The Foretrex 601 is built to military standards for thermal, shock and water performance. It also includes tactical features such as compatibility with NVG and Jumpmaster mode.
Improvements over the Foretrex 401:
– GLONASS and Galileo satellite reception capability.
– Stronger watch band lugs.
– Stronger battery door (metal twist latch).
– USB port now sealed in battery compartment.
– Increased screen resolution.
– Improved battery life and runtime.
– Super dim (“NVG”) backlight mode for low light use.
– 3 axis magnetic compass.
Multi-GNSS Navigation Includes Galileo
Both Foretrex 601 and 701 work with 3 satellite navigation reception networks, including GPS, GLONASS and Galileo, to track your position in more challenging environments than GPS alone.
Explore longer — battery life exceeds 48 hours in navigation mode and lasts up to 1 week in UltraTrac mode.
Navigation Sensors Keep You on Track
To guide you on and off the beaten path, Foretrex 601 and 701 provide comprehensive navigation and tracking using GPS plus ABC (altimeter, barometer and compass) sensor capabilities. The built-in altimeter provides elevation data to accurately monitor ascent and descent, while the barometer can be used to predict weather changes by showing short-term trends in air pressure. The 3-axis electronic compass keeps your bearings, whether you’re moving or not.
Smart notifications¹ — available on both devices — let you receive emails, texts and alerts from your mobile device right on your wrist. Use the Garmin Connect™ Mobile app to initiate the LiveTrack¹ feature to allow others to follow your journey (within cellular coverage). Other connected features include automatic uploads to our Garmin Connect™ online fitness community and automatic software updates when paired to a mobile device.