Garmin Delta XC
•Rapidly increase or decrease the stimulation level: Rapidly increase or decrease the stimulation level using the new side button feature. Just press and hold to increase multiple levels.
•Set the number of dogs on your system: The Delta XC Series gives you the option of having a one dog unit, a two dog unit or a three dog unit. If you are not running multiple dogs, you can remove this option and only have the dogs on the handheld that you actually have. You can always add the second and third dog options back to the handheld if you add additional dogs down the road.
•Long and short contact points: The original Delta collars came with short probes installed that were not removable or replaceable with long probes. The Delta XC comes with regular (short) probes installed but long probes are also included and can easily be swapped. These are the same probes used on the Gramin PRO units.
•New stimulation pattern: The original Delta units had a stimulation pattern that didn’t match anything that Tri-Tronics had used before. It was much lower on the top end and we ran across a number of dogs that it didn’t work with in high drive situations. To fix this issue, Garmin has made the DELTA XC stimulation pattern match the one in the Garmin PRO systems. Don’t take this to mean that this is a substantially "hotter" collar and it might be too strong for your dog. The low end is still very low, and the middle numbers are also the same. The top end is now what we expect out of a Tri-Tronics system and I don’t expect to see any issues with dogs blowing off the stimulation.
•Modified side collar loops for a better fit: The Delta XC Series has slightly modified collar strap loops that allow the receiver to fit better on dogs with larger necks. These modified loops allow the collar to open wider and place the contact points in a better position on the neck compared to the original Delta collar.