Garmin has announced the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition, its newest wrist-mounted navigators that support GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO satellite navigation systems for safe navigation nearly anywhere in the world.

Explore longer with the Foretrex 601 and 701 thanks to a battery life that exceeds 48 hours in navigation mode, up to one week in UltraTrac mode, and up to one month in watch mode (requires 2 AAA batteries, not included). Every bit as tough as they look, these devices are constructed to military standards for thermal, shock and water performance (MIL-STD-810G standard), and are designed to withstand the elements.

 

“With the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701, we were able to pack more features than ever before, including the addition of GLONASS and Galileo support into a very durable, but compact device,” said Martin Resch, Garmin Senior Product Manager Outdoor EMEA. “These Foretrex models help you keep your hands free while you focus on easily navigating the path ahead.”

 

These rugged and compact wrist-mounted navigators have a high-resolution 2-inch display and are packed with features such as dual-position format that allows the user to simultaneously show two customizable sets of coordinate systems on one screen. For tactical operations, the display offers NVG mode for compatibility with night vision goggles, and supports the Jumpmaster feature to assist with hitting the Drop Zone.

The units are BLE and ANT compatible, and support external ANT+ sensors such as the tempe temperature sensor, heart rate monitors and cadence/speed sensors. Users can also remotely activate any of Garmin’s VIRB cameras. Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 allows for a host of connected features like smart notifications1 that allow the user to receive emails, texts and alerts on the device, plus automatic uploads to Garmin Connect and LiveTrack.

These devices are expected to be available in July with a suggested retail price of £219.99/€256 and £529.99/€615 respectively.

The Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition wrist-mounted navigation is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.

THE FORETREX 601

 

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation.

THE FORETREX 701 BALLISTIC EDITION

 

Compatible with Garmin’s exclusive QuickFit 26 bands as well as Nylon straps, it’s easy to customize for any of your adventures.

In addition to its high-sensitivity GPS, the new Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition adds applied Ballistics Elite software to calculate aiming solutions for long-range shooters. The Applied Ballistics Elite solver includes the entire Applied Ballistics bullet library and allows users to enter a variety of parameters including wind, temperature, humidity, range, and firing direction. It provides the information needed to fire projectiles through Extreme Long Range (ELR) including elevation holdover, windage, velocity and time of flight. The Applied Ballistics Engine calculates variables such as Horizontal Coriolis Effect, Vertical Coriolis Effect, Spin Drift, Aerodynamic Jump, and more.

We will be testing out some of Garmin latest products over the coming weeks and months so stay tuned for our reviews along with more products.. 

Written by Jim O Brien/CEO

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