Garmin Foretrex 601

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  • $339.99
  • Regular price $349.99

The Garmin Foretrex 601 ships with the following items included:
  • Foretrex 601
  • Hook and loop wrist strap
  • Strap extender
  • USB cable
  • Documentation

Manufacturer Description

Foretrex® 601 Wrist-mounted GPS navigator with smart notifications 


Navigate the World Hands-free
  • Durable, constructed to military standards (MIL-STD-810G); night vision goggle compatible
  • Works with GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite systems to provide accurate positioning
  • Know where you are with navigation sensors, including 3-axis accelerometer, 3-axis compass and a barometric altimeter; smart notifications¹ allow your device to receive emails, texts and alerts
  • Foretrex 701 adds Applied Ballistics Elite software that calculates aiming solutions for long-range shooting
  • Battery life exceeds 48 hours in navigation mode, up to 1 week in UltraTrac™ mode and up to 1 month in watch mode

Navigate the world hands-free with Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 with AB Elite software — the durable, wrist-mounted GPS navigators built to military standards. Keep your bearings nearly anywhere with GPS, GLONASS and Galileo satellite systems.

Tougher Than It Needs to Be

Foretrex 601 and 701 navigators are beyond durable. They’re built to military standards for thermal, shock and water performance (MIL-STD-810G). They also include tactical features such as compatibility with night vision goggles and Jumpmaster mode.

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.

The Most Accurate Ballistic Solver Available

Foretrex 701 with AB Elite software is an excellent aid for hunters and target shooters. It comes equipped with Applied Ballistics Elite software to calculate aiming solutions for long-range shooting.

Stay Connected

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.



  • Physical dimensions: 2.9" x 1.7" x 0.9" (7.5 x 4.3 x 2.3 cm)
  • Weight: 3.1 oz (87.3 g) with batteries
  • Waterproof: yes (IPX7)
  • Battery: 2 AAA batteries (not included)
  • Display type: high-resolution 4-color gray
  • Display size: 2.0" diagonal
  • Display resolution: 200 x 128 pixels
  • Battery life: exceeds 48 hours in GPS mode; up to 1 week in UltraTrac™ mode; up to 1 month in watch mode
  • Interface: USB
Maps & Memory:
  • Basemap: yes
  • Waypoints/favorites/locations: 500
  • Routes: 20
  • Track log: 10,000 points
  • Barometric altimeter: yes
  • Compass: yes
Outdoor Recreation Features
  • Area calculation: yes
  • Hunt/fish calendar: yes
  • Sun and moon information: yes
Garmin Connect™
  • Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data): yes
  • MIL-STD-810 Compliant: thermal, shock, water
  • Dual grid coordinates: customizable
  • Night vision goggles compatible
  • Audible tones
  • GPS antenna type: patch
  • GPS/GLONASS/Galileo support
  • Saved tracks: 100/200 points per track
  • Clock features: time/date, watch mode, military time format, GPS time sync, automatic daylight saving time, alarm clock, timer, stopwatch, sunrise/sunset times
  • Customizable data pages
  • Touch and/or button lock
  • GPS speed and distance
  • Sensor compatibility: HR strap, speed, cadence, VIRB®, tempe™
  • GPS-based distance, time and pace
  • Jumpmaster
  • Point-to-point navigation
  • Bread crumb trail in real time
  • Back to start
  • TracBack®
  • Elevation profile
  • Distance to destination
  • Barometric trend indicator
  • Vertical speed
  • Total ascent/descent
  • Unit-to-unit route/location sharing
  • GPS coordinates
  • Projected waypoint
  • Sight 'N Go
  • Smart notifications
  • LiveTrack


1.  Unit dimensions, WxHxD: 2.9 in x 1.7 in x 0.9 in
2.  Display size, WxH: 2.0 in diagonal
3.  Display resolution, WxH: 200 x 128 pixels
4.  Display type: high-resolution 4-color gray
5.  Weight: 3.1 oz with batteries
6.  Battery: 2 AAA batteries (not included)
7.  Battery life: exceeds 48 hours in GPS mode; up to 1 week in UltraTrac™ mod
8.  Waterproof: Yes (IPX7)
9.  GPS-enabled:
10.  Floats:
11.  PC interface: USB
12.  Preloaded maps: Basemap
13.  Waypoints/favorites/locations: 500
14.  Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data):
15.  Routes: 20
16.  Basemap:
17.  Track log: 10000
18.  Electronic compass: Yes (3-axis)
19.  Barometric altimeter:
20.  Hunt/fish calendar:
21.  Sun and moon information:
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