The K/T 5X dog device has a top-mounted, high-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS receiver, so you can track your dog from up to 14.5 kilometres away.
It features a rugged design — water-resistant to 10 metres (1 ATM) — so it’s tough enough to run wherever your dog runs.
Plus, with up to 80 hours of battery life and sleep mode to remotely put the device to sleep, you can focus on the hunt instead of the next charge.
LED beacon lights, activated from your compatible handheld, help keep track of your dog in the field.
Visible up to 90 metres away, the lights work in low-light conditions and at night.
- Alpha 200i
- Alpha 200
- Alpha 100
- Alpha 10
- Astro 430
What’s new with the Garmin T5X?
- Increased battery life
- Sleep Mode
- USB Mode
Key Features of the Garmin T5X Tracking GPS Collar
- Remotely operated LED beacon lights
- Alpha T5X collar has GLONASS which doubles the available satellites to help triangulate the GPS position of the dog.
- Top mounted, highly sensitive GPS receiver
- Comes with both standard as well as long-range, stainless-steel braid VHF antennas.
- Tool-less design makes for fast, easy change of collar strap without the need for tools.
- Waterproof up to 10 meters.
What’s new with the Garmin T5X?
T5X Batteries and Battery Life Greatly Increased:
Garmin claims the T5X Track and Train collar can expect 80 hours of continual run time. However, in our experience we are routinely getting up to five days (120 hours) with 5 & 10 second update rates on our T5X during testing. If you choose to use it, rescue mode will increase the run time of your T5X. Every minute counts when searching for a lost dog. Rescue Mode is a benefit to those who find themselves in this predicament. Unfortunately, we were not able to assess the rescue mode battery life because of the already spectacular battery life of the Garmin T5X Track and Train collar, and not enough collars to dedicate one to such a lengthy test
Sleep mode on the Garmin T5X Tracking collars:
A new feature of the Garmin T5X collar is sleep mode. Sleep mode allows the user to put the collar to sleep, conserving battery while there is not a need to track the collar. A user can activate sleep mode remotely on a compatible handheld at any tracking distance, similar to the T5 Mini collars.
Note: Sleep mode is not available on the Garmin T5 collar, it is only available on the T5X collar.
USB Mode with the T5X (Mac Updatable):
The T5X, unlike the T5 collar, goes into USB Mass Storage Mode when plugged in to a computer. The original T5 collars were not able to be update via Apple or Mac computer, however with USB mode you are able to update the software with an Apple or Mac computer.
Note: USB mode is not available on the Garmin T5 collar, it is only available on the T5 X collar. You cannot update a Garmin T5 collar with a Mac or Apple computer.
The Garmin T5X is compatible with the Alpha 200i, Alpha 200, Alpha 10, or Alpha 100, Astro 430 simultaneously. To track the T5X, be sure to update your Alpha 200i, Alpha 200, Alpha 10, Astro 430, or Alpha 100 software for best performance. To update your device, start by downloading and running Garmin Web Updater or Garmin Express. Click here to learn how to update your software.
ANT Pairing Capabilities:
The Garmin TT15X and T5X collars pair via ANT+ to an updates Alpha 200i/200 and Alpha 10. Ant is a type of wireless communication that allows certain devices to communicate with each other. The newest 5.0 software on the Alpha 200i and Alpha pairs the TT15X and T5X collars via ANT instead of over radio. Why? Here are a couple benefits of this new feature:
- Pairing over ANT allows the user to check the software version of the collar with their handheld on the TT15X and T5X.
- Another small feature of the TT15X and T5X collar is that the dog’s name will now be stored in the collar, so any updated Alpha 200i or 200 pairing to a X series collar via ANT will automatically suggest the dog’s name to your system when pairing with an ANT enabled device
Note: ANT pairing is not available on the Garmin T5 collar, it is only available on the T5X collar.