I tried a low-budget old-school GPS about five years ago and was under-whelmed. This unit has a black and white LCD display with a run time of up to 18 hours on 2 AAA batteries, which are not included. Garmin Foretrex GPS 8. In my first real backpacking situation I found it to be horribly inaccurate, it told me to go in the opposite direction that I knew I had to go. I like the simple menus and graphics. The difference in the display quality is enough for me to stick with the from now on. In these cases I used map, compass and cairns and obviously I survived just fine.

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At this point the Foretex appears to be a corporate orphan that no Garmin division is able or willing to support. For some people, this can be a deal breaker. Helinox Ground Chair Review. Fair enough comment if a barometric altimeter doesn’t work for your situations. With high-sensitivity, this Garmin GPS receiver locks onto satellites even under tree cover, or when adjacent to tall buildings.

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Many improvements, especially the compass that does not require movement to use. Jim, Thanks for your service!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Reviews The functionality I want, nothing else. It keeps my hands free.

Although Suunto watches are good, I find the Foretrex better for clearer display and easier to operate and transfer data on PC. Dimensions W x H x Fotetrex.

Unfortunately, there is not much documentation available for Spanner other than the installation instructions found on the download page. Thanks for your helpful feedback on the model differences.

Free Expedited Shipping zrucsqfbuvarzszxuf. In addition to gxrmin above, function wise, the adds a USB interface, faster satellite acquisition and wireless data transfer to the venerable Foretrex Have fun on those hikes now that you can do them under your own conditions!

Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS Receiver

Black and White LCD. Have a question about handheld? The appears as a USB drive in Windows. The screen is a monochrome back and white.

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On the bright side, Garmin Connect, our online fitness website, will support the Garmin Outdoor product line in the second half of You can share your stored data wirelessly with other Foretrax units so you can compare and exchange routes and waypoints. Rated 5 out of 5 by Diego R from Great performance! I can forretrex vouch that this is a robust, accurate and sometimes life saving piece of equipment extensively field tested by garmun and colleges in the harshest of conditions.


A lot of military guys seem to use these and even they give it generally good reports from battle conditions. Show More Show Less. The lack of these extra features actually makes the more appealing to me.

Garmin Foretrex 401 Review and a Garmin 601 vs 401 Comparison

Another great feature is the fact that it takes regular AAA batteries. Thanks for your service! Electronics need to be intuitive enough so that instructions are unnecessary.

I was hoping to use the along with the Garmin heart rate monitor during my mt bike rides instead of the my Edge and separate HRM. For further details see delivery estimates in cart.