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I am currently deployed in Afghanistan and have used this GPS during my combat patrols for about two weeks now. I have found that it performs perfectly.

It is easily configured for MGRS, the metric system, and the compass can be set for Mils which makes calling for polar fire missions very easy.

I love the fact that I have a 10-digit grid on my wrist. It cuts down on weight, not having to lug a DAGR around, and as I am taking notes during Community Engagements I can grab the grid right off my wrist as I write.

So far it has stood up to the insane temperature differences from day to night. It has stood up to the dust (which gets into EVERYTHING – and has ruined two of my digital cameras [including a so-called dust-proof one]) with flying colors. The batteries last about 8 hours and it takes AAAs which are easy to carry.

You can easily beam waypoints from one GPS to another. Several guys in my platoon carry the same one which makes it very easy.

I am looking forward to using this when I get home to track my runs. So far I have found nothing wrong with this to speak of. I would definitely recommend it for whatever purpose you would use it for. I haven’t tested its water-proofness yet; however, it stands up to my sweat very well.


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The Foretrex 401 is a slim wrist-mounted GPS navigator perfect for outdoor activities that require the use of both hands. Foretrex 401 combines a high-sensitivity waterproof GPS receiver, electronic compass and barometric altimeter into a lightweight device ideal for hikers, skiers and campers. To share data easily, you can connect Foretrex to your computer with USB or just send data wirelessly to another device.

Whether you’re on a leisurely hike or in the toughest conditions imaginable, you need navigation that’s simple to use and easy to access,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Our new Foretrex models help you keep your hands free and your focus on the path ahead, all while ensuring you make it to your destination as easily as possible.” – source

Retrace Your Steps

No matter where your adventure takes you, you’ll never worry about getting lost with the Foretrex 401. Foretrex keeps track of your path and displays it as a dotted trail on the screen. Just turn on Foretrex’s TracBack feature, and you can retrace your path back to where you started. Keep track of your bearing and altitude with Foretrex 401’s electronic compass and barometric altimeter. You can save locations in memory as waypoints, so you always can find your way back to any important place, like your campsite or vehicle. And with up to 17 hours of battery life and replaceable AAA batteries, you’ll never worry about making it back.

Track Your Data

Foretrex 401 lets you create and store routes to all of your favorite places and provides other helpful information, including a trip computer, sunrise/sunset times and hunting and fishing information. For even more data, connect Foretrex 401 to a wireless accessory, such as a heart rate monitor, cadence sensor, or clip it on your bike with the accessory bike mount. To keep track of your trip, connect your Foretrex to your PC or Mac with USB to store your waypoints, routes and tracks on your computer. You also can share waypoints, routes and tracks wirelessly with another Foretrex 401.

Get Connected

You’ve been busy exploring and now you want to store and analyze your activities. With a simple connection to your computer and the Internet, you can get a detailed analysis of your activities and send tracks to your outdoor device using Garmin Connect. This one-stop site offers an activity table and allows you to view your activities on a map using Google Earth. Explore other routes uploaded from more than 12 million customers and share your experiences on Twitter and Facebook. Getting started is easy, so get out there, explore, and share.

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What’s in the Box

Foretrex 401 Wrist expansion strap USB cable Manuals Features high-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix for improved performance and reception in heavy tree cover or deep canyons

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 Q&A for this Military GPS Watch


Q. Does the GPS watch have military grid coordinates?

A.  Yes, it has MGRS.


Q.  How often does this GPS watch upload it’s position?

A. It updates every one (1) second.


Q.  Can a location/position be permanently marked?

A.  Yes, all waypoints are saved until you manually delete them.


Q.  Does this GPS watch monitor pace?

A.  Yes.


Q.  It says a 17-hour battery life – is that figured by leaving the GPS on all the time?

A.  Yes.


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