Garmin® introduces the PRO 550 Plus all-in-one premium dog training and tracking system and the DriveTrack 71 dog tracking navigator

OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the PRO
550 Plus
, an all-in-one premium dog training and tracking system
that combines a proven tube- style training remote with a simplified GPS
tracking system. Hunters who keep track of their dogs from their
vehicles will also benefit from the new Garmin DriveTrack™
, a lightweight 6.95-inch edge-to-edge touchscreen dashboard
navigator that can track up to 20 dogs when paired with compatible
handhelds. The new DriveTrack 71 is upgraded with free live services and
built-in Wi-Fi for easy downloading of map and software updates.

“The PRO-style dog training remote has been around for decades – because
it’s preferred by serious dog trainers and hunters who want an
ergonomic, instantaneous, no-look way to help train their dogs,” said
Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “The new PRO
550 Plus builds upon that design and adds a GPS receiver and a display
that gives users the essential, simplified, and precise direction and
distance to their dog, bringing training opportunities to a new level.
And when paired with the new DriveTrack 71, it’s easier than ever before
to track dogs from inside a vehicle.”

The PRO 550 Plus incorporates the robust training features of the PRO
550 series, providing 18 levels of momentary or continuous stimulation,
tone, and vibration – as well as the ability to operate beacon lights on
the dog device for low-light hunting situations. The PRO 550 Plus
handheld is compatible and easily paired with any existing TT™ 15 or TT
15 Mini dog devices.

Integrating the proven training capabilities of the PRO 550 series, the
PRO 550 Plus enhances communication between dog and owner through a
built-in LCD display near the base of the handheld. This display
provides an easy-to-read directional pointer and numerical yardage
readout. The system provides location updates every 2.5 seconds for up
to three dogs, so whether a dog is working in heavy cover or at a
distance, a quick glance to the handheld gives individuals the ability
to help pinpoint their dog’s location in near real time. Range for
training and tracking is over two miles (depending on terrain) and
battery life is approximately 24 hours for the PRO 550 Plus handheld,
which is water-rated to IPX71.

The DriveTrack 71 includes preloaded TOPO maps of the U.S. and portions
of Canada, a one-year subscription to BirdsEye Satellite Imagery and
detailed, turn-by-turn road maps of North America – making the device
fully capable for both town and country. Whether traveling with hunting
dogs or family, every excursion will benefit from the new preloaded
TripAdvisor® ratings for hotels, restaurants, and attractions.

When paired with the free Garmin Smartphone Link app2, the
new DriveTrack 71 can access free live services, including live traffic,
basic weather, speed cameras and red light cameras3, and live
parking lot availability. The app also gives users the ability to
receive smart notifications from their phone, including text messages,
calendar reminders, address sharing, and app alerts. The LiveTrack
feature lets users share their location with friends or hunting buddies,
so they can efficiently coordinate rendezvous points and dog pickup
locations. In addition, hunters can see their dogs’ whereabouts
at-a-glance by pairing their PRO 550 Plus to any fēnix® 3,
fēnix 5, tactix® Bravo, or tactix Charlie series smartwatches.

The PRO 550 Plus comes bundled with a TT 15 dog device, and will be
available in September for a suggested retail price of $649.99. For
those who already have compatible TT 15 or T 5 series collars, the PRO
550 Plus handheld can be purchased separately for $399.99 MSRP. The
DriveTrack 71 is also available now for $399.99 MSRP.

The PRO 550 Plus is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor
segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to
enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, trail
running, mountain biking, golfing, diving or training dogs, Garmin
outdoor devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all
levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and
services, visit

For decades, 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. For more
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only. Red light and speed camera warnings are not available in all

About Garmin International Inc.

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 and fēnix are registered trademarks, and DriveTrack is a
trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Wi-Fi is a registered
trademark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

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Garmin International, Inc. Rehan Nana, 913-397-8200 [email protected]