We keep talking here about PNDs
and other independent GPS systems being absorbed into mobile phones, which might lead to their extinction. Others are talking about these things as well and we don't know exactly who did it, but somebody must have scared the people over at Garmin very seriously with these topics. Why am I saying this? Because it seems they are already re-orientating towards other markets, hereby perfecting some of their old solutions targeted at our best friends.
The DC 40 Astro GPS Dock Tracking System is quite an unexpected invention from Garmin. Sure, there are other similar products
out there, but now they are being treated seriously by the big G. They seem to have a reason of their own for creating this collar and here it comes.
“The refinements that are found in the new DC 40 are the result of feedback from hunters and trainers,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The new collar is more convenient and more durable than ever. Whether purchasing an Astro for the first time or upgrading from an older model, sporting dog owners will love the refinements that are packed into the new DC 40.”
Well, if you really need the Astro GPS Dog Tracking System, or just the DC 40 collar, the good news is that they can be bought separately. From the features list of the fresh DC 40 collar, flexibility must be mentioned.
Since it comes with an orange polyurethane coated strap and a GPS puck small enough
to fit into the unit's main housing, the system can be easily paired with standard e-collar receivers, so that no GPS-tracked dog wears two collars anymore. The official website has the full set of features.
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