Garmin Foretrex 601


Wrist-mounted GPS navigator with smart notifications

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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

At a Glance

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.

Tougher Than It Needs to Be

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.

Multi-GNSS Navigation Includes Galileo

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.

Multi-GNSS Navigation Includes Galileo

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.

Multi-GNSS Navigation Includes Galileo

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"

High-sensitivity receiver No

Display size 2.0" diagonal

Interface USB

Water rating IPX7

Display resolution 200 x 128 pixels


3.1 oz with batteries

Display type high-resolution 4-color gray

Battery 2 AAA batteries (not included)

Battery life exceeds 48 hours in GPS mode; up to 1 week in UltraTrac™ mode; up to 1 month in watch mode


Waypoints/favorites/locations 500

Track log 10,000

Routes 20

Basemap No

Ability to add maps No


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: 100/500 points per track

Clock features: time/date, watch mode, military time format, GPS time sync, automatic daylight saving time, 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


Point-to-point navigation

Bread crumb trail in real time

Back to start


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


Hunt/fish calendar Yes

Sun and moon information Yes

Touchscreen No

Compass Yes

Custom maps compatible No

Area calculation Yes

Barometric altimeter Yes

Garmin Connect™ compatible (online community where you analyze, categorize and share data) Yes

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