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Foretrex 301 GPS

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  • Quantity: 99
  • Weight: 0.70 Lbs
  • UPC: 753759096915
  • Vendor Part #: 010-00776-00010-00776-00

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 Our Price: $149.99


Cleverly simple, the Foretrex 301 is a slim wrist-mounted GPS navigator perfect for outdoor activities that require the use of both hands. Foretrex 301 combines a high-sensitivity GPS receiver, rugged, waterproof design and USB interface into a lightweight device ideal for hikers, skiers, campers and military personnel.

ManufacturerGarmin, Ltd
Manufacturer Part Number010-00776-00
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.garmin.com
Brand NameGarmin
Product LineForetrex
Product Series301
Product NameForetrex 301 Portable Navigator
Product TypeHandheld Navigator
Product UPC753759096915
Technical Information:
Connectivity TechnologyNot Applicable
Wireless TechnologyNot Applicable
Display & Graphics:
Display ScreenMonochrome LCD
Display Resolution100 x 64
Interfaces/Ports1 x USB
Battery Information:
Battery Life18 Hour Maximum
Power Description:
Power SourceBattery
Physical Characteristics:
Form FactorPortable
Dimensions1.70" Height x 2.90" Width x 0.90" Depth
Weight3.10 oz - With Batteries
Package Contents
  • Foretrex 301 Portable Navigator
  • Wrist Expansion Strap
  • USB Cable
  • Owners Manual on Disk
  • Quick Start Manual
  • Additional Information


  • Hunt/fish calendar
  • Sun and moon information
  • Green ComplianceYes
    Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS
    Standard Warranty1 Year Limited


    Submited By: K. DuQuet on 12/12/2009
    My husband is in the military and wanted it sent to him in the desert. I am not really sure to be honest with you how easy it is to use or how compatible the software is but once he gets back I can ask :-)

    4 of 5 Stars!
    Submited By: L. J. Wobker on 01/09/2010
    Very happy with this little guy. I chose the 301 over the 401 because I wanted to track things based on GPS altitude and NOT barometric altitude. Specific example: pressurized aircraft cabins will not read correct altitude on the 401 because it s barometric... the GPS readings are slightly less accurate but ideal for what I needed.

    There are lots of free software tools that read the GPX format that this device uses. You can also edit the onboard .gpx file directly if you really know what you re doing, which is very nice for bulk imports, etc. Just copy a valid .gpx file into the "GPX" folder (one level ABOVE the one that you download in the first place).

    The GPS receiver is much, much more sensitive than earlier generations. It locks on to satellites in much less time, holds the signal better, and works through more overhead cover. This does NOT mean that you can take it into a cave and get a signal, nor will it work in the center of a widebody airliner... but it s still much better than anything else I ve tried.

    The logging and interface are a little cumbersome, but that s the tradeoff for making something this small and rugged (there are only four control buttons plus the one power button).

    All in all, I ve been exceptionally happy with mine.

    5 of 5 Stars!
    Submited By: Alarmed Mutant on 05/02/2010
    I had the Garmin Foretrex 101 and it worked great until it got stolen. I have the 301 now and it works just as well. The only problem I had with the 101 was the strap. It was held onto the GPS unit with crappy watch pins. I m in the military, so if you have to put a heavy ruck on and off quickly, and you get the ruck strap caught on the GPS, the unit would pop off the strap. Then, you are trying to find a tiny watch pin with NVGs on a mountain. Also, the strap that comes with it is just a bit too short, but the extension strap makes it too long. WTF?! It will barely fit on your wrist with nothing under it, but if you have a uniform on (ACU/BDU) you will have to use the extender and then it s too long and will move around.

    For the 301 there is a better design to hold the strap onto the GPS. It uses screw in pins, so I think that problem is fixed and it shouldn t pop off. However, the strap length is still too short or too long. I am going to just buy a case where you can take the GPS and put it inside of a clear case and that has a Velcro strap.

    I used the 101 on every mission in Afghanistan and it was really great to get quick grids of your location. Projecting points on the 101 and the 301 isn t that easy though. You can only choose distances at 100 meter intervals, so that s as accurate of grid as you will get. It s also not very easy to navigate the menu to get at the project waypoint screen. I just used it to quickly find out where I was, and for that it was fantastical.

    The sensitivity of the receiver is awesome. You can pick up signals when it s sitting on the passenger seat of your car or when your in the woods walking. I ride mountain bike, and it seemed to work OK when I was under moderate cover at all speeds. When you get into really thick cover and you are going pretty fast the accuracy degrades a little, but it still tracks satellites. Your speed won t be that accurate though.

    Hooking it upto a computer is easy too. It just loads as a USB mass storage device, so you don t need serial ports anymore. For military, I m not sure if it will still be compatible with moving map on Falconview, haven t tried it.

    I definitely recommend this. The only problem is the crappy strap that s not meant for human-sized wrists. On a bike mount, in a different case or attached to your body armor or whatever it s awesome.

    4 of 5 Stars!
    Review Average: Amount of Reviews
    4 stars, based on 5

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