Waterproof GPS units from Cape Union Mart

Garmin releases two new outdoor GPS receivers

October 21, 2009

Garmin releases two new outdoor GPS receivers

Garmin has announced the Foretrex 401 and Foretrex 301 GPS navigators, integrating a WAAS-enabled GPS receiver and USB interface into a waterproof device for light hikers, campers, and skydivers to wear on their wrists.

“Whether you’re on a leisurely hike or in the toughest conditions imaginable, you need navigation that’s simple to use and easy to access,” said Walter Mech, Sales and Marketing Director at Garmin’s official Southern Africa distributor, Avnic Trading. “Our new Foretrex models help you keep your hands free and your focus on the path ahead, all while ensuring you make it to your destination as easily as possible.”

Skydivers can use the “Jumpmaster” function for static, HAHO (high opening) and HALO (low opening) jumps, making it possible to set data points for under-canopy guidance to a landing zone. Based on forward throw and wind speeds at altitude, Foretrex will calculate your HARP (high altitude release point).

The new Foretrex models feature dual-position readout so that you can view your current location in multiple formats, including latitude/longitude and an alternate position format of your choice. Foretrex 301 and 401 also incorporate a trip computer, sunrise/sunset and hunting and fishing information and can connect to your PC or Mac via USB connection.

The Garmin Foretrex 401 and Foretrex 301 are available at Outdoor Warehouse, Cape Union Mart & Trappers at a recommended retail price of R2,999.00 (incl. VAT) and R2,500.00 (incl. VAT) respectively.