• Avian

PinPoint GPS Argos for birds & bats

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The world’s smallest GPS Argos tags

No need for tag retrieval. Accurate GPS locations are taken at times/dates programmed by you, to meet the requirement of your study. The locations are then automatically relayed via Argos satellites, from anywhere in the world, ready to be downloaded online.

Great for:

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


  • Product Features

    Amazing Functionality for such a Small Size
    Starting at just 3.5 g, not only can these tags log accurate GPS locations, they can also transmit those locations to Argos satellites around the world, so you don’t need to know where your animal is going, it will tell you.

    User-friendly Scheduler
    Scheduling tags is both easy and has great flexibility to get the locations exactly when you want

    Convenient Data Processing
    Download the data from the ARGOS web platform and convert into spreadsheets or GoogleEarth files.

    Customised Packaging
    For more robust encapsulation or antennas discuss with our telemetry specialists. Solar options also available.

  • Product Applications

    PinPoint Argos tags are especially useful for small species when you are not sure where they disperse or migrate to, because the tag sends GPS locations to Argos satellites that have global coverage.

    The smallest GPS with global remote download, filling a role where mobile phone or Iridium download are too heavy for your species.


  • Product Specifications

    Model PinPoint Argos 75 PinPoint Argos 120 PinPoint Argos 240
    Standard weight (g) 3.5
    Heavy duty weight [1] (g) 4.1 5.3 8.0
    Location attempts [2] 60 100 150
    Size (LxWxH) (mm) 25 x 14 x 7 25 x 14 x 10 55 x 17 x 11
    Antenna length 5cm Antenna for GPS, 18 – 23 cm Antenna for Argos

    1. 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.
    2. Locations may be attempted but the bird’s behaviour can prevent GPS communication and 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.

    Other battery sizes available, please contact one of our Telemetry Specialists to find out more

    A PinPoint DLC is required for scheduling the tag, and downloading locations if it is retrieved after deployment.

    Technical specifications:
    Operating temperature: -5°C to +35°C
    Waterproofing: Splash dive tolerant.
    Data Download: Data sent to Argos after every third successful GPS fix.
    Pass Prediction algorithms for more efficient transmission.
    Rechargeable: Limited recharges, dependent on deployment.

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