Foretrex® 601


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.


Physical & Performance

Display size 2.0″ diagonal
Battery type 2 AAA batteries (not included)
Display resolution 200 x 128 pixels
Physical dimensions 2.9″ x 1.7″ x 0.9″
Interface micro USB
Water rating IPX7
Weight 3.1 oz with batteries
Display type high-resolution 4-color gray
Battery life exceeds 48 hours in GPS mode
Up to 1 week in UltraTrac™ mode
Up to 1 month in watch mode
High-sensitivity receiver Yes

Maps & Navigation

Waypoints/favorites/locations 500
Basemap No
Routes 50
Track log 10000
Ability to add maps No


Send route selection to MapShare during trip No
Send waypoints to MapShare during trip No
Active Weather No
Contacts No
Rinex logging No
inReach remote widget No
Pairs with Garmin Connect™ Mobile Yes
Touchscreen No
LED beacon flashlight No
inReach remote compatible No
Sun and moon information Yes
Virtual keyboard for custom messaging No
MapShare compatible with tracking No
Geocaching-friendly No
Send and receive text messages to other inReach device No
Send and receive text messages to SMS and email No
Frequency band No
Displays national, state and local parks, forests, and wilderness areas No
Smart notifications on handheld Yes
Connect IQ™ (downloadable watch faces, data fields, widgets and apps) No
Custom maps compatible No
Compatible with Earthmate No
Compatible with BaseCamp™ Yes
Wireless connectivity yes (BLUETOOTH®, ANT+®)
LiveTrack No
Exchange locations with other inReach device No
Vibration alert No
Point-to-point navigation Yes
Picture viewer No
Barometric altimeter Yes
Weather No
XERO™ Locations No
Interactive SOS No
VOX (voice activation) No
Automatic routing (turn by turn routing on roads) for outdoor activities No
GPS compass (while moving) Yes
Includes detailed hydrographic features (coastlines, lake/river shorelines, wetlands and perennial and seasonal streams) No
Includes searchable points of interests (parks, campgrounds, scenic lookouts and picnic sites) No
Hunt/fish calendar Yes
Compass Yes (tilt-compensated 3-axis)
Compatible with Garmin Explore™ app No
Tracks 100
Galileo Yes
Garmin Explore website compatible No
Area calculation Yes
MIL-STD-810 yes (thermal, shock, water)
Location reporting (send and receive GPS positions) No
VIRB® Remote Yes
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