The Garmin Alpha 100 is a tracking/training collar that combines the industry leading Garmin GPS tracking system with 45 years of dog training collar technology from Tri-tronics in one handheld device.
The Garmin Alpha collar will update the dog’s location as often as every 2.5 seconds while giving you the ability to instantly control your dog with the training collar – all from one handheld device. The unit is expandable up to 20 dogs and powered by a Lithium Ion battery giving it the ability to run for up to 34 hours on a single charge.
The Alpha 100 handheld features a 3 inch sunlight readable touch screen color display that can be operated with one hand and is glove-friendly. It is waterproof to IPX7 standards which means the handheld case can withstand accidental immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes.
The touch screen allows for you to easily switch between dogs and allows you to configure your system to your specific needs.
Before you can use the Alpha handheld device and the TT™ 15 dog collar device, you must set up the devices.
1. Install the battery in the handheld device-
2. Charge the handheld device-
3. Charge the dog collar device-
There are a few instances in which you may want to perform a factory reset on the Alpha 100, including the following:
Performing a factory reset can cause data loss.
The Garmin Alpha 100 software should be kept up-to-date in order to take advantage of improvements and bug fixes. Updates are free, and easy to install. Software updates can be installed through Garmin Express.
1. Connect your Alpha 100 to your computer with a mini USB.
2. Launch Garmin Express.
3. Select your Alpha.
4. Garmin Express will then display the available updates. Select Install or Install All.
5. Once complete, disconnect your device from the computer and power on the Alpha 100 to allow it load the update.