SportDOG GPS & Tracking Collar Systems Reviews Guide

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SportDOG have a pair of high quality dog tracking systems in the TEK series.

In this SportDOG GPS & Tracking Collar Systems Reviews Guide, we list the main features that make each of these TEK models unique.

You should quickly be able to figure out if either of these handheld and collar systems will suit you and your dog/s, and if so, which one.

Let’s check them out!

(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)

 

SportDOG GPS & Tracking Collar Systems Reviews Guide

 

SportDOG GPS & Tracking Collars

SportDOG TEK 1.5

The SportDOG TEK 1.5 comes in both a TRACKING ONLY, and a TRACKING + TRAINING model.

If you want to check out both models, as well as the training features, go to the SportDOG TEK 1.5 Review linked below.

Otherwise, the tracking features and capabilities of this system are:

Features

  • Compatible with the TEK 2.0 collar receivers
  • Has a more compact design and even better tracking reliability than the TEK 1.0
  • For dogs 8 pounds or larger with neck sizes 10.75″ – 23″
  • 7-mile range from handheld to collar receivers using HopTek™ technology
  • Track and/or train up to 12 dogs on this system when you buy add on collars separately for each additional dog
  • Handheld Device is waterproof and submersible up to 5 feet
  • GPS Collar is DryTek® waterproof and submersible to 25 feet
  • System has rechargeable Lithium-ion batteries
  • GPS Collar charges in 4 hours, lasts 24 hours per charge
  • Handheld Device charges in 2 hours, lasts 20 hours per charge
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a backlit LCD screen

TRACKING

  • View your own location
  • View your dog’s location
  • View a tracking map that you can adjust from 100 yards to 75 miles
  • The update rate of the map is every 2.5 seconds
  • Has a tilt compensated compass screen
  • Set and save up to 20 waypoints
  • See each dog’s status: stopped (on point or treed) 
  • See other information like how far your dog has travelled, speed of travel, where they are travelling etc

SportDOG TEK 1.5 Review

 

SportDOG TEK 2.0

Same thing with the TEK 2.0 – it comes in a tracking only, and a tracking and training model.

Check out the review below for the full set of features.

The general and tracking based features are:

Features

  • Can support up to 21 dogs on the system (with separate collar devices)
  • Bluetooth Compatible
  • Range from the handheld to the collar device is 10 miles using HopTek™ technology
  • Handheld Device is waterproof and submersible up to 5 feet
  • GPS Collar is DryTek® waterproof and submersible to 25 feet
  • The collar is for dogs 8 pounds or larger with neck sizes 10.75″ – 23″
  • The system has rechargeable lithium-ion batteries
  • The batteries in the collar charge in 4 hours, and last about 24 hours per charge
  • The batteries in the handheld charge in 8 hours, and last about 12 hours per charge
  • There’s a low battery indicator to show you when batteries are running low
  • Has GPS + GLONASS
  • Has HOPTEK technology – Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS) provides immunity to signal interference & allows for higher transmitter output power, resulting in superior range performance.
  • No monthly subscription fee
  • Alerts for pointing, treeing and barking
  • Customer service by SportDOG is usually pretty good

TRACKING

  • View dog location, the direction they are travelling, where they are travelling, distance travelled, average speed and other stats
  • There are home, map, compass and dog specific stat screens
  • Set tracking goals or co-ordinates, save stats and download data
  • Receive voice updates of your dog’s location via the bluetooth
  • Ability to set Geofences for your dog to travel within – you’ll be alerted when they travel outside it
  • You can set and select waypoints – up to 20 waypoints
  • Comes with preloaded 1:100,000 TOPO maps
  • Can also customise maps
  • Unlimited lifetime map updates
  • Comes with a desktop application for handheld & collar updates

SportDOG TEK 2.0 Review

 

SportDOG GPS Tracking Collar System Comparisons

 

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