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Garmin - Foretrex 101      


The economical Foretrex™ 101 is the wrist-mount GPS that frees up your hands so you can focus on your outdoor activities. This product joins the Foretrex 201 in Garmin’s growing line of wearable, wrist navigation devices. The Foretrex 101 has all the features and functionality of the Foretrex 201, including PC interface capabilities for downloading waypoints, tracks and routes, but operates on two AAA batteries.

It’s easy-to-use interface and basic GPS capabilities are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who would rather replace the batteries than recharge the unit in the field. This unit features Garmin’s intuitive operating logic, utilizing six dedicated buttons to simplify navigation. Whether it’s a campsite, deer stand, or other place of interest, users can mark its location, identify the waypoint, and navigate to it later using the GoTo function. Also, with the help of Garmin’s exclusive TracBack® technology, users can retrace their steps by following an electronic breadcrumb trail back to their original starting point.

Because the unit is waterproof, the Foretrex 101 is a natural companion on watersport adventures like kayaking, canoeing, boating and sailing. In fact, this device incorporates another feature found on the Foretrex 201: a sailboat-racing timer. Competitors can configure the countdown sequence prior to the start of the race and utilize their GPS location to be in the best possible tacking position when the race begins.

Foretrex 101 features
GPS accuracy: 15 meters or less in normal GPS mode, 3 meters or less when WAAS-enabled
Trip computer: Trip distance, trip timer, plus other non-mapping navigation data
Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 mins.)
Waypoints and routes: 500 waypoints with graphic identification; 20 reversible routes
Track log: 10,000 trackpoints, TracBack technology and 10 saved tracks
Display: 100 x 64-pixel monochrome display with backlighting (display size: 36mm x 23mm)
Battery life: 15 hours (typical use) on 2 AAA batteries
Lightweight design: 2.6 oz.
Unit dimensions: 3.3"W x 1.7"H x .9"D (8.38 cm x 4.32 cm x 2.29 cm)

Package includes:
Foretrex™ 101
Wrist strap
Expandable strap
Quick start guide
Owner's manual


Retail Price:$138.65 U.S.D. (for domestic US market only)


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Navigation features

Waypoints/icons: 500 with name and graphic symbol
Tracks: Automatic track log with TracBack® feature lets you retrace your path
Trip computer: Current speed, average speed, resetable maximum speed, trip timer and trip distance; a separate configurable trip computer screen
Map datums: More than 100 Position format: Lat/Lon, UTM/UPS, Maidenhead, MGRS and other grids, Loran TDs

GPS performance
Receiver: 12 parallel channel GPS receiver continuously tracks and uses up to 12 satellites to compute and update your position

Acquisition times:
Warm: Approximately 15 seconds
Cold: Approximately 45 seconds
AutoLocate™: Approximately 5 minutes
Update rate: 1/second, continuous

GPS accuracy:
Position: < 15 meters, 95% typical*
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
DGPS (WAAS) accuracy:


< 3 meters, 95% typical
Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state
Dynamics: 6g’s


RS232 with NMEA 0183 and proprietary Garmin


Built-in patch


2 AAA batteries


Waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards
Temperature range: -4ºF to 140ºF (-20ºC to 60ºC)

Size: 3.3" W x 1.7" H x .9" D
Weight: 2.6 ounces (74 g)
Display: 1.43" H x .92" W; 100 x 64 pixel monochrome with backlighting

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

* Depth capacity is dependent on water salinity, bottom type, and other water conditions.

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