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Garmin K9 Tracker

The Astro 320 from Garmin International was designed as a GPS-enabled tracking system for sporting dogs. However, military and LE K9 personnel might find the gears in their heads start to move once they take a look at it. Others may come up with some other interesting uses as well.

Compatible with Garmin’s DC 20, DC 30, and DC™ 40 dog tracking collars the new Astro 320 GPS receiver can up to ten dogs at once across up to nine miles in flat, unobstructed terrain with the optional extended range antenna. The waterproof handheld has a 3-axis electronic compass allowing you to accurately view the dog’s position when holding the Astro 320 at any angle, an internal vibration motor that supports silent alerts in addition to audible tones, and a keypad lock.

It features a vibrant 2.6” 65k color sunlight-readable display and built-in shaded relief world wide basemap that depicts basic geographical features. Additional mapping detail can be added by using the internal memory or a microSD card slot for optional products such as the subscription-based BirdsEye™ Satellite Imagery or topographic maps.

Here are a few screenshots to give you an idea of some of the Astro 320’s functionality.

The best place I have found to purchase Garmin products is from Strohman Enterprise. Owned by Lt Col Joseph Strohman USMC (Ret), the company supplies Garmin and Aimpoint products to LE & Military organizations as well as individual personnel. Joe and his crew are well versed in all of the products and can answer any questions.

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One Response to “Garmin K9 Tracker”

  1. Zane says:

    forget dogs. plant these on recon teams. Would’ve really helped in Somalia and Operation Redwings for KIA recovery