The Features, Drawbacks, and Suitability of the Garmin SportPRO e-Collar
A Garmin SportPRO e-Collar comes with a SportPRO handheld transmitter/remote, dog device/receiver, 3/4-inch black collar strap, an AC adapter, a split adapter cable, charging clip, contact point sets with a wrench, and a manual.
Here are the features and drawbacks of the Garmin SportPRO e-Collar and along with the suitability.
- A handheld transmitter remote and collar receiver system
- A ¾ mile or 1320 yards range of the transmitter
- Usable for both training and hunting
- Provides 3 options for training including static stimulation (shock), vibration (buzz), and tone (sound)
- You can choose between continuous or momentary static stimulation
- There are 10 different levels of static stimulation on the dial
- On a single transmitter, up to 3 dogs can be trained but with the purchase of additional collar devices that you will have to purchase these additional collars separately
- There is a BarkLimiter™ with the collar device for bark training and the BarkLimiter has different levels
- There are four buttons on the transmitter to control the static, tone, and vibration functions
- There are both long and short contact points to cater to the dogs with long and short hair
- There is a toggle switch on the transmitter to enable toggling between dogs
- There are LED beacon lights on the collar device that can be controlled from the transmitter. You can activate them when it’s dark to view your dog from a distance of up to 100 yards.
- The SportPro handheld transmitter is water-rated to IPX7 and floats
- The dog device is water-rated to 1 ATM or 10 meters
- Both the transmitter and the collar device use lithium-ion batteries with a battery life of up to 60 hours
- There are low battery indicators on both the devices
- The collar strap fits most small to large dogs with a strap that is about 27 inches long
- No lanyard
- No belt clip
- Varying variations of stimulant levels from top to bottom
- The Garmin SportPRO e-Collar may not fit all the needs of a competitive field trial training.
- The product is a bit overpriced because there are other options available in the market offering more features for the same price.
The Garmin SportPRO Is Best-Suited For:
- People who are looking for a good training collar
- Those looking for a collar with static, tone, and vibration options
- Those in search of a 2 in 1 training collar and an anti-bark collar
- Those in the hunt for a collar to fit their small to large sized dogs
- People in search of a training remote that can control up to 3 dogs