Garmin Delta XC Reviews: XC, Sport & Upland Models

 

This is a Garmin Delta XC Reviews Guide of the XC, Sport & Upland models. 

We’ve already done a comparison guide of these e collars.

But, the guide below outlines the main features of these models, and who they might and might not be for.

Let’s check them out in more detail!

 

(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

 

Garmin Delta XC Reviews: XC, Sport & Upland Models

If you want to go straight to viewing the Garmin Delta Upland XC, you can do so here:

If you like, you can also look at some of Garmin’s other remote dog training collars here.

 

Garmin Delta Upland XC: Review

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Features

A dog training system with a handheld remote transmitter and a collar receiver

It is intended for upland hunters, and pointing dogs

The handheld remote has 3/4 mile range to the collar receiver

There is the option to train with static stimulation, or tone (sound) and vibration options 

The static stimulation (shock) has a continuous option

There are 36 different levels of momentary static stimulation, each of different strength. It also has 18 levels of continuous stimulation

The remote has a LCD display

You can train up to 3 dogs at a time if you purchase additional collar receivers separately

The collar receiver has a built in BarkLimiter, so you can train your dog not to bark (it’s essentially a bark collar too)

The BarkLimiter features technology that differentiates barking from scratching, and unwanted barks from barks that should trigger the collar

The Upland Beeper on the collar strap can be used with 4 hunt sounds (including silent) and 2 point sounds (including hawk scream)

The beeper has ¼ mile range to help locate your bird dog and know when he’s on point.

The beeper is IPX7 water rated, and take a 3v CR123A (included) battery

You get long and short insulated, stainless steel contact points for the collar device

The collar device and the transmitter remote are water-rated to IPX7

Both the collar device and transmitter remote have rechargeable lithium ion batteries

The collar device lasts up to 60 hours, and the remote lasts up to 80 hours

Both the collar device and transmitter remote have low battery indication

The transmitter remote is color coded so you can see which dog you have the remote controlling

The transmitter device floats on water

The collar device fits most small to large dogs

Overall, there are 5 correction configurations and 8 different sound figurations on the device

 

Drawbacks

Beeper could be designed to both sit better on the dog’s neck, and function more accurately and consistently. 

The training system overall could be simpler and easier to figure out how to use

For the price, overall this beeper collar is OK when compared to the alternatives.

 

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What Is The Garmin Delta Upland XC Designed For?

It’s designed specifically for upland hunters.

 

Who Might The Garmin Delta Upland XC Be For?

Upland hunters

Hunting dogs and pointing dogs

Those who want a beeper with audibles on their dog training collar

Those who want 3/4 mile range on their remote to collar receiver

Those who want to control up to 3 dogs from the same handheld remote

Those who want many different levels of static stimulation available

Those who want static, tone and vibration training options

 

Who Might The Garmin Delta Upland XC NOT Be For?

Those who want a training device that is less specialised towards upland hunting and more a general training collar – without a beeper for example

Those on a cheap budget

 

What Do You Get In The Garmin Delta Upland XC Kit?

With the bundle you get:

Delta Upland XC handheld

Delta Upland XC dog device with built-in BarkLimiter™

Beeper 

Orange 3/4-inch collar strap 

Contact point set (long and short) with wrench

Charging clip 

Lanyard

USB cable

AC adapter

Manual

 

Is There A Comparable Alternative To The Upland XC?

Yes, the SportDOG UplandHunter 1875 is a similar dog collar training system that is high quality.

 

Garmin Delta Sport XC: Review

Features

A handheld transmitter and collar device training system

The transmitter remote to collar has a range of 3/4 of a mile

Transmitter remote has a LCD screen

Transmitter has 36 level of static stimulation to choose from

Static stimulation can be continuous, or temporary

There are also tone and vibration options

There are long and short contact points that come for the collar, for short and long haired gods

The transmitter has 5 different correction configurations 

Transmitter remote has a 3 button design

The transmitter is capable of controlling up to 3 dogs, with the purchase of additional collars separately

The collar device comes with a BarkLimiter for bark control training

The BarkLimiter recognises the difference between barks and vibrations or scratches, and barks and unwanted barks

Both the transmitter remote and collar are water-resistant (IPX7) 

Both the transmitter remote and collar have rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries

The transmitter has up to 80 hours of charge, whilst the collar device has 60 hours

The transmitter remote floats, and the collar device doesn’t

 

Drawbacks

The collar device and BarkLimiter technology and both be inconsistent in their reliability – this could be a manufacturing issue. This is in comparison to other dog collar training systems which seem more reliable

The setup and trying to understand this training collar can be difficult and the instruction videos and guide aren’t always helpful for some people

Not as much a hunting collar as it is a training collar

The remote doesn’t have custom settings – they are pre programmed and you can’t change them

The range can be inconsistent and not reach the 3/4 mile max

For the price, we think there are better dog training collar systems on the market, such as SportDOG’s training collars

 

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What Is The Garmin Delta Sport XC Designed For?

Dog training, and bark training.

 

Who Might Be The Garmin Delta Sport XC Be For?

Trainers

Owners who want a dog training collar and anti bark collar 2 in 1 system

People who want to control up to 3 dogs from the same remote

People with small to large dogs

People who want an LCD screen on their remote 

 

Who Might Be The Garmin Delta Sport XC NOT Be For?

People who want the most reliable and best quality dog training collar systems on the market

People with toy sized or giant dogs

People who want a more specialised hunting dog collar

People who want to have a range that exceeds 3/4 of a mile

People who want to control more than 3 dogs on the one remote

People who want custom settings on their remote

 

What Comes In The Garmin Delta Sport XC Kit?

