On August 14th 2018, Garmin announced the release of the Garmin PRO 550 Plus, a revolutionary e-collar training system that takes everything we love about the PRO 550 and adds tracking abilities to it. This is a system that we are really excited about. It has simple controls, futuristic design, and ease of use. It is everything that is great about the PRO 550, while being easier to operate than the Alpha 100.
What makes the PRO 550 Plus unique?
The PRO 550 Plus is the first dog training e-collar system to have a tracking feature included. Yes, the Garmin Alpha, SportDOG TEK 1.0, TEK 1.5, and TEK 2.0 have both tracking and training features, but they were designed as tracking systems with the added feature of training. The PRO 550 Plus is designed around training. It takes the customer favorite PRO 550 design of three dog capability with low, medium, and high stimulation as well as vibration and tone using the same familiar ergonomics and adds an easy to read tracking screen. With the PRO 550 Plus, switching between dogs is as simple as switching the dog on the toggle switch, no more needing to go into menu screens or clicking arrows on the screen. Adding a new dog is easier, no more switching screens and menus, it’s now as simple as turning the system on and following the prompts. Continue reading →