OLATHE, Kan.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today
announced the new Delta Smart™ dog training device and activity tracker1
that works with a compatible smartphone to help keep family dogs safe,
healthy, and well behaved.
The Delta Smart is a small, inconspicuous, and durable module designed
for continuous, long-term wear that attaches to almost any dog collar.
When connected to a smartphone via Bluetooth2 and the free
Garmin CANINE™ app, pet owners can give automated or highly customized
training corrections and monitor their dog’s activity and behavior –
directly from their smartphone touchscreen.
“The new Delta Smart is a simple and effective way to help make your dog
a happier and more enjoyable member of the family. The Garmin CANINE app
is highly intuitive, and the Delta Smart is ‘smart’ enough to learn a
dog’s temperament and habits,” said Dan Bartel Garmin vice president of
worldwide sales. “Not only can pet owners reduce or eliminate unwanted
behaviors – the Delta Smart also gives them great insight into their
dog’s physical activity and barking patterns.”
At its core, the Delta Smart is a training system for dog owners who
want to teach their canine companion new commands, or refocus them away
from unwanted behaviors. The dog device functions as a “virtual leash”
that can be used inside the home or outdoors. The Delta Smart gives dog
owners a wide range of customizable correction settings, including tone,
vibration, and 10 levels of stimulation, as well as five different
virtual touchscreen remote layouts on a smartphone. Different family
members can connect to the Delta Smart with their own devices, and one
smartphone can control multiple dog devices.
The system also can be configured as an automatic Bark Limiter, which
features industry-leading bark detection and correction technology
designed to help put an end to nuisance barking – even when family
members are away from the home and unable to deal with the problem.
Users may program the Delta Smart to allow no barking, some barking, or
set a specific number of barks that are allowed before a correction is
made. After time away from their dog, the Garmin CANINE app allows users
to review the frequency and timing of a dog’s bark, and records what
type of correction (if any) was applied to stop the barking, whether it
be tone, vibration, or stimulation.
Keep Away Tags
Finally, the Delta Smart is compatible with Keep Away Tags, wireless
proximity sensors that are designed to deter pets from entering
undesired areas – like trash cans, flower beds, or comfy couches – even
when family members are away from home. The Tags can be configured for
automatic corrections (tone, vibration, or stimulation) and size of the
zone (approximately one to three feet). The Keep Away Tags can also be
used to simply monitor a dog’s whereabouts for review later (like when a
dog nears his food bowl or enters a room).
The Garmin CANINE app also allows users to monitor their dog’s activity
and help determine what Fido was up to all day1. It records
and displays a dog’s activity level, including when he was active,
resting, barking, being trained, or went near a Keep Away Tag.
The Delta Smart dog training device has been re-engineered with rounded,
conductive plastic contacts that are designed for extended wear without
causing skin irritation. It comes with three removable collar attachment
bands (gray, blue, and fuchsia) that allow it to attach securely to
almost any collar as wide as one inch. The rechargeable lithium-ion
battery provides up to three weeks of use on a full charge, depending on
usage and smartphone model. The device has a water rating3 of
1 ATM (10m).
The Delta Smart dog device comes with three collar bands and a USB
charging cable and is available at a suggested retail price of $149.99.
Garmin also offers a Delta Smart bundle, which includes the items listed
above plus a Keep Away Tag for $179.99. Keep Away Tags are sold
separately for $49.99. The Delta Smart lineup is available now, and will
be featured on QVC in the month of September.
Delta Smart and Garmin CANINE are the latest offerings from Garmin’s
expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and
innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking,
hunting, geocaching, golfing, or dog training, Garmin outdoor devices
are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.
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
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,
for compatibility details. Compatible smartphone must be connected to
Delta Smart via Bluetooth to issue training commands, change the dog
device’s configuration, or review a dog’s most recent activities and
for more details on water ratings.
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 is a registered trademark and Delta Smart and Garmin
CANINE are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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Ted Gartner, 913-397-8200