PREVIEW GARMIN PRO 550 PLUS
For many years when serious dog people discussed e-collars, the first brand thought of or mentioned was Tri Tronics. As a result they were long known as the industry leader in quality, efficiency and reliability, there were none better than Tri Tronics. Once Tri Tronics became part of Garmin, the competition may have assumed things would be different even maybe easier competing. In reality, the industry is just beginning to realize the results of the merger. Most noteworthy is the knowledge and experience in dog e-collars from Tri Tronics and the manufacturing, marketing and engineering abilities of Garmin are creating a new era in dog tracking and training e-collars.
is happy to bring you a preview of Garmin Tri Tronics’ newest revolutionary product, the Garmin PRO 550 Plus. Just released, the PRO 550 Plus is sure to become very popular with dog people wanting to track their retrievers, pointers and hounds. We will tell you what the Garmin PRO 550 Plus is and does plus what else you can expect. Finally once we have had a chance to use the PRO 550 Plus in field this fall, we will come back with product review on our Gun Dog Outfitter blog.
As a result serious dog trainers and hunters alike have come to rely on the Garmin PRO 550 in their training programs. A modern-day offspring of the legendary line of Tri Tronics e-trainers. Furthermore it is a rugged, reliable, one-handed easy operation using the tried and true tube design dog trainers have come to love.
Also once tracking products such as the Garmin Astro 430 came along, dog trainers soon wanted a product that incorporated tracking and training in the same product. As a result the Garmin Alpha was introduced. The Alpha has been wildly popular especially with hunters using hounds. Also the Alpha also is used by many upland hunters with wide-ranging breeds of hunting dogs.
PREVIEW GARMIN PRO 550 PLUS
Essentially, all of the products available today, including the Garmin Alpha, are tracking first and training second. The tracking side can be quite complex to fully operate. The outdoors-man keeping track of twenty dogs over a large area love the tracking features. However, upland hunters training retrievers and pointers require a little less tracking sophistication. Basically, it is where the dog is and what distance is he from me. Yet these folks appreciate a superior training system in a training collar. Garmin Tri Tronics saw this opportunity and went to work developing a product to fulfill this need. Consequently this led to the introduction of the Garmin PRO 550 Plus.
The Garmin PRO 550 Plus Training and Tracking industry leading, one-handed dog training system with simple, at-a-glance tracking will allow you to Build a Better Dog. Most noteworthy are 18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation, tone and vibration. Likewise you can customize to each dog the Garmin PRO 550 Plus it effectively trains, up to 3 three dogs. With a range of 2 miles and a built-in display you can easy keep track of your entire pack of dogs. Even more technology is avaiable to keep an eye on your dog’s wherever you are. Finally pair Garmin PRO 550 Plus Training and Tracking with fenix® series watches or Garmin DriveTrack™ series in-vehicle dog trackers and GPS navigators.
Keep up with your hunting dogs.
When your dogs are on the move, you can quickly glance at the built-in screen to see which direction they’re headed and just how much distance they’ve covered. Out to a range of more than 2 miles. PRO 550 Plus utilizes GPS and GLONASS satellite signals to lock in on the location of each dog.
One-handed, no-look dog training for up to 3 dogs1 and at-a-glance tracking with a range of more than 2 miles
Keep an eye on your pack wherever you are using devices — such as fēnix® series watches and Garmin DriveTrack series in- vehicle dog trackers and GPS navigators — enabled with ANT+® technology
At-a-glance directional tracking on the built-in display with GPS and GLONASS satellite reception shows which direction and how far away your dogs are
Up to 2-mile range; 2.5-second update rate provides location tracking when your dogs are on the run
Remote control of LED beacon lights on the dog device for low-light conditions; improved visibility up to 100 yards away
LONG & SHORT CONTACTS
Includes 2 lengths of stainless steel, insulated contact points for reliable performance in wet conditions and extended comfort for any coat length
Customize training for each dog with 18 levels of continuous and momentary stimulation
Handheld can activate tone signal on the dog device collar
Vibration control option for training
Compact, tough and dependable with a water rating of IPX71 for all handhelds and 1 ATM (or 10 meters)2 for all dog devices
LONG BATTERY LIFE
Long-lasting, rechargeable, user-replaceable, lithium-ion battery (PRO 550 Plus HH = 24 hrs., DD = up to 25 hrs.)
PRODUCT COMPARISON: PRO 550 vs PRO 550 Plus
PRO 550 PRO 550 Plus
Radio frequency 27 MHz MURS
Range (in miles) 1 2+
Multidog system Up to 3 dogs Up to 3 dogs
Simple tracking •
LED beacon lights • •
Long and short contact points • •
Built-in BarkLimiter™ bark collar •
Stimulation levels 21 18
Stimulation type Continuous & momentary Continuous & momentary
Vibration • •
Tone • •
Water rating for HH/DD IPX71 / 1 ATM(10m)2 IPX71 / 1 ATM(10m)2
Battery life for HH/DD 80 hrs/60 hrs 24 hrs / 25hrs
Battery type (for both HH and DD) Rechargeable lithium-ion Rechargeable lithium-ion
Unit dimensions (WxHxD): 1.8 x 11.4 x 2.1” (4.5 x 28.9 x 5.4 cm)
Display size (WxH): 0.91 x 0.91” (2.3 x 2.3 cm); 1.28” diag (3.26 cm)
Display resolution (WxH): 128 x 128 pixels
Display type: Sunlight-readable, transflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight: 8.9 oz (253 g)
Battery life: 24 hours
Batter type: Rechargeable lithium-ion
Water rating: IPX7
Frequency band: MURS
PROS and CONS
Tracking Feature 18 levels vs 21 of Stim
2.5 Second Tracking update No BarkLimiter
MURS Radio Frequency Shorter Battery Life (because of faster
2+ Mile Range
Can Work with Alpha or Astro System
This is a great product. The Garmin PRO 550 Plus brings features and functions to the world of hunting with dogs and training dogs that will be very popular with users. Gun Dog Outfitter is pleased to bring the PREVIEW GARMIN PRO 550 PLUS to our customers.
Professional trainers and everyday dog owners can Build a Better Dog with this simple and rugged training and tracking device.