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Garmin Astro 220

Garmin Astro 220
alaScore 77

130 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 130 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and usability. Many are less positive about the reliability and design. There are some mixed reviews about the value for money.

usability, performance

design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Astro 220 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 130 reviews)

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Good but could be much better


I like the product for the obvious reasons; I can watch my hounds as they work. I do not like for the reasons stated above. The charging system and battery life are terrible. I also wish one could by a unit capable tracking 15 hounds

It makes what I do much easier. Great concept and simple to use

Charging problems due to bad design. Dirt gets into the charging area and has to be cleaned out every time. Battery life is terrible. Other (non gps) tracking systems have a battery life of well over 500 hours

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Amazon review summary for Garmin Astro 220


alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 user reviews of Garmin Astro 220 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on

performance, usability, build quality, design, size

value for money

93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by:

DC-20 antenna


this sistem is very cool and easy to use! but needs to do something about the antenna on collar (DC 20) it keeps on breaking when the dog goes under fences and in tall grass!


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The best way to track your dog


probably the best tracking system you can get

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dependale, but becomes outdated fast ”


p style="__styledocument: [object];">My wife bought this GPS for me two years ago for Christmas at a Black Friday special. For being a cheap, low end GPS, it has performed very well. Aside from the occasional saying I am driving in a river, it gives...

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very unique ”


The Garmin Astro is a unique product which gives you the ability to track your dog by GPS while hunting. The Astro resembles many of the other Garmin handheld devices but with the addition of a second antenna. In fact, it is really just a modification...

Product Specifications

Release the hounds and know what they're up to with Astro, the GPS-enabled dog tracking system for hunters. Ready to go right out of the box, the Astro system will have you hunting in no time. This unique system pinpoints your dog's position every 5 seconds. You will know if your dog is pointing, sitting, moving or treeing. Where it's at. Where it's been. How fast it's moving and how far it's gone.


Run Time (Up To):24hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:160 x 240

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Altimeter / Distance / Electronic compass / Elevation / Local pressure / Speed
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Astro


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:10000
Waypoints per route:250