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GARMIN Forerunner 301

Small wrist top GPS receiver with easy to read display, heart rate monitor and USB interface.

As a personal training assistant, the GARMIN Forerunner 301 records the travelled path (track), your heart rate, distance, time and pace/speed, computes the calories burned and helps to achieve your personal workout goals. The device is very easy to use, supports multiple languages and has an extremely sensitive antenna. It is the perfect partner for any outdoor activities. The built-in USB interface supports data exchange with a PC.

The Forerunner 301 is especially well suited to provide information about your outdoor activities (track, speed, maximum speed, distance, elevation profile, time a.s.o.). Use the function "mark waypoint" to get the coordinates of the current location. The device also shows the current location in relation to user defined waypoints or a planned route.

Differences between the various Forerunner models:

All models provide similar functions; these are the main differences:

Model / Feature Power supply Interface Heart rate monitor Navigation Dimensions
in mm
Weight
in g
Price
Forerunner 101 batteries (2 x AAA) - - Back to start only 83x43x23 74 discontinued
Forerunner 110 rechargeable battery USB YES
(included with the models pink and red)
- 45x69x14 52 from CHF 188 | EUR 164
Forerunner 201 rechargeable battery SERIAL - Back to start only 83x43x18 78 discontinued
Forerunner 205 rechargeable battery USB - Back to start and routes from waypoints 53x69x18 77 discontinued
Forerunner 210 rechargeable battery USB YES
(Premium monitor)
- 45x69x14 52 discontinued
Forerunner 220 rechargeable battery USB YES
(Premium monitor)
- 45x45x13 41 from CHF 158 | EUR 138
Forerunner 225 rechargeable battery USB YES
(built-in, no belt)
- 48x48x16 54 CHF 248 | EUR 217
Forerunner 301 rechargeable battery USB YES Back to start and routes from waypoints 83x43x18 78 discontinued
Forerunner 305 rechargeable battery USB YES Back to start and routes from waypoints 53x69x18 77 discontinued
Forerunner 310XT rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(premium monitor included in the pack)
Back to start only 54x56x19 72 discontinued
Forerunner 405 rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES Back to start only 48x71x16 60 discontinued
Forerunner 410 rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(included in the pack)
Back to start only 48x71x16 60 discontinued
Forerunner 610 rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(premium monitor included in the pack)
Back to start only 46x64x14 72 discontinued
Forerunner 620 rechargeable battery BlueTooth, WLAN, USB YES
(HRM-Run with G-sensor included in the pack)
- 45x45x12.5 44 discontinued
Forerunner 910XT rechargeable battery USB (wireless) YES
(premium monitor included in the pack)
Back to start and routes from waypoints 54x61x15 72 from CHF 288 | EUR 252
Forerunner 920XT rechargeable battery BlueTooth, WLAN, USB YES
(HRM-Run with G-sensor included in the pack)
Back to start and routes from waypoints 48x55x13 61 from CHF 478 | EUR 418

Please find a table with detailed technical data in our Buyer's guide.


Contents: Features - Overview - Main Pages - Training Center - Price - Options - Downloads - Order




GARMIN Forerunner 301

Features:

  • Wrist top device, robust, very handy
  • Easy to read display with background illumination (100x64 pixels)
  • Multilingual user interface in Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna
  • Chest belt with heart rate monitor. The chest belt uses a digitally coded signal, which means, once a heart beat sensor and the GPS have been paired, the GPS will never receive a conflicting signal from another sensor. So you can excersise in close proximity to other sensors without fear of interference.
  • Powered by built-in, rechargeable battery (lasts about 14 h), battery charger included
  • Short time to first fix (TTFF¹: approx. 15 seconds after a warm start, meaning there are valid coordinates of the satellites available, or approx. 45 seconds after a cold start, meaning there are no valid coordinates of the satellites available)
  • Firmware stored in Flash-Memory, can be updated by the user
  • Operating temperatures -20 .. 60°C (-4° .. 140°F)
  • USB interface (connection cable included)
  • Dimensions: 83x43x18 mm (3.26x1.71x0.69 inches)
  • Weight: 78 g (2.75 ounces); Chest belt 44 g (1.55 ounces)
  • Water resistant up to approx. 3 feet (1 meter) for about 30 minutes (IPX7)

