Garmin Foretrex 201

Written by Tadashi Moody
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When you need hands-free GPS capabilities, you should consider the Garmin ForeTrex 201. What is amazing about this unit is that is worn like a watch. Weighing in at only 2.75 ounces, you have the ability to engage in your outdoor or marine activities without having to constantly hold a bulky GPS unit.

Features of the Garmin ForeTrex 201

While this is a compact unity, it does not lack functionality. It utilizes a six button design to navigate though its user interface. The Garmin ForeTrex 201 can store waypoint, reversible routes, tracks, and other navigational data. You can enjoy any of your adventures and not worry about having to conserve batteries since this unit can last up to 15 hours on its rechargeable lithium battery.

While this is a full GPS unit, it also has extras to make sporting more enjoyable. This includes time countdowns, the ability to configure for marine races, and the capability of noting specific location. This is great when you out trekking around and need to return to your base camp.

In this compact unit, you can store 10,000 track points and 20 different reversible routs. You can also store 500 waypoints. All of this is viewable on the backlit monochrome 100x60 display.


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