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Garmin Astro DC 30 Collar


Retrievers and terriers take notice– Garmin has just announced the new DC 30 collar that is sure to have your tail a waggin’. No more counterweight or harness to get the antenna pointed up, the main housing of the DC30 now is proportionally heavy enough to keep the antenna pointed to the sky as you point to the fowl. Everything all setup and ready to go will only weigh 8.7 ounces around your neck. And… we all know where you love to run, so the new collar is designed to take a bit more abuse.

“The new DC 30 collar is designed to stand up to the torturous abuse of hunting dogs. Whether it’s hounds crashing through thick and swampy woods, or bird dogs bounding through dense CRP fields, the DC 30 is made to take the beating that working dogs dish out daily,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “And the new configuration also makes mounting the collar a cinch — while improving reception.”

Garmin Astro DC-30 Dog Collar

  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver
  • Dog position updates every 5, 10 or 30 seconds
  • Seven mile range, depending on terrain
  • Rugged, IPX7 waterproof design
  • 17 to 36 hour battery life, rechargeble lithium ion
  • Maintains position on top of dog’s back
  • Made of durable material
  • Convenient, comfortable, easy-to-use

Expect your pooch to get into the DC 30 collar by the end of September for around $199.99. And a bonus for people who want to upgrade from the older DC 20, Garmin is reportedly offering a $50 rebate for a limited time.

2 Responses

  1. Is there any reason why a system like this couldn’t be used to track your car if it was stolen?

    William - August 16th, 2009
    • 1 – The collar would need to be left turned on, which raises power issues.

      2 – I have found practical range to be somewhere around one mile – too short for tracking a stolen vehicle.

      Don - August 8th, 2010

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