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GARMIN 010-00364-01 Foretrex 101 GPS Receiver
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The economical Foretrex 101 is the wrist-mount GPS that frees up your hands so you can focus on your outdoor activities. This product joins the Foretrex 201 in Garmin's growing line of wearable, wrist navigation devices. The Foretrex 101 has all the features and functionality of the Foretrex 201, including PC interface capabilities for downloading waypoints, tracks and routes, but operates on two AAA batteries.It's easy-to-use interface and basic GPS capabilities are perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who would rather replace the batteries than recharge the unit in the field. This unit features Garmin's intuitive operating logic, utilizing six dedicated buttons to simplify navigation. Whether it's a campsite, deer stand, or other place of interest, users can mark its location, identify the waypoint, and navigate to it later using the GoTo function. Also, with the help of Garmin's exclusive TracBack technology, users can retrace their steps by following an electronic breadcrumb trail back to their original starting point.Because the unit is waterproof, the Foretrex 101 is a natural companion on watersport adventures like kayaking, canoeing, boating and sailing. In fact, this device incorporates another feature found on the Foretrex 201: a sailboat-racing timer. Competitors can configure the countdown sequence prior to the start of the race and utilize their GPS location to be in the best possible tacking position when the race begins.

The Garmin Foretrex 101 is a wrist-mounted GPS that frees up your hands so you can focus on your outdoor activities. This product joins a growing line of wearable wrist navigation devices. The Foretrex 101 is loaded with features and functionality, including PC interface capabilities for downloading waypoints, tracks, and routes, and it operates on two AAA batteries.


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The Foretrex 101 packs outdoor navigation into a wrist-mounted GPS receiver. View larger.
The 101 is the perfect navigational tool for a wide variety of outdoor enthusiasts, such as mountain bikers, hikers, and kayakers. This unit features Garmin's intuitive operating logic, using six dedicated buttons (GoTo, Page, Enter/Mark, Up, Down, and Power) to simplify navigation. Whether it's a campsite, deer stand, or other place of interest, users can mark its location, identify the waypoint, and navigate to it later using the GoTo function. It offers all the most essential navigation data--enhanced accuracy, extensive storage for waypoints, and reversible routes and tracks--on an easy-to-read display. Also, with the help of Garmin's exclusive TracBack technology, users can retrace their steps by following an electronic "breadcrumb" trail back to their original starting point.

Because the unit is waterproof, the Foretrex 101 is a natural companion on any water sport adventure, like kayaking, canoeing, boating, and sailing. In fact, this device even incorporates a sailboat-racing timer. Competitors can configure the countdown sequence prior to the start of the race and utilize their GPS location to be in the best possible tacking position when the race begins.

The Foretrex 101 delivers GPS accuracy of 15 meters or less in normal GPS mode and three meters or less when WAAS-enabled. The trip computer tracks and maintains important data, such as trip distance, trip timer, and other non-mapping navigation data. And the device can store up to 500 waypoints with graphic icon identification, 20 reversible routes, and 10,000 trackpoints. The device is waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards and can be submersed in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes without damaging the components. The 100 x 64 pixel monochrome display with backlighting is compact but easy to read in almost any light condition.


What's in the Box
Foretrex 101 GPS receiver, wrist strap, expandable strap, quick start guide, and owner's manual.

Features:
  • GPS Accuracy: 15 M Or Less In Normal GPS Mode, 3 M Or Less When WAAS-Enabled
  • Trip Distance, Trip Timer, Plus Other Non-Mapping Navigation Data
  • Waterproof To Iec 60529 Ipx7 Standards
  • 500 Waypoints With Graphic
  • Identification

Customer Reviews:

