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Garmin PRO 550 PLUS Training + TT25 GPS Tracking Collar

  • "One-size-fits-most" collar design fits small and large dogs
  • Simple directional at-a-glance GPS dog tracking on the handheld
  • Familiar Tri-Tronics "low-medium-high" e-collar usability
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    PRO 550 Plus DVD and Check Cord Add-On PRO 550 PLUS Handheld and Collar PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Front PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Left Side PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Right Side PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Back PRO 550 Plus Transmitter in Hand PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Control Detail PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Dial Detail PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Power Button PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Mudplug PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Lanyard Slot TT25 Collar PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar Front PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar Back PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar Bottom PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar Inside PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar Side PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar Probes PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar Tracking Lights On PRO 550 Plus Scaled PRO 550 Plus TT25 Collar on Charger PRO 550 Plus Transmitter Charger Detail PRO 550 Plus Charger Prongs

    What's New in the PRO 550 PLUS + TT25

    Garmin TT25 Collar:

    • User-replaceable flex band reduces downtime if your collar gets damaged
    • Multi-colored collar status indicator
      • Blue: pairing mode
      • Yellow: acquiring GPS signal
      • Green: GPS signal established
      • Red: low battery
    • "One-size-fits-most" collar design can be comfortably worn by both small and large dogs

    Additional TT25 Collar Features when used with the Garmin Alpha:

    • Dynamic Tracking auto-adjusts the collar update rate based on your dog's activity (less movement=lower update rate) to extend the battery life to approx. 68 hours on a single charge (only with Alpha 300, 200, or 10 handhelds)
    • Multi-colored remotely activated LED light beacons let you easily ID your dogs in low light conditions with 7 color options: white, yellow, magenta, cyan, green, red, and blue (only with Alpha 300, 200, or 10 handhelds)
    • WiFi connectivity allows collar software to auto-update while charging (only with Alpha 300 or 200 handhelds)

    Simple Garmin Directional GPS Tracking:

    • Directional tracking at-a-glance
    • Built-in display with GPS and Galileo functionality
    • 2+ mile range
    • 2.5-second update rate gives you greater dog tracking accuracy
    • Display size: 1.43" x 2.15" diag. 2.6"
    • Display resolution: 160 x 240 pixels

    Traditional Tri-Tronics E-collar Functionality:

    • Two STIM buttons in a "low-medium-high" configuration
    • 18 total STIM levels
    • 6 selectable levels on the intensity dial
    • Stimulation toggle lets you select continuous or momentary mode
    • "A" setting on stimulation toggle allows remote beacon light operation
    • "V" setting on intensity dial activates non-stimulating vibration feature
    • Separate front-mountedbuttonfornon-stimulating tone
    • Dog selector toggle allows expansion up to 3 dogs (with purchase of additional collars)

    Connectivity:


    The Garmin PRO 550 PLUS takes the best-in-class, one-handed dog training system of the PRO 550 and combines it with simple, at-a-glance GPS tracking. 18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, plus non-stimulating tone and vibration options let you customize your training for each dog. Track your dog from more than 2 miles away using the built-in display, and see when they are on point or have treed with pointing and treeing alerts. For even more dog tracking options, pair your PRO 550+ with your Garmin Fenix Watch or Garmin DriveTrack in-vehicle navigator.

  • AT-A-GLANCE DIRECTIONAL GPS DOG TRACKING: Easily see where your dog is and what he's doing with pointing and treeing alerts
  • LONG RANGE: 2-mile range with up to 2.5-second update rate gives you greater accuracy when tracking your dogs
  • ONE-HANDED, NO-LOOK OPERATION: Quickly switch between stimulation levels with the tactile dial so you can keep your eyes on your dog
  • BEACON LIGHTS: Remotely activated LED light beacons let you easily ID your dogs in low light conditions
  • EXPAND TO 3-DOGS: Expandable to 3 dogs (additional receiver collars available separately)

    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.







    Gun Dog Supply Exclusive: One Hour BASIC OBEDIENCE Ecollar Training Video

      Garmin PRO 550 PLUS Training + TT25 GPS Tracking Collar $40 Value -- You get this FOR A PENNY when you buy this ecollar.

