Product Comparison: SportDog FieldTrainer 425 vs Garmin Delta XC

General Specifications
FieldTrainer 425
Delta XC
About the Product
The FieldTrainer® 425 takes the most advanced, industry-leading technology that SportDOG® has ever built into its e-collars and packaged it up in the most compact system ever offered. Ideal for training in the yard or field, or for hunting with close-working dogs, the SD-425 allows you to switch instantly between 7 levels of low/medium stimulation, as well as train with vibration and tone options.
The Delta XC remote dog training system from Garmin, with proven Tri-Tronics® technology, gives serious dog trainers more control with more simplicity. The handheld controller features intuitive, 3-button design with improved false-correction prevention (dog select lock) and easy-to-read LCD display.
Key Specs
500 yards
880 yards
Stimulation Modes
Momentary/continuous correction, Tone correction, Vibration correction
Momentary/continuous correction, Vibration correction, Tone correction, 3 training configurations
Static Stimulation Levels
Neck Sizes
5-22 in.
up to 25 in.
Dog Weight
8 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
SportDog FieldTrainer 425 Waterproof Shock Collar
  • The tone and vibrate function are excellent for training a young dog especially when distractions interrupt the exercise
  • The stimulus features are well calibrated to address each dog's temperment.
  • This is a highly versatile tool with all of the key features needed to hold your dog's attention during training sessions.
  • She responds very well to the beep and we never have to give her any type of shock. This product has great range and is very dependable.
  • Range of reciever and different tone and vibrate settings are good; however, I recomend one that uses standard batteries.
Garmin Delta XC Dog Training Device
  • It has many different ways to use it as a training tool.
  • Good consistent communication to the dog, easy to use buttons, fair correction, and love how you can adjust the intensity levels on the sides at any time.
  • I really like this collar. It is small, has good range and great battery life.
  • The tone and vibration modes have worked great for us. Using the tone or, if necessary, vibrate coupled with a "no" or "leave it" command followed by "come" gets him away from whatever behavior we want to stop. Love this collar.
  • Very frustrating when it says the collar has a .5 mile range, but in reality it only has about 100 yards.
  • Not very happy with this product. On first use, one of the prongs fell off. I am unable to find where to buy a replacement. Tried contacting the Garmin website and speak with a representative, but was unable to do so. Not very happy customer!
Size & Weight
9.4 in.
5.4 in.
6.9 in.
2.1 in.
3.2 in.
1.1 in.
1.3 oz.
6 oz.
3 dog(s)
3 dog(s)
Transmitter Battery Life
70 hours
80 hours
Battery Type
Receiver Charge Time
2 hours
2 hours
Receiver Battery Life
70 hours
60 hours
Transmitter Charge Time
2 hours
2 hours
DryTek® waterproof and submersible to 25 feet, Option to train with vibration and tone
Intuitive 3-button handheld controller unit with easy-to-read LCD display, 18 levels of momentary and continuous stimulation plus tone and vibration, Changeable/replaceable contact points — long and short, 3 correction configurations for different behavioral issues, Train 1, 2 or 3 dogs, settable on the handheld, Tough, Water-resistant, Long-lasting
What customers say about "Features"
SportDog FieldTrainer 425 Waterproof Shock Collar
  • Build quality of the unit is great; it is submersion-proof; and, charges very quickly.
  • It's compact and very easy to use, reasonable and very effective it takes very little for my dog to respond I'm really glad I purchased it.
  • Nice compact size and easy to learn how to use. Included DVD helped to get started quickly. Like rechargeable feature over having to mess with all the batteries.
  • Has good range and the battery life exceeded my expectations.
  • Very durable and made well. Small, lightweight, and charges quickly.
Garmin Delta XC Dog Training Device
  • I love the vibrating feature and this was very easy to sync and set up.
  • The build quality is outstanding and the device has plenty of features and modes. I use it for all of our training sessions (5-10mins 3-4 times a day) and saw results from the first day of training.
  • Super low stimulation levels make it safe and effective. Long range, water proof. Very happy.
  • Cons are that it is hard to charge, the company is horrible about responding to questions and concerns about their product, the remote has a nice long charge (5-7 days) but the collar receiver has maybe 2 days of moderate use on a full charge.
  • The hand held remote will not hold a charge for more then 18 hrs at a time. Whether in use or not. Very unhappy with this product.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
174.95 $
169.99 $

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