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Unread 10-17-2020, 01:40 PM   #1
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I have been waiting in anticipation for the new Garmin collar system. My hunting partner has been field testing this system for the last year and a half and I was impressed.
Last week they started advertising this system so I sold my Alpha 100 and ordered the new 200i which arrived yesterday.
I really like the new larger and clearer screen. You can read this screen just like the newer cells phones right in direct sunlight.
It features a better touch screen which can be operated even with gloves on.
Along with all the features on the Alpha 100 it has some other great features.
Much easier to select dogs and control the correction and tones.
This system also offers inReach. Although it requires a subscription service you have a SOS button, ability to get weather as well as the ability to send and receive texts in areas where there is no cell service.
For those of us that hunt alone many times this could be a real life saver.
Anyone eles looking at this new system, or have ordered one?
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Is it compatible with our collars from the Alpha 100? I saw an email blurb on it from Gun Dog Supply, but never got back to it for a closer read.

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Yes if you have any collar that works with the Alpha 100 they will work with the Alpha 200i. My collars were 9 years old and Model TT 10’s.
I had just recently installed new straps and battery’s in all the collars and handheld so I sold it to a young guy with his 1st pup for a low price, and upgraded.
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Anyone eles looking at this new system, or have ordered one?
I ordered one from a Gun Dog Supply and it arrived this week. Seems to have all the bells and whistles.

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This thread got me thinking that I needed a new set of collars. I currently use Garmin GPS and Dogtra Trainer. The thing lacking in the New 200i TT is a beeper. I run pointers and that is important to me.
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Just curious why you like the beeper. I used beepers for years but found the GPS told me exactly where the dogs are and when they go on point. Love hunting without the extra noise. Reminded me of work when equipment was backing up.
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When hunting heavy cover (NY) I find it easier to locate a dog on point with the beeper. In TX where cover is light the dogs are in site most of the time so for me the beeper is not critical. Another factor is that my Garmin Astro is slow to signal a point.
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Does anyone else share my opinion that the beeper has taught grouse to run?
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Friend used the new Garmin 550 Plus with his two dogs while I was in Montana and it was impressive.
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That is also a great unit.
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