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Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS

Garmin Foretrex 401 Waterproof Hiking GPS



  • 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

Things we like

  • Design that is both lightweight and wearable.
  • Having a grade of IPX7 for resistance to water
  • Resistance, navigational information, and barometric readings.
  • When it is set to GPS mode, it has a battery life of 17 hours.

Things we don't like

  • The display is just 1.6 inches, which is about average for a gadget designed to be worn like a watch.
  • The screen is in black and white, a basic format.
  • Only a basic map is included, and there is no opportunity to add a mapping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will this gps work if i'm wearing my spiderman suit?
Does it have military-style grid coordinates on it?
While walking, can you see how many tenths of a mile you've gone, at any point? thanks
does it have a back light