      We are proud to announce that Professional Dog Trainer Robin MacFarlane is working with us! We just wrapped another video shoot, and are launching her latest DVD.

      PREVIEW: Watch a 10-minute Preview here...

      What's interesting about these videos is that Robin has never worked with these dogs before, and several younger dogs have never been trained on an ecollar.

      First, Robin walks you through the basic obedience commands showing what proper form looks like.

      Next, Robin shows how she introduces the ecollar to two of Steve's puppies, Jack & Tilly, and shows you how to find the right STIM level to communicate with your dog.

      She then turns that into a lesson for your dog to recognize that STIM means pay attention to your handler and expands that into a basic recall.

      Additional segments include teaching RECALL, PLACE, SIT, and HEEL.



      Exclusively available at Gun Dog Supply.





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    PRO 550 PLUS + TT25 Transmitter (Remote)

      Garmin PRO 550 PLUS Training + TT25 GPS Tracking Collar
    • Directional at-a-glance GPS tracking on a built-in display with GPS and Galileo functionality
    • 2+ mile range
    • Up to 2.5 second update rate gives you greater dog tracking accuracy
    • Display size: .91" x .91" diag. 1.28"
    • Display resolution: 128 x 128 pixels
    • 18 total stimulation levels
    • 6 selectable levels on the intensity dial
    • Two STIM buttons set up in a low, medium, high configuration
    • Stimulation toggle lets you select continuous or momentary mode
    • "A" setting on stimulation toggle allows remote beacon light operation
    • "V" setting on intensity dial activates non-stimulating vibration feature
    • Separate front-mountedbuttonfornon-stimulating tone
    • Dog selector toggle allows expansion up to 3 dogs (with purchase of additional collars)
    • Fully waterproof (IPX7 rating) -- it even floats!
    • Ergonomic and balanced 1-handed design
    • Rubberized no-slip sure-grip
    • Removeable antenna
    • Lanyard connection slot
    • Quick charge Li-Ion batteries are user-replaceable and last 3-5 years with proper care
    • On-screen battery charge indicator
    • Approx. 24 hour battery life
    • Dimensions: 1.8" x 11.4" x 2.1"
    • Weight: 8.9 oz
    • Use with your Fenix Watch or Drivetrack 71




    PRO 550 PLUS + TT25 Collar

      Garmin PRO 550 PLUS Training + TT25 GPS Tracking Collar
    • User-replaceable flex band reduces downtime if your collar gets damaged
    • Multi-colored collar status indicator
      • Blue: pairing mode
      • Yellow: acquiring GPS signal
      • Green: GPS signal established
      • Red: low battery
    • "One-size-fits-most" collar design can be comfortably worn by both small and large dogs
    • Waterproof (1 ATM -- 10 meters)
    • Top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS / Galileo receiver gives better signal reception than GPS alone
    • 18 levels of both continuous and momentary stimulation
    • Non-stimulating vibration function
    • Non-stimulating tone function
    • User-replaceable 1" collar strap fits neck sizes between 11.5" and 22"
    • Braided steel collar antenna takes all the abuse a hunting dog can give it
    • USB-C port on collar for manual software updates via Garmin Express and exporting additional GPS dog data


    • NOTE: When used with the PRO 550+, the TT25 collar will only operate at a 2.5-second update rate.

      Additional TT25 Collar Features when used with the Garmin Alpha:

    • Dynamic Tracking auto-adjusts the collar update rate based on your dog's activity (less movement=lower update rate) to extend the battery life to approx. 68 hours on a single charge (only with Alpha 300, 200, or 10 handhelds)
    • Multi-colored remotely activated LED light beacons let you easily ID your dogs in low light conditions with 7 color options: white, yellow, magenta, cyan, green, red, and blue (only with Alpha 300, 200, or 10 handhelds)
    • WiFi connectivity allows collar software to auto-update while charging (only with Alpha 300 or 200 handhelds)
    • Remotely activated Sleep Mode further extends battery life (only with Alpha handhelds)


    TT25 Collar Specifications:
    • Dimensions: 1.4" H x 3.2" W x 1.8" D
    • Weight: 8.8 oz. with collar strap and antenna




