Follow Your Dogs Every Move
The Astro 430 is quick to pinpoint the track your dogs are following (using DC-50, T5, or TT15 collars) by transmitting each dog’s location as often as every 2.5 seconds. The bright, crisp display shows your dogs current location and a trail of where he’s been. Using the Dog Track page, you can view a compass pointing to your dog’s location. The 430 is easy to zoom, allowing your to keep multiple dogs in the big picture or narrow in on one in particular. Dogs that are too far away to fit on the map’s current zoom scale can be notated on the display’s margin in the direction of the dog’s location. You can even toggle between “show all,” “show some,” and “show none” to select the duration that each dog’s track is viewable on the display, reducing clutter during those all-day hunts. Track and control codes can be shared between units so your hunting buddies can track and/or control your dog.
The Astro 430 tracks upt o 20 dogs at a time, and uses both GPS/GLONASS reception to enable better satellite tracking. It come loaded with TOPO U.S. 100K mapping and comes with a free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription. The new Hunt Metrics data will help analyze your dog’s hunting patterns and behaviors; view distance traveled, time afield, and more. This unit is compatible with Garmin HuntView cards. You can even upgrade to an in-unit rechargeable battery, or continue to run the unit on AA batteries.
Track with Hunt Metrics Data
Sophisticated Hunt Metrics help monitor your dog’s hunting patterns and behaviors to optimize your training opportunities. You can see your dog’s times, distances traveled and overall scores. Plus, the Astro 430 will also capture the number of times during the hunt when an “on point” or “treed” event was indicated.
Count Your Coveys
After you’ve tracked down your quarry, mark the exact spot with Astro’s Covey Counter™, a special waypoint that shows the exact location, time of day and elevation where you found your prey as well as the number of birds you flushed and took from that location. Astro lets you save other special waypoints, such as “Truck” and “Lodge,” so you can easily find your way back to these locations at the end of the hunt. Astro also offers special waypoint icons to represent food plots, tree stands and other hunting-related points.
With an expanded ecosystem of wireless connectivity options, Astro 430 can support unit-to-unit data transfer with a variety of compatible Garmin devices. For example, the outdoor Garmin DriveTrack™ 70 GPS navigator can receive and display dog positions on its moving map — with TOPO or satellite image views — showing navigation cues to your dog’s current location. Likewise, fēnix® 3 GPS watches can receive dog status updates and alerts for viewing at a glance on your wrist. Also, while you’re in the field, Astro 430 lets you link and share wirelessly with your buddies’ compatible devices, such as the Oregon® handheld, Montana® handheld, GPSMAP® 64 chartplotter or other ANT+® enabled devices, to help coordinate hunt logistics on the go.
Turn Your Computer Into a BaseStation for Tracking Dogs
Load your laptop with BaseStation software to turn it into a field control center for tracking multiple dogs. View real-time GPS information on the larger display of your computer, making it ideal for canine search and rescue teams. And because it’s GPS/GLONASS capable, you’ll get tracking, even where Internet and cell phone service isn’t available.
Tough, Water-resistant, Long-lasting
Like all Garmin outdoor products, Astro 430 is designed to be effective, easy to use, reliable and rugged enough to withstand all the blows, bumps and sloppy conditions of training and hunting. The handheld unit is water-resistant to IPX7, and it can be powered with standard AA batteries — or it’s optionally available with a long-lasting NiMH battery pack that’s rechargeable in the unit. What’s more, if you ever drop or misplace your Astro 430 in the field, the high-visibility orange case makes it easy to track down.
In the Box
T 5 Bundle (Astro 430 handheld and T 5 dog device)
- Astro 430 handheld
- T 5 dog device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- 1-inch orange collar strap
- 5-inch standard and 13-inch extended range antennas (for Astro 430)
- 18.5-inch standard and 22.5-inch extended range antennas (for T 5)
- Belt clip
- Charging clip
- USB cable
- AC adapter
- Vehicle charging adapter