Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
UK – July 6, 2017/Business Wire — Garmin International Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition, its newest wrist-mounted navigators that support GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO satellite navigation systems for safe navigation nearly anywhere in the world.
“With the Foretrex® 601 and Foretrex® 701, we were able to pack more features than ever before, including the addition of GLONASS and Galileo support into a very durable, but compact device,” said Martin Resch, Garmin Senior Product Manager Outdoor EMEA. “These Foretrex models help you keep your hands free while you focus on easily navigating the path ahead.”
Explore longer with the Foretrex 601 and 701 thanks to a battery life that exceeds 48 hours in navigation mode, up to one week in UltraTrac™ mode, and up to one month in watch mode (requires 2 AAA batteries, not included). Every bit as tough as they look, these devices are constructed to military standards for thermal, shock and water performance (MIL-STD-810G standard), and are designed to withstand the elements.
These rugged and compact wrist-mounted navigators have a high-resolution 2-inch display and are packed with features such as dual-position format that allows the user to simultaneously show two customizable sets of coordinate systems on one screen. For tactical operations, the display offers NVG mode for compatibility with night vision goggles, and supports the Jumpmaster feature to assist with hitting the Drop Zone.
The units are BLE and ANT compatible, and support external ANT+ sensors such as the tempe™ temperature sensor, heart rate monitors and cadence/speed sensors. Users can also remotely activate any of Garmin’s VIRB cameras. Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 allows for a host of connected features like smart notifications1 that allow the user to receive emails, texts and alerts on the device, plus automatic uploads to Garmin Connect™ and LiveTrack. Compatible with Garmin’s exclusive QuickFit™ 26 bands as well as Nylon straps, it’s easy to customize for any of your adventures.
In addition to its high-sensitivity GPS, the new Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition adds applied Ballistics Elite® software to calculate aiming solutions for long-range shooters. The Applied Ballistics Elite® solver includes the entire Applied Ballistics bullet library and allows users to enter a variety of parameters including wind, temperature, humidity, range, and firing direction. It provides the information needed to fire projectiles through Extreme Long Range (ELR) including elevation holdover, windage, velocity and time of flight. The Applied Ballistics® Engine calculates variables such as Horizontal Coriolis Effect, Vertical Coriolis Effect, Spin Drift, Aerodynamic Jump, and more.
These devices are expected to be available in July with a suggested retail price of £219.99 and £529.99 respectively.
The Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition wrist-mounted navigation is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences. Whether hiking, hunting, geocaching, golfing, or using satellite communication, Garmin outdoor devices are becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels.
For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. For more information, visit Garmin’s virtual pressroom at garmin.com/newsroom or follow us at facebook.com/garminuk, twitter.com/garminuk, or youtube.com/garminuk.
1 When paired with compatible smartphone. See Garmin.com/ble for more details.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN). Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. Garmin and Foretrex are registered trademarks, and QuickFit is a trademark of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.
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