Garmin® Introduces T 5 Mini and TT™ 15 Mini GPS Tracking Collars for Smaller Breed Dogs

Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the addition of the T 5 mini and TT 15 mini to its
best-selling range of Astro® and Alpha® GPS dog
tracking and training systems. The T 5/TT 15 mini are designed to fit
smaller breed dogs.

“The new T 5 mini and TT 15 mini are the ideal solution for sporting dog
owners who run smaller breed dogs – from dachshunds to beagles to
brittanys,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales.
“And although these new collars are small in size, they don’t sacrifice
many of the familiar features in the Garmin dog tracking and training

The T 5/TT 15 mini are designed to fit neck circumferences as small as
9.5 inches. And the dog device has been miniaturized to decrease the
load on the dog, with a reduction in weight from 9.3 ounces (T 5) to 7
ounces (T 5 mini) and from 10 ounces (TT 15) to 7.5 ounces (TT 15 mini).
The collar strap width has also been reduced to ¾ inch.

Despite their smaller size, the units are capable of a full day
(approximately 16 hours) of use at a 2.5 second update rate. Range of
the new T 5/TT 15 mini is four miles and the units support rescue mode,
which switches the dog devices to a two minute update rate when the
battery is below a 25 percent charge. A new power-saving feature also
allows the user to put the collar in non-tracking “sleep mode,” and
resume tracking at a later time. Like their larger cousins, the T 5 mini
and TT 15 mini support the following features:

  • High-sensitivity GPS and GLONASS satellite support, for faster
    acquisition and a more reliable connection to positioning satellites
  • Water rated to 1 ATM (withstands pressures equivalent to a depth of 10
    meters of water)
  • User selectable LED beacon for night use (visible up to 100 yards)

The T 5 mini is a tracking-only dog device, while the TT 15 mini adds 18
levels of continuous or momentary stimulation, tone, and vibration. Both
the T 5/TT 15 mini are compatible with the Alpha 100 or the Astro 320
handhelds. Tracking, but no stimulation, is possible when pairing the
Astro 320 with the TT 15 mini.

These collars are sold in two new bundles. The Astro bundle contains an
Astro 320 and T 5 mini, while the Alpha bundle contains an Alpha 100 and
a TT 15 mini. The new collars are also sold separately as an upgrade to
existing Astro and Alpha systems, but users must download a free
software update to their handheld before pairing the new collar by
The new devices are expected to be available in summer 2015.

The T 5/TT 15 mini are the latest product offerings from Garmin’s
expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and
innovations 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, go to

For more than 25 years, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and
wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live
an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units,
including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.
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About Garmin

Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN).
Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal
subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United
Kingdom. Garmin Astro, Alpha, and VIRB are registered trademarks and TT
is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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FCC Notice:

The T 5 Mini and TT 15 Mini have 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 obtained.


Garmin International Inc.Ted Gartner, [email protected]