    PRO 550 PLUS + TT25 Comes With

    • Handheld waterproof transmitter
    • Waterproof dog device receiver collar with black 1" adjustable strap
    • Steel braided antenna
    • Collar receiver charging clip
    • AC adapter
    • USB data cable
    • USB-C cable
    • Set of long contact points
    • Set of short contact points
    • Contact point wrench
    • Owner's manual
    • Optional Robin MacFarlane's Basic Obedience Ecollar Training DVD
    • Optional long line / checkcord (color may vary)




    Features of the PRO 550 PLUS + TT25

    • Directional at-a-glance GPS tracking on a built-in display with GPS and Galileo functionality
    • 2.5-second update rate gives you greater accuracy when tracking your dogs
    • Can be paired with the Fenix watch and Drivetrack for additional functionality
    • Two black buttons control 18 levels of continuous and 18 levels of momentary stimulation instantly selectable at the transmitter
    • Non-stimulating tone and vibration features
    • Dog selector toggle allows expansion up to 3 dogs (with purchase of additonal collars)
    • Waterproof transmitter (IPX7) and dog device receiver collar (1 ATM)
    • 2+ mile range
    • "One-size-fits-most" collar design fits comfortably on small or large dogs
    • Interchangeable insulated contact points for dogs with long or short coats
    • Insulated contact points ensure consistent and reliable stimulation in the water
    • LED running lights help you locate your dogs in the dark
    • Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries in the handheld with approx. 24-hour run time
    • 1" collar strap with metal keeper fits neck sizes between 11.5" and 22"
    • One-year manufacturer warranty



    PRO 550 PLUS + TT25 Batteries

    • Lithium-ion batteries with two-hour rapid charge
    • Batteries are user-replaceable in both the transmitter and dog device collar
    • Dog device features a compact charging cradle for no exposed charging jacks


    • Garmin TT25 Standard Battery Life (included):
      • Up to 25 hours with location updates every 2.5 seconds
      • Additional Modes when used with the Garmin Alpha 300, 200, or 10:
        • Up to 68 hours using dynamic tracking
        • Up to 84 hours with location updates every 2 minutes


      Garmin TT25 Extended Battery Life (available separately):
      • Up to 50 hours with location updates every 2.5 seconds
      • Additional Modes when used with the Garmin Alpha 300, 200, or 10:
        • Up to 136 hours using dynamic tracking
        • Up to 168 hours with location updates every 2 minutes




    Stimulation from the PRO 550 PLUS + TT25

      Choose the Stimulation that is Best for Your Dog:
      • Intensity levels can be quickly adjusted, meaning you can instantly adjust intensity whenever distractions increase
      • 18 intensity levels of STIM
      • Non-stimulating tone and vibration functions


      Both STIM Types:
      • Continuous stimulation allows you to control the length of the correction based on how long you hold the button down
      • Momentary stimulation delivers a quick preset duration of stimulation (less than 1 second) for enforcing commands your dog already knows and for correcting behavior


      Training with STIM:
      • Tactile dial with clicks between levels allows you to raise and lower the stimulation level by feel without ever having to take your eyes off your dog
      • Teach yardwork/obedience and enforce known commands with lower levels of stimulation
      • Use higher levels to stop unwanted chasing or to overcome strong distractions


      Contact Points:
      • Insulated contact points ensure consistent and reliable stimulation in the water
      • Includes interchangeable contact points for long or short-coated dogs




    PRO 550 PLUS + TT25 Range

      Collar range is up to 2 miles which is ample for most dog training or hunting situations. Maximum range is based on "line of sight." This means that to get the full range out of a system there should be nothing between the transmitter and the receiver, and the terrain should be flat and open. This isn't going to happen in most places that we spend time with our dogs. The range on all of the systems that we carry will vary depending on training conditions, including weather, terrain, and the presence of cover.

      Remember, too much range will never hurt, but too little could be a problem.











    PRO 550 PLUS + TT25

    Gun Dog Supply EXCLUSIVE

    One hour of BASIC OBEDIENCE training
    from Pro Trainer Robin MacFarlane.



    Garmin TT25 Collars

    There are several new features in these new collars, the first one being dynamic updates (only available with Alpha 300, 200, and 10 handhelds). In previous generations of collars, update rates were set to a standard set time. The new collars have standard set update rates, but they also offer the option of a dynamic update rate. In an effort to conserve battery life, the dynamic update rate will decrease the frequency of updates to the handheld when the dog is motionless. This extends the battery life, giving you up to 68 hours of battery from a single charge.

