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Garmin, Astro 430 Handheld

by Garmin Item #: 1129243-16312
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Keep Track of Your Sporting Dogs with Ease
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 a 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.

AKC Approved Tracking Devices LINK

¹Additional dog devices required; sold separately
²Astro 430 is also compatible with TT™ 15, TT™ 15 mini, TT 15X, T 20, TT 25, and DC™ 50 dog devices (for tracking only).
³See rating

  • Astro 430
  • 5-inch standard antenna
  • 13-inch extended range antenna
  • USB cable
  • Belt clip
  • Manual

Size Chart

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

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Garmin, Astro 430 Handheld Q&A

How many dogs can Garmin Astro 430 track at a time?
The Garmin Astro 430 can track up to 20 dogs at a time.
What is the range of Garmin Astro 430 with a Garmin T 5 collar?
The range of Garmin Astro 430 with a Garmin T 5 collar is up to 9 miles.
What is the range of Garmin Astro 430 with a T 5 mini collar?
The range of Garmin Astro 430 with a T 5 mini collar is up to 4 miles.
How often does the Garmin Astro 430 update the location?
The Garmin Astro 430 updates the location every 2.5 seconds.
Does Garmin Astro 430 support GPS and GLONASS connectivity?
Yes, Garmin Astro 430 supports both GPS and GLONASS connectivity.
What mapping features come with the Garmin Astro 430?
Garmin Astro 430 comes with preloaded TOPO U.S. 100K mapping and a free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
Is Garmin Astro 430 compatible with Garmin HuntView cards?
Yes, Garmin Astro 430 is compatible with Garmin HuntView cards.
What data does the Hunt Metrics feature provide?
Hunt Metrics data helps analyze your dog's hunting patterns and behaviors, including distance traveled, time afield, and more.
Does Garmin Astro 430 have a color display?
Yes, Garmin Astro 430 features a 2.6-inch color display.
Can I use Garmin Astro 430 to view the terrain?
Yes, Garmin Astro 430 is preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps and comes with a complimentary 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription for terrain viewing.

Item Specifications

ModelAstro 430 Handheld
SystemHandheld Tracking System for Sporting Dogs
Dog tracking capacityTrack up to 20 dogs¹
RangeUp to 9 miles with T 5 collar; up to 4 miles with T 5 mini collar
Update rate2.5-second
GPS/GLONASS receptionYes
Preloaded mappingTOPO U.S. 100K
BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscriptionFree 1-year
Garmin HuntView cards compatibilityYes
Hunt Metrics dataYes
Display2.6-inch color display
Optional in-unit rechargeable batteryYes
Dog tracking devicesGarmin T 5 or T 5 mini collar devices² (sold separately)
Map auto zoomYes
Dog track sharingYes
Dog control code sharingYes
Additional map detailYes

Effortlessly Monitor Your Sporting Dogs with Garmin Astro 430 Handheld Tracking System

Introducing the Garmin Astro 430 Handheld Tracking System, a must-have device for sporting dog enthusiasts. Track up to 20 dogs simultaneously and maintain superior GPS and GLONASS connectivity for accurate location information. The 2.5-second update rate ensures fast tracking of dogs on the move.

Stay informed about your dogs' whereabouts with the sleek Garmin Astro 430 device. Preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K maps and a complimentary 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription, it allows you to explore the terrain with ease while monitoring your dogs' hunting behaviors and patterns.

Enhance your sporting dogs' training with the advanced Astro 430 tracking system. Compatible with the Garmin T 5 collar and T 5 mini collar devices, this handheld powerhouse provides real-time information on your dog's location, distance traveled, and time afield, allowing for improved training strategies.

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