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Garmin Foretrex 401

Garmin Foretrex 401
alaScore 84

537 reviews

Aug, 2018

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 537 reviews of Garmin Foretrex 401. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the usability.

usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Foretrex 401 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 537 reviews)

5 expert reviews

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Foretrex 401

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Garmin Foretrex 401 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS WatchGarmin Foretrex 401 GPS Watch

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Foretrex 401

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 user reviews of Garmin Foretrex 401 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability.

usability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Foretrex? 401 GPSGarmin Foretrex? 401 GPS

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Foretrex 401

 

The Garmin Foretrex 401 is a bit unusual. This wrist-mounted unit isn't a full-fledged sportswatch, nor does it have the feature set found in some of the nicer handheld GPS receivers. It's probably best suited for folks wanting to minimize the weight...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Garmin Foretrex 401

 

The Garmin Foretrex 401 is a GPS tracker for the extreme sportster. It combines a high-sensitivity waterproof GPS receiver, electronic compass and barometric altimeter into a lightweight device. To share data easily, you can connect Foretrex to your...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good concept, poor satellite link

 

I think this unit should also have a way to use the ant-pod for training, it will be also nice to be able to monitor pace on each mile / whatever pre-set distance.

Easy to set up, easy to use, easy to view, easy to review

VERY poor satellite signal time, I mean, 20 minutes to get a signal in open area!? Come on, my car GPS gets signal in less than 10 sec. My buds all have this unit and used in Iraq and other countries, they love it and told me that I got a lemon. Who knows

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Military Godsend

 

This will get you around in Ft Benning to Afghanistan. Rugged and worth the money.

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great GPS for hiking and camping.

 

Purchased as a gift for son in law. He is very happy with this!

Jan, 2016

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great

 

Easily tracks where I have gone and easy to upload to the online software.

Dec, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Well worth the money

 

So far I've only used this to map out my land, and I use it for running, it's very accurate, and very easy to use, the only down fall when u turn it on, u have to wait about 2mins In one spot holding it level so it can link up with the satellites ,...

Nov, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

dont deploy without it

 

This is the American express card for the troop who is always out in the field, deployed, whatever situation you find yourself in, there is some piece of information this thing will provide to you that is useful....best 200 bucks I have spent for work...

Jun, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

Great for those who spend time outdoors

 

Great for marking secret hunting locations and getting you back to them.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (bestbuy.com)

All in one for military or trekkers.

 

Great for hiking in desert, mountain, forest, or jungle. Small and compact it goes everywhere you go or the mission takes you. It does use Military Grid Reference System as well as many other location tracking units. In summary, the best wrist top GPS...

Sep, 2011
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Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Handheld

Display

Display:LCD
Display number of colors:Monochrome
Display Resolution:100 x 64
Display size (HxV):1.4 x 0.9
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.4 x 0.9
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery life (max):17
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2

GPS Type

Auto: No
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No

Navigation

Automatic routing: No
Barometric altimeter: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
Photo navigation: No
Routes quantity:20
Tracks quantity:10

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: No
Interface:USB

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):17
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2

Technical Details

Area calculation: No
Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Handheld
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: No
Number of Waypoints:500
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: No
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.906 / 9.06
Height:1.69 / 16.9
Weight:3.08
Width:2.95 / 29.5