    When used with the PRO 550+, the TT25 collar will only operate at the 2.5-second update rate.

    The next new feature is multicolored running lights. On previous models, we've had running lights that you could control from the handheld, which allowed you to turn them on and off if your dogs were running, especially in low light conditions or at night. These new collars now give you seven different color options so you can identify your dogs in the dark by changing their light color.

    Note that you can only change the color with the Alpha 300, 200, and 10 series handhelds. The PRO 550+ and Alpha 100 can only turn the lights on and off.

    These new Garmin collars allow you to change the flex bands. In the past, the flex band contained a wire going to the GPS antenna. In these new T-series collars, the flex band can be easily switched out in the field by removing just two screws, decreasing downtime.

    The multicolored status light is a major upgrade on these new T-series collars. The status light flashes in the center of the collar when it's turned on, and the color indicates what your collar is doing:
    • Yellow: searching for GPS signal
    • Green: acquired GPS signal
    • Blue: pairing mode
    • Red: low battery
    Having the multicolored status light makes it easier to look at your collar and tell when it's ready to use.

    The TT25 comes in one standard size and is smaller than previous regular collars. (Garmin does not offer MINI and regular sizes of these.) They are sized so they will fit most dogs really well. It's not so small that it's going to be a problem on a large dog, yet it's not so big it's going to cause a problem with smaller beagles.

    Automatic WiFi updates are available if you use your TT25 with an ALPHA 300 or 200 series handheld. You can sync the collars to your home WiFi network, and when you put the collars on the charger, they will go online and check to see if there are any updates. Then, they automatically install the new updates. This will save you a lot of time and keep you from wondering if there's a new update. When using the TT25 with the PRO 550 PLUS, you will need to update your collar via Garmin Express.




    Garmin PRO 550 PLUS Handheld

    The Garmin 550 PLUS was designed for folks that need a better e-collar with their GPS / E-collar combination system.

    Every combo tracking and training system on the market up until now has been designed as a tracker first and a training collar second. The 550 PLUS is the answer for folks that need an e-collar first.

    Based on the classic Tri-Tronics PRO 500 design, the PRO 550 PLUS is an e-collar that lets you raise and lower stimulation levels one-handed while never having to take your eyes off your dog. There is no other combination system on the market that has the ease of use of the PRO 550 PLUS.

    The GPS tracking on the PRO 550 PLUS is a simplified version of the same tracking system that the Garmin ALPHA and ASTRO units use.
    • It will tell you the direction your dog is from you, how far away he is, and if he is moving or standing still.
    • The tracking screen is easy to read with a large directional arrow and easy-to-read numbers.
    • It offers everything most folks need without excessive and overcomplicated features.
    • While the tracking is simple, it performs just as well as other Garmin systems.
    An option for folks that want both the advanced tracking features of the ALPHA and the ease of use of the PRO 550 PLUS handheld is to add the PRO 550+ handheld only to the ALPHA system that they already run.

    The 550 PLUS will work with all TT25, TT15X, TT15, and TT10 collars that have been on the market since the ALPHA was released.