  • Great unit but functionality adds 50% extra costs
    I bought this unit specifically for my biking trips as a traditional cyclecomputer is hard to mount on a trike-bike. It also has a wealth of additional info compared to cyclecomputers that I need. It's well buillt and UI is simple. Most useful is the traceback function which means you'll always get back to your starting point - somehow. For long trips it's good to know approx. when you'll arrive at your final destination, so you can call and have them prepare some food for instance. Your family also relax more if you can provide them with hard data about your journey.
    A have another Garmin unit - a pda with gps - called Ique 3600 which came with MapSource software for Windows. I also mainly use a portable computer which has only usb-ports for addons. Tested several adapters (serial to usb) before I ended up with the "original" from Garmin at a crazy price. Extra serial cable + adapter for USB costed 50% of the price for the unit. (260US$ for unit + 130US$ for cable + adapter). Now I plan my trips using MapSource from Garmin (I use City Select v.7 for Europe which is updated about evere 18th month)and download the whole trip directly to the Foretrex. Upon completion, I compare route and tracks as the software isn't very accurate in more rural areas. The software also enables you to get heightprofiles, but they are far less accurate then the mapcoordinates used. Sometimes I've been a few hundred meters below sealevel according to the unit, but individual trackpoints can be edited away in the software so with a little extra work you get a good height profile anyway.
    GPS have made my life easier in so many ways - this unit is no exeption....more info
  • Good Value
    I bought this for sailing on our Hobie. Will use primarily to track speed and direction. Other features are a bonus. Like the fact that it uses AAA batteries, as spares are easier than recharging....more info
  • Great GPS
    Have tried other handheld gps units, but they were combersome because it required the user to hold it in their hands pointed at the sky. Yeah there are belt clips for the etrex units, but I realized it loses the signal easily. Took a legend to Disneyland and had to hold it in my hand to get good reception. Other wise the screen would always say weak signal.
    Though the foretrex 101 does not have fancy maps or color, it makes up in size and portability. I mean you can strap it to your wrist or upper arm and forget it is there!! Wonderful for running or walking, then download it (I use G7toWin--google it) and project your route to Google Earth (or usaphotomaps--if you don't have windows XP) or othe mapping software. If you put it on your upper arm, the reception is greatly increased.
    It has all the features of the legend except the detailed map. AAA batteries, 10,000 trackpoints, WAAS (better accuracy),downloadability of data, it beeps if there is a message (low batteries, lost reception), NOT handheld-- all the features I enjoy.

    Overall, great gps with most of the features of the etrex legend except maps, not hand held, and uses AAA battries.

    If you are looking for a basic gps unit with many features (more features than that of the Etrex yellow) , consider the Foretrex 101!!...more info
  • Nice Product
    Like the product. Great idea. The only problem is trying to find a telephone number for Amazon once you do order it and have a problem with your on-line account that can not be solved via email. I had to use "Google" to find the number. It was on a web site called "Amazon.com: The Death Of Customer Service". Might want to find a phone number before you order....more info
  • For what I bought it for, Perfect...
    I use this for gunkholein' in my Kayak...when you start exploring creeks and coves, this alows me to always find my way out of a swamp. It also great for mountain bikeing when exploring a single track that seems to go on and on...trails when hikeing, and want to try new little cut offs...and to always be able to find it again.

    Not a real map, but a screen with you in the middle, and you waypoints and trail that you have made...

    I also use this when I downhill skateboard to track my speed...

    This is a limited device, but its what I need, and I am really happy with it...

    USE THE BACKLIGHT SPARINGLY...

    I do prefer the fact that it takes AAA bats...to alow quick changing in the field...

    Email me with any questions, I will try my best to answer them....more info
  • Almost perfect
    I've been using GPS's for decades, for work and pleasure. The sensitivity of this product is phenomenal. This GPS does exactly what it is supposed to for a reasonable price. Why only 4 stars? In today's age of technology there is no reason a low power OLED with a map capable SD map slot is not installed. I would pay a little extra for that. Go with the AAA battery version if you plan on using it a lot; especially in the field or on mission....more info
  • so far so good
    I just got this gadget and have used it around the neighboorhood but not yet in the backcountry. So far it seems to work well. It actually fits on my wrist without being annoying and bulky. If you feel self conscious it fits under the cuff most jackets.

