Garmin Alpha 200i Field Test

Check out the Garmin Alpha 200i Field Test to see more about what this satellite communicator and dog tracker can do.

Field Test Results

This was the first time out with my new Garmin Alpha 200i. It’s an inReach Communicator and Dog Tracker. I ran through the physical features, plus took a quick look at how to operate the S.O.S. Emergency feature, 2-way messaging, weather, and navigation.

One thing I really like about the Alpha 200i is it’s a touch screen, which makes it much easier to get around the device. It’s nice that it is also an inReach satellite messenger that has the S.O.S. button on the side.

Garmin Alpha 200i S.O.S.

2-Way Messaging

Here are several messaging screenshots of the Alpha 200i so you can get a sense of what 2-way messaging looks like.

Garmin Alpha 200i 2-way Messaging


Check out these weather screenshots on the Alpha 200i.

Garmin Alpha 200i Weather

The 200i also has Active Weather that will give you even greater weather detail.

Garmin Alpha 300i Dog Tracker


There is a lot more to navigation than what I will show you here, but it will still give you a good idea.

Garmin Alpha 200i Navigation

Dog Tracking with the Map

Here is a quick look at some of the things you can do with the Alpha 200i when you want to track your dog.

Garmin Alpha 200i Dog Tracking Settings

Final Thoughts

I’m very impressed with the Garmin Alpha 200i after my first time out with it. Check out this YouTube video of the field test for more information.

Garmin Alpha 200i Dog Tracking Handheld, Utilizes inReach Technology, Sunlight-readable 3.6" Touchscreen (010-02230-50), Black
  • Features sunlight-readable 3.5” capacitive touchscreen display and a button-operated, dog-focused design for quick, minor adjustments
  • Easily set up and monitor up to 20 dogs from up to 9 miles away with a 2.5-second update rate by using multiple global navigation satellite systems (GPS and Galileo)
  • Dog list and group management lets you keep inactive dogs in the system for easier setup
  • Interactive SOS alerts and two-way messaging via the 100% global Iridium satellite network (active satellite subscription required; jurisdiction restrictions may apply)
  • Preloaded TopoActive maps, direct-to-device BirdsEye Satellite Imagery downloads and built-in three-axis compass and barometric altimeter
  • User-replaceable battery lasts up to 20 hours; up to 15 hours with inReach technology enabled

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