Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS
Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS Handheld only. Pairs with T9 collar (sold separately).
- Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS. Tracks up to 20 dogs (requires T9 collars sold separately).
- 2.6” Color Display.
- Range: up to 5 miles (8 km)
- Uses 900 MHz FHSS. Approved for operation in Canada and the U.S.
- A 2.5-second update rate provides faster location tracking. When dogs are on the run.
- High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite reception. Can track in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
- Preloaded TOPO mapping for the U.S. and southern Canada.
- Free 1-year subscription. To BirdsEye Satellite Imagery
- 2.4″ x 6.3″ x 1.4″ / 9.2 oz
- Water rated at IPX7
- Can operate using 2 standard AA batteries. Or optional NiMH pack (not included)
- Battery life is up to 20 hours
- Display size: 1.43″ x 2.15″
In the Box
- Garmin Astro 900 handheld
- 4.2 inch (10.8 cm) antenna
- Belt clip
- USB cable
With faster 2.5-second location updates. And the capacity to follow up to 20 dogs. Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS is a handheld powerhouse of a dog-tracking performance. Intuitive and easy to use, Astro 900 features a vibrant 2.6” color display. Preloaded TOPO mapping for the U.S. and southern Canada. An optional in-unit rechargeable battery. And Hunt Metrics data to help analyze your dog’s tracking habits in the field. So you can know how to train more effectively.
Follow Your Dog’s Every Move With Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS
Using our T 9 collar device (sold separately or as a bundle) to transmit each dog’s location as often as every 2.5 seconds, Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS is quick to pinpoint the track they’re following — even when they’re on the run. On the Astro device’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.
After you’ve tracked down your quarry, mark the exact spot with the Astro device’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. Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS 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 that lets you view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks. 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 device’s free 1-year BirdsEye Satellite Imagery subscription.
With an expanded ecosystem of wireless connectivity options, Garmin Astro 900 Handheld GPS can support unit-to-unit data transfer with a variety of compatible Garmin devices. For example, Garmin DriveTrack™ 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, a compatible fēnix® GPS watch can receive dog status updates and alerts for viewing at a glance on your wrist. Also, while you’re in the field, Astro 900 lets you link and share wirelessly with your buddies’ compatible devices, such as the Oregon® handheld, Montana® handheld, GPSMAP® 64 Chartplotter or other ANT+® connectivity-enabled devices, to help coordinate hunt logistics on the go.