The 2nd generation “Big Screen” for Garmin GPS dog tracker is here. The Garmin DriveTrack 71 “mirrors” your Alpha 100 or Astro 430 GPS handheld screen to a bigger 6.95 inch high-resolution display when you track your dogs in the car. With the bigger and brighter display, you will be able to see your dogs’ status much easier when on the move. The Drivetrack 71 has preloaded city turn by turn navigator map and Topo lite map which can be used on road or off road. When tracking with the Garmin Alpha/Astro dog tracker, the Drivetrack 71 shows multiple dogs’ location, status, direction of moving and speed from the outdoor maps (Topo and Birds Eye). It can be also upgraded to the full Topo map and Birds Eye Satellite Imagery
How does it work?
The dog tracking features allow you to see information transmitted from your Garmin Alpha 100 or Astro 430 handheld device on your Garmin DriveTrack 71 device. You can navigate to your dogs, view their current status and location, and observe the distance they have travelled.
- Connect your Garmin GPS dog collar with Handheld device and make sure the dog information is show on Handheld screen.
- Enable dog broadcasting from Garmin Astro 430 or Alpha 100 handheld device
- Keep the DriveTrack 71 within 3 metres range of the Garmin handheld device. The DriveTrack 71 can only be connected to one Garmin handheld device each time so please keep other Garmin handheld device at least 5 metres away from the DriveTrack
- The DriveTrack should automatically sync with the nearby Garmin handheld and the Dog icon should have a Green Tick under it when it is connected successfully.
Please note: Always have all the Garmin devices firmware update to latest version for “Problem free” use. The Alpha 100, Astro 430 and Drivetrack 71 can be updated via Garmin Express App from a computer (windows system) and Garmin Web Updater software for T5, TT15, T5 mini, TT15 mini collars. With the latest software update, the Broadcast Dog Data menu will come up. It has to set as “on” in the Alpha 100/Astro 430 handheld, otherwise it will display Lost connection on the DriveTrack 71.