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GARMIN Geko 101

Small hand held GPS receiver with easy to read display.

The GARMIN Geko 101 is very easy to use and has an extremely sensitive antenna, which provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples). It's a great device for novice as well as for experienced GPS users.

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GARMIN Geko 101


  • Portable, robust, very handy
  • Easy to read display with background illumination (64x100 pixels)
  • English user interface
  • Integrated 12 channel GPS receiver with very sensitive built-in antenna
  • Powered by batteries (2x AAA, last about 12 h)
  • 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)
  • Supports 18 different datum (coordinate systems)
  • Supports various display formats include the Swiss Grid
  • Operating temperatures -15 .. 70°C (5° .. 158°F)
  • No serial interface
  • Dimensions: 48x99x24 mm (1.9x3.9x1 inches)
  • Weight: 88 g (3.1 ounces, with batteries)
  • 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 for navigation:

  • Stores up to 250 waypoints with name (up to 6 characters), icon (choice of 20 symbols) and coordinates
  • Current position (longitude, latitude, altitude)
  • Current accuracy of the position information
  • Current time
  • Current bearing
  • Current, average and maximum speed
  • Trip duration and distance (Odometer)
  • Stores up to 3'000 track points (travelled path)
  • Supports metric, nautical and U.S. units

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GARMIN Geko 101 overview:

Buttons and connectors of the GARMIN Geko 101

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Main pages of the GARMIN Geko 101:

Menu Satellites Map Pointer Waypoint
GARMIN Geko 101 main menu GARMIN Geko 101 satellites GARMIN Geko 101 map GARMIN Geko 101 pointer GARMIN Geko 101 waypoint
  • Save current location as waypoint
  • Manage waypoints
  • Time format
  • Units
  • Settings
  • Status
  • Accuracy of current position information
  • Strength of satellites' signals
  • Waypoints
  • Travelled path (Track)
  • Current scale
  • Next waypoint
  • Distance to waypoint
  • Direction to waypoint
  • Current speed1)
  • Symbol
  • Name (up to 6 characters)
  • Elevation
  • Coordinates

1) The content of this data field is user configurable. You can select one of the following information: Current speed, heading, trip odometer, trip time, date and time, location (coordinates), elevation, maximum speed, average speed.

You may reset the trip-counters and the maximum speed independently of each other.

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Belt holster Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 / EUR 11 [Picture and details]
Belt clip Add item to shopping basket CHF 17 / EUR 16 [Picture and details]
Mounting adapter for larger handlebars (25..32 mm) Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 / EUR 11 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit for dashboard Add item to shopping basket CHF 39 / EUR 37 [Picture and details]
Adhesive base for dashboard mounting kit to use it in a second vehicle Add item to shopping basket CHF 11 / EUR 11 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Geko 101 in detail.

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Here we provide additional documentation related to the Geko 101.

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