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Garmin, Astro 430 Handheld + T 5 Mini Dog Device COMBO

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Track Your Dogs Easily with Garmin Astro 430 and T 5 Mini Combo
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Track up to 20 dogs
4-9 Mile Range
2.5 Second update rate
TOPO U.S. 100K

Handheld Tracking System for Sporting Dogs

Track up to 20 dogs¹ at a time, with ranges up to 9 miles using a Garmin T 5 collar device or up to 4 miles with a T 5 mini collar device
2.5-second update rate provides faster location tracking when dogs are on the run
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

With faster 2.5-second location updates and the capacity to follow up to 20 dogs¹, 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 viewable 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

Astro 430 features a microSD™ card slot that allows you to load even more mapping options, such as TOPO U.S. 24K and HuntView 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.

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 helps 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 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. Astro 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.

Share Wirelessly

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 rugged Garmin Tread® off-road powersport navigator or Garmin DriveTrack™ 71 car navigator (each sold separately) can receive and display dog positions on its moving map — with topographic 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, 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 Astro 430 in the field, the high-visibility orange case makes it easy to track down.

Garmin T 5 Mini Dog Device, Dog Tracking Device

A top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS receiver, the T 5 mini dog device uses LED beacon lights activated from its compatible handheld device. The lights work in low-light conditions and at night, and are visible up to 100 yards away.

Rugged and water-resistant to 10 meters, the tracking-only dog device is tough enough to run wherever your dog runs, up to 4 miles away. T 5 mini ships with a 3/4-inch blue collar strap. Replacement straps are available in multiple colors (sold separately).

¹Additional dog devices required; sold separately
²Astro 430 is also compatible with TT™ 15, TT™ 15 mini, and DC™ 50 dog devices (for tracking only). DC 50 requires a software update.
³See Garmin.com/waterrating

Due to varying international regulations, this version of the Astro is approved for use only in the United States. The sale and unlicensed use of the Garmin Astro dog-tracking system in any form is currently prohibited by the Canadian government. In June 2009, Industry Canada announced that the MURS radio frequency used by the Astro would be allowed in Canada following a 5-year transition period. However, in June 2014, Industry Canada reversed its position, noting “the Department does not feel that the introduction of MURS devices in Canada is warranted at this time, and has decided to defer the introduction of MURS devices in Canada until a clearer indication of actual need is provided by Canadian MURS advocates and/or stakeholders.” Garmin remains interested in offering the Astro to our Canadian customers and will be contacting Industry Canada in support of that goal. Potential Canadian customers should also contact their local Industry Canada office to express their desire to have the product approved for use in the country.

AKC Approved Tracking Devices LINK

  • Astro 430
  • 5-inch standard antenna
  • 13-inch extended range antenna
  • USB cable
  • Belt clip
  • Manual
  • T 5 mini dog device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • 3/4" blue collar strap
  • 18.5" standard antenna
  • Charging cable
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Manual

Size Chart

Astro 430 Handheld GENERAL
High-sensitivity receiverYes
Physical dimensions2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 cm)
Display size1.43" x 2.15" (3.6 x 5.5 cm); 2.6" diag (6.6 cm)
Display resolution160 x 240 pixels
Display typetransflective, 65-K color TFT
Weight9.2 oz (260.1 g) with batteries
Battery typeOptional NiMH pack or 2 standard AA (not included)
Battery lifeup to 20 hours (Astro 430)
Water ratingIPX7
Memory/History4 GB
Preloaded mapsyes (TOPO)
Ability to add mapsYes
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) for outdoor activitiesYes (with optional mapping for detailed roads)
External memory storagemicroSD™ card (not included)
Track log10,000 points, 200 saved tracks
Barometric altimeterYes
CompassYes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Area calculationYes
Hunt/fish calendarYes
Sun and moon informationYes
Geocaching-friendlyYes (Paperless)
Custom maps compatibleYes
Range (line of sight): T 5: 9 miles; Mini: 4 miles
Frequency band: MURS (The T 5, T 5 mini, TT™ 15 and TT 15 mini are only compatible with the Astro® 320, Astro 430 and the Alpha™ 100. T 5, T 5 mini, TT 15 and TT 15 mini can be configured for operation with either handheld but cannot be tracked simultaneously by both the Astro 320 and the Astro 430)
Handhelds vibration mode: yes
Tracks up to 20 dogs simultaneously
T 5 Mini Dog Device GENERAL
Physical & Performance
Unit dimensions (WxHxD): 3.5" x 1.75” x 1.85" (8.9 x 4.4 x 4.7 cm); Mini: 3.1" x 1.8” x 1.4” (7.8 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm)
Weight: 5.1 oz (145 g) for transmitter and antenna (without collar); 7.0 oz (198 g) total weight (with collar)
Battery type: rechargeable lithium-ion pack; user replaceable
Battery life: 16-30 hours
Range: 4 miles
Interface: USB
Water rating: 1 ATM (10 meters)
Neck size: Minimum of 9.5” (24 cm) in circumference
High-sensitivity GPS/GLONASS receiver: Yes
GPS antenna: top, orange
Stimulation/Vibration/Tone: No
LED beacon lights: Yes
Rescue mode: Yes
Replaceable collar straps: Yes
Collar compatibility: 3/4” (1.9 cm)