    The first day I got it I went to a local park, marked a waypoint, walked about half a mile away, then navigated back to within 10 feet. So accuracy and ease of use are fine. I have also used it in the car and it is very accurate at tracking speed, distance, etc.

    Reception was problematic one day when it was very foggy out. Maybe this is a problem for all GPS units. But beware - this technology is not foolproof!

    My only gripe is that the instruction manual, while sufficient for basic operation, does not describe all the features in complete detail. I am still trying to figure out the difference between bearing, heading, and course. But I still gave it 5 stars because it is a great little gadget at a price that seems reasonable.

    By the way, I am very happy with Amazon's delivery. The package came to my house less than 24 hours after I placed the order - even though I selected the slowest option (like 3-5 days?) to get free shipping. ...more info
  • The best feature set in a wrist GPS
    I like to walk/jog along different routes through my neighborhood. I do have a pedometer, but I do not have complete faith in its accuracy. I have also become fascinated by "Geocaching," a hobby where people hide a cache somewhere, upload its Latitude and Longitude to the Internet, and then other people can go on a treasure hunt of sorts.

    GPS units have been around for a good amount of time now, but I consider them to be too bulky to use for everyday jogging. These wrist GPS units (the Foretrex 101/201, and the Forerunner 101/201) offer nice alternatives, but which one did I need?

    In my mind, the first criteria for any GPS system is its accuracy. If the device provides inaccurate data, then any information derived from it is devalued. The Foretrex units are WAAS-enabled, which means they use a separate set of ground-based stations to correct the satellite information. This correction results in higher accuracy, and eliminated the Forerunners from consideration. WAAS is currently available only in North America.

    The next concern that I had was for battery life: I wanted to be sure that the thing worked when I turned it on! Since I had narrowed my search to the Foretrex 101/201, I discovered that the main difference between these two units was that the 201 uses an integrated battery, while the 101 uses standard "AAA" batteries. I didn't want to have to keep track of a power adapter if I took my GPS on the road with me in order to recharge the unit, but it would be easy to carry an extra pair of AAA's. As a result, the Foretrex 101 was the last unit standing.

    In actual use, it has been wonderful. I have been able to track time and distance on my walks, regardless of the route that I take. The only concern I have is that if I am going under trees, the Foretrex can lose its signal more easily than I would expect. The loss of signal also affects my ability to quickly locate some "geocaches." I have read that this problem exists in some of the larger Garmin units as well. I don't expect a smaller device to have better performance, which is why I didn't reduce my rating to four stars.

    The only other item that is worth mentioning is that the Foretrex 101 does NOT come with a PC interface cable. It has the capability, but the cable is sold separately. I strongly recommend acquiring this cable so that you can update the firmware in the device, as well as download your track information from it. With the optional cable, I am getting all of the functionality that I expected from such a compact device.

