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Garmin - Foretrex 201       


The Foretrex™ 201 is a wearable Personal Navigator™, perfect for outdoor and marine enthusiasts who desire hands-free GPS navigation in a lightweight, affordable package. At a mere 2.75 ounces, this waterproof wonder is lighter than most watches, and its wrist-top mount frees up hands for outdoor activities. Sporting an ergonomic wristband, the Foretrex 201 is similar in design to the Forerunner 101, yet is chocked full of GPS navigation features found in Garmin's popular Geko 201 unit.

With a user-friendly interface, the rugged Foretrex 201 simplifies navigation, making it ideal for the backcountry or water. Its six dedicated buttons (GoTo, Page, Enter/Mark, Up, Down and Power) make it easy to operate. It offers the most essential navigation data — enhanced GPS accuracy, extensive storage for waypoints, and reversible routes and tracks — on an easy-to-read display. Don't worry about packing extra batteries, because the Foretrex 201 runs on an internal lithium battery for 15 hours (typical use). Simply recharge and go.

The Foretrex 201 also comes equipped with special features sure to please mariners and hikers alike. It includes a unique application for sailing and paragliding racers that allows them to configure the start sequence of a race. The countdown is displayed in a large-number format that audibly alerts the user at each phase of the start sequence. With the help of Garmin's exclusive TracBack® technology, hikers can mark a campsite, go trekking all day, and follow the electronic "breadcrumb trail" back to camp in time for dinner.

The Foretrex 201: Hands-free, lightweight, affordable GPS

Foretrex 201 features
GPS accuracy: 15 meters or less in normal GPS mode, 3 meters or less when WAAS-enabled
Racing timers: Configurable start sequence, alert tones and large-number digital readout
Trip computer: Trip distance, trip timer, plus essential navigation data
Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX-7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
Waypoints and routes: 500 waypoints with graphic identification; 20 reversible routes
Track log: 10,000 trackpoints, TracBack technology and 10 saved tracks
Display: 100x60-pixel monochrome display with backlighting (display size: 36mmx23mm)
Battery life: 15 hours (typical use), rechargeable lithium battery
Lightweight design: 2.75 oz.
Unit dimensions: 3.3" W x 1.7" H x 0.6" D (8.38 cm x 4.32 cm x 1.52 cm)

Package includes:
Foretrex™ 201
Wrist strap
Expandable strap
A/C desktop charger with pc interface cable
Quick start guide
Owner's manual

Availability: Usually ships the same business day

Retail Price:$182.34 U.S.D. (for domestic US market only)

Map: $169.99

Sale price: $159.99

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: WAAS-enabled, 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:

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

Interfaces: RS232 with NMEA 0183 and proprietary Garmin

Antenna: Built-in patch

Source: Rechargeable lithium ion

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

Size: 3.3" W x 1.7" H x .69" D
Weight: 2.75 ounces (78 g)
Display: 1.43" H x .92" W; 100 x 64 pixel monochrome LCD 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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