SportDOG TEK 1.5 vs 2.0 Comparison: Differences, & Similarities


SportDOG have done away with the old SportDOG TEK 1.0 models and technology, and have introduced the new SportDOG TEK 1.5 models.

With that in mind, seeing as though we have a SpotDOG TEK 1.5 and 2.0 Review Guide, it was important to us to do a SportDOG TEK 1.5 vs TEK 2.0 comparison guide as well.

We mention what’s changed between the 1.0 and 1.5, but also the main differences and similarities between the TEK 1.5 and TEK 2.0 ranges.

We also talk about things like compatibility and other relevant important information.

Let’s jump into it!


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SportDOG TEK 1.5 vs 2.0 Comparison: Differences, & Similarities

If you want to go straight to viewing the TEK 1.5 and 2.0 models, you can do so here:

SportDOG TEK 1.5 


SportDOG TEK 2.0


You can get extra add on collars to add more dogs to the 2.0 system –


SportDOG TEK 1.5 vs 2.0: Which Is Better?

The SportDOG TEK 2.0 is the more advanced system with more features and increased performance.

Having said that, the TEK 1.5 is compatible with the TEK 2.0 technology and collar receivers. It also has a more compact design and even better tracking reliability than the TEK 1.0.

The obvious difference between the 1.5 and 2.0 is the price, so if that’s a factor, you’d have to consider that.

But, you’d get the TEK 2.0 over the 1.5 based on the features if you want:

Increased range

A longer lasting battery in the handheld

Ability to support and track and train more dogs

Bluetooth compatibility

Preloaded TOPO maps

Ongoing map updates, and updates to the handheld and collar receiver software

+ other extra features


Both the TEK 1.5 and TEK 2.0 offer both a tracking only model, and a tracking + training model.


SportDOG TEK 1.5 vs 2.0: Differences

Some of the main differences between the TEK 1.5 & the 2.0 are:

The TEK 1.5 has 7 miles range from handheld to collar receiver, and the TEK 2.0 has a 10 mile range

The TEK 1.5 handheld device charges in 2 hours and lasts about 20 hours per charge, while the TEK 2.0 handheld charges in 8 hours and lasts about 12 hours per charge

The TEK 1.5 can support up to 12 dogs on the handheld, whilst the TEK 2.0 can support up to 21 dogs on the handheld

The TEK 1.5 and TEK 2.0 systems take different collar receivers

The TEK 2.0 is bluetooth compatible

The TEK 2.0 comes with preloaded maps, and you get lifetime map updates

The TEK 2.0 has a desktop application for ongoing updates to the handheld and collars

The TEK 2.0 allows Geofencing


SportDOG TEK 1.5 vs 2.0: Similarities

Some of the main similarities between the TEK 1.5 & the 2.0 are:

Both offer a GPS tracking only model, and a tracking + training model

Both have separate screens for individual dogs, training screens, and tracking screen, compass screens

Both have HopTek™ technology – Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) provides immunity to signal interference & allows for higher transmitter output power, resulting in superior range performance.

Both have a Handheld Device that is waterproof and submersible up to 5 feet

Both have a GPS Collar that is DryTek® waterproof and submersible to 25 feet

Both have collars that are for dogs 8 pounds or larger with neck sizes 10.75″ – 23″

Both have rechargeable lithium-ion batteries

Both have a collar that charges in 4 hours, and last about 24 hours per charge

Both have a low battery indicator to show you when batteries are running low

Both have alerts for pointing and treeing

Both allow up to 20 waypoints

Both have very similar training capabilities

Both have 99 levels of continuous, momentary, and rising stimulation levels

Both have vibration and tone options


SportDOG TEK 1.5 vs 2.0: Reviews

SportDOG TEK 1.5 and 2.0 Review Guide


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