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Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard

Fits the Garmin Alpha, Astro, Delta, PRO, and Sport PRO handhelds.


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Retractable tether / lanyard for keeping your Garmin handheld close and secure. Includes belt clip, spring loaded tether, and 2 quick-connect lanyards. Fits the Garmin Alpha, Astro, Delta, PRO, Sport PRO and inReach handhelds.

NOTE FOR ALPHA USERS: Lanyard will not completely retract a hanging Alpha handheld. For the retractable tether to function properly with the Alpha, it must be used in conjunction with belt clip provided with the Alpha system (see photo).

  • Up to 6 ounce retraction strength
  • 28 inch extension
  • Made in the USA

  • Also fits the Garmin GPS 60, GPSMAP 60, 60Cx, 60CSx, GPS 72, GPS 76, GPSMAP 76, 76S, 76Cx, 76CSx, eTrex, eTrex Camo, Summit, Legend, Legend Cx, Vista, Vista Cx, Venture, and Venture Cx models.

    Retractable Tether / Lanyard

    Transcript from Steve's Video:

    The Garmin retractable tether is one of my favorite ways to carry a Garmin Astro or a Garmin Alpha. Biggest thing about your Astro is that you need access to it. But the handhelds are very expensive and you do not want to drop them. So I highly recommend that you tie them to yourself.

    The tether works great in that it has a clip. It's going to be attached to you, but you can pull it out when you need it. And it retracts by itself. I use them in conjunction with the belt clip that comes along with the Alphas and the Astros. You can't trust the belt clip by itself just because of the way they rotate. If you are walking through the brush you can knock it off very easily.

    But the tether is going to fix that where if it does come loose then it's still going to be attached to your vest. It's still going to be attached to your belt loop. I've been using them for a while. Pretty simple. Just slides through the loop here on the bottom.

    So we have this. Then we take our tether and it attaches. And so now you've got it tied to yourself. Take this, I'll attach this to a belt loop or a loop on my vest. And then I take the clip and now it's hanging. This way I've got access to it. it's not bouncing around on me. I've got easy access to it when I need it. But when I'm through with it I just clip it back in and it's secure. I don't have to worry about losing it. And then the real beauty here is that you've got a safety clip on it so that you can separate it out and you can charge it without having to remove the clip from your vest.

    Just a great tool. It works well with the Alphas and the Astros. It will work well with anything else that we've got as far as if it has a clip to it. Neat way to keep up with it and have easy access in the field.

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    Customer Reviews

    Review Summary
    34 Reviews
    71% (24)
    21% (7)
    3% (1)
    3% (1)
    3% (1)
    94% Recommend this product (32 of 34 responses)
    By David
    Secure Teather
    January 17, 2024
    The hand held transmitter should have included a strap in original purchase. I was always reluctant to take it with me in the Duck Blind for fear of dropping in water. Now I can hook it up?
    By Neil
    North Mississippi
    Good product
    February 7, 2023
    I bought this to replace my lanyard on my alpha 200, works very well holds it closer to my jacket, yet accessible when I need it
    • Holds close
    • Less swinging around
    • None so far
    By Betsy C.
    Perfect accessory
    January 25, 2022
    Great way to NOT lose our Garmin Sport Pro. Comes on and off easily from a belt loop or on our carabiner on our jackets. Great product and the extra tie is appreciated as well.
    By Al
    Medina, Ohio
    Thin loop broke when transmitter snagged on corn.
    December 12, 2021
    There was a hard tug on my vest when the handheld snagged a corn stalk. The thin loop was weak enough to snap and prevent damage to the transmitter. Thankfully it was strong enough to get my attention. Unexpectedly the connector was still firmly snapped together with no damage.
    • Beats looking for a lost transmitter. Or worse yet...buying a replacement. Get 2 attachment for your training transmitter and one for a hunting (GPS) transmitter. Works well for bird release transmitters also.
    • Recoil tension is slightly weak for heavier transmitters like a PRO 500 Plus. Did not see replacement loops sold separately. I'll check with Gun Dog Supply for my options.
    By Morrie
    Faulty design
    November 26, 2021
    Not secure. If you want to protect your $650 handheld with 6 pound test this is for you. 15 minutes into my first hunt with my Garmin Alpha 200i this tether snagged and broke free in medium cover. Didn’t realize it for a couple of minutes but once the panic subsided and I figured out how to locate using the app I was able to locate the handheld. Thought it was a fluke but two weeks later the same thing happened again only this time I felt the tug and stopped but it still broke free and released the handheld. Garmin should be ashamed to sell this product.
    • Garmin name
    • Everything else
    By Mark
    Retractable tether lanyard works well
    November 10, 2021
    The lanyard needs to clip onto a d-ring or belt loop etc. Once there the retraction keeps the lanyard out of your way. I wear it on my field vest and leave it there when removed and wanting the handheld with me. The quick disconnect makes this process easy.
    • The retraction keeps the lanyard with drawn and out of your way.
    • the quick disconnect isn't the same as the other Garmin lanyards.
    By Chip V.
    Richmond, VA
    Great secondary attachment for Garmin Alpha collars
    October 16, 2021
    I have used one of these as part of my 2 part carriers for Alpha 100 and now 200i for over 10 years. Great retractable. I have broken one after years of use in thick woods chasing woodcock and ruffed grouse. Highly recommend.
    • Works as it should and tuff.
    • Thin cord can wear over time and break. I walked 60
    • Miles in the UP this week hunting thick cover and held up great.
    By Dean
    Good backup mounting
    August 31, 2021
    The loop on this is pretty thin, so I'm not sure I'd use this as the only connection in the field. But if you have something like the snap-on belt mount as the primary, and are worried that might fail and you'd loose the unit, this is a great secondary/backup mount point.
    By Matt W.
    Fayetteville GA
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    October 12, 2018
    I was expecting a wider tape instead of the thin string that loops through the tether. Other than that, the unit functions as described.

