I have it. The hand held works great it's easy to use and pairs to my phone well. I am having a problem the last two days with my tt15 collars getting a gps signal after a update... They are still connecting to the Alpha 10 though.Anyone try this new handheld? Seems like a great complement to a 550 plus.
The collar functions stay the same. You can't change between Vibrate Tone and Stimulation very fast with the 10. You only have the one button. I only run continuous stimulation so it's not a deal breaker for me. I have been able to feel and hear the point notifications fine. I don't have the 100 so I don't have anything to compare it to. I plan on running a beeper on point only on both my dogs, when we go out on group hunts so everyone knows when they are on point and can locate them easier.Anyone wanting more info on the Alpha 10 should go to the Gun Dog Supply web site and watch Steve's video. He does a good job of discussing the pros and cons and also comparing it to the 550+, Alpha 100 and Alpha 200.
I see that you can have the handheld unit give a tone or vibrate or both when the dog is on point. For those of you that have the Alpha 10 are you able to hear the tone or feel the vibrate. That is the main complaint I have with my Alpha 100 the tone and vibrate are so weak that I can't hear or feel either. I also don't feel the tone and vibrate on the collar are very strong either even in the max setting. If I lay the collar on a table and hit the vibrate you can hear it vibrate but it's not real strong. I have a Dogtra training collar with vibrate and when I lay that collar on the table and hit vibrate it darn near jumps off the table. Just wondering what others have experienced.
Only gripe I have is the correction button could have better feel. It's hard to press down sometimes with gloves on. I have had my unit since August and it's held up great. I use it a few times every week.So how did the 10 work for you guys who had it for the season?
Someone found a 100 over the weekend and found the owner. A couple of people said they also had lost one. 3 people in one weekend surprised me. I didn’t even know it was much of a thing.The unit functions well, no problems linking with collar etc. It is simple and was very nice for when hunting in really thick cover. Here's the negatives: the correction button is poorly designed. In warm weather no problem, with gloves on and in cold weather it is difficult to tell whether or not you have pushed it. Not tactile at all. Also, in my opinion any unit only needs two buttons, tone/vibe and correction. This unit only has one button for a shock or a tone. The last major issue is that it doesn't come with a lanyard or attachment system that works for upland hunting.
Lol I got turned around on a chicken hunt this fall on a big patch of walk-in. Cloudy day , dogleg ridges. The sun popped out and it was on the wrong side of me. I had to pull out my phone figure out where I was atOK, I just have to ask. Has anybody actually lost their truck on a hunt...LOL. Just pulling your chain Jake. I agree, the Alpha is a fine collar.