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

Information about your training:

  • Profile: stores personal information such as gender, weight and date of birth (in order to calculate the calories burned)
  • Stores various settings per sport mode (running, biking, other), such as values to be displayed on the custom page, heart rate zones, limits etc.
  • Stop watch with split times (laps). Records split times either manually by pressing the "lap" key or automatically based on a user defined distance.
  • Auto pause: Stops the watch automatically if the current speed drops below a user defined value, e.g. when waiting at a red light or during a short break.
  • Speed alert: Goes off when the current speed exceeds a user defined upper limit or when the current speed drops below a user defined lower limit.
  • Distance alert: Goes off after you have travelled a user defined distance. The alert can be set to go off only once or repetitive.
  • Time alert Goes off after a user defined time period. The alert can be set to go off only once or repetitive.
  • Heart rate alert: Goes off when the current heart rate exceeds a user defined upper limit or when the current heart rate drops below a user defined lower limit.
  • Virtual Partner: This unique feature helps you to achieve certain goals for your workout. Choose one of the following combinations:
    1. Distance & Time: Set the distance for your workout and the time you intend to achieve. Forerunner computes the pace / speed required.
    2. Time & Pace / Speed: Set the time and the pace / speed for your workout.
    3. Distance & Pace / Speed: Set the distance and the pace / speed for your workout.
    The virtual partner will keep exactly the pace / speed required to achieve the goal you have set. Forerunner will constantly measure your current pace / speed and compares it to the virtual partner's pace / speed. It will ask you to speed up or slow down as needed and it shows on the display whether you are ahead or behind your virtual partner.
  • History: Forerunner keeps track of your workouts. It stores the date, time, number of laps, duration, distance, average speed, calories burned, average and maximum heart rate on a daily basis. It also provides weekly overviews and running totals for the duration, distance and calories burned.
  • Navigation: Indicates your current location in relation to user defined waypoints. You can create routes with these waypoints. The GPS will guide you from one waypoint to the next indicating current direction and distance. You can save 10 reversible routes.
  • Back to start: This feature helps you to travel all the way back to the starting point of your trip.
  • Stores up to 100 waypoints with name (up to 6 characters), icon (choice of 29 symbols), coordinates and elevation.
  • Stores up to 3'000 trackpoints of the most recent travelled path (tracking) and 5'000 laps.
  • Supports metric and U.S. units.

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GARMIN Forerunner 301 overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN Forerunner 301

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Main pages of the GARMIN Forerunner 301:

Satellites Menu Settings Change Sport
GARMIN Forerunner 301 satellites GARMIN Forerunner 301 main menu GARMIN Forerunner 301 settings GARMIN Forerunner 301 change sport
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Current position of the satellites in the sky
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Number of the visible satellites
  • History (per day, per week, running totals)
  • Training assistant (auto pause, virtual partner, speed alert, distance alert)
  • Navigation (waypoints, goto, routes)
  • Settings (time settings, language, units etc.)
  • Time settings (time format, time zone, daylight saving)
  • Units settings (units, pace / speed, heart rate monitoring)
  • Display settings (contrast, backlight)
  • Heart rate monitor settings (on/off, trainings zones)
  • Custom page settings (see "Custom Page")
  • Profil settings
  • System settings (speaker, language)
  • Factory reset (restore factory settings)
  • Show firmware version
  • Running
  • Biking
  • Other sports

Some settings, the way the Forerunner calculates the calories and sorting of the results are based on the sport chosen.

 

Map Workout Virtual Partner Heart Rate
GARMIN Forerunner 301 map GARMIN Forerunner 301 workout GARMIN Forerunner 301 virtual partner GARMIN Forerunner 301 heart rate
  • Map with waypoints and planned route
  • Next waypoint
  • Direction to the next waypoint
  • Distance to the next waypoint
  • Estimated travel time to the next waypoint
  • Distance
  • Rest time
  • Repetitions

Compose different workouts and training plans for different sports.

