• Garmin, Astro 430 Handheld + T 5X Dog Device COMBO

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

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Follow Your Dog's Every Move with Ease
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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 TX 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 5X 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 5X 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 5X Dog Device, Dog Tracking Device

The T 5X dog collar has a top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver, so you can track your dog from up to 9 miles away. It features a rugged design — water-resistant to 10 meters (1 ATM) — so it’s tough enough to run wherever your dog runs. Plus, with up to 80 hours of battery life and sleep mode to remotely put the device to sleep, you can focus on the hunt instead of the next charge.

LED beacon lights, activated from your compatible handheld, help keep track of your dog in the field. Visible up to 100 yards away, the lights work in low-light conditions and at night.

T 5X ships with a 1” 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 handheld
  • 5" standard and 13" extended range antennas
  • Belt clip
  • USB cable
  • Documentation
  • T 5X dog device with rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack
  • 1" blue collar strap
  • 18.5" standard antenna
  • 22.5" extended-range antenna
  • Charging cable
  • AC adapter
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Documentation

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 size2.4" x 6.3" x 1.4" (6.1 x 16.0 x 3.6 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 Dog Device GENERAL
Unit dimensions (WxHxD): 3.5" x 1.75” x 1.85" (8.9 x 4.4 x 4.7 cm)
Weight: 6.6 oz (188.0 g) for transmitter and antenna (without collar); 9.3 oz (265.0 g) total weight (with collar)
Battery type: rechargeable lithium-ion pack; user-replaceable
Battery life: Up to 80 hours
Range: 9 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
LED beacon lights: yes
Sleep mode: yes
Rescue mode: yes
Frequency mode: MURS
Replaceable collar straps: yes
Collar compatibility: 1” (2.54 cm)
Software updates:  Via Garmin Express™ software, available for both Mac® and Windows®

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

What is the range of the Garmin Astro 430?
The range is up to 9 miles with the T 5X collar device and up to 4 miles with the T 5 mini collar device.
How many dogs can the Garmin Astro 430 track?
The device can track up to 20 dogs at a time.
What is the update rate of the Garmin Astro 430?
The update rate is 2.5 seconds.
Which mapping system does the Garmin Astro 430 use?
The device uses TOPO U.S. 100K mapping with a 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
Is the Garmin Astro 430 compatible with Garmin HuntView cards?
Yes, the device is compatible with Garmin HuntView cards.
What is the screen size of the Garmin Astro 430?
The Astro 430 has a 2.6-inch color display.
What type of reception does the Garmin Astro 430 offer?
The device offers GPS+GLONASS reception for better satellite tracking.
Can the Garmin Astro 430 analyze hunting patterns?
Yes, the device features Hunt Metrics data to help analyze hunting patterns and behaviors.
What is the optional in-unit rechargeable battery?
The optional in-unit rechargeable battery is a feature that allows users to switch the device to battery-saving mode when needed.
Are the T 5X and T 5 mini collar devices included?
The T 5X and T 5 mini collar devices are sold separately.

Item Specifications

Track up to 20 dogsAbility to track up to 20 dogs simultaneously with Garmin TX 5 collar or T 5 mini collar
4-9 Mile RangeTracking range of up to 9 miles with TX 5 collar or up to 4 miles with T 5 mini collar
2.5 Second update rateFast location tracking with updates every 2.5 seconds
GPS+GLONASSEnhanced satellite tracking in challenging environments
TOPO U.S. 100KPreloaded mapping
Handheld Tracking SystemDesigned for sporting dogs
Hunt Metrics dataHelps analyze dog's hunting patterns and behaviors
2.6-inch color displayVibrant display to view dog's location and other details
Optional rechargeable batteryIn-unit battery available for more convenience
Birdseye Satellite ImageryFree 1-year subscription included
Garmin HuntView cardsCompatible with HuntView cards for additional information

Garmin Astro 430 Handheld & T 5X Dog Device Combo: Effective Training Aid for Sporting Dogs

The Garmin Astro 430 Handheld and T 5X Dog Device Combo is a powerful and effective training aid for sporting dogs. With the capacity to track up to 20 dogs at a time and a range of up to 9 miles, this device ensures you can keep an eye on your dogs as they navigate challenging terrain with GPS+GLONASS reception for better satellite tracking.

Preloaded with TOPO U.S. 100K mapping, this handheld device comes with a free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription and is compatible with Garmin HuntView cards. The Astro 430 boasts a vibrant 2.6-inch color display, making it easy to monitor your dogs locations and movements.

In addition to its tracking capabilities, this combo features Hunt Metrics data to help analyze your dogs hunting patterns and behaviors in the field. This valuable information can be used to understand distance traveled, time afield, and more, helping you train more effectively.

The Astro 430 is fast and efficient, with a 2.5-second update rate for faster location tracking when your dogs are on the run. Paired with the T 5X or T 5 mini collar devices (sold separately), this combination of reliable tracking and intuitive design makes it an essential tool for sporting dog owners.