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Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS


    Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS

    The streamlined Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS sports a powerful new high-sensitivity receiver and a smaller design than its predecessor for easy wrist-top navigation. See details

    • $139.95

    Item # 790319

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    The streamlined Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS sports a powerful new high-sensitivity receiver and a smaller design than its predecessor for easy wrist-top navigation.

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    The streamlined Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS sports a powerful new high-sensitivity receiver and a smaller design than its predecessor for easy wrist-top navigation.

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    The streamlined Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS sports a powerful new high-sensitivity receiver and a smaller design than its predecessor for easy wrist-top navigation.

    • Newly updated industrial design offers a smaller, lighter unit than previous models for increased comfort and mobility
    • Easy, single-handed operational system features 5 ergonomically situated buttons that intuitively guide you through functions
    • High-sensitivity receiver delivers fast signal acquisition and lock for reception in narrow valleys, dense tree cover and urban jungles
    • High-contrast 64 x 100 pixel screen with bright LED backlight for use in low light; dual-position display allows convenient horizontal or vertical viewing
    • For the mariner, sail race feature allows you to configure the start countdown sequence with audible alerts at each start phase
    • View route and follow it back with Garmin's exclusive TracBack® feature
    • Navigate 20 reversible routes; stores 500 waypoints with name and graphic symbols, and 10,000 trackpoints
    • Trip computer calculates current, average and maximum speed; plus, it tracks trip time and calculates distance
    • Computer-compatible design allows you to load waypoints and routes directly from your computer via USB
    • The Garmin Foretrex 301GPS features waterproof construction, rated IPX7 to withstand immersion in 1m of water for up to 30 min.
    • 2 AAA batteries (sold separately) typically provide up to 15 hours of use

    Please note: Garmin products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS Specs
    Best use
    Windows / Mac
    1.4 x 0.9 inches
    64 x 100
    2 AAA
    15 hours
    2.9 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches
    2.26 ounces
    Preloaded map
    Preloaded geocaches
    Wireless communication
    OS compatibility
    Display size
    Screen Pixels
    Touch screen
    Visual map display
    Color screen
    Number of routes
    Number of waypoints
    Internal memory
    Expandable memory
    Average battery life

    Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS

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    Garmin Foretrex 301 GPS is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome product I picked this product over the other type of gps devices because I need a tiny portable system that has basic capabilities. What I've found out is that this gps is extremely versatile. All you need is basecamp and google and you can download a bunch of free topomaps and tracks/routes into your computer and send it the watch. I did have the system locked up on me because of a gpx file I've copied from into the gpx folder that caused some issue. Problem fixed after 1 phone call that took less than 10 minutes. The support guy taught me a cool trick to tap into the mass storage mode to delete the file. If after the master reset doesn't solve your problem, you can try this: With the unit off, hold down the power and up arrow button, then plug the usb into the computer. You then can view your files in windows explorer and eliminate the problem file. After that incident, I pretty much do all the tranfers through the basecamp software with no issues. Overall I use this watch for biking, hiking, running, and other vacations and am extremely satisfied with it.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use If you know how to read a map and/or good with terrain association, this is perfect. I have an altimeter, barometer, and compass on my watch and I did not need the more expensive 401. Sometimes more is not always better.
    Date published: 2014-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Accurate and Solid This unit is not for the beginner. It requires some prior knowledge of route-finding and navigation to fully utilize its capabilities. There's no base map or built in electronic compass so it's best use is in conjunction with a traditional map and compass. However, when used as such, it's fantastic. Satellite acquisition and lock is fast, it's accurate and it has all the data options that you'll ever need in the field. I chose the 301 vs. the 401 because the 401 had too many data options that I will never use. Battery life is great (10 hours in field conditions) and the unit is very small, light, water proof and straps around your wrist for quick access. You can also download your routes into Google Earth for a fantastic satellite view of your route. Very nice unit for the price.
    Date published: 2014-04-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Couldn't be easier to use I am using this to record maps for future reference. The format is compatible with popular mapping utilities, and I use the waypoints marked on the Foretrex track as markers for my photos. Using this gps is so intuitive it's hard to imagine an easier interface. It is really light enough to wear on your wrist, and that lightweight implementation fits in perfectly with my desire to put together the lightest gear kit possible. I am delighted with this product.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the trick! I use this daily as my training buddy for kayaking. I roll with this on the deck everyday, numerous times, and no indication that there might be a leak. Battery life is accurate as described in the user's guide. The Foretrex dials-in the satellites quickly at the start-up. This, too, works well in heavily forested areas for off-road runs. Love my training buddy.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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