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Unread 09-11-2023, 09:24 AM   #21
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I have a friend that owns the 550 plus. Like Garry and Tom mentions it has a small screen and gives you ability to mark the truck, where is the dog, whats he doing, As well as tone, vibrate, or stimulate if needed. Just the basics but has everything I ever use 95% of the time.
That transmitter works well for me. I have a hip holster for it, so itís out of the way (but handy). I also pair it with the smaller TT mini collar units. Iíve never had an issue with battery life.
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Unread 09-24-2023, 05:18 PM   #23
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I use the SportDog Tek 1.5 and SportDog Tek 2.0. This is only my 3rd season using a GPS system. Like the Garmin 550 the Tek 1.5 show the dogs location, your location and alerts on point. It can be itilized w/or w/o e collar system. I added a second collar to that system and SportDog was excellent to work with and help set it up. I bought the SportDog 2.0 system as a ďusedĒ never used system and as advertised it was never on a dog. It also has two collars and more collars/dogs can be added if needed. The screen shows a map and the dogís speed, direction, etc. I have been pleased with it so far. I donít know why but the Tek 2.0 system connects more quickly to the collar. I looked and looked at new units but the prices are crazy. My only complaint on the SportDog units is the lack of a holster for the handheld. I havenít been able to find one whereas they are readily available for most of the Garmin models. I do like the piece of mind of having the GPS tracking of the dogs!!!
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Family bought me a Garmin 300i and TT25 collar for Christmas, after losing Doodle overnight in SD last January , they felt I needed one. Ive been messing with it inside and out but not put it on dogs or hunted with it in case I want to return it. Every thing is just so complicated and inconveinent as compared to my Dogtra TB 2700 dual collar system. For example, the beeper clips easily to my vest, or fits in a front shirt pocket--not so the 300i. I can just reach down and hit either locator button on the beeper unit without a glance, not so the Garmin--have to get it out, bring up the screen and stare at it like a teenager staring at his cell phone while walking down the street. I thought the Garmin was supposed to have a tone/beeper and it does but it is just for the dog to hear--you couldnt hear it past a few yards.
I dont want to put b0th collars on the dog, nor carry 2 hand units, plus their bell collar, seresto collar, jeez, they'd need longer necks. They not big running dogs, nor are they boot polishers. Willie is the biggest runner and hit a covey of quail 200 yds out the other day, but could hear the beeper , used on locate mode only) at that distance. I never use the correction/shock mode, nor use the point mode on the beeper, and the dogs are trained to return when beeped or with the vibration mode. I wish I knew someone local to give me a tutorial on the dam thing, leaning toward returning it.
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Sorry I don’t live near you, but the 300i is simple to use. I’m 68 and have used the Garmin Alpha and upgraded this year to the 200i plus Garmin watch with dog tracker app. Couldn’t live without them. I track 2 mid-ranging setters in heavy grouse cover and quite often don’t have visual on my dogs. The Garmin is a godsend.
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