    If you are looking for an informational aid for your workouts, then the Foretrex 101 is a great option. I believe that this one device has the features that you will need over its siblings. If you are looking for more robust features from a GPS, including use for Geocaching or for mapping, then you should look elsewhere....more info
  • Easy to Learn and Work
    We use this wrist model for Mounted Posse, Search and Rescue and for mapping trails in the forest. The display is bright and clear - easy to read in sun and shade. For the equestrian it stays with you on your wrist, takes one hand to operate instead of the traditional hand held units. Lots of good features packed into a compact size. A good buy at the cost....more info
  • Garmin's the best
    Garmin has come up with a fantastic idea, having a wrist mounted gps. It works great both for hiking and driving. It's easy to download tracks and waypoints (with the recommended cable) to a computer so you can see them on google earth. Great investment!
    ...more info
  • Adventurers and Explorers-you need this tool!
    Although no single navigational tool should ever be used alone (a backup compass, using landmarks, maps & common sense are always necessary), the Garmin Foretrex 101 wristmounted GPS Navigator really works to "bring you home". I used this GPS in the wetland hardwoods of the Cache River NWR in East-Central Arkansas. This refuge, together with the White River NWR are dense bottomland hardwoods of oak and cyprus trees and marshes. Once inside these massive forrests (80+ miles long at points) you can barely see the sky and can get lost almost immediatly. My Garmin GPS was a great comfort as I kept walking deeper & deeper into the woods. It's simple to use and always let me know exactly (within 30 ft) where and how far away may my car was. After exploring for hours, I simply entered "Go To" my #1 position (my car), and followed the arrow home. It was simple and really worked. I am still learning to program the unit on how to enter a Long.& Lat. off of a topographical map so it can guide me to the exact spot I am interested in exploring. Once I have mastered this last test, I will be confident to take on the world. Good Luck and enjoy this great navigational tool....more info
  • A great partner for golf
    The first time I went to course, I recorded the GPS locations for the 18 greens.
    I can measure the distance for every shot, using the trip option. For a beginner like me, it's a wonderful tool to improve my game.
    But I need to use the metric units because statute units jump from feets to miles. Please include yards in the next version.
    I also used it in an airplane trip: it worked very well! ...more info
  • Weak signal
    I don't know if my specific product was defective or if it was a design flaw, but the "weak signal" symbol and accompanying beep were constantly coming up. I had intended to use this during mountain biking, but it would not keep accurate distance. I even tested it while driving, where I could compare the odometer reading in my car with the odometer on the GPS. Still, the Foretrex was significantly lower than the actual mileage....more info
  • Great tool for Photo-tagging
    I bought this for specific purposes that I think its very good for. I use this type of unit to do my photography geotagging. It wears in your wrist and will log where you take your pictures by using additional software that will allow to match up your digital photos to the GPS track log history. being on your wrist its always available to get a signal from the satellites when your taking your picture. Also when I goto Shopping malls or sporting events, I mark my car and use it to find my car in large parking lots. The key to this is you dont have a bulky GPS in your pocket while your at a concert or sportingevent its worn on your wrist, lightweight. has computer interface with additional cable ~$13 (serial only), great uses for portable APRS tracking (an amateur radio application). I choose this over the Garmin Gecko for having a better power button, the Geko was too easy to have turn on while in your pocket, this works well for the purposes I mention if you do not need maps or need your hands free, great for biking or geocaching as well. for the $99 -$130. It will also plot and do auto route back if you leave it on while navigating outdoors so you can find your way back out., handsfree is the key to buying this unit. The also choose the 101 over the 201 for the ability to carry extra batteries and change them in the field vs having to charge the 201....more info
  • Great tool for Photo-tagging
    I bought this for specific purposes that I think its very good for. I use this type of unit to do my photography geotagging. It wears in your wrist and will log where you take your pictures by using additional software that will allow to match up your digital photos to the GPS track log history. being on your wrist its always available to get a signal from the satellites when your taking your picture. Also when I goto Shopping malls or sporting events, I mark my car and use it to find my car in large parking lots. The key to this is you dont have a bulky GPS in your pocket while your at a concert or sportingevent its worn on your wrist, lightweight. has computer interface with additional cable ~$13 (serial only), great uses for portable APRS tracking (an amateur radio application). I choose this over the Garmin Gecko for having a better power button, the Geko was too easy to have turn on while in your pocket, this works well for the purposes I mention if you do not need maps or need your hands free, great for biking or geocaching as well. for the $99 -$130. It will also plot and do auto route back if you leave it on while navigating outdoors so you can find your way back out., handsfree is the key to buying this unit. The also choose the 101 over the 201 for the ability to carry extra batteries and change them in the field vs having to charge the 201....more info
  • Amazing
    I have had a Garmin GPS12 for several years and liked it and saw no need to upgrade for my purposes (hiking and geocaching). But when I saw the Foretrex on Amazon I was intrigued and put it on my Christmas list after looking about both this and the Forerunner.

    I am really impressed. It does just about everything my 12 does but in a smaller package. The ergonomic sense of wearing it on my wrist is just awesome. Being able to wear it while running and see my speed, to see my info while hinking without having to dig for my GPS from a pocket or pouch. If it was just a scaled-down 12 it would be worth it.