Delta Sport XC handheld

Delta Sport XC dog device with built-in BarkLimiter™

Black 3/4-inch collar strap

Contact point set (long and short) with wrench

Charging clip

Lanyard

USB cable

AC adapter

Manual

 

Garmin Delta XC Bundle: Review

Features

A handheld transmitter and collar receiver system

Has a 1/2 mile range

The transmitter remote has 3 buttons to control the functions of the collar and also has a LCD display

The transmitter remote has a MASSIVE 18 levels of static stimulation (shock) to choose from

There’s both momentary and continuous stimulation to choose from

There are also tone (sound) and vibration options to choose from if you don’t want to use shock

You can control up to 3 dogs from the same transmitter remote on this system, when you purchase additional collar devices separately to pair with the transmitter

The collar comes with both long and short contact points for short and long haired dogs

Both the collar and remote are water-resistant (IPX7) 

Both the collar device and remote have rechargeable, lithium-ion batteries

The remote lasts up to 80 hours and the collar 60

The handheld remote floats, whilst the collar doesn’t

The collar is designed to fit most small to large sized dogs (toy sizes, and extra large to Giant dogs may have issues with fitting it)

 

Drawbacks

Doesn’t come with a Bark Limiter like the Garmin Sport PRO (but it’s less expensive)

Not for hunting – more of a dog training collar

There are a lot of options on this system – it can take a little bit of time to understand, set up and use the system properly. It could be a be more simple to use

It appears the collar units, most likely in the manufacturing process, are inconsistent in quality. Some people report no problems with them, whilst others can have troubles with the collar devices holding charge, the static/shock feature working, or the collar device working at all.

For the price, there are more reliable and easier to use dog training collar systems out there like the SportDOG collars

 

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Garmin Delta XC Bundle: Buyer’s Guide

What Is The Garmin Delta XC Designed For?

It’s designed purely as a dog training remote and collar device system.

 

Who Might Be The Garmin Delta XC Be For?

People who want a dog training collar with remote

People who want shock, tone and vibration options

People who want the ability to control up to 3 dogs from the one transmitter remote

People who want 1/2 mile range and 18 levels of static stimulation to choose from

 

Who Might Be The Garmin Delta XC NOT Be For?

People who want a hunting dog collar training system

People who want the best quality and best value dog collar training system on the market

People who want a very simple to use dog training collar system

 

What Alternatives Are There To The Garmin Sport PRO?

Check out the SportDOG FieldTrainer 425 as a comparable, but super high quality alternative.

 

What Comes In The Garmin Delta XC Kit?

Delta XC handheld

Delta XC dog device

Black 3/4-inch collar strap

Contact point set (long and short) with wrench

Charging clip

Lanyard

USB cable

AC adapter

Manual

 

Garmin Delta Buyer’s Guide

Other E Collars & Remote Dog Training Dog Collars

You can read about some of the best overall e collars and remote dog training collars from different brands in this guide.

 

E Collar & Remote Dog Training Collar Buyers & FAQ Guide

You can read this guide which is an e collar and remote dog training collar buyers guide and FAQ guide.

In it, information is provided on the following:

What some of the best e collars might be

Factors to consider in deciding which e collar to buy

What the cost of an e collar is 

What size e collar to get

What is an e collar

Types of e collars

What is an e collar used for, and why use one

How to use an e collar

How to put an e collar on your dog

How to train a dog with an e collar

At what age to start using an e collar, and how long training takes

When you might consider using an e collar

Safety considerations for using an e collar

E collars vs bark collars

 

What Size E Collar/Remote Dog Training Collar Do I Get?

In terms of size of the e collar, you might look for two main things:

– The weight range of the collar i.e. it might say ‘for dogs 8lbs and over’

– The neck size that the collar fits i.e. it might say for dogs with neck sizes 6 to 28 inches

 

So:

– Find out the weight of your dog

– Measure their neck size and compare it to the collar strap length that the collar comes with

– And, make sure you follow the manufacturer’s sizing specifications for the e collar you want

 

Safety Considerations With A Remote Dog Training Collar

Safety is extremely important with a remote dog training collar.

Always always get your vet’s advice or the advice of an animal health and/or training expert – nothing is a substitute for professional advice.

Some general safety guidelines for using an e collar humanely might be:

Buy from a reputable company who put proper use of the e collar and the safety of the dog as a priority 

Read and follow the operating guide, instruction/safety manual and training guide that comes with the e collar system from the manufacturer for operation and safety instructions and guidelines

Pay attention to any warnings issued by the manufacturer

Monitor your dog’s response both mentally and physically to using an e collar. Take the collar off immediately and discontinue use of the system if you notice any negative implications or reactions

 

A good remote dog training collar that uses static stimulation should simply stimulate the muscle (to the point of reflex) to get the dog’s attention, but should not cause pain (it might be slightly annoying for the dog to act as a small deterrent – but shouldn’t cause pain or harm). It certainly shouldn’t cause a ‘sharp pain’ to the muscle or body. 

To get a safe stimulation level – you can always start from the lowest stimulation level, and work your way up to a level that gets the dog’s attention (such as changing body language when a stimulation, vibration or tone is administered) without any visible sign of pain or harm (such as yelping, or showing signs of stress).

A good e collar company should give you all the necessary safety, use and training instructions, and should have a dedicated customer service line to help when you being using the collar system.

The static stimulation function does not need to be used either – tone and vibrate training modes can be used instead.

Some owners like to even use their e collar as a temporary training tool, and may go back to using body or verbal commands once behaviors are reinforced (if suitable).

 

 

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