| "Great invention for a dog tracking collar"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Northwoods|
|This was an addition to a system of gps tracking collars. The money spent prevents loss of dogs and less gas consumption. Great system. Love it!|
| "You still can loose your dog ....."|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Florida, USA|
|I don't plan to buy one. This review is just a warning for people who want to buy this product.
We just got few days ago a dog with this "never-loose-your-dog-again" gadget on our property. We own large acreage and found this puppy playing with our dogs one day. Somebody went hunting and lost the dog.
Design seems very ragged and good made. I press the button and light want on. No phone or anything else on the device. Poor dog will go to animal shelter, since after few days he started to harass other animals on our property.
The morale: no matter how cool this gadget use your brain if you don't want to loose the dog and the gadget.
| "Works Good,Like it!"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from KANEOHE, HI, US|
|Really like these collars over the older DC 20 models have been using the Garmin system from the very beginning and when its working its one of if not the greatest advancement in Dog Tracking Technology to date. There are some cons about this product and they are low battery life, Structural Integrity, water proofness and all together ruggedness as compared to the older Radio Telemetry Collars. They are taking steps in the right direction though and hopefully they continue to better thier already great design. I use them in the dense forest of Hawaii and they work great in some locations and ok in others it varies but it does well when used with a long range antenna.
| "redesign of the original astro (orange) transmitter"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from santa clara, CA USA|
|The original astro came packaged with a small rechargable orange transmitter and a velcro harness to put it on your dog. Anyone mixing velcro and dog hair knows what happens next. There was also a plastic clip you could use to screw the transmitter onto your dog's existing collar, but my dog broke 2 of those clips giving chase.
When the DC30 came out it was a major improvement. Garmin realized that the heavy transmitter would sag down where the dog tags hang, so the put it there intentionally instead of forcing it on top.
The passive antenna in the original unit was replaced with an active amplified gps antenna sewn into the collar facing the sky. A small thin cable is hidden in the collar to carry the gps signal down to the transmitter below.
Finally, the transmit antenna was redesigned for vhf frequencies and realizes 1dB more gain over the previous transmitter - not alot but still an improvement.
In short, the DC 30 makes the astro a real dog tracker. I bought the collar separately and was immediately impressed. No longer did I have to scrape dog hair from the velcro on their earlier design!
| "Exclent new Product! Awesome design!"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User from Caracas, Venezuela|
|With the initial purchase of the Astro system more than one year ago,I have purchased two more, old design DC-10s, and all three broke the antennas or lost the sleeve after the first or second hunting. They are definitely not properly design to hunt in difficult dense bushes . The antenna in the old DC-10 is terrible and get damaged when the dog has to cross a barbed wire line and the neoprene harness tends to deteriorate quickly. Recently I bought one of the new DC-30 and am very satisfied. It is a totally new concept. Rugged, easy to clean after the hunt and always stays in the proper position in the neck of the dog thanks to a very balanced weight design. The new antenna which is much more flexible and thinner stays at the side of the neck and never moves from the upwards position. Really Garmin had made his homework with the DC-30! Have used it in several hunting trips and the collar is like new.I am buying more to replace the old ones.|
| "Exelent product"|| |
|- Reviewed By An Amazon User|
|We bougth it for the hunting with ouer dogs. It is exelendt and a lot of my friends will buy the product soon.|
Greatings from Germany