being able to correct either for bad behavior should that be necessary. Seeing the location of both dogs at the same time is easy because of the large screen. Toggling between the two for the training mode is a piece of cake. I was able to name each collar to take the guesswork out of which dog was wearing which collar. The stress of losing sight of my dogs is no longer a part of my hunt or even when just airing them out. I'm so glad I invested in this system given how much more I have invested in my dogs. I'm also very happy that I purchased it from Gun Dog Supply because I know if I ever have a problem, I'll be able to talk with someone who has great product knowledge and wonderful customer service.
    ProsRock Solid Product, Expandable, Customizable, Proven Manufacturer
    ConsI haven't experienced anything negative yet.
    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
    ProsDog groupings Bigger screen Easy to navigate Contacts in with dogs Ability to customize the Home Screen
    ConsAs of now I have nothing negative about this unit
    By Steven S.
    December 21, 2020
    The Alpha 200 and the tt15 collar work flawlessly the 200 is an excellent tool, I wish it came with a better mapping solution, or card. Gundogsupply was easy to deal with and did exactly what you expected from a top notch company.
    By Richard
    Alpha 200i with tt15
    December 19, 2020
    Arrived on time as described. Solid product with easy user interface. Really enjoying this combination. Got the Birdseye SIM card with it as well.
    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.
    ProsAccurate GPS, mapping
    ConsSteep learning curve
    By Eric
    Loving it
    November 15, 2020
    My Tritronics battery finally died and since I can't get a new one it was the perfect time to upgrade to a gps tracking unit. I can't compare this to the other Garmin units but I am very happy with this and it is great to know exactly where the dog is when he gets out of sight. I have used this on a few hunts already and I am very pleased with the performance. If you want a do it all unit I think you can look no further.
    ProsSo far it works well and does what I need it to.
    ConsLike most things these is expensive
    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).
    ProsIncludes 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
    ConsTiny 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.
    ProsGreat screen, excellent interface, very easy to operate the controls.
    ConsAs stated above.

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