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    Review Summary
    4.3
    45 Reviews
    5
    62% (28)
    4
    22% (10)
    3
    7% (3)
    2
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    89% Recommend this product (40 of 45 responses)
    By Dave
    SW PA
    Perfect for my needs
    August 26, 2022
    I bought this gps unit/ collar in anticipation of a hunting trip out of state. However in using it for a few weeks just working the dog in cover, it really gives me peace of mind. I can’t always see the dog in heavy cover. Or hear her, despite paging her. Finally I can tell at a glance her distance and direction. I only gave four stars because it’s only been a few weeks and certainly not an inexpensive product, so I expect longevity too.
    Would definitely recommend.
    Pros
    • Fairly easy to use and simple distance, direction to your dog.
    Cons
    • Not cheap.
    By Terry
    Northern California
    Garmin 550 pro plus
    March 27, 2021
    Did a quick checkout and seems good. I watched a you tube on it and everything is consistent with what ISaw.
    Looking forward to a better evaluation.
    Pros
    • It was delivered in the estimated time for shipment and all the pieces were in tact .
    • I would definitely use dog gun supply again and have. Great customer service.
    • I
    Cons
    • I'm used to smaller transmitter so that will be a little adjustment.
    By Mark
    Arizona
    Garmin Pro 550 Plus- Great training e-collar & GPS
    March 19, 2021
    Use this collar for training 100%. Was looking at this device for a while and glad I purchased. My buddy also uses this collar while hunting and has no concerns. But again I use for training only and its perfect for the job. Only one recommendation - I would love to have a trash break intensity/setting for a one time correction for chasing rabbits, etc. just need that extra intensity on certain occasions
    Pros
    • Easy to read GPS and use
    • Has good feel in hand - well balanced
    Cons
    • Make sure you are on the right collar its easy to accidentally change toggle/dog
    By Allen
    Sherwood, AR
    Simple to use, does all I wanted.
    January 29, 2021
    My big running pointers can get out of sight really fast. With the 550 Plus TT15 combo, I know where they are and what they are doing. Sometimes they forget that they are working for me and a quick vibration, buzz or light stimulation is all they need to bring them back in. I have one young bitch that is real timid and an older dog that is really bold. The 550 Plus has settings to adapt to both. Simple to use and at 78 yrs. young, “SIMPLE” means a lot to me.
    Pros
    • Simple to use
    • A full charge last for days.
    • Small screen but it's really easy to read.
    Cons
    • Somewhat concerned about the toggle switches wearing out. When working multiple dogs there is a lot of switching going on. Time will tell, I may be wrong.
    By Dave
    Charleston, IL
    Great simple GPS
    December 22, 2020
    This by far appears to be the best option for a GPS/training system no touch screens to deal with.
    Always a pleasure doing business with Gun Dog Supply
    Pros
    • Simple, easy to use. Great for winter and gloves not touch screen to deal with. Just like using the Pro 550 I'm use.
    Cons
    • Won't turn on/off accessory beeper. Won't work with PT10 collar so if you're running both systems you have to carry two controllers. Maybe Garmin will upgrade these features in the future.
    By Tom
    MARYLAND
    Garmin Pro 550 Plus
    September 28, 2020
    Garmin Pro 550 Plus is yet again a well made durable product from Garmin. I had the Pro 550 and loved everything about it but I needed GPS for working in tall brush. The Plus solved my problem and to take it one step further I synced it to my Garmin Instinct Watch. It's a great combination. I kept the old Pro 550 for training. Only drawback to the Plus is it doesn't feature the bark collar option. Gun Dog Supply came through with another great product, delivered in a timely fashion. Thanks! Picture of the Pro 550 Plus on my GSP "Natty Boh" attached. Can't wait till pheasant season.
    Pros
    • Great for training, has all the training features of the Pro 550 that made it one of the best. GPS gives me all the quick accurate detail I need without hassle or complications. I know were my dog is and what she is doing. Much more relaxing when your dog is in brush & tall cover.
    Cons
    • Doesn't have the bark collar feature.
    By Garren
    Connecticut
    Great simple GPS/training collar
    November 19, 2022
    Started off rough as the GPS didn't seem to give accurate distance. The tech support at Gun Dog was excellent! Turned out the handheld and collar needed a software update which was simple. Took my GSP out hunting and the collar/GPS worked perfect.
    Pros
    • Simple, easy to use and set up
    • Easy to read direction/distance of the dog on the handheld
    • Good training collar, can be used with gloves on
    Cons
    • None
    By Don
    Green Lake, WI
    Awesome tool for training
    October 21, 2022
    First time using this type of device and I love it. Training a new puppy for hunting and he’s getting along just fine.
    Pros
    • Easy to use and does both training and tracking.
    By Bob
    Idaho
    Feet or yards, feet or yards, feet or yards...
    October 17, 2022
    I've been using the Garmin Pro 550 Plus with TT 15 collars for about 3 years, purchased through Gun Dog Supply. A couple basic functions of the 550 Plus work well - direction and pointing vibration. However, it has 2 features that are perpetually very irritating. First is that the distance measurement changes from feet to yards when distance is beyond 99 (or 100?) feet. WHY? My dog typically ranges 30 to 100 yards away, depending on cover type. I too often must pause to study the screen to know whether my dog is, say, 90 yards or only 90 feet away; I move at a brisk pace and want to know distance at a glance. No can do with the 550 Plus.

