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Garmin Foretrex 301 | 401 | GPS | Lightweight Wrist Mounted GPS Navigation

06.29.09 | No Comments

Garmin Foretrex 301 & 401 officially launched by Garmin today in the UK.   The ideal product for Military personnel,  Adventurers and those that like to get off the road with their sport.

The Garmin Foretrex 301 & 401 are lightweight GPS receviers/navigators designed to be comfortably worn on your wrist.  The Foretrex 301 & 401 come with a highly sensitive GPS receiver, keeps track of where you’ve been by using bread crumbs so you can always get back to your camp site or vehicle or whatever.

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The Foretrex 401 also includes a trip computer, sunrise sunset hunting and fishing information, electronic compass and even a barometric altimeter.  The Foretrex 401 can also be used as a Heart Rate Monitor with the Garmin Heart Rate Monitor Transmittter Accessory and also with a Cadence / Speed Sensor on your bike.

The Garmin Foretrex 301 & 401 work on 2 AAA batteries which should last up to 18 hours.

Priced at:

  • Garmin Foretrex 301 - £169.99
  • Garmin Foretrex 401 - £199.99

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“Whether you’re on a leisurely hike or in the toughest conditions imaginable, you need navigation that’s simple to use and easy to access,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Our new Foretrex models help you keep your hands free and your focus on the path ahead, whilst ensuring you make it to your destination as easily as possible.”

Rugged and waterproof, Garmin’s new Foretrex 301 and 401 models boast a high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFixTM that quickly acquires and maintains satellite reception – even in heavy tree cover or deep canyons – accurately monitoring and storing your routes, tracks and waypoints.

When the day’s activities are done, just turn on the TracBack® feature, and Foretrex will retrace your path right back to where you started. With Foretrex, you can always find your way back to any important place, like your campsite or vehicle, using the electronic ‘breadcrumb trail’, data fields and compass screen on the easy-to-read LCD display.

The new Foretrex models feature dual-position readout so that you can view your current location in multiple formats, including latitude/longitude and an alternate position format of your choice, simplifying navigation for professional, military, search-and-rescue and recreational uses.

Foretrex 301 and 401 also incorporate a trip computer, sunrise/sunset and hunting/fishing information and can connect to your PC or Mac via USB connection.

Adding even more features to the mix, Foretrex 401 has an electronic compass and a barometric altimeter. Foretrex 401 allows you to wirelessly share routes, tracks and waypoints between certain Foretrex, Oregon and Colorado devices, and it is also compatible with Garmin heart-rate monitors and cadence sensors.

Weighing about 85g and powered by 2 AAA batteries, Foretrex won’t weigh you down while enduring a day’s adventures with up to 18 hours of battery life in the 301 and up to 17 hours in the 401. And you can chronicle your activities by storing up to 500 waypoints, 20 routes or a tracklog of up to 10,000 points and 10 saved tracks.

You can even use it for parachute jumping which is why it is ideal for miliary use.  It has a “Jumpmaster” function for static, HAHO and HALO jumping that will let you set data points for under-canopy guidance to an LZ (Landing Zone).  It’s got options for forward throw, windspeeds at altitude and HARP to get you to the right place.  Garmin also improved the GPS sensitivity so it will pick up a signal faster once out of the aircraft, but it’s still best as a backup to your backup altimeter.

You can also get the optional pouch that was designed with the help of Navy Seals and will make it easier to mount the 301 or 401 to your gear or rifle.

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Launch information From Garmin:

Garmin International is pleased to announce the newly designed Foretrex 301 and Foretrex 401. Rugged and lighter than many watches, these wearable high-sensitivity GPS navigators are easy to use, waterproof and can connect to your computer via USB interface.

Both models are ideal for any activity that requires both hands to be free. The units feature high-sensitivity GPS receivers with HotFix™ for improved performance and reception in heavy tree cover or deep canyons. The Foretrex 301 and 401 easily keep track of your routes, tracks and waypoints. When it’s time to head back, just turn on the TracBack® feature, and Foretrex will retrace your path right on the easy-to-read LCD display back to where you started.

The units also incorporate a trip computer, sunrise/sunset times and hunting/fishing information and can connect to your computer via USB. Both units support dual position readout so that you can view
your current location in multiple formats, including latitude/longitude and an alternate position format of your choice, simplifying navigation for professional, military, search-and-rescue and recreational uses.

The Foretrex 401 adds an electronic compass and a barometric altimeter. Foretrex 401 also allows you to wirelessly share routes, tracks and waypoints between certain Foretrex, Oregon and Colorado devices. In addition, Foretrex 401 is compatible with Garmin heart-rate monitors and cadence sensors.

Cleverly simple, the newly designed Foretrex 301 and Foretrex 401 allow you to pack light and wear your GPS!

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