Garmin® Announces New PRO Control 2 Handheld for Sporting Dog Trainers
Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the new PRO Control 2 handheld device, designed for serious sporting dog trainers, field trialers, and hunt testers. The new device allows for reliable and consistent control of launchers, releasers and other accessory items (accessories sold separately). The PRO Control 2 is backwards compatible with the legacy Tri-Tronics® Pro Control remote receiver, but also features a number of improvements over the previous model.
“With the new PRO Control 2, avid trainers have a device that builds on the proven reliability that Tri-Tronics has been known for,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Best of all, this handheld is completely functional with legacy Tri-Tronics Pro Control receivers.”
The first thing trainers will notice is the handheld’s bright yellow color, which makes it easier to find in a grassy field if it’s accidentally dropped. What’s more, the new PRO Control 2 can withstand incidental exposure to water of up to one meter for up to 30 minutes, and it floats – making it ideal for waterfowl training scenarios. The new handheld also has the optional ability to release multiple launchers sequentially, and it controls up to 18 launchers total from up to 700 yards away. The handheld’s display allows the user to easily select which receiver to activate.
For added interoperability, the PRO Control 2 handheld lets trainers toggle between launcher mode and e-collar training mode (with compatible dog device1) so corrections are always at hand. The PRO Control 2 handheld has a minimum retail price of $129.99 and will be available in the second quarter of 2015.
The PRO Control 2 is the latest innovation in Garmin’s growing outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies to enhance users’ outdoor experiences and their relationships with their canine companions. Whether it’s handhelds, wearables, action cameras, or dog training systems, Garmin devices are essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other dog tracking and training equipment, go to www.garmin.com/dogs.
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. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom, contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200, or follow us at facebook.com/garmin, twitter.com/garmin, or youtube.com/garmin.
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