    I asked a rep at Gun Dog Supply what the heck's up with this and he replied that maybe it's to hone in on the dog when you're trying to find it on point. My response, in good humor: I don't care whether the dog is, say, 52 feet versus 53 feet away... I'm not hunting field mice in my weedy backyard with a pointing cat : ) I also contacted Garmin directly about this.

    Geez, I wish Garmin used the metric system so this foot-yards-foot-yards etc foolishness wasn't possible... I can understand meters far better than trying to decipher feet vs. yards, and to make matters worse, size of letters in the abreviation for feet, "ft," is in about font size 1... in other words, itty-bitty tiny. At any rate, I'm surprised as heck that no one else who submitted reviews commented on this!

    2nd is the light quality of the screen. Late in the day, especially under a forest canopy, it gets tough to decipher the screen... just not bright enough. Drives me nuts. Ironically, on my dog's collar I can turn headlights on yet I need a headlamp to see the screen on my 550. I note some others commented on this CON feature.

    All things considered, for my hunting purposes the 550 Plus is no better than the older thing I had that cost half as much. For hunting in woodlands I'm now going back - way back - to a bell (skipping the beeper thing).
    Pros
    • A couple basic functions of the 550 Plus work well - direction and pointing vibration
    Cons
    • The Garmin Pro 550 Plus has 2 features that are perpetually very irritating. First is that the distance measurement changes from feet to yards when distance is beyond 99 (or 100?) feet. WHY? My dog typically ranges 30 to 100 yards away, depending on cover type. I too often must pause to study the screen to know whether my dog is, say, 90 yards or only 90 feet away; I move at a brisk pace and want to know distance at a glance. No can do with the 550 Plus.
    • I asked a rep at Gun Dog Supply what the heck's up with this and he replied that maybe it's to hone in on the dog when you're trying to find it on point. My response, in good humor: I don't care whether the dog is, say, 52 feet versus 53 feet away... I'm not hunting field mice in my weedy backyard with a pointing cat : ) I also contacted Garmin directly about this.
    • Geez, I wish Garmin used the metric system so this foot-yards-foot-yards etc foolishness wasn't possible... I can understand meters far better than trying to decipher feet vs. yards, and to make matters worse, size of letters in the abreviation for feet, "ft," is in about font size 1... in other words, itty-bitty tiny. At any rate, I'm surprised as heck that no one else who submitted reviews commented on this!
    • 2nd is the light quality of the screen. Late in the day, especially under a forest canopy, it gets tough to decipher the screen... just not bright enough. Drives me nuts. Ironically, on my dog's collar I can turn headlights on yet I need a headlamp to see the screen on my 550. I note some others commented on this CON feature.
    • All things considered, for my hunting purposes the 550 Plus is no better than the older thing I had that cost half as much. For hunting in woodlands I'm now going back - way back - to a bell (skipping the beeper thing).
    By TW
    Northen Michigan, Hiawatha National Forest hunting
    Long time hunter but rookie hunting dog handler/master review of first hunt with this gear.
    October 12, 2022
    It works! Dogs position relative to mine and movements easliy and quickly assessed. Not perfect but definitely affective. Must have or I would be concerned about the whereabouts of my 8 month old Brittiny hunting dog even with the bells around his neck. The video is a plus. Overall 4.5.
    Pros
    • Easy setup and short learning curve following the Owner Manual instructions.
    Cons
    • A little long/bulky, sticks out of hunting vest pockets, need to add a lanyard.
    By Bubba
    Pa
    Works great once you figure it out
    June 15, 2022
    Wish it came with a printed copy of the manual. It would be helpful to learn how to use it since this is the first training and/or gps collar that I have ever used. Where I hunt and train there is no cell service to look up the manual. The collar itself works great for my pointing dog. It gives me great peace of mind when out in the field. Other than that it is a great collar. Wish it came with a lanyard, I ended up making one.
    Pros
    • Range
    • Variety of settings
    • Battery life
    Cons
    • No manual to reference when you don't have cell service
    By TWoods
    Texas
    550 Plus
    June 7, 2022
    Good solid training device. Works as advertised. Like the vibrate and light functions.
    Pros
    • Easy to use without having to view what buttons I am pushing.
    Cons
    • None.
    By Cory
    Myton, Utah
    Nice product for training.
    February 25, 2022
    Great product for training. Quick to change from dog to dog without having to look at a screen. However can’t see screen after dark. Glad I have it for daytime training. I have the alpha 100 as well It’s just not as quick or handy for training work
    Pros
    • Quick & easy to correct dogs without having to scan through so many screens
    Cons
    • Can't see screen after dark. Only allows up to 3 dogs at a time
    By Nathan
    Colorado
    Software cannot be updated with a Mac.
    December 23, 2021
    This collar will get you a few more birds and it’s definitely safer to know where your dogs are at. However, it is not always reliable. Garmin makes regular updates to the software needed to properly operate the collar. Without updated software the gps is not accurate. So you need to constantly check for software updates. The biggest problem with this is that you are a mac user you will not be able to update the software on the collar. The garmin software installer app only works on PCs.

