Garmin ASTRO 430
Garmin ASTRO 430 Handheld Tracking System for Sporting Dogs
- Track up to 20 dogs at a time, with ranges up to 9 miles using a Garmin T 5 collar device or up to 4 miles with T 5 mini collar device
- When your dogs are on the run the faster 2.5-second update rate provides faster dog location tracking
- GPS/GLONASS reception enables better satellite tracking in challenging environments than GPS alone
- Comes with preloaded TOPO U.S 100K mapping and a free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription; compatible with Garmin HuntView cards
- Hunt Metrics data helps analyze your dogs’ hunting patterns and behaviors; view distance traveled, time afield and more
Garmin ASTRO 430 has a faster 2.5-second location updates and the capacity to follow up to 20 dogs¹,Garmin ASTRO 430 is a handheld powerhouse of dog-tracking performance. Intuitive and easy to use, the Astro 430 handheld features a vibrant 2.6-inch color display, preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K mapping, an optional in-unit rechargeable battery and Hunt Metrics data to help analyze your dogs’ tracking habits in the field, so you can know how to train more effectively.
Follow Your Dog’s Every Move
Using the Garmin T 5 or T 5 mini collar devices² (sold separately) to transmit each dog’s location as often as every 2.5 seconds, Astro 430 is quick to pinpoint the track they’re following — even when they’re on the run. On the Astro’s bright, crisp display, you can see your dog’s current location and a trail of where he’s been. You also can switch over to the Dog Track page to view a compass pointing to your dog’s location. For help in keeping the big picture in sight when tracking multiple dogs, it’s easy to auto zoom the map page, so all dogs can be seen on the display at any time. Dogs that are too far away to fit on the map’s current zoom scale can be notated on the display’s margin in the direction of the dog’s location.
To reduce visual clutter on the map, you can toggle between “show all,” “show some” and “show none” — selecting the duration that each dog’s track is view-able on the display. You can also share a dog’s track code so another person can view your dog’s location on their unit’s map, along with the dog tracking compass. Further, by sharing a dog’s control code, you can allow another person to configure and control your dog’s on-collar device.
See More Detail with Additional Mapping
The Garmin Astro 430 features a microSD™ card slot that allows you to load even more mapping options, such as TOPO U.S. 24K andHuntView maps (sold separately). You also can opt for City Navigator® NT map data that gives you turn-by-turn driving directions on roads. In addition, Astro 430 supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (free 1-year subscription included) so you can download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps. The Astro’s mapping depicts important nearby geographical features and enables you to see if your dog has crossed a creek or is nearing a dangerous roadway.
Garmin ASTRO 430 is also compatible with Garmin Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device.
Track with Hunt Metrics Data
Sophisticated Hunt Metrics help monitor your dog’s hunting patterns and behaviors to optimize your training opportunities. You can see your dog’s times, distances traveled and overall scores. Plus, the Garmin Astro 430 will also capture the number of times during the hunt when an “on point” or “treed” event was indicated.
Count Your Coveys
After you’ve tracked down your quarry, mark the exact spot with Astro’s Covey Counter™, a special waypoint that shows the exact location, time of day and elevation where you found your prey as well as the number of birds you flushed and took from that location. Garmin ASTRO 430 lets you save other special waypoints, such as “Truck” and “Lodge,” so you can easily find your way back to these locations at the end of the hunt. Astro also offers special waypoint icons to represent food plots, tree stands and other hunting-related points.
Make Every Outing Count
Plan for a more productive hunting trip with BaseCamp™ software, which lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks. This free trip-planning software even allows you to create Garmin Adventures that you can share with friends, family or fellow dog trackers. BaseCamp displays topographic map data in 2-D or 3-D on your computer screen, including contour lines and elevation profiles. It also can transfer an unlimited amount of satellite images to your device when paired with your Astro’s free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
With an expanded ecosystem of wireless connectivity options, Astro 430 can support unit-to-unit data transfer with a variety of compatible Garmin devices. For example, the outdoor Garmin DriveTrack™ 70 GPS navigator can receive and display dog positions on its moving map — with TOPO or satellite image views — showing navigation cues to your dog’s current location. Likewise, fēnix® 3 GPS watches can receive dog status updates and alerts for viewing at a glance on your wrist. Also, while you’re in the field, Astro 430 lets you link and share wirelessly with your buddies’ compatible devices, such as the Oregon® handheld, Montana® handheld, GPSMAP® 64 chartplotter or other ANT+® enabled devices, to help coordinate hunt logistics on the go.
Turn Your Computer Into a BaseStation for Tracking Dogs
Load your laptop with BaseStation software to turn it into a field control center for tracking multiple dogs (equipped with T 5 or T 5 mini dog devices²). View real-time GPS information on the larger display of your computer, making it ideal for canine search and rescue teams. And because it’s GPS/GLONASS capable, you’ll get tracking, even where Internet and cell phone service isn’t available.
Tough, Water-resistant, Long-lasting
Like all Garmin outdoor products, Garmin ASTRO 430 is designed to be effective, easy to use, reliable and rugged enough to withstand all the blows, bumps and sloppy conditions of training and hunting. The handheld unit is water-resistant to IPX7, and it can be powered with standard AA batteries — or it’s optionally available with a long-lasting NiMH battery pack that’s rechargeable in the unit. What’s more, if you ever drop or misplace your Garmin Astro 430 in the field, the high-visibility orange case makes it easy to track down.
