Garmin Foretrex 401

Wrist-worn Trail GPS navigator

  • Garmin Foretrex 401


  • Garmin Foretrex 401

  • Garmin Foretrex 401


Our take on the Garmin Foretrex 401

by Ken Nail

Hands-free during your next adventure

If you're hiking, skiing, or camping, it's handy and convenient to keep your hands free. The Foretrex 401 GPS navigator boasts a slim profile so it won't get in the way when you're on the move, and its rugged, waterproof design stands up to the elements and those inevitable hard knocks.

Foretrex 401

Foretrex 401 accurately tracks distance and elevation changes

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Foretrex 401 boasts an electronic compass to point you in the right direction, plus a barometer to accurately measure elevation changes. When you're on the move, it tracks your path and displays a dotted trail on the screen, so you can retrace your steps with the TracBack® feature. You can save up to 500 waypoint locations in Foretrex's memory to keep track of important locations like your vehicle, campsite, water sources, or beauty spots. Combine waypoints to create and store routes. Foretrex 401 also includes a trip computer and info on sunrise/sunset times, plus hunting and fishing information.

Plan Your Next Trip

Garmin's Base Camp software helps you plan your expeditions — organizing your maps, routes, waypoints, and tracks and uploading them to your device. Base Camp displays 2-D or 3-D topgraphical info, so you'll know the terrain before you hit the trail.

Connect and share when you're back home

Connect Foretrex to your computer with the USB port and store your waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer. Log on to Garmin Connect™ on the Internet and get a detailed look at your activities, including viewing your activities on Google™ Earth, or exploring routes uploaded from millions of other Garmin Connect users. You can use Connect to share your experiences on Twitter® and Facebook®. If you're on the trail, you can use Foretrex 401's wireless capabilities to share info with other compatible Garmin devices.


  • wrist-worn GPS navigator
  • powered by two AAA batteries, with up to 17 hours of battery life
  • waterproof (IPX7 standard)
Navigation features:
  • 2.6" diagonal (160 x 240 pixels) black and white LCD screen
  • electronic compass
  • barometer
  • 500 waypoints memory
  • 20 routes memory
  • 10 tracklogs with 10,000 points memory
  • hunting and fishing calendar, and sun and moon calendar
  • USB interface
  • wireless unit-to-unit data transfer
  • Garmin Connect compatible
Other features and specs:
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