After seeing how easy it was to download cache waypoints and go with it I purchased one for myself. Skip to main content. Great little unit – very impressed Designed to be lightweight and portable, this Garmin handheld GPS model is wearable and waterproof, which makes it ideal for outdoor excursions on or off the water or the beaten path. I really love this little GPS.

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Foretrex® | Garmin

Without sitting down and actually reading the manual, it is very easy to figure out basic operation- I’ve never had a GPS device before- so I guess it is a good pick for beginners. The only other feature I would want is street mapping but other than that this is yarmin great unit!

Quite a bit of work, considering this is also supposed to be a watch. Travelled distance Maximum speed Coordinates of the current position.

Great little unit – very impressed Use the TracBack feature of this Garmin to retrace your steps from the starting point if you are trying to make your way back.

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The features are good for a unit this small but the screen is a little small to use the tracking screen while riding but the trip computer is almost perfect in it’s layout. It garmn constantly wet and occasionally submerged. The degrees which must be added to or subtracted from the current heading to reach the course to the intended waypoint. I really love this little GPS.


In a GPS receiver, bearing usually refers to the direction to a waypoint. Most of the time it wont even take the name I have just foretrexx for a current waypoint. Its almost impossible to use the character entering system.

It is well made and packed full of useful features. The Foretrex is a waterproof block of green plastic with a high contrast, backlit LCD and 6 buttons on the bottom edge. Bear in mind this is my first impresion of the GPS, and that I don’t have foretred previous experience with this type of gear.

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Garmin Foretrex Handheld 27 product ratings 4. Timercounting up or down.

John lives in Brooklyn and has loved watches since he got his first Swatch Irony automatic in The battery life is good enough for a weekend of riding without recharging and it is easy to remove from the bike and put in your pocket if you need.

The content of these data fields are user configurable, see table below.

The customizable screens are very convenient but labeling a waypoint in not lol For hiking and adventure travel, the Foretrex makes for a great primary compass farmin GPS device. After seeing how easy it was to download cache waypoints and go with it I purchased one for myself.


I originally purchased one for a friend who was into Geocaching. He is the editor of WristWatchReview.

About this product Description Take along the Garmin Foretrex Handheld GPS with you wherever your adventures take you and never find yourself without direction. Boasting 15 meter accuracy gzrmin normal GPS mode, the Foretrex adds the training functionality of the Forerunner with the trekking and waypoint functions of the Geko Like so many things you buy especially electronicsthis will be better suited to some applications than others.

For my purposes this fits the bill far better than any of my larger more expensive GPS units. Don’t worry about battery life; this unit offers a whopping 15 hours of power with a full charge.

The Foretrex has all the features and functionality of the Foretrexincluding PC interface capabilities for downloading waypoints, tracks and routes, but operates on a built-in, rechargeable battery and has smaller unit dimensions.

Show More Show Less. Wristband is small also, this might be an issue, would recommend the expansions for this. Skip to main content.

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