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Garmin Foretrex 101

Garmin Foretrex 101
alaScore 69

189 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 189 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the durability and screen are overall positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but the route planning and reliability get mixed opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS Watches the Garmin Foretrex 101 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 189 reviews)

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Foretrex 101

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 20 user reviews of Garmin Foretrex 101 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Foretrex 101 Wearable Personal Navigator

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Foretrex 101

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Garmin Foretrex 101 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS Watches on Amazon.com.

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Foretrex 101 Hands-Free GPS NavigationGARMIN 010-00364-01 Foretrex 101 GPS ReceiverGarmin Foretrex 101 Wrist-mounted GPS Navigator

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small and portable GPS

 

All in all this is one value for money GPS with decent navigational abilities

It is a compact GPS with decent navigation capabilities

It has weak signal receiving strength and also hangs sometimes

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Very small and lightweight GPS unit

 

First off, I really like this Garmin unit. It is VERY small and lightweight, which is great for hiking and cycling. I mount mine on the handlebars (with optional bike mount kit) and use as a bike computer. I also snap this unit on the bars of my...

Very small, lightweight, decent tracking features, backlight

Weak signal when not exposed to sky

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about payment

 

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This is a great unit for the price

 

This unit is great for the price. Seems to be very quick to lock on to sats, and accurate to about 20 feet. Fits easily on your wrist, great for running, bikers, and anyone else who needs to have 2 free hands

Screens cannot be customized as much as some may need, battery life is a little week

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Full-featured GPS on your wrist

 

With a street price of $129 this was an excellent buy. Has all the features of the Geko 201 unit, including WAAS and PC communication, in a device that can be strapped on your wrist like a watch

No built-in maps or ability to receive maps (but you can send routes and tracks to the device, which is sufficient for me), short battery life (use NiMH rechargeables; they last several times longer than alkaline)

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Nice little hiking unit!

 

Small, light, and accurate... records up to 10,000 Lat/Long tracklog points very well

Save Track> function dummied-down to almost worthless. Very poor altitude accuracy

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Best small GPS

 

Get a new watch-band. The band that comes with the device is bulky and too short for me.

By far the best small/compact GPS device. Uses normal AAA batteries for easy replacement anyplace. Strong signal and WAAS accurate. PC interface so you can get GPS data to MAP applications (see your car move along the a big PC street map). A good...

Bulky when used like a watch. Screen too small for street-maps. A waypoint name can only be 8 charactors (not a problem unless you start having a whole lot of waypoints)

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Great Product @ Good Price

 

I purchased the Garmin 101 to use with a radio controlled boat, to use for testing different props, battery packs and other misc. adjustments. It is wonderful for this purpose for several reasons. 1.) It is totally water proof, even tough I have not...

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Garmin Foretrex 101 Wearable Wrist GPS

 

Nothing beats the quality or the price that Tiger GPS offered. The items were shipped much sooner than expected. Thank you for the wonderful customer service. We're looking to doing business with you guys again!

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Pretty good GPS

 

I have had my 201 for over 4 years and find it very good for day hikes and cycling where it replaces my standard bike computer. I wish I had purchased the 101 only because the rechargeable batteries are a limitation on longer trips. It does not work...

Product Specifications

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.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):15hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 64

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:1.7in
Weight:2.6oz
Width:3.3in

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:EGNOS / WAAS/WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Country Kits:France
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:101
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Foretrex

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:10
Waypoints:500
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