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New and improved. Garmins Foretrex 401 GPS receiver is smaller, lighter and adds some great new features. Wear it on your wrist with the included wrist strap (shown) or DC it and carry it in a designated pocket. However you do it, just do it because the sweetest little GPS on the market just got better.
About this time last year I posted an article about my favorite Global Positioning System receiver, the Garmin Foretrex 101. At the end of that piece I mentioned that there were a couple of things that I had been bugging the good folks at Garmin about to make a very nice little GPS even better. Well, apparently, I was not the only one that was making noise. The military Special Ops crowd also likes the Foretrex so an upgrade was ordered.
We got to keep all the good things I like about the 101 such as a sturdy, waterproof construction, field changeable AAA battery configuration (instead of rechargables), and a simple, straight forward design that is easy to use.
The upgrades include the same high sensitivity receiver/chip set found in the popular 60CSx, a smaller, lighter form factor, electronic compass, Barometric altimeter, Jumpmaster function, USB port interface, and wireless data transfer capability.
Just so you know, the 401 does not have a built in base map which is cool with me and my military brothers because we do our research before hand and know how to use a map and compass. I do not want the added weight, size and complexity of a mapping GPS but if I did, the Garmin 60CSx would do nicely.
So, we got pretty much everything we wanted this time which is both gratifying and satisfying. If you are the high speed, low drag sort and need a no nonsense but feature rich GPS unit that you can depend on the Garmin Foretrex 401 is what I use and recommend.
Sorting through the fads and fashion of the outdoor equipment industry to identify and promote the very best wilderness gear for high end recreational users, backcountry professionals and government agencies.
Hardcore Outdoor is dedicated to those who won’t or can’t turn back.