Garmin has launched its newest dog tracking collars, the TT™ 15X and T 5X. Compatible with Garmin Alpha, Astro 430 and PRO 550 Plus dog tracking units, the TT 15X and T 5X provide up to 80 hours of use from a single charge and have the ability to remotely be put to “sleep” by the dog tracking unit, further extending battery life so users can focus on the hunt and not on their dog’s equipment.
“Your dog is an essential part of the hunt, and with TT 15X and T 5X’s significantly increased battery life you won’t waste precious time recharging devices,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “If hunters find their dog device battery is running low, they can remotely put the dog device on standby from their handheld dog tracking unit with new sleep mode functionality. This feature is especially helpful in a lost dog situation when conserving battery life is critical for recovery.”
Enhanced Battery Life
Battery life on TT 15X and T 5X is up to 80 hours – twice the life of previous dog devices – depending on the user-specified update rate. Using a compatible handheld dog tracking unit, TT 15X and TT 5X dog devices can be set to update intervals of 2.5, 5, 10, 30, and 120 seconds.
TT 15X and T 5X provide an improved sleep mode that functions as a remote off/on switch to further extend battery life. When entering sleep mode, the dog device does not provide a live tracking update but remains on standby to start tracking again. This allows users to keep dog devices on their dogs without having to physically power the collar down from the device to conserve battery. When the dog is ready to hunt again, simply exit sleep mode and the device will continue to provide tracking information.
If a dog is lost and the dog device is on low battery, users can put the collar to sleep and navigate to the dog’s last known track point. Upon arrival, users can activate the dog device to receive another track point all while conserving battery until the dog is found.
Track with Confidence
The new TT 15X and T 5X allow users to track dogs up to nine miles away. As an industry leader in dog tracking, TT 15X and T 5X use both GPS and GLONASS satellite networks for greater location tracking than GPS alone. When used together for tracking, these satellite networks provide access to a greater number of satellites searching for the dog device and GLONASS compatible receivers can acquire satellites up to 20% faster than devices that rely on GPS alone.
TT 15X or T 5X devices have LED beacon lights that can be remotely activated from a user’s compatible handheld to keep track of their dog in low light conditions or help warn drivers if a dog wanders near a road. Both dog devices are compatible with Alpha 10, Alpha 100, Alpha 200i, Astro 430, and PRO 550 Plus handhelds.
If needed, users can purchase additional TT 15X or T 5X batteries separately to quickly change on their device when charging isn’t available. Available now on Garmin.com, TT 15X and T 5X are water-rated to 1 ATM and have a suggested retail price starting at $299.99.