    But, no...there's more. The trip computer page is great. Pick the info you want from dozens of fields and choose where you want them displayed. Simple and easy to configure. It's great. It's like being able to have a purpose-made GPS screen for whatever activity you're doing.

    Their is WAAS support as well. In layman's terms it makes the GPS more accurate, which, of course, is a good thing.

    Probably my only con on this unit would be the lack of external power connection. This really only comes into play in the car. (Where it mounts handily on my rear-view mirror using the wrist strap.)

    Battery life is good for only using 2 AAA's. A Set of rechargables is a logical investment with this unit. Speaking of batteries, the reason I choose the 101 over the 201 is the ability to use batteries. There aren't many power outlets in the woods for recharging and I do enjoy backpacking and longer trips on occasion.

    ...more info
  • Phenomenal
    I have never used a GPS system before - the Foretrex 101 was the first system I purchased and I love it.

    I approached this purchase with much trepidation. My experience with techno-gadgets has not been good. Usually I find that I have to learn how some nerd/designer thinks in order to use the gadget. Life is too short to spend it remembering whether to punch the mode key or the enter key.

    Yet, I wanted to purchase a GPS system so that I do not get lost while hiking or kayaking in wilderness. I looked at a few GPS models and found the usual techno-insanity: You build a database of maps and routes on your PC, download that information to a small map display in the GPS system, take a hike, then upload your journey back into your PC where you can build and manage a database of journeys. Ugh! All I want is to find my campsite - not learn another database management system.

    So, I had almost given up on this purchase when I saw the Foretrex 101. No fancy color maps. Just a simple device which you wear on your wrist like a large watch. It displays a small map of your locale, your present location and the most important information required to travel to your intended destination.

    I purchased it, turned it on and took a walk through my neighborhood. It was brilliant: I watched a little walking person on my screen leave a trail which moved as I moved, and rotated as I turned. In order to get back home, I turned around and followed the trail displayed on the Fortrex screen. No fancy commands to learn - just a few intuitive buttons and I was finding my way around my own neighborhood just fine!

    But, I wondered, would it work when I went up to the Sierras? That weekend I tested it on trails that I knew - and it was amazing. The ranger station had the longitude and latitude coordinates of the campsite I had reserved - so I punched those into my Foretrex and proceeded to hike to the site. As I hiked, the navigation screen displayed an arrow which rotated as I turned so it was always pointing toward the campsite. It also displayed my present elevation and distance remaining to the site. (Those are two of several possible numbers I could have displayed on the navigation screen.) On the map screen, I saw a perfectly clear outline of the trail behind me as I walked towards camp - along with waypoints of my favorite lakes which I entered into the Foretrex as I arrived at each lake. When I arrived at my destination, it guided me to within 20 feet of my reserved campsite.

    The next day, when I hiked out, the Foretrex was just phenomenal. I saw the entire trail from the prior day displayed on my map screen - I followed it all the way back to the trail head. I could see the trail drift off the left of the little walking figure as I wandered off the trail to the right - and it was completely simple to walk back to the trail while watching the little guy on the map screen do the same!

    The Foretrex guided me all the way back to the trailhead - in fact, it guided me back to exact parking spot where my car was parked.

    Now I'm thinking about doing all kinds of things that I had never considered before: I could hike off trails, I could hike when trails are partially covered with snow, I could kayak in the fog and I am even thinking about giving a Foretrex to my wife - who has a terrible sense of direction - so she can go off on her own in the woods without me worrying about loosing her.

    I am finding some the the additional features really useful: It is nice to know my average speed and estimated time to arrive at my destination. I like to know my elevation to get a sense of the effort remaining on a tough climb - or my average paddle speed in the kayak to see the effect of wind and current on my progress. I have even discovered the Foretrex works fine in my car - and it is useful to punch in waypoints to show tricky intersections which I always forget, or the location of convenient Starbucks along the way. I even used it to test the accuracy of my speedometer (and discovered that my speedometer reads about 4% too fast, which probably explains why I never get any speeding tickets).

