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Garmin Foretrex 601

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 — 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 screenshotForetrex 601 navigator is beyond durable. It is 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

foretrex 601 screenshotBoth Foretrex 601 works 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

foretrex 601 screenshotTo guide you on and off the beaten path, Foretrex 601 provides 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.


Stay Connected

foretrex 601 screenshotSmart 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.


¹ When paired with a compatible smartphone; see

Garmin Foretrex 601 Specifications
Physical & Performance:
Physical dimensions
2.9" x 1.7" x 0.9"
3.1 oz with batteries
Battery type
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
Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data)
Maps & Memory
Track log
Barometric altimeter
Outdoor Recreation Features
Area calculation
Hunt/fish calendar
Sun and moon information
Additional Features
  • 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
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garmin foretrex 601

Package includes:
• Foretrex 601
• Hook and loop wrist strap
• Strap extender
• USB cable
• Documentation

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