  • Your position (bottom) in relation to the virtual partner (top)
  • Distance between you and your virtual partner
  • Heart rate (in beats per minute or in percentage of your maximum heart rate)
  • Average heart rate for this lap
  • Current heart rate zone (set values for 5 zones from "relaxed" to "very strenuous")

 

Timer Lap Custom Page History
GARMIN Forerunner 301 timer GARMIN Forerunner 301 lap GARMIN Forerunner 301 custom page GARMIN Forerunner 301 history
  • Current heart rate
  • Time since workout started (stop watch)
  • Current pace
  • Distance
  • Current heart rate
  • Pace of the current lap
  • Lap time
  • Lap distance
Shows the current heart rate in the top right corner. Choose your preferred value for each of the three data fields. The list of available values depends on the currently selected sport, see list below.
  • Daily overview (date, time)
  • Totals (duration, calories, distance)
  • Average heart rate and average pace
  • Maximum heart rate and maximum pace
  • To detailed view per lap

Data fields on custom page:

The available data fields on the custom page depend on the selected sport as shown in the table below.

Value Running Biking Other
Average pace YES YES -
Average heart rate per lap YES YES YES
Average lap time YES - YES
Average speed - YES YES
Best pace YES - -
Calories YES YES YES
Distance YES YES YES
Elevation YES YES YES
Grade YES YES YES
Heart rate YES YES YES
Heart rate zone YES YES YES
Lap distance YES YES YES
Lap pace YES - -
Lap speed - YES YES
Lap time YES YES YES
Laps (number of) YES YES YES
Maximum speed - YES YES
Pace YES - -
Rest distance YES YES YES
Rest time YES YES YES
Speed - YES YES
Speed zone YES YES YES
Time YES YES YES
Time of day YES YES YES
Total distance YES YES YES
Total time YES YES YES

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Training Center:

A CDrom with the program "Training Center" is included with the Edge 205. The software requires a PC with Windows 2000, XP or Vista, a CDrom drive and a USB connector or an Intel-based Mac or PowerPC (G3 or newer) running OS X 10.4 or later with a CDrom drive and a USB connector. Training Center provides the following features:

Examples:

Hint: Click on the images for an enlargement

Training Center user profile Training Center overview graphics Training Center overview graphics
User profile Overview graphics Overview graphics
Username, gender, weight, date of birth, heart rate, heart rate zones, speed zones etc. Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for heart rate, elevation and pace Calendar, logs, track, graphical representation for heart rate, grade and speed
Training Center overview totals Training Center graph heart rate over distance Training Center graph speed over time
Overview values Graph heart rate over distance Graph speed over time
Calendar, logs, totals, graphical representation Graphical representation heart rate over distance Graphical representation speed over time
Training Center graph heart rate and pace over distance Training Center graph heart rate and elevation over distance Training Center detailed map
Graph heart rate and pace over distance Graph heart rate and elevation over distance Detailed map with track
Graphical representation heart rate and pace over distance Graphical representation heart rate and elevation over distance (heart rate in precent of the maximum heart rate) If you own a map with detailed information (e.g MapSource MetroGuide or Swiss Topo), you can display the track on these maps as well
Training Center training schedule Training Center workout Training Center workout
Training schedule Workout (example 1) Workout (example 2)
The Training Center helps you to manage work outs and training schedules.

Hint: Click on the images for an enlargement

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Price:

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Options:

Power supply without USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 / EUR 19 [Picture and details]
Power supply with USB cable
(One such power supply comes with the Foreruner 301)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 / EUR 21 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 / EUR 34 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange with PC Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 / EUR 13 [Picture and details]
Quick release kit Add item to shopping basket CHF 19 / EUR 17 [Picture and details]
Mounting adapter for larger handlebars (25..32 mm) Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 / EUR 13 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Forerunner 301 in detail.

MapSource, various CDroms with world or country map (requires a Windows PC and a cable for data exchange)

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Downloads:

Here we provide additional documentation and software updates related to the Forerunner 301.

Get Acrobat Reader If Adobe Acrobat Reader is not installed on your computer, you may download and install it for free.

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Order:

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