Astro is the premier high-sensitivity GPS-enabled tracking system for
sporting dogs. This unique system pinpoints your dog’s position and shows you
exactly where he is, even when you can’t see or hear him. The new Astro 320
handheld GPS device has features that hunters have been asking for – like
increased range, a simplified user interface and must-have mapping capability.
See Your Dogs' Every Move
The Astro system includes the redesigned Astro 320 and the rugged, orange
polyurethane DC™ 40
transmitter collar. The collar accommodates most e-collar receivers, eliminating
the need to put two separate collars on a dog. Plus, Collar Lock creates a
4-digit PIN number that helps prevent others from seeing your dog’s whereabouts
— a useful feature in field trials to ensure that an Astro is used only as a
recovery tool when a dog in competition becomes lost.
To get started, just take Astro outdoors and turn on the handheld and
transmitter to acquire GPS satellite signals. Then attach the DC 40 to your dog.
Now you’re ready to turn him loose — no other setup required.
Experience the Improved Astro 320
More intuitive and easier to use, the new Astro 320 takes dog tracking to an
entirely new level. The interface streamlines what is displayed by allowing dogs
that are outside the current zoom level to have their location notated in the
display’s margin. The user also can choose the amount of each dog’s tracklog
displayed, or toggle it off completely, to avoid cluttering the map.
The Astro 320, compatible with any Garmin DC series transmitter, also debuts
innovative features like enhanced map drawing capabilities, BirdsEye Satellite
Imagery compatibility (subscription required), vibration-based alerts and a
3-axis electronic compass.
Thanks to the redesigned antenna, the maximum range between the Astro 320 and
a Garmin tracking collar has been increased by nearly 30 percent – up to 9 mi in
flat, unobstructed terrain.
Both durable and waterproof, Astro 320 features the legendary toughness
that’s built to withstand the elements – be it dust, dirt, humidity or water,
none of which are a match for this essential hunting companion.
Upgrade with Ease
Getting what you need for the hunt is now a little easier. Hunters have the
option of purchasing the entire Astro bundle, a stand-alone Astro 320 or as many
DC 40 collars as necessary. And if you do get the 320, remember it’s compatible
with every DC series dog collar.
Get Additional Mapping
With its microSD™ card slot, Astro 320 lets you purchase and load
TOPO U.S. 24K maps for land elevation contours or City Navigator NT®
map data for turn-by-turn routing on roads (see maps tab for compatible maps).
Astro 320 also supports
BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required), that lets you download
satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. Mapping
depicts important nearby geographical features – and lets hunters know, for
example, if their dog has crossed a creek or is nearing a dangerous road.
In addition, Astro 320 is compatible with Garmin
Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into
downloadable maps for your device.
Track Dogs in Dense Cover
As often as every 5 seconds, your dog’s DC 40 transmits his position to your
handheld, and you can see his current location and a trail of where he’s been on
the map page of your handheld. Switch over to the Dog Tracker page to view a
compass pointing to your dog’s location as well as his current status: whether
he’s running, sitting, on point or treeing quarry. Astro also can sound an alarm
to let you know instantly when your dog goes on point.
Each dog’s precise distance also can be presented on the map page, and users
can choose an option that auto zooms the map so all dogs can be seen on the
display at any time. Alternately, 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. The user also can choose the duration that each dog’s
tracklog is viewed on the display – or toggle it off completely for a cleaner
Astro boasts a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that can track your dog’s
position even in the densest cover. You can track up to 10 dogs at one time with
Astro, at a distance of up to 9 mi away (depending on terrain). The system
transmits information by line-of-sight, so it reaches farthest in flat, open
Count Your Coveys
After you’ve captured your quarry, mark the exact spot with Astro’s Covey
Counter™, a special waypoint that tells you 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 save the location of these places quickly and
easily for each hunt. Astro also offers special waypoint icons to represent food
plots, tree stands and other hunting-related points.
NOTE: This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the
Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered
for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.
Customizable Dog Display
Tracking man's best friend has never been so easy. WIth the 320, you can
choose to see a combination of your dog's name, direction, distance and
status so you can see everything without leaving your map.
Your dog covers some serious ground, but you don't need to. Stay focused
on where you're going, while keeping up-to-date on your dog, even when he or
she has gone off screen.
Need to share your dog with a pal? No worry. Wirelessly send, receive or
transfer a dog's name, ID and update rate between units. You can track up to
10 dogs at a time, at a distance of up to 9 mi away (depending on the
Keep track of what you did, when you did it, with Astro's improved
calendar. It automatically and conveniently links all of your marked points
and logged tracks to the day of the hunt for later review, or bragging
Bring more functionality to your device with more dashboards in more
places. View your elevation plot, coordinates, compass arrow and more on any
page, at any time.
Bigger and bolder, the 320 uses larger icons and text so you can find
what you're looking for faster. Plus, the interface streamlines what is
displayed by allowing dogs that are outside the current zoom level to have
their location notated in the display’s margin.
The Big Dog Just Got Better
- Uses HotFix® and a high sensitivity receiver to acquire satellites
- Offers an improved base map with Digital Elevation Model
- Offers improved mapping support with access to
TOPO U.S. 24K,
BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, Garmin
Custom Maps, City
Navigator NT®, BlueChart®
g2 and more (sold separately)
- Allows you to adjust your dog's track length
- Zooms in (and out) quickly to find your dog
- Tracks 10,000 points of information per dog, ensuring your records are
accurate no matter how long you are out
- Uses a universally accepted GPX file format to store all of your data
- Includes a keypad lock to stop accidental key presses
- Allows you to switch profiles - hunting, recreational, automotive, marine,
geocaching, fitness, etc. - quickly so you won't miss a beat once you're done
- Debuts innovative features like enhanced map drawing capabilities,
vibration-based alerts and a 3-axis electronic compass
- Features legendary toughness that’s built to withstand the elements – be
it dust, dirt, humidity or water
- Marks your exact spot with Covey Counter™, a special waypoint that tells
you the exact location, time of day and elevation where you found your prey
- Saves other "special" waypoints, such as "Truck" and "Lodge" as well as
waypoint icons to represent food plots, tree stands and other hunting-related
Physical & Performance:
|Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
||2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm)
|Display size, WxH:
||1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
|Display resolution, WxH:
||160 x 240 pixels
||transflective, 65-K color TFT
||9.2 oz (260.1 g) with batteries
||2 AA batteries (not included); NiMH or Lithium recommended
||up to 20 hours
Maps & Memory:
|Ability to add maps:
|Accepts data cards:
||microSD™ card (not included)
||10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Features & Benefits:
|Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads):
||yes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
||yes (tilt-compensated, 3-axis)
|Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):
|Outdoor GPS games:
|Sun and moon information:
|Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):
|Unit-to-unit transfer (shares data wirelessly with similar units):
|Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze,
categorize and share data):
||Range: DC-40: 9 miles (line of sight)
Frequency band: MURS
Vibration mode: yes
Tracks up to 10 dogs simultaneously