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Delta Sport XC is designed with 3 front buttons for stimulation, tone and vibration—the three methods that you can use to train your dog. The side buttons and LCD screen allow the trainer to switch easily between the three training configurations and dogs being trained. The device is slim and compact, which can perfectly fit in your coat pocket while your outside training your furry friend. The collar comes with interchangeable long and short contact points for all different breeds and coat thicknesses. This product, like all Garmin devices comes with a rechargeable battery and 1PX7 water resistance, meaning that it can withstand being submersed in 3 meters of water.
Garmin Delta Sport XC is like most training devices, but is not the most affordable. The Gutupet Dog Training Remote and Collar, for example, is about 70 dollars cheaper than Delta Sport XC on Amazon, is rated 5 stars and has a better range. The range for this device is up to 6500 feet in the field, while Delta Sport XC only has a 3/4 mile range. A brand named K9Konnection also offers a training device on Amazon that is significantly cheaper than Garmin Delta Sport XC—now on sale for $29.99. This is a case of you get what you pay for – the cheaper devices includes the same training techniques like static stimulation, vibration and toned beeps—however, the range only goes up to 330 yards and has an average rating of 3 stars, which makes Garmin Delta Sport XC a better choice.
Amazon reviewers gave Garmin Delta Sport XC an average of 3.9 stars. Most people that gave low ratings complained about the devices malfunctions and low battery life. Some people even recommended the Dogtra brand over Garmin. However, positive reviewers praised the device’s training methods, elaborating that it has helped their dogs learn commands faster. They also liked the simplicity of Delta Sport XC. One reviewer liked that all of the functions are equal and can also be set specifically to all three potential dogs.
The Bottom Line
If you are serious about training your dog and don’t mind spending more money to do it, then this is a decent product to get the job done. The Delta Sport XC’s features make it easy to teach your dog new commands and are not complicated to use. However, if you are not so serious about training, you may want to try a cheaper product.