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Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS Watch

by Garmin
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  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception
  • Unit-to-unit wireless data transfer capabilities for waypoints, routes and tracks
  • Electronic compass and barometric
  • USB interface
  • Waterproof standard: IEC 60529 IPX7
  • Rugged, lightweight

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 2.3 x 7.4 cm ; 86 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: 010-00777-00
  • ASIN: B002EOSQII
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 7 July 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,108 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS Watch

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.

Garmin Foretrex 401: Easy-to-view location data <
Garmin Foretrex 401: Easy-to-view location data

Retrace Your Steps

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 (not included), you'll never worry about making it back. The trip computer shows your current speed, average speed, maximum speed, trip odometer and other helpful statistics.

Garmin Foretrex 401: Save Waypoints And Routes
Garmin Foretrex 401: Save Waypoints And Routes

Time yourself

Foretrex 401 includes a timer so you can record how fast you’ve gone – whether that’s down a ski slope, over rapids, or across country on a run.

Garmin Foretrex 401: Time yourself
Garmin Foretrex 401: Time yourself

Track Your Data

Foretrex 401 lets you create and store routes to all of your favourite 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 (optional extra), 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 USB to store your waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer. You also can share waypoints, routes and tracks wirelessly with certain Garmin outdoor handheld devices, and it also is compatible with Garmin heart-rate monitors and cadence sensors.

Get Connected

Upload your activities to Garmin Connect on the Garmin website. It allows you to view your activities on a map, explore other routes from more than 12 million customers and share your experiences.

Share your Adventure

Now you can share your activities with friends, family and fellow explorers for free via Garmin Adventures (to find out more, visit the Garmin website). It’s a great way to show people where you’ve been and highlight your favourite places. You can add photos, YouTube videos, geocaches and notes then share your adventure via email and social media. Simply upload your activity to our free BaseCamp programme online to get started.

Box Contains

  • Foretrex 401
  • USB cable
  • Expander strap
  • Owner’s manual on disk and quick start manual

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    79 of 79 people found the following review helpful By Waypoint Charlie on 20 Sep 2010
    This is my first walking/trekking GPS and I am generally very pleased with it. I'm glad I opted for a wrist worn device, rather than a portable brick, even if it does lack colour and mapping. For me a significant part of the enjoyment of trekking is the exploration and navigation and I want to use the Foretrex as a companion to a conventional map and compass. I don't feel ready for a Satmap Active yet and anyway, I've seen the price of the maps!

    The GPS sensitivity is good and in the open the Foretrex normally reports a position accuracy of 3m. Before setting off I set it down in the open for a few minutes, so as to get good satellite locks.

    Unlike some people I have no problem with the length of the Velcro strap. Perhaps I have a thin wrist or Garmin have simply designed it for the European rather than American physique! It's not uncomfortable to wear and the pins holding the strap are probably more robust than they look. It's not exactly a fashion statement, but then it's not supposed to be.

    I bought the Foretrex 401 instead the 301 as I thought I'd like the ability to link to a heart rate monitor (see update below). The electronic compass, altitude and barometer functions are interesting extras but, if I'm honest, up to now I could have managed without them. I'm sure the altimeter and barometer would be more useful in the mountains than in the Suffolk countryside! I also considered the Garmin Forerunner series. Some of the Forerunners are quite cute but they are intended more for fitness training than navigation and the lack of an OS grid reference was the show stopper for me.

    I find that it is necessary to manually calibrate the altimeter at the start of every trip as it takes about an hour for the auto calibration to take effect.
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    13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By I. Carbonell on 29 Mar 2010
    I bought the 401 a month ago.
    Since got out of the box put the batteries and I was amazed of how easy to work it was.
    Good controls to operate when running or walking with one hand.
    Good fit in your wrist small enough to have it in your wrist but big enough screen to follow yourtraks, and bignumber easy to read.
    Very easy to download or upload traks from websites like wikilok or gpsies.
    You will need probably an accesory program like easy gps (you can download free from the web into your computer)
    Batteries last really more than 15 hours.
    So a great piece of gear very usefull for walking in the hills running, cycling,geocatching,etc.etc.
    And even indoors at home the signal is very good.
    I would recomend it.
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    18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Chris Hoare TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Jan 2010
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    I Spent a while on the Garmin website looking at the foretrex gps devices. Garmin's target market for this is all over the place; If you are in the military there are options for programming in your parachute jumps! If you are into running then the garmin connect website will let you track your exercise and plan more. I wanted a gps logger for my camera so I can record where photos were taken. I was not concerned about the size of the GPS; i would never wear a digital watch. It very big for a watch though; about the size 1/3 height of an iPhone and twice as thick which definitely prevent me from wearing it. i am going to leave it in my camera bag as a walk about. The Foretrex devices are small and the 300/400 use standard AAA batteries (Sanyo Eneloop AAA 4 Pack Batteries; i highly reccomend eneloop rechargeables as they keep their charge.) If i am visiting another city or wondering the country side the track back feature is also a big plus if you like to explore without a plan.
    exercise.

    The benefit for me of the 3/401 over the 1/200 series is the integrated USB and the easy way of synching the data back onto your Mac (or PC.) The Foretrex 401 mounts itself as a hard drive and you can copy the garmin track files onto your hard drive. If you are using google earth these import straight in without any utitlies which is another great feature.

    4 Stars because it wont do live GPS over the USB cable which would have allowed it work with google earth on the move, the menu system is a bit crazy and the supplied manual is terrible - doesnt explain all the options under setup for a start.
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    26 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 9 Sep 2009
    I had Foretrex 101 for the last 5 years and put it through its paces. It was great to have navigation data right at your fingertips with a fairly good ability to get a lock quickly (although it sometimes had to work hard when the signal was blanked by the vehicle body). It did basic navigation on a level with the Geko 201 (effectively the same unit). It was pretty robust (and cheap to get fixed by Garmin - £30 fixed fee). However, the Foretrex 101 had a number of problems:

    a) The strap was fixed to the unit by a plunger style watch strap pin. This could easily be depressed leaving the GPS hanging in the wind. The Foretrex 401 has a more secure, screwed-in pin.

    b) The unit only had a bespoke serial connection facility which required the purchase of a £25 Garmin lead and a £15 USB-to-serial connector. It was also really slow to transfer navigation data such as tracks. The Foretrex 401 has a mini-usb connection with included lead. REally quick and convenient.

    c) The Foretrex 101 took a long time to get a signal in challenging conditions such as in a forest or in an aircraft. No such trouble with the Foretrex 401. <5 secs for the initial search out of the box and only just a little more when I moved 2000 miles.

    The foretrex 401 is still conveniently powered by AAA so you can change them on the move (BIG disadvantage of the 201).

    The 401 has an electronic compass and a barometer which might be nice for some, might just mean you get through your power faster. Can be turned off though.

    Finally the 401 is fractionally shorter. Still sticks out from your wrist but not too much. I think you'd need to get a new handlebar mount if you already had the 101 mount.
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