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Garmin® Adds New Features to PRO Series of Electronic Dog Training Collars
|By Business Wire
|March 31, 2014 07:00 AM EDT
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the
global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the introduction
of the PRO 70, PRO 550, and the PRO Trashbreaker – three new electronic
dog training collars that are packed with new features, yet easy as ever
“We’ve taken the proven design of Tri-Tronics® tube-style
transmitters and have given them new functionality for the serious
amateur or professional dog trainer,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice
president of worldwide sales. “Whether it’s retrievers, bird dogs, or
hounds, the PRO Series has trainers and hunters covered.”
The new PRO series allows intuitive one-hand training so a handler can
remain focused on their dog. The handheld transmitters feature a
top-mounted intensity dial for stimulation and a series of large,
tactile front buttons along with toggle switches to issue different
types and levels of corrections. The PRO Series handhelds have a water
rating of IPX7, meaning they can withstand incidental exposure to water
of up to 1 meter for 30 minutes.
All units have compact and rugged receivers with interchangeable
three-quarter inch collar straps and removable short or long contact
points are included. All receivers have a water rating of up to 1 ATM,
meaning they are able to withstand pressures equivalent to a water depth
of ten meters (33 feet). The receivers also feature beacon lights that
are remotely activated by the transmitter, to better view a dog in the
dark. And when not being used as a training collar, the unit can serve
double duty as an auto-level BarkLimiter™, keeping in check the amount
of noise a dog makes.
The PRO 70 is a perfect all-around training tool, no matter the dog. It
has six levels of continuous stimulation, which can be quickly adjusted
to meet the dog’s temperament and the situation at hand. Trainers can
also send an audible tone to the collar receiver. The PRO 70 has a range
of up to one mile, and can be expanded to train up to six dogs
(additional receivers sold separately). The front buttons are
color-coordinated to correspond to each dog’s collar strap. The PRO 70
system has a minimum retail price of $299.99.
The PRO 550 is designed for serious trainers who demand the ultimate in
precision and versatility. It has 21 levels of continuous and momentary
stimulation, as well as vibration and tone settings. The PRO 550 also
has a range of up to one mile, and can be expanded to train up to three
dogs (additional receivers sold separately). For bird hunters, the PRO
550 is compatible with the Tri-Tronics Upland Beeper (sold separately),
making a dog easier to locate in thick brush. The PRO 550 system has a
minimum retail price of $399.99.
The PRO Trashbreaker is purpose-built for houndsmen – capable of
controlling nine dogs (additional receivers sold separately) up to four
miles away. The unit has six levels of continuous stimulation and a tone
setting, and the front buttons are color-coordinated to correspond to
each dog’s collar. The PRO Trashbreaker has a minimum retail price of
The PRO Series of dog training devices are the latest innovations in
Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing
technologies to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking,
hunting, geocaching, golfing, dog training, or capturing it all on VIRB
action cameras, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for
outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s
other outdoor products and services, please visit www.garmin.com/proseries,
About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN),
the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of
companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation,
communication and information devices and applications – most of which
are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive,
mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM
applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its
principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the
United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom
or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin and
Tri-Tronics are registered trademarks and BarkLimiter is a trademark of
Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
Notice on Forward-Looking Statements:
This release includes forward-looking statements regarding Garmin Ltd.
and its business. Such statements are based on management’s current
expectations. The forward-looking events and circumstances discussed in
this release may not occur and actual results could differ materially as
a result of known and unknown risk factors and uncertainties affecting
Garmin, including, but not limited to, the risk factors listed in the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 28, 2013, filed
by Garmin with the Securities and Exchange Commission (Commission file
number 0-31983). A copy of such Form 10-K is available at http://www.garmin.com/aboutGarmin/invRelations/finReports.html.
No forward-looking statement can be guaranteed. Forward-looking
statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and Garmin
undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information,
future events, or otherwise.
The PRO Series has not been authorized as required by the rules of the
Federal Communications Commission. These devices are not, and may not
be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is
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