OLATHE, Kansas, July 20, 2015 — Garmin International, Inc., a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Sport PRO, an intuitive, full-featured dog training system for sporting dog owners. With ergonomic, one-handed operation, the Sport PRO lets trainers keep their eyes focused on their dog, and not on their handheld.
“The Sport PRO manages to strike that perfect balance between being packed with features, yet easy-touse,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “The tactile buttons and quick-turn dial make it easy to make instantaneous corrections and change settings on the fly.”
The Sport PRO handheld incorporates four raised buttons – one each for continuous, momentary, vibration, and tone stimulation. An easily-accessible thumbwheel dial makes positive clicks to change between 10 different stimulation levels.
The thumbwheel also has an auxiliary setting, which lets the trainer activate the built-in BarkLimiter with new, user settable levels. The auxiliary setting also allows the user to activate the built-in beacon lights on the dog’s e-collar, which are visible up to 100 yards away.
The dog device, known as the PT 10, is designed for ruggedness with a water rating of 1ATM1 . The collar has a 3/4-inch strap and comes with interchangeable contact points – standard length, or a longer version for long haired or thick coated dogs. The Sport PRO handheld is also compatible with existing Delta dog devices for greater flexibility.
Built to withstand the elements, the handheld floats and has a water rating of IPX72 . The Sport PRO can train up to three dogs at once, up to three quarters of a mile away (additional dog devices sold separately). Both the handheld and collar units have rechargeable, user-replaceable lithium-ion batteries that last up to 60 hours on a single charge. The Sport PRO is expected to be available in the summer of 2015.
The Sport PRO is the latest innovation in Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies to enhance users’ outdoor experiences and their relationships with their canine companions. Whether it’s handhelds, wearables, action cameras, or dog training systems, Garmin devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.
For more information about Garmin’s other dog tracking and training equipment, go to www.garmin.com/dogs. For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913- 397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
1Withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of ten meters. See garmin.com/waterrating for details.
2Withstands incidental exposure to water of up to one meter for 30 minutes. See garmin.com/waterrating for details.
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