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Garmin Foretrex 401

Product Code: GARF401

Garmin Foretrex 401 GPS device is worn like a watch on your wrist - perfect if you need GPS information and don't have a free hand to pick up and hold a handheld system. Featuring a black and white LCD (100 x 64 pixel) screen you can navigate your way back to any location as well as store waypoints along your route too.

The waterproof Foretrex 401 also includes a compass, altimeter and has a battery life of up to 17 hours. You can save various routes (up to 20) and up to 500 waypoints to the device. Plus the Foretrex 401 allows you to share route and waypoint information wirelessly with other compatible Garmin GPS products.



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Garmin Foretrex 401 is a small wrist-mounted GPS system designed for outdoor enthusiasts who need to use both hands as well as have the features that a GPS device provides e.g. trackable routes - making the Foretrex 401 ideal for hikers, climbers, skiers, solo sailing, etc.

The Foretrex 401 features a black and white LCD display, which displays your route as a dotted trail on the screen so you can navigate back to any location/point thanks to the TracBack feature.

In addition the Foretrex 401 also includes altimeter and electronic compass so you can get more information relating to where you are.

You can save up to 500 waypoints/locations and up to 20 routes in the device so you can navigate back to them with ease. All this is made possible with a battery life of 17 hours with 2x AAA batteries (not included). Furthermore you can connect an optional heart rate monitor for use whilst on foot or a cadence sensor for use on a bike.

The Garmin Foretrex 401 also has the ability to share information e.g. routes and waypoints wirelessly with other compatible Garmin models like the Foretrex, Oregon and Montana ranges.

Handheld/Outdoor FAQs

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Garmin Foretrex 401 Features

‣Black and white LCD screen (100 x 64 pixels)
‣High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception
‣Rugged, lightweight
‣Unit-to-unit wireless data transfer capabilities for waypoints, routes and tracks
‣Electronic compass
‣Barometric altimeter
‣Waterproof standard: IEC 60529 IPX7
‣Up to 17 hours of battery life, 2 AAA; NiMH or Lithium recommended
‣Weighs 87.3 grams with batteries
‣USB Interface
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee

What's in the box? (when purchased from

‣Garmin Foretrex 401
‣Wrist Expansion Strap
‣USB Cable
‣Owner's Manual on Disk
‣Quick Start Manual

Garmin Foretrex 401 Accessories

Looking for accessories and spares for the Garmin Foretrex 401? Accessories available to purchase include a carrying case, mains charger and high speed multi charger. Along with these accessories, it is also possible to buy replacement parts such as mini USB cable. View all Garmin Foretrex 401 accessories.

Garmin Foretrex 401 Carrying Case


‣This zippered case holds your Garmin Foretrex 401 along with other Foretrex 401 accessories.

Garmin Foretrex 401 Mini USB Cable


‣The mini USB cable connects your Garmin Foretrex 401 directly to the computer for updates, maps, etc.

Garmin Foretrex 401 AC Adapter and USB Cable Kit


‣Power and charge your Foretrex 401 via the mains with this AC adapter.

Garmin Foretrex 401 Technical Specification

‣Technology: GPS
‣Display size: 3.6 x 2.3cm (1.4 x 0.9-inch)
‣Display resolution: 100 x 64 pixels
‣Display type: Black and white LCD
‣Touchscreen: No
‣Electronic compass: Yes
‣Barometric altimeter: Yes
‣Data cards: No
‣Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX7
‣Battery: 2 AAA batteries (not included)
‣Battery life: 17 hours)
‣Dimensions: Width - 75mm, Height - 43mm, Depth - 23mm
‣Weight: 87.3g with batteries
‣Guarantee: 1-year

This product is a sophisticated electronic device which requires that you read, understand, and act upon the information given in the instruction manual (usually available via the above 'manual' link). You will need internet access and, in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations, regularly seek out and accept all firmware or software updates offered by the manufacturer. All GPS devices need to ‘see’ the satellites in the sky. Therefore you will need to know that your vehicle does not have glass that will block or impede the GPS signal.

Updates to this product are via the internet. At this product page we state compatibility with specific versions of current internet connection devices, for example: PC, laptop, MAC, smartphone etc. The Consumer Contract Regulations allow you 14 days, from receipt of purchase, to check compatibility with your internet connection device/s. If you choose to replace or update your PC, MAC etc. neither we nor the manufacturer will be responsible if the new/replacement Operating System (OS) is not compatible with the purchased product.

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