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Garmin, Astro 430 Handheld + T 5 Mini Dog Device COMBO Q&A

How many dogs can the Astro 430 track at once?
The Astro 430 can track up to 20 dogs simultaneously.
What is the range of the tracking system?
The system has a range of up to 9 miles with a T 5 collar, and up to 4 miles with a T 5 mini collar.
How quickly does the Astro 430 update location information?
The device has a 2.5-second update rate, providing quick location tracking.
What kind of satellite reception does the Astro 430 feature?
The Astro 430 features GPS and GLONASS reception for better satellite tracking.
What type of mapping is preloaded on the Astro 430?
The device comes preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K mapping.
What type of subscription is included with the system?
A free 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery is included.
What kind of data does Hunt Metrics provide?
Hunt Metrics helps analyze hunting patterns and behaviors, including distance traveled and time spent in the field.
Is the Astro 430 compatible with any other accessories?
Yes, it's compatible with Garmin HuntView cards for additional tracking options.
What type of battery can be used with the Astro 430?
The Astro 430 has an optional in-unit rechargeable battery.
What is the size of the display on the Astro 430?
The device features a vibrant 2.6-inch color display.

Item Specifications

Track up to 20 dogsCapability to follow 20 dogs at a time
4-9 Mile RangeRanges up to 9 miles with Garmin T 5 collar or 4 miles with T 5 mini
2.5 Second update rateProvides faster location tracking
GPS+GLONASSBetter satellite tracking in challenging environments
TOPO U.S. 100KPreloaded mapping in the handheld device
Handheld Tracking System for Sporting DogsEnables effective tracking for sporting dog activities
1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscriptionFree subscription for enhanced mapping features
Compatible with Garmin HuntView cardsAllows further map customization
Hunt Metrics dataAnalyzes dogs' hunting patterns and behaviors
2.6-inch color displayOffers a vibrant and crisp display for easy tracking
Optional in-unit rechargeable batteryProvides a recharging option for convenience
Auto zoom map pageKeeps all tracked dogs in view on the display
Toggle track visibilityAllows adjusting the duration each dog's track is visible
Share dog's track codeEnables another person to view your dog's location on their device
Share dog's controlAllows other users to control the tracking device's settings for a dog

Monitor and Train Sporting Dogs with Garmin Astro 430 Handheld + T 5 Mini Combo

Discover the next level of dog tracking with the Garmin Astro 430 Handheld and T 5 Mini Combo. Equipped with GPS and GLONASS technology, TOPO U.S. 100K mapping, and a 2.5-second update rate, this powerful duo helps you stay on top of your sporting dogs' movements, training progress, and more.

Enjoy a seamless tracking experience with the Garmin Astro 430's capacity to follow up to 20 dogs simultaneously, reaching ranges of up to 9 miles with a T 5 collar and up to 4 miles with a T 5 mini collar. With an easy-to-use interface and crisp 2.6-inch color display, you'll stay fully in tune with your dogs' hunting patterns and behaviors.

Enhance your dog training with Hunt Metrics data, which provides valuable insights on distance traveled, time spent in the field, and other valuable information. Compatible with Garmin's HuntView cards and offering a free 1-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery, the Astro 430 has all the features needed to track your sporting dogs effortlessly.