Garmin introduces Alpha 10, its smallest and lightest dog tracking unit

Tuesday, 27 July 2021, 6:00 am CDT

Versatile device provides users flexible track and train solutions in new compact design 

OLATHE, Kan. – Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Alpha 10, a compact, versatile tracking and training device for outdoor enthusiasts and their dogs. This new unit incorporates Garmin’s proven sporting dog technology in a uniquely designed form factor, making it Garmin’s smallest and lightest dog tracking and training solution. The Alpha 10 also provides easy-to-use, versatile operation as a stand-alone unit, paired with a compatible smartphone or tablet for enhanced dog tracking, or paired with a compatible Garmin device as a buddy-tracking system.

“When outdoors with your dogs, your activity will change, but one thing remains constant — the need to quickly determine their location and help keep them safe. The Alpha 10 provides outdoor enthusiasts with a unique dog tracking and training solution for various situations,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “Dogs are our best friends, but the Alpha 10 will be your closest companion in the outdoors whether you are hiking, hunting or just outside exploring with your dog. Additionally, its compact design allows users to go light, go far, and engage with Alpha 10 only when wanted or needed.” 

Stand-alone Device 

Weighing in at 5.6 ounces and standing 2.6” tall, the Alpha 10 is the new lightweight champion of the Garmin dog tracking world but packs a heavyweight punch with its robust features. Capable of at-a-glance dog tracking and easily configurable training, the Alpha 10 has a high contrast display that provides a directional arrow and distance to dogs using a 2.5-second update rate and is visible even in low-light conditions. The unit can track and train up to 20 dogs1as far as 9 miles away using built-in GPS and customizable training functions, which include tone and vibration, as well as 18 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation. Designed for easy operation, the Alpha 10 can quickly switch between dogs using the unit’s on-device toggle key. Built with battery life of up to a week (40 hours of use) and a water-rating of IPX72, the Alpha 10 will go anywhere the hunt takes you — rain or shine.  

Mobile Solution 

Hunters can pair the Alpha 10 with the Garmin Explore smart device app for enhanced mapping solutions. When paired, users can stow the Alpha 10 handheld in their pack and use their compatible smartphone or tablet to view their dogs’ location and track in real time. Garmin Explore provides added relevant information such as hunt replay to relive your favorite moments of the hunt, robust off-grid navigation, customizable tracking lines and saved hunt collections for easy access when you need it.  

Companion Tracking  

Alpha 10 users can pair their unit to a companion’s compatible Garmin dog tracking device, such as Alpha 200i, to view their companion and companion’s dog location. Once paired, the Alpha 10 operator can make real-time decisions based on at-a-glance information, instead of waiting for verbal communication from the dog’s handler. The two-way connectivity allows the dog handler and Alpha 10 user to view each other’s location for enhanced awareness when not in visual contact. Additionally, compatible devices can share predefined messages between units for rapid communication. 

Ecosystem Compatibility  

Individuals can pair the Alpha 10 with optional Garmin devices, including a compatible Garmin smartwatch, such as Instinct, fēnix or tactix, using the built-in dog tracking app. For in-vehicle tracking, the Alpha 10 is also compatible with Garmin DriveTrack system. Also, UTV/ATV enthusiasts can pair the Alpha 10 to the Montana 700 or Treadseries for additional dog tracking capabilities.  

Pricing and Availability  

The Alpha 10 is available now for a suggested retail price of $399.99. Existing customers using compatible TT 15 or T 5 series dog devices can purchase the Alpha 10 handheld separately through Garmin dealers or at

1Additional dog devices required; sold separately 

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