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Garmin Forerunner 301

Garmin Forerunner 301
alaScore 79

760 reviews

Aug, 2018

We have collected and analyzed 10 expert reviews and 750 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 83/100 and users rate it 83/100. The average review date is Mar 11, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 230898 reviews from other Smart Watches & Activity Trackers. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Aug 14, 2018.

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Expert review by : PCMag Staff (

Garmin Forerunner 301


When you're out running, you shouldn't lose track of where you're going.

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...

Dec, 2005

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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Outdated serial interface to PC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...

Nov, 2009

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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...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

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...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Consumer Electronics Net (

Wrist unit shows you where you've been, how fast you're going and how hard you're working

Sep, 2005

Expert review by : Oleg Brodskiy (

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

Jun, 2005

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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 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

Jun, 2008


Expert review by : Riyad Emeran (

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...

Aug, 2010

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.


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

Built-in Display

Resolution:100 x 64


Built-in camera: No


RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Black / Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Handheld

Dimensions & Weight



Display number of colors:Monochrome
Display Resolution:100 x 64 / 64 x 100
Display size (HxV):0.92 x 1.44 / 1.4 x 0.9 / 1.44 x 0.92 / 1.7
Display size (HxV) (imperial):0.92 x 1.44 / 1.4 x 0.9 / 1.44 x 0.92 / 1.7
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

Battery life (max):15 / 18 / 9
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA / Li-Ion
Number of batteries supported:2

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - autolocate:300
Acquisition times - cold:45
Acquisition times - warm:15
Channels quantity:12
GPS accuracy - position:590.6
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05 meter/sec
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS System

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
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

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

GPS type



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin Forerunner/Garmin Geko


Audible alarm(s):N / Y
Audible Alarms:No / Yes


Map view options:2D


Waterproof: Yes


Automatic routing: No
Barometric altimeter:No / Yes
Electronic compass:No / Yes
Photo navigation: No
Position format:Lat/Lon, Maidenhead, MGRS, UTM/UPS
Routes quantity:10 / 20
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks quantity:10 / 10000
Waypoints per route:125


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Additional map options:N/A
Antenna Type:Built-in patch
Basemap: No
Dimensions (WxDxH):3.26 x 1.71 x 0.709
GPS receiver:Y
Interface:RS232 with NMEA 0183 / Serial / USB
Number of tracklog Points:1536
Waypoints per Route:50

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):15 / 18 / 9
Battery Technology:Alkaline / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA / Li-Ion
Number of batteries supported:2

Reference Resource

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


Bundled software:Five entertaining, interactive outdoor game


Interval training: Yes
Pace alert: Yes
Time/distance alert: Yes

Technical Details

Area calculation:No / Yes
Color of product:Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Handheld
Heart rate monitor: Yes
Hunt/fish calendar: Yes
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Thumb Stick
Number of Waypoints:50 / 500
Sun & moon information: Yes
Tide tables: No
Unit-to-unit transfer: No
Waterproof: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.709 / 0.906 / 0.945 / 0.961 / 3.9 / 9.06
Height:0.945 / 1.69 / 1.71 / 16.9 / 3.9
Weight:2.3 / 2.75 / 3.08 / 3.1 / 3.39
Width:1.89 / 1.9 / 2.95 / 29.5 / 3.26