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Tyme2fly
07-30-2016, 06:29 PM
When is Marshall releasing the GPS dog collar?

falcondoc
07-31-2016, 06:00 PM
Supposed to be released this fall as long as all the testing goes well

rrcoati
07-31-2016, 07:45 PM
Any idea if could transition from one bird one dog to two birds

Captain Gizmo
07-31-2016, 09:02 PM
It's all in the software.

To paraphrase Humpty Dumty "The software does whatever I chose it to do".

Regards,
Thomas of the Dicotomies

Ducksanddogs
08-01-2016, 08:34 AM
Is this going to be a transmitter only or a working GPS collar with tone/vibe/stimulation?

rkumetz
08-01-2016, 09:42 AM
Is this going to be a transmitter only or a working GPS collar with tone/vibe/stimulation?

I would assume it will be GPS only. MRT has no experience with training collars and the liability associated with that type of thing would make me think twice about getting involves so I don't think they would bother.

Captain Gizmo
08-01-2016, 10:51 AM
Sport Dog owns the patent on the idea of combining a location collar with a command collar. The other makers have to go around this by making a location collar that has a pocket in the collar for the command receiver (or vice versa). Not sure how broad the patent is. At any rate Marshall is probably constrained from making a tidy "all in one" unit.

Regards,
Thomas of the Desert

rkumetz
08-01-2016, 11:11 AM
Sport Dog owns the patent on the idea of combining a location collar with a command collar. The other makers have to go around this by making a location collar that has a pocket in the collar for the command receiver (or vice versa). Not sure how broad the patent is. At any rate Marshall is probably constrained from making a tidy "all in one" unit.

Regards,
Thomas of the Desert

I am not a big fan of "all in one" units of any type. Any idea how many of those televisions with built in DVD players there are out there with a broken DVD player? In this case if something happens with the training collar functionality it could suck the battery dry and you are left with no way to track your dog.

JRedig
08-01-2016, 12:19 PM
I am not a big fan of "all in one" units of any type. Any idea how many of those televisions with built in DVD players there are out there with a broken DVD player? In this case if something happens with the training collar functionality it could suck the battery dry and you are left with no way to track your dog.

I'm going into my 3rd year with the garmin all in one collar, zero complaints, love the setup. I have enough crap to carry in the field, I don't need or want two collars on each dog.

Marshall will be GPS only.

rkumetz
08-01-2016, 02:40 PM
I'm going into my 3rd year with the garmin all in one collar, zero complaints, love the setup. I have enough crap to carry in the field, I don't need or want two collars on each dog.

Marshall will be GPS only.

I suppose that if I lived in a place where a dog was useful for something other than wedging its way into ridiculously heavy cover to find the rabbit I might feel differently.

I think it works well for falconers that MRT has no apparent designs on becoming the next multi-function dog collar company. That market is probably substantially more lucrative as evidenced by the fact that Garmin is playing in that sandbox. If MRT went that way sizeable amounts of R&D money would go in that direction and not toward falconry. Let's not give them any ideas..... :D

falcondoc
08-01-2016, 02:51 PM
I have attached my Marshall PowerPoint to the strap of my Tritronics (Garmin) Upland Special training collar. A friend told me how he had done it and its pretty slick. Everything on one collar, and the weight is balanced out well. I'll most likely do the same with the new Marshall GPS dog collar.

Captain Gizmo
08-01-2016, 02:52 PM
I have seen blogs by the hound guys complaining that they are running out of neck on their dogs.

Thomas of the Desert

Captain Gizmo
08-01-2016, 03:08 PM
I suppose that if I lived in a place where a dog was useful for something other than wedging its way into ridiculously heavy cover to find the rabbit I might feel differently.

I think it works well for falconers that MRT has no apparent designs on becoming the next multi-function dog collar company. That market is probably substantially more lucrative as evidenced by the fact that Garmin is playing in that sandbox. If MRT went that way sizeable amounts of R&D money would go in that direction and not toward falconry. Let's not give them any ideas..... :D

There is something to just how hard is it to loose track of your wirehaired miniature Dachshund.

I suspect Marshall noticed last time when they were doing the beep collars for dogs that there is a lot more volume there. On the other hand Garmin can leverage their volume in other markets to slam all the other makers to the wall on price any time they get the urge. Do they want to get in the tank with the big shark figuring that they are too small for Garmin to bother with taking a bite out of them.