    By John S.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    October 11, 2018
    It is very easy to use with or without a game vest.

    By Robert W.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    October 31, 2016
    Works as intended.
    By Richard B.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    October 30, 2016
    Too long and bulky to use much.
    By Kirk
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    September 10, 2016
    I have not used it in the field yet, but I believe it will work well.
    By Ken M.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    April 25, 2016
    Nice item.
    By Gloria P.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    March 14, 2016
    I was skeptical about this product in the beginning. But now that I have it. I think it's fabulous. I have now bought a second one for my other hunting vest. I highly recommend it, I use it for my Garmin Alpha.
    By Lee C.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    February 18, 2016
    The tether gives me peace of mind while hunting, knowing that my remote is secured.
    By Randy S.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    February 15, 2016
    If you have one of the E-collars that this retractable lanyard is compatible with, it's a must have, works excellent!!!
    By Steve
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    December 6, 2015
    I wish the hang length was easier to adjust. And the clip can be difficult to remove from small belt loops.
    By Todd S.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    August 24, 2015
    Garmin has done a great job with their accessories.
    By Kenneth B.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    February 19, 2015
    Works well.
    By DS
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    January 31, 2015
    Definitely something you need to have with the Garmin Alpha. The brush has pulled the handheld unit off of my coat many times. The lanyard has prevented an expensive loss.
    By Thomas K.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    January 21, 2015
    Love this product.
    By Charles R.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    December 29, 2014
    Very handy, but only recieved 1 lanyard with my order. I was under the impression there should be two.
    By Eric M.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    November 25, 2014
    I keep my Astro in my front pocket of my vest. It's a nice safety feature to keep the controller from ever falling out and getting lost. Very happy with the product with the 8x I've used it.
    By Kendal D.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    November 14, 2014
    Works great along with the OEM clip that comes with the Garmin Alpha 100. Like how you can unhook the lanyard and controller from the retractable tether.
    By Rikki
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    October 11, 2014
    Gives me the extra security for my Alpha I was looking for.
    By Geoff O.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    October 1, 2014
    I bought this as a back up attachment for my Garmin alpha, and it works ok. I would not use it by itself as it doesn't seem sturdy enough. It doesn't retract with enough force to pull the alpha all the way up, and the line seems thin considering the price of what it's hooked to.
    By Sherrie R.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    March 3, 2014
    I've only had it for a few weeks. Retractable lanyard is strong enough to hold the entire weight of handheld, which is fairly heavy. Came with extra tether. Easy to use. Clips seem sturdy.
    By Larry H.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    February 24, 2014
    Great product. A little pricey, but well worth it.
    By GORDON S.
    Review for Garmin Retractable Tether / Lanyard
    January 4, 2014
    Works great.
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