    So know that if you own a mac, you will also need to buy a pc just to continually keep the software updated to actually know where your dogs are.

    Do not buy this collar if you are a Mac user.


    Pros
    • You can generally know where your dogs are and if they are on point or not.
    Cons
    • Only accurate with updated software. You can only update the software on a pc and not a Mac.
    By Brian A.
    Enumclaw, WA
    A Great Addition
    October 28, 2021
    The 550 Pro Plus is a great addition to my hunting gear. My two Wirehaired Pointing Griffons and I hunt from the Dakota's west and south to Nevada. I have used an Alpha 100 for the first 4 years with my dogs. It worked well but required too much visual and dexteral interaction. Along comes the 550 Pro Plus and I snap it up. Much easier to use without taking my eyes of the prey or the dogs. I still carry my Alpha to get the detail i need from the onxhunt maps if nothing less than for safety when the Griffs are out of sight. Having a spare collar that came with the 550 is an asset. I only have one complaint, so see my cons.
    Pros
    • So easy to use without distracting me from the hunt.
    Cons
    • My only con has nothing to do with the 550 pro plus but with the holster options. I would love to have a nylon holster that offers MOLLE attachment options. I have to rig a zip-tie to hold it on my upland vest strap.
    • The next thought is for product development. I would like to have the option to program the baseline intensity setting so it changes when I switch between dogs. The intensity setting dial can be used to override the baseline setting when required. Food for thought.
    By David P.
    Langley BC
    Point alert
    October 26, 2021
    Very annoying to find out that the weak vibration on the handheld device hanging at the end of a cord is unable to be felt. I would’ve expected this to have an audible alert rather than a vibration which is basically useless. Much cheaper collar systems provide this feature
    By Don
    Midland TX
    Excellent product.
    October 17, 2021
    Couldn’t be more pleased with the e-collar and GPS function. Simpler is better.
    Pros
    • Simple
    Cons
    • Can?t think of any !!
    By Steve
    Connecticut
    Great product
    October 14, 2021
    Highly reconmend
    Pros
    • Good range.
    • Easy to use.
    Cons
    • None
    By Darron M.
    Wilmington, NC
    What would could have been the best dog collar ever made
    September 28, 2021
    lets keep this short and to the point MAC IOS. I love everything about it but if you are part of the 90% of the world that uses a real computer AKA a Mac, you cant update the collar SMH.
    Cons
    • not Mac compatible
    By Lynn
    Kansas
    Garmin collar
    September 28, 2021
    Second collar in the family .Very happy with the product and how user friendly it is
    By Bino
    Wisconsin
    skeptical of calibration
    September 15, 2021
    The unit works as advertised, however, there is a problem with calibration. I tried calibrating the compass and the unit wouldn't respond. After talking with the Gun Dog reps I was sent to the Garman techs. They worked me through the updates and factory reinstall. It still wouldn't calibrate, but the compass pointed North and the GPS worked fine, so I am keeping it. I am a little skeptical of the non-calibration, but the Garmin folks said they would stand behind their product.
    Pros
    • Works as advertized
    Cons
    • Trouble calibrating North
    By Bill
    Helena, MT
    Fast and Simple
    September 8, 2021
    The guys at Gun Dog Supply filled my order promptly! I love the the simplicity of the Garmin Pro 550 Plus. Training and tracking combined is perfect!. The distance it works are as advertised. Thanks!
    Pros
    • Simplicity , ergonomics, battery life, vibrates when dog on point.
    Cons
    • Would be nice to have a separate vibrate button instead of toggling back and forth with the dial.
    By Mike
    Reno, NV
    Garmin PRO 550 Plus is a winner
    September 2, 2021
    I have been using this training tool with my one year old Brittany for a couple of weeks. The versatility of using tone, vibration and stimulation makes this a great training tool. I can't wait to get her out in the field to test out the GPS tracking.
    Pros
    • Versatility, battery life, weight
    Cons
    • Price
    By David K.
    ME Maine
    Works as advertised but a little slow
    June 17, 2021
    I bought this collar for it's tracking ability. I usually run my dogs with beepers but having recently lost most of my hearing I had a really difficult time discerning the direction the beep was coming from.

