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Garmin Forerunner 301

Garmin Forerunner 301
alaScore 81

1383 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1383 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The screen and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, value for money, screen, performance, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Forerunner 301 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Forerunner 301

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 130 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 301 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, reliability, screen, performance, size

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Forerunner 301

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1051 user reviews of Garmin Forerunner 301 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, screen, performance, build quality

reliability

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Forerunner 301 GPS Personal Training DeviceGarmin Forerunner 301 GPS Personal Training DeviceGarmin Foretrex? 401 GPS

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Digital Fitness

 

When you're out running, you shouldn't lose track of where you're going. That can be tough, though, when you hit the sidewalk in a new town. The Garmin Forerunner 301 is more than just a heart-rate monitor: It also tracks distance, speed, pace, and...

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Garmin Geko 301

 

If you're looking for an inexpensive, no-frills weatherproof handheld GPS unit, the Geko 301 makes an excellent choice. It has all the features you really need for basic navigation, and its light weight and small size make it very portable. The unit...

12 channel GPS receiverWaterproofHigh contrast displaySmall and lightweight

Outdated serial interface to PC

The Garmin Geko 301 is a very capable and inexpensive handheld GPS unit...

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Garmin Forerunner 301, 201 and 101 Wristband GPS Fitness Training Aids

 

Garminâ'"s Forerunner 301, 201 and 101 are compact wristband GPS personal training devices sharing mostly identical features. While not as attractive as the more wristwatch like form factor Garmin Forerunner 305 and 205, those serious about their...

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Garmin Forerunner 301 Review

 

Now I go at outdoor activities fairly aggressively, but I consider myself an explorer, not an athelete in training. And while the Forerunner was a lot of fun, it is best suited for those wanting to track their heart rate and performance. It is not a...

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Mini-Review: Garmin Forerunner 301 Wrist-Top GPS/heart rate monitor

 

I do a bit of running, but was sick for the month I had the Garmin Forerunner 301 to review; so, I had my fitness buff coworker, Morgan Fanberg from the Fanberg Report, give it a go, and he was quite impressed with it. The Garmin Forerunner 301 on my

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Garmin Forerunner 301 heart rate monitor

 

The Garmin Forerunner 301 is a heart rate monitor that keeps joggers, hikers and cyclists on the right track with its built-in GPS navigator. Data from the heart rate monitor can be transferred to a PC where you can analyze your workout session and...

Value for money: If you want a heart rate monitor, GPS navigator and simple weight management in one product, Garmin Forerunner 301 is good value. If you need a better heart rate monitor, or a better GPS navigator, check out products from, for...

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Garmin Geko 301 GPS receiver

 

The Garmin Geko 301 is one of the smallest and lightest GPS navigation devices that still comes with plenty of features, decent memory capacity and is easy to use. The unit can't show maps, but it lets you plan your route, shows you the direction to...

Value for money: The Garmin Geko 301 is very good value when you want a small and light, yet feature-packed GPS unit.

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Garmin Geko 301

 

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Garmin Forerunner 301

 

Garmin shows that GPS isn't just for avoiding the congestion charge. If you're into endurance sports, you need one of these babies.

Garmin has put its GPS expertise to good use with the Forerunner 301. This is a great little unit that rolls, speed, distance, stopwatch and heart rate functionality into one well integrated package. If you want to be able to judge your performance no...

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Garmin Foretrex 401

 

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Product Specifications

Get results in a heartbeat with the Forerunner 301. This training partner continuously monitors your heart rate, speed, distance, pace and calories burned so you can train smarter, more effectively. The Forerunner 301 combines the popular features of the Forerunner 201 with a proven heart rate monitor and Training Center software to create a highly integrated personal training system. Whether you are a triathlete in training or just want to see tangible results, the Forerunner 301 sets the pace with innovative features: Compact, lightweight and waterproof with an easy-to-read display on an ergonomic wristband; Embedded GPS sensor provides basic navigation capabilities to tell you how far, how fast, even how to get home; Digital coded heart rate monitor so you can see whether you are training too hard or not enough; Training Center software, a powerful PC-based application that lets you analyze and create workouts; Highly flexible - offers multiple sports profiles so you can use it for running, biking and other sports; Easy to use - no calibration required, just turn it on and go.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)/16hour(s)/9hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 64

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/0.9in
Height:1.7in/3.9in
Weight:2.8oz/3.1oz/3.4oz
Width:1.9in/3.3in

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial/USB
DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:12-hour pressure trend / Ascent/descent rate / Bearing / Electronic compass / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Heading / Speed / Time/date / VMG (Velocity Made Good)/Distance / Elevation / Speed / Time/date
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking/Running
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:301
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Forerunner/Garmin Geko

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:10/20
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:10
Waypoints:100/500
Waypoints per route:125

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Start Guide
Title:ForeRunner 301
Type:Pocket guide/User manual
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