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The world’s smallest certified GPS Argos tag
– from just 3.5g

GPS Locations automatically relayed by Argos satellites, so no need for tag retrieval.

Accurate, automated GPS locations are taken at times/dates programmed by you, to meet the requirement of your study. The locations are then automatically relayed by Argos Satellite, from anywhere in the world, ready to be downloaded online. If retrieved, the tag can be recharged and used repeatedly.

Great for:

  • Accurately tracking unknown migration routes
  • Low site fidelity species
  • Dispersal tracking

  • Flexible, user-programmable GPS schedule
  • Argos transmission only at end of study, to reduce Argos costs
  • User rechargeable (if tag retrieved)
  • Optional end tubes for harness attachment



The PinPoint Argos tags are made to order. Other versions are continually in development so please contact us for more information on other options.

Model PinPoint GPS Argos 75 PinPoint GPS Argos 120 PinPoint GPS Argos 240
Standard weight (g) † 3.5 n/a n/a
Heavy duty weight (g) 4.1 4.8 10
Marinised weight (g) 5.8 7.2 15
Location attempts * 30 50 75
Standard model dimensions (mm) † 25 x 14 x 7 25 x 14 x 10 n/a
Flexible scheduling GPS fixes spread over days, months or even a whole migration.
Data automatically sent back by Argos at end of GPS schedule.
Battery Rechargeable
Operating temperature -5°C to +35°
Antennas 5cm Antenna for GPS
18cm Antenna for Argos
Waterproofing Standard & Heavy duty models: Splash tolerant
Marinised Models: Rated to 50 m, tested to 80 m.
Warranty 3 months or 80% of the scheduled life, whichever is shorter

Tags can be further customised for attachment method, antenna strength and potting level. Note that these options will affect weight and dimensions. Please contact one of our Avian Telemetry Specialists to discuss your project requirements.

* Locations may be attempted but the birdís behaviour can prevent GPS communication & Argos data download.

To use the Argos data download, an Argos account is required, with an Argos ID Code for each tag. More information about this can be provided by your Avian Telemetry Specialist; please contact us for more details.