Handheld Tracking System for Sporting Dogs
- Track up to 20 dogs¹ at a time, with ranges up to 9 miles using a
Garmin T 5 collar device or up to 4 miles with T 5 mini collar device
- 2.5-second update rate provides faster location tracking when dogs are on the run
- GPS/GLONASS reception enables better satellite tracking in challenging environments than GPS alone
- Comes with preloaded TOPO U.S 100K mapping and a free 1-year
BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription; compatible with Garmin HuntView
- Hunt Metrics data helps analyze your dogs’ hunting patterns and behaviors; view distance traveled, time afield and more
With faster 2.5-second location updates and the capacity to follow up
to 20 dogs¹, Astro 430 is a handheld powerhouse of dog-tracking
performance. Intuitive and easy to use, the Astro 430 handheld features a
vibrant 2.6-inch color display, preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K
mapping, an optional in-unit rechargeable battery and Hunt Metrics data
to help analyze your dogs’ tracking habits in the field, so you can
know how to train more effectively.
Follow Your Dog's Every Move
Using the Garmin T 5 or T 5 mini collar devices² (sold separately) to
transmit each dog’s location as often as every 2.5 seconds, Astro 430
is quick to pinpoint the track they’re following — even when they’re on
the run. On the Astro’s bright, crisp display, you can see your dog’s
current location and a trail of where he’s been. You also can switch
over to the Dog Track page to view a compass pointing to your dog’s
location. For help in keeping the big picture in sight when tracking
multiple dogs, it’s easy to auto zoom the map page, so all dogs can be
seen on the display at any time. 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. To reduce visual clutter on the
map, you can toggle between “show all,” “show some” and “show none” —
selecting the duration that each dog’s track is viewable on the display.
You can also share a dog’s track code so another person can view your
dog’s location on their unit’s map, along with the dog tracking compass.
Further, by sharing a dog’s control code, you can allow another person
to configure and control your dog’s on-collar device.
See More Detail with Additional Mapping
Astro 430 features a microSD™ card slot that allows you to load even more mapping options, such as TOPO U.S. 24K and HuntView maps (sold separately). You also can opt for City Navigator® NT map data that gives you turn-by-turn driving directions on roads. In addition, Astro 430 supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery
(free 1-year subscription included) so you can download satellite
images to your device and integrate them with your maps. The Astro’s
mapping depicts important nearby geographical features and enables you
to see if your dog has crossed a creek or is nearing a dangerous
Astro 430 is also compatible with Garmin Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device.
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.
Make Every Outing Count
Plan for a more productive hunting trip with BaseCamp™ software,
which lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks.
This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures
that you can share with friends, family or fellow dog trackers.
BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer
screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can
transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when
paired with your Astro’s free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery
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 (equipped with T 5 or T 5 mini
dog devices²). 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.