Announcement: Delta Smart – Smartphone-Based Dog Activity Tracker & Trainer
Garmin is proud to announce the new Delta Smart dog activity tracker and trainer that works with a compatible smartphone to help keep family dogs safe, healthy, and well behaved.
The Delta Smart is a small, inconspicuous, and durable module designed for continuous, long-term wear that attaches to almost any dog collar. When connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth and the free Garmin CANINE app, pet owners can give automated or highly customized training corrections and monitor their dog’s activity and behavior – directly from their smartphone touchscreen.
The new Delta Smart is a simple and effective way to help make your dog a happier and more enjoyable member of the family. The Garmin CANINE app is highly intuitive, and the Delta Smart is ‘smart’ enough to learn a dog’s temperament and habits. Not only can pet owners reduce or eliminate unwanted behaviors – the Delta Smart also gives them great insight into their dog’s physical activity and barking patterns.
At its core, the Delta Smart is a training system for dog owners who want to teach their canine companion new commands, or refocus them away from unwanted behaviors. The dog device functions as a “virtual leash” that can be used inside the home or outdoors. The Delta Smart gives dog owners a wide range of customizable correction settings, including tone, vibration, and 10 levels of stimulation, as well as five different virtual touchscreen remote layouts on a smartphone. Different family members can connect to the Delta Smart with their own devices, and one smartphone can control multiple dog devices.
The system also can be configured as an automatic Bark Limiter, which features industry-leading bark detection and correction technology designed to help put an end to nuisance barking – even when family members are away from the home and unable to deal with the problem. Users may program the Delta Smart to allow no barking, some barking, or set a specific number of barks that are allowed before a correction is made. After time away from their dog, the Garmin CANINE app allows users to review the frequency and timing of a dog’s bark, and records what type of correction (if any) was applied to stop the barking, whether it be tone, vibration, or stimulation.
Keep Away Tags
Finally, the Delta Smart is compatible with Keep Away Tags, wireless proximity sensors that are designed to deter pets from entering undesired areas – like trash cans, flower beds, or comfy couches – even when family members are away from home. The Tags can be configured for automatic corrections (tone, vibration, or stimulation) and size of the zone (approximately one to three feet). The Keep Away Tags can also be used to simply monitor a dog’s whereabouts for review later (like when a dog nears his food bowl or enters a room).
The Garmin CANINE app also allows users to monitor their dog’s activity and help determine what Fido was up to all day. It records and displays a dog’s activity level, including when he was active, resting, barking, being trained, or went near a Keep Away Tag.
The Delta Smart dog training device has been re-engineered with rounded, conductive plastic contacts that are designed for extended wear without causing skin irritation. It comes with three removable collar attachment bands (gray, blue, and fuchsia) that allow it to attach securely to almost any collar as wide as one inch. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to three weeks of use on a full charge, depending on usage and smartphone model. The device has a water rating of 1 ATM (10m).
The Delta Smart dog device, which is now available for purchase at garmin.com, comes with three collar bands and a USB charging cable and is available at a suggested retail price of $149.99. Garmin also offers a Delta Smart bundle, which includes the items listed above plus a Keep Away Tag for $179.99. Keep Away Tags are sold separately for $49.99.
Delta Smart and Garmin CANINE are the latest offerings from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.