The Foretrex 401 is a slim wrist-mounted GPS navigator perfect for outdoor activities that require the use of both hands. Foretrex 401 combines a high-sensitivity waterproof GPS receiver, electronic compass and barometric altimeter into a lightweight device ideal for hikers, skiers, campers and military personnel. To share data easily, you can connect Foretrex to your computer with USB or just send data wirelessly to another device.
No matter where your adventure takes you, you'll never worry about getting lost with the Foretrex 401. Foretrex keeps track of your path and displays it as a dotted trail on the screen. Just turn on Foretrex's TracBack® feature, and you can retrace your path back to where you started. Keep track of your bearing and altitude with Foretrex 401's electronic compass and barometric altimeter. You can save locations in memory as waypoints, so you can always find your way back to any important place, like your campsite or vehicle. And with up to 17 hours of battery life and replaceable AAA batteries, you'll never worry about making it back.
Foretrex 401 lets you create and store routes to all of your favorite places and provides other helpful information, including a trip computer, sunrise/sunset times and hunting and fishing information. For even more data, connect Foretrex 401 to a wireless accessory, such as a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor, or clip it on your bike with the accessory bike mount. To keep track of your trip, connect your Foretrex to your PC or Mac with a USB cable to store your waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer. You can also share waypoints, routes and tracks wirelessly with another Foretrex 401.
Foretrex 401: Simple navigation that's always on hand.
|Physical dimensions||7.5 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm|
|Display size, WxH||3.6 x 2.3 cm|
|Display resolution, WxH||100 x 64 pixels|
|Display type||Black and white LCD|
|Weight||87.3 g with batteries|
|Battery||2 AAA batteries (not included)|
|Battery life||17 hours|
(shares data wirelessly with similar units)
|Track log||10,000 points, 10 saved tracks|
|Sun and moon information|
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community
where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Good concept, poor satellite link
This review is from: GARMIN 1.66" Wrist-Mounted GPS Navigation
Pros: Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to view, easy to review.
Cons: VERY poor satellite signal time, I mean, 20 minutes to get a signal in open area!? Come on, my car GPS gets signal in less than 10 sec. My buds all have this unit and used in Iraq and other countries, they love it and told me that I got a lemon. Who knows.
Other Thoughts: I think this unit should also have a way to use the ant-pod for training, it will be also nice to be able to monitor pace on each mile / whatever pre-set distance.
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