In plain English: If you want an Alpha but are nervous or overwhelmed about all the features in an Alpha 100/200i, then this is the Alpha for you! The Alpha 10 contains your dog list and shows dog distance and direction, mark your waypoint, setup, and correction. That's basically it. It'll pair to an existing Alpha 100/200i or Astro 430. It works with TT15 big or mini and T5 big or mini. Each 'dog' gets one correction setting (that means you select either to shock or to just tone or vibrate). Menu button on the right, power and correction buttons on the left of the handheld. Distance is determined by the collar connected (up to 9 miles with a Big TT15 or Big T5 or up to 4 miles with a Mini TT 15 or Mini T5).
The Alpha 10 is SMALL! How small is it? My wife is 5'4" tall and it fits in the palm of her hand! See the comparison pics between it and the the Astro 320 and Alpha 100. Display size is 1.8" diaganol.
The Alpha 10 has no extra frills - but, you still get all the thrill of Garmin Technology and GPS Tracking! And, as a huge bonus package: it connects to your Garmin smartwatch, Garmin DriveTrack 71, and to your phone using the Garmin Explore App. But, you won't find all kinds of apps like hunt/fish calendars, man overboard, complicated training pages, or anything else. It's easy. It's slim. It packs a punch...at a great price and it'll track your dogs - up to 20 connected devices (dogs or other handhelds)!
The Alpha 10 IS NOT touch-screen. You use the toggle switch in upper right hand corner to move around and select items (like the type of stim/tone/vibration).
And yes, we will do your update and if you purchase an Alpha 10 Bundle, we will do your set-up! Ships FREE from your Garmin Experts at OKIE DOG SUPPLY!
The official verbiage:
CONNECTED, COMPACT – DOG TRACKING & TRAINING HANDHELD The newest solution to our Garmin eco-system…a simple, portable device that can be used as a standalone unit with TT™15 or T5 collars, paired to your smartphone with the Garmin Explore™ App for maps and live tracking or connected to other Garmin products for the ultimate experience.
- NEW: Compact and lightweight design with at-a-glance tracking and configurable training
- TRACK YOUR PACK using Garmin T5 and TT15 full size collars up to 9 miles and with mini collars up to 4 miles – up to 2.5 second update rate.
- STIM/TONE/VIBRATION: momentary and continuous stimulation options lets you customize training for each dog directly from your Alpha 10 handheld when paired with TT15 Big or Mini dog devices
- FOLLOW THE ACTION: Track fellow hunters or companions by pairing Alpha 10 with other compatible Alpha 100, 200i and Astro® 430 handheld devices
- CONNECT FROM A VEHICLE: Connect your Alpha 10 to a Garmin Drivetrack™ to view your dog’s location on the large 6.95” display. (Alpha 10 optional Car Mount accessory sold separately)
- TRACK FROM YOUR WRIST using select Garmin wearables (fēnix®, Instinct®, tactix®) for quick tracking updates from your wrist with the dog widget.
- GARMIN EXPLORE™ APP: pair with your smartphone or tablet to see real-time tracking, save collections of dog tracks and replay tracks to see exactly what happened during your activity. You cannot correct from your phone - but you can download maps and see the dogs run on your phone!