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Garmin Introduces A Wrist Worn GPS!

Discussion in 'Yacht News; Builds & Launches' started by YachtForums, Mar 3, 2004.

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  1. The Foretrex™ 201 is a wearable Personal Navigator™, perfect for outdoor and marine enthusiasts who desire hands-free GPS navigation in a lightweight, affordable package. At a mere 2.75 ounces, this waterproof wonder is lighter than most watches, and its wrist-top mount frees up hands for outdoor activities. Sporting an ergonomic wristband, the Foretrex 201 is similar in design to the Forerunner 201, yet is chocked full of GPS navigation features found in Garmin's popular Geko 201 unit.

    With a user-friendly interface, the rugged Foretrex 201 simplifies navigation. Its six dedicated buttons (GoTo, Page, Enter/Mark, Up, Down and Power) make it easy to operate. It offers the most essential navigation data — enhanced GPS accuracy, extensive storage for waypoints, and reversible routes and tracks — on an easy-to-read display. Don't worry about packing extra batteries, because the Foretrex 201 runs on an internal lithium battery for 15 hours (typical use). Simply recharge and go.

    The Foretrex 201 also comes equipped with special features sure to please mariners and hikers alike. It includes a unique application for sailing and paragliding racers that allows them to configure the start sequence of a race. The countdown is displayed in a large-number format that audibly alerts the user at each phase of the start sequence.

    The Foretrex 201: Hands-free, lightweight, affordable GPS

    Suggested Retail Price:
    $182.13 U.S.D. (for domestic US market only)

    Expected Availability: March 2004

    Foretrex 201 features...


    GPS accuracy: 50 feet or less in normal GPS mode, 10 feet or less when WAAS-enabled

    Racing timers: Configurable start sequence, alert tones and large-number digital readout

    Trip computer: Trip distance, trip timer, plus essential navigation data

    Waterproof: IEC 60529 IPX-7 standards (submersible in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes)

    Waypoints and routes: 500 waypoints with graphic identification; 20 reversible routes

    Track log: 10,000 trackpoints, TracBack technology and 20 saved tracks

    Display: 100x60-pixel monochrome display with backlighting (display size: 36mmx23mm)

    Battery life: 15 hours (typical use), rechargeable lithium battery

    Lightweight design: 2.75 oz.

    Unit dimensions: 3.3" W x 1.7" H x 0.6" D (8.38 cm x 4.32 cm x 1.52 cm)
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