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· Product Dimensions: 1.7 x 0.9 x 2.9 inches ; 3 ounces
· Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
The GPS receiver on the Foretrex 301 is much, much more sensitive than earlier generations. It locks on to satellites in much less time, holds the signal better, and works through more overhead cover. The logging and interface are a little cumbersome, but that's the tradeoff for making something this small and rugged (there are only four control buttons plus the one power button).
It allows you to go on a hike and be able to "display" the hike on a map and see the exact distances. Then you can print the map and let other friends take the hike too. The unit perfectly meets this requirement. Using the map portion is trivially easy by logging into Garmin/Connect, which is a free Internet based product. You punch a button on the web page and it downloads the contents of the unit to their database, all over a USB cable Once you do, you will see thousands of other users' hikes, bike trips, etc. in your area and all around the world.
There's a neat feature to "take you back" to the start of the hike, either by walking you back the same trail or giving you a compass heading and distance.
One negative some users have mentioned is that there you can’t load maps into this Garmin and it does not come with any maps. This is not noted in the product description.