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Thread: Garmin Alpha 100 - Dog On Point Question

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    Sometimes I hear the tone, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I feel it vibrate, sometimes I don't. Between the unit and me is a layer of full grain leather, my coat (multiple individual layers of fabric), whatever shirt I'm wearing, a t-shirt, and a sweater if its cold. And I have tinnitus too. The tone needs to be lower pitched.

    Oh well, I'm not going to complain too loudly because it's sooo much better than not having one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto View Post
    Oh well, I'm not going to complain too loudly because it's sooo much better than not having one.
    I agree, but it sure would be nice if they would develop a louder tone and one that was adjustable. With all the technology that the Alpha has it shouldn't be a big deal. We just need more people to make that request to Garmin.
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    And how about a dog figure on point that is dramatically different than the on the run. When my the Garmin says my dogs on point. I start heading that direction. I am watching to see if he has started moving again or is this a legitimate point. The dog figure is small and not much different than the running dog. How about a different color, or blinking... something.

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    You can submit ideas and suggestions to Garmin. Here's a link to the appropriate web page.

    http://www8.garmin.com/contactUs/ideas/
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    DakotaZeb,
    I have the same problem. When your hearing goes kaput the high freqs are the first to go. The damned little tiny "squeaky" tones are useless. Set it to vibrate.
    Yes, Garmin could do better for us old pharts with hearing impairment. A tone frequency around 500 - 800 hz is lots easier to hear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fourtrax View Post
    DakotaZeb,
    I have the same problem. When your hearing goes kaput the high freqs are the first to go. The damned little tiny "squeaky" tones are useless. Set it to vibrate.
    Yes, Garmin could do better for us old pharts with hearing impairment. A tone frequency around 500 - 800 hz is lots easier to hear.
    Look at the post above yours. Go to that link and submit that idea to Garmin. Maybe if they hear from enough of us they can improve those tones through an update.
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    If I have the handheld on a lanyard around my neck I can't feel the vibrate either. I'm sure with heavy clothes on it would be even worse. A loud tone sure would be nice!!
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    They should hire that annoying sounding lady from my car gps to say "your dog is on point, dummy".

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