Dimensions 2.9 in x 1.7 in x 0.9 in / 7.5 cm x 4.3 cm x 2.3 cm
Display size 1.4 in x 0.9 in / 3.6 cm x 2.3 cm
Display resolution 100 x 64 pixels
Display type Black and white LCD
Weight 3.1 oz / 87.3 g with batteries
Battery 2 AAA batteries, not included
Battery life 18 hours
Waterproof yes (IPX7)
Floats no
High-sensitivity receiver yes
Interface USB



Tough little device, handy for hiking and other active…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: received it as a personal gift


Tough little device, handy for hiking and other active sports.


  • Tracks position, speed, average speed, etc.
  • Customizable displays
  • Software interface to transfer paths to GPS


  • Small display limits detail

I use this device for hunting, jogging, canoeing, and hiking for about three years. While it’s too small to have detailed maps and other niceties, its “breadcrumbs” mean I can always find my way back to the start, and I can focus on looking for game, instead of looking for markers to backtrack.

The “AAA” batteries make it a little bulky, but it means you can change to fresh batteries while you are out for extended periods. 

While it takes a little work, programming a trail on the computer and transferring it to the GPS is not complicated, and make planning a hike a snap.

Has stood up to a few years of light use and casual neglect without any signs of wear and tear.


Welcome to Trailspace, James! Thanks for sharing a review of your Garmin. Do you have any pictures of the unit you could show others in your review? Thanks!

3 days ago

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Garmin Foretrex 301


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