Garmin Alpha 100 vs Astro 320 Comparison Review

Garmin Alpha 100 vs Astro 320 – Which is better?

Take a look at our side by side comparison of the Garmin dog tracking units Alpha vs Astro.  You will find that Garmin has made significant strides in both the new Alpha handheld unit and the dog collar.  Compare features and price to determine which is the right unit for your needs.

 

Dog Tracking & Training  Dog Tracking

Garmin Alpha 100 Bundle

w/ TT 15 Collar

Garmin Astro 320 Bundle

w/ T 5 Collar

Price  

Retail: $800

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Retail: $600

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Size

2.5″ x 6.5″ x 1.5″

2.4″ x 6.3″ x 1.4″

Weight

8.8 oz w/Standard Antenna and Battery

9.2 oz w/Batteries

PC Interface

USB

USB

Display  

Transflective, 65-K Color TFT

1.53″ x 2.55″ Screen

3″ Diagonal

240 x 400 Pixels

Touchscreen

Glove Friendly

 

Transflective, 65K Color TFT

1.43″ x 2.15″ Screen

2.6″ Diagonal

160 x 240 Pixels

Touchscreen

Glove Friendly

Battery Type

 

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack

Battery Life:

Up to 20 Hours (Alpha 100)

 

 2 AA Batteries: NiMH or Lithium Recommended

Battery Life:

Up to 20 Hours

 Waterproof Yes (IPX7) Yes (IPX7)

Maps

Basemap

Comes Pre-Loaded with Topographic Map

Additional Maps Can Be Added

Basemap

No Pre-Loaded Maps

Additional Maps Can Be Added

Built-in Memory

8.0 GB Memory

Accepts microSD card

1.7 GB Memory

Accepts microSD card

Waypoints

Routes

 

Waypoints – 4000

Routes – 200

 

Waypoints – 2000

Routes – 200

Track Log 10,000 Points, 200 Saved Tracks 10,000 Points, 200 Saved Tracks
Automatic Routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (when you have the optional mapping for detailed roads installed) Yes (when you have the optional mapping for detailed roads installed)
 Additional Includes 1 year subscription to Birdseye Satellite Imagery 

Range: Up to 9 miles line of sight

Frequency Band: MURS (not compatible with Astro)

Tracks up to 20 dogs (TT 15) and Buddies (Alpha 100) simultaneously

For each dog will display speed, status, distance traveled, and distance from unit

18 levels of stimulation with continuous and momentary stimulation, audible tone and vibration modes,  and separate training modes for each dog

Preset text messages for communication with other hunters

Alerts for dogs that stray out of hunting area or towards hazards

Rescue Mode – Battery life is lengthened when you can’t locate a dog

Range: Up to 9 miles line of sight

Frequency Band: MURS

Vibration Mode: Yes

Tracks up to 10 dogs (T 5) simultaneously

For each dog will display speed, status, distance traveled, and distance from unit

Rescue Mode – Battery life is lengthened when you can’t locate a dog

Electronic Compass Tilt-Compensated, 3-Axis Tilt-Compensated, 3-Axis
Images  

 

 

 

 

 

Other Features Garmin Connect Compatible

Barimetric Altimeter

Custom Maps Compatible

Unit to Unit Transfer

Hunt/Fish Calendar

Sun and Moon Information

Tide Tables

Area Calculation

Custom Points of Interest (POIs)

 

Garmin Connect Compatible

Barimetric Altimeter

Navigate to Geotagged Photos

Custom Maps Compatible

Paperless Geocaching

Unit to Unit Transfer

Hunt/Fish Calendar

Sun and Moon Information

Tide Tables

Area Calculation

Custom Points of Interest (POIs)

 

What’s in the Box  

Alpha Bundle
GPS Track and Train System

Alpha 100 Handheld

Rechargeable Li-ion Battery

Collar Strap

Belt Clip

Extended Range Antennas

TT 15 Dog Device w/Li-ion rechargeable battery

Charge Clip

AC Adapter

Vehicle Power Cable

Split Adapter Cable

USB Cable

Short and long contact point set with wrench and non-stim plug

Durable Field Bag

Manuals

1 year subscription to Birdseye Satellite Imagery

 

Astro Bundle

Astro 320 Handheld

T 5 Dog Device with Li-ion Battery

Collar Strap

Extended Range Antennas

Charging Clip

Belt Clip

USB Cable

Vehicle Charging Adapter

AC Adapter

Manuals

Price  

Garmin Alpha 100 Bundle

w/ TT 15 Collar

Retail: $800

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Garmin Astro 320 Bundle

w/ T 5 Collar

Retail: $600

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