    This tracking collar solves that to a degree as it will give a distance and direction to the dog. While I've only had it a short while I believe it will help tremendously when hunting season arrives.

    I've owned Tri-Tronics for decades and always like them, they do what they say and are robust. This Garmin version is no different.

    The only con on it is that the 2.5 second updating is a bit slow as my dog outruns that. Meaning it it's always 2.5 seconds behind the dog - so if you have a fast big running dog it the distance and direction will be slightly behind the dog. Not that big of deal as it still gives a good indication if the dog is close or moving away. If the dog stops or is on point, the device buzzes you and can really hone into the dogs position within a few feet.

    I do like the light on it, it's bright enough that you can see it in the darker woods which will also help locating a dog on point.

    Also the independent tone button is really nice as you don't have to fiddle with the dial going between tone and shock as I have to on my current Tri-Tronics G3.

    I also bought the holster for it and that works well. I also got the Garmin Fenix watch and can link it to the dog and see direction and distance on my wrist - I think that's going to be really nice not having to look at the controller when walking in on a point with gun in position but just look your wrist.







    Pros
    • Robust
    • Typical Tri-Tronics quality
    • Independent tone button
    • Vibration Mode
    • Fairly accurate
    Cons
    • Little slow on the update cycle of 2.5 seconds
    • Controller is bigger than most
    • Collar is also pretty big size
    By Glen
    Silverdale, Washington
    Worked great
    June 6, 2021
    Simple, easy to use, effectively got my English Setter to hunt as a team rather than for himself!
    Pros
    • Like the location finder with yardage. Also the on point alert is very helpful.
    Cons
    • Finding a big enough pocket for the handset. Wish the antenna was less obtrusive.
    By Mark
    Mississippi
    Great product but wish the antenna was shorter
    April 30, 2021
    Garmin 550 mini is just what I needed for my squirrel dog. Works great and simple to use. The only drawback is for smaller dogs the antenna is long and it aggravates my dog, she’s only 18 pounds
    Pros
    • Simple to use
    Cons
    • Antenna to long
    By Jim
    Arizona
    Great product
    April 10, 2021
    Great product so far I’m just a beginner dog trainer and your video on the Garmin + was very helpful thanks
    Pros
    • Still in the works
    By Gordon
    Prattville Alabama
    Perfect product
    January 29, 2021
    The tracking/training collar is basic and easy to use. Very uncomplicated. Giving away my Astro
    Pros
    • Easy to use
    • No fumbling with multiple controllers
    Cons
    • Can't send spaceship to moon with it
    By Doug T.
    Georgia
    GARMIN PRO 550 PLUS
    January 10, 2021
    This collar is perfect for me and my big running GSP. It is simple to use with a little time in the hand.Knowing where and how far away he is could not be so simple.The stim on the collar can be fine tuned easily. The only reason for 4 instead of 5 stars is it is a little slow on the GPS to react to fast moving dogs like mine
    Pros
    • SIMPLE to use.It has everything needed to control and locate your dog.
    Cons
    • It could be a little faster on feed back from GPS.
    By Ron S.
    Klamath Falls Or.
    Great Product
    January 1, 2021
    Used during Pheasant season. Awesome for keeping track of your dog in thick cover. Easy to use.
    Pros
    • Ease of use, even for a Tech Klutz.
    Cons
    • Havn't figured the light yet other than that an awesome tool for keeping track of your best friend

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