KEY FEATURES – Garmin ASTRO 430
EXPANDED DOG CAPABILITY
|Track up to 20 dogs1 from a range of up to 9 miles2|
|NEW||GPS/GLONASS||High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite reception has the ability to track in more challenging environments than GPS alone|
|NEW||FASTER UPDATE RATE||2.5-second update rate provides faster location tracking when dogs are on the run|
|NEW||PRELOADED MAPPING||Includes preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K mapping and a free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription3|
|NEW||HUNT METRICS||Hunt Metrics dog performance data shows distance traveled, time afield and more, so you can train your dog more effectively|
|NEW||DESIGN||Vibrant orange design makes it difficult to lose in the field|
|NEW||GARMIN DRIVETRACK™||In-vehicle dog tracker and GPS navigator syncs wirelessly with your compatible Astro 430 handheld to help track and retrieve your sporting dogs in the field|
|NEW||fēnix® 3 COMPATIBILITY||Receive dog status updates and alerts using your fēnix 3 GPS watch|
|NEW||COMPATIBLE DOG DEVICES||Compatible with a variety of dog devices: T 5, T 5 mini, TT™ 15, TT 15 mini, DC™ 504, TT 10 and newer models (provides tracking only; sold separately)|
|NEW||OPTIONAL BATTERY||Optional in-unit rechargeable NiMH battery pack or uses standard AA battery power|
|DOG NOTIFICATIONS||Receive notifications when a dog is “Treed” or “On Point,” plus set up and receive bark status alerts|
|VIBRANT DISPLAY||Sunlight-readable, glove-friendly 2.6-inch color display|
|COMPASS/ALTIMETER||3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter|
|WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY||Wirelessly connect to a variety of compatible Garmin devices, including VIRB® action cameras and ANT+® sensors such as tempe™|
|WATER RATING||Handheld device water-rated to IPX75|
|ADDITIONAL MAPPING||microSD™ card slot and support for TOPO U.S. 24K, Garmin HuntView™, City Navigator®, Garmin Custom Maps and more (all sold separately)|
|BASECAMP™||Free trip-planning software that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes and tracks – and then share with friends, family or fellow explorers|
Description Part Number Cost
- Astro 430 T-5 Dog Tracking Bundle 010-01635-00 $649.99
- Astro 430 T-5 mini Dog Tracking Bundle 010-01635-01 $649.99
- Astro 430 Handheld Only 010-01635-10 $449.99
NEW – fēnix® 3 Compatibility
Available: July 2016. Software update required.
NEW fēnix® 3 COMPATIBILITY Receive dog status updates and alerts using your fēnix 3 watch.
View all versions at Garmin.com/fenix
NEW Compatible GPS Navigator
Garmin DriveTrack™ 70 LMT
The Garmin DriveTrack 70 LMT dog tracker and GPS navigator pairs with the Astro® 430
and Alpha® 100 handhelds to navigate the way and track your dogs from your vehicle.
Garmin DriveTrack 70 LMT Available: August 2016
Includes: Garmin DriveTrack 70 LMT with preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K, 1-year BirdsEye
Satellite Imagery subscription and detailed road maps, vehicle suction cup mount, lifetime
traffic antenna/vehicle power cable, USB cable, manual
NEW VIEW DOG’S LOCATION Receive and view dog positions on the large 7.0-inch pinch-to-zoom display plus monitor your dogs’ statuses in the field with display of GPS signal strength and battery life remaining on dog devices
NEW PRELOADED MAPPING Includes preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K mapping, a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription and detailed road maps of North America; includes microSD™ card slot for additional mapping such as Garmin HuntView™ Maps (sold separately)
NEW NAVIGATION FEATURES Includes free lifetime map6 and traffic7 updates, driver alerts for upcoming sharp curves, speed changes and more; Bluetooth® hands-free navigation, Garmin Real Directions™, preloaded data from Foursquare® and more
|Astro® 320||Garmin ASTRO 430||Alpha® 100|
(dogs & buddies)*
|Tracking range||up to 9 miles2||up to 9 miles2||up to 9 miles2|
|Update rate||5.0 seconds||2.5 seconds||2.5 seconds|
|Preloaded mapping||Worldwide basemap||TOPO U.S. 100K||TOPO U.S. 100K|
|Display||2.6-inch color||2.6-inch color||3.0-inch color
|3-axis compass/barometric altimeter||•||•||•|
|Unit-to-unit data transfer (with compatible devices)||•||•||•|
|Bark status indicator||•||•||•|
|BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription3||•||•|
|“Treed” and “On Point” notifications||•||•|
|Hunt Metrics dog data||•|
|Compatible with Garmin DriveTrack™ 70 LMT||•||•4|
|Compatible with fēnix® 3 GPS watches||•||•4|
|Compatible dog devices||T 5, T 5 mini, TT™ 15,
TT 15 mini,DC™ 504
|T 5, T 5 mini, TT 15,
TT 15 mini,DC 504, TT 10
|T 5, T 5 mini, TT 15,
TT 15 mini,TT 10
|Battery type||2 standard AA (not included)||Optional NiMH pack or 2 standard AA (not included)||Rechargeable Li-ion (included)|
|Battery life||Up to 20 hours||Up to 20 hours||Up to 20 hours|
*Additional dog devices required; sold separately.