Astro is the premier GPS-enabled tracking system for sporting dogs. Garmin's commitment to the sporting dog market has been demonstrated by continued innovation to the Astro collar products. Similarly, the Astro 320 incorporates characteristics of the highly acclaimed GPSMAP 62 series. The handheld's trademark, unparalleled GPS reception, is accomplished through the use of a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix and quad helix antenna. The Astro 320 offers additional features that hunters have been asking for - like increased range, a simplified user interface, vibration alerts, and must-have mapping capability.
Astro 320 debuts sophisticated map drawing capabilities on its vibrant 2.6" 65k color sunlight-readable display. A built-in shaded reliefworld wide basemap depicts basic geographical features. Additional mapping detail can improve hunt planning by using the internalmemory or a microSD card slot for optional products such as BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and topographic maps. BirdsEye SatelliteImagery is a subscription-based service that allows aerial views. A refined user interface streamlines what is displayed on screen byallowing dogs that are outside the current zoom level to have their location notated in the display's margin. The user can also choosethe amount of each dog's tracklog displayed, or toggle it off completely, to avoid cluttering the map.
This rugged, waterproof handheld has a 3-axis electronic compass allowing hunters to accurately view the dog's position when holding the Astro 320 at any angle, an internal vibration motor that supports silent alerts in addition to audible tones, and a keypad lock. With two included antenna options the extended range antenna can increase the tracking range by up to 30%. Thanks to the redesigned antenna, the maximum range between the Astro 320 and a Garmin tracking collar can achieve up to nine miles in flat, unobstructed terrain. Like its predecessor, the Astro 320 can track up to ten dogs at once, and is fully compatible with Garmin's DC 20, DC 30, and DC 40 dog tracking collars.
It is easy to see why the big dog just got better with the Astro 320.
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from owego ny
great unit works well
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I would buy this product again
I use this for hunting and tracking our dogs.