Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS

January 6, 2020 - Comment

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 and campers. To share data easily, you can connect Foretrex to your computer with

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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 and campers. To share data easily, you can connect Foretrex to your computer with USB or just send data wirelessly to another device.

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 always can 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.

Track Your Data

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 USB to store your waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer. You also can share waypoints, routes and tracks wirelessly with another Foretrex 401.

Get Connected

You’ve been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyze your activities. With a simple connection to your computer and the Internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect. This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google Earth. Explore other routes uploaded from more than 12 million customers and share your experiences on Twitter and Facebook. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore, and share.

What’s in the Box Foretrex 401 Wrist expansion strap USB cable Manuals

Product Features

  • Features high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception in heavy tree cover or deep canyons
  • Keeps track of routes, tracks and waypoints, and heart rate with add on heart rate monitor (sold separate). Uses standard AAA batteries. 2 required.
  • TracBack feature retraces user’s path on the easy-to-read LCD display;Display resolution 100 x 64 pixels;Battery life Up to 17 hours in GPS mode;Track Log 10000. Display size : 1.42 x 0.91 inches
  • Supports dual position readout so user can view current location in multiple formats. Audible tones. Hold the compass
    level when navigating to ensure
    maximum accuracy
  • Features trip computer, sunrise/sunset times, hunting/fishing information, electronic compass and barometric altimeter

Comments

Anonymous says:

I wouldn’t go to the field without it. I got this to go through a training course that involved patrolling through the woods and trying to find bad guys. Before we were allowed to start using GPS, it was difficult to accurately navigate wooded, hilly terrain using a compass and pace counts. We would often approach our objective from the wrong direction or have to search for it. Once we were allowed to start using a GPS, I brought this. No guess work at all. I had it hanging from my flack or on my wrist in the hot, cold, wet,…

Anonymous says:

Garmin could just as easily put a 64 MB or 128 MB memory chip With the default Garmin directories deleted (you should do this when you get your 401), the device shows 4.2 MB total, with 645 KB used by the system, leaving 3.5 MB available for routes, waypoints, and tracks. Garmin could just as easily put a 64 MB or 128 MB memory chip. This tiny memory might be due to an old processing chip with a puny limitation of memory addressing.

Anonymous says:

So Nice This straps on the outside, so there is no fumbling around trying to find it, or accidentally losing it. It’s like a speedometer, just glance down and there’s the information. Has a battery indicator, which is handy. The data port cover fell off, so the data port will eventually plug up to the point that it won’t work, so I need to do something about that. The screen shifts around, trying to second-guess which direction you’re going, which is helpful except when you’re on a fidgety horse…

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