    I do have three complaints about it. First, I was confused at one point when the map screen showed a weird spike pointing off from the side of the trail. It appeared as if I had made a side excursion in a straight line for about one half a mile, and then returned along the exact same line back to the trail. It was obviously an error - the excursion was perfectly straight, and I know I did not make it - so I just assumed that the Foretrex got one position measurement wrong and I ignored it. But since this occurred on the second day I owned the device, at first I didn't know what to make of it.

    Secondly, I discovered that it is awkward to save small parts of the day's journey (the "track log") in the Foretrex's list of saved tracks. It is easy to save the entire journey made since the last time I cleared the track log - and with some effort I can select a portion of the journey to save. However, I found it impossible to select just the kayaking portion of my day's journey and save it separately from the car trip to and from the lake.

    Finally, I discovered that one pair of AAA batteries lasts only about 12 hours. (I intentionally depleted the batteries without changing them to see whether the Foretrex would loose any information or become disoriented in any way. When I inserted a new pair, the Foretrex picked up right where it left off, without missing a beat!)

    These are very minor glitches. Overall, this device has a very simple intuitive user interface and it has opened up whole new possibilities for getting around. It may even save my life some day....more info
  • great product with minor faults
    I've been using the Garmin e-trex gps for a few years so it was very easy to use the Foretrex 101 out of the box. It's very accurate and intuitive, satellite reception is good, even when you have it at your wrist and you're driving the car. Of course heavy forest on cloudy days or city canyons do block the signal, but are there portable gps that don't have this problem?
    Although Garmin makes a running specific unit, the Foretrex is perfect for runners as not only keeps track of speed, average speed, max speed, time, distance, total distance, vertical speed etcetera, but it also plots the track, so it's always easy to return to the starting point even in unknown places or in the countryside. Plus it has all the navigation ability of the classic portable gps, like compass, route, bearing, time to destination and so on.
    So it's great for hiking, boating (with small boats) but it is also an extraordinary cycle computer (no wheel measure to insert or magnets and pick-ups to fix) and a motorbike navigation aid.
    I can't wait to check my speed down the ski slopes, wearing it over the jacket, with the wrist band extension.
    Talking about wrist band, I have a 7"/18cm wrist and I use the wrist band at maximum elongation, so a guy with an 8" wrist would be *******. The extension is good to wear the gps over thick sleeves but too long for big wrist people (over 7").
    Also, the interface cable is optional (standard on the 201) and you do need it in case you want to download software upgrades.
    The back light works very well.
    Oh, one great thing is that you can actually program the screen to display the information you want, so basically you can quickly adapt the GPS to the actual use.
    It works very well with NiMH batteries and can be kept in battery save mode all the time without significant accuracy loss, so to extend battery life. I do recommend rechargeables as nowadays you can get two AAA 750mA NiMH for 6 bucks.
    To summarise, the unit is great and I detracted 1 point for the short strap and for the interface cable which in China cost 30 cents to produce and I think should be included in the package....more info
  • decent unit
    I just got the foretrex 101 for christmas. I have a garmin gps 12 which has worked great for me for years. I chose this model because I wanted something I portable to easily wear on my wrist and handlebars. I also chose the 101 because I didn't want to have to remember to charge the unit. I think it lasts 15 hours on 2 nimh AAAs. Anyway, so far as a data cable, you can easily make one with a 2.5mm phono plug (like the end of cellphone handsfree kit) and a female db9 connector. The tip and middle sections of the plug go to pins 2 and 3 (if it doesn't work just swap 'em) and the back section goes to pin 5. I use EasyGPS among other programs to communicate with it. The advantage of RS/232 over USB is that you can communicate with other GPSs and certain other non-host devices. I hooked it up to my pocket PC for satellite navigation. Negatives: it may be my particular unit, but I get inadequate reception unless I have the screen pointing up. Same thing if I'm near trees. My gps12 works much better in these situations, and based on other reviews here, I feel mine may be defective. Hope someone else posts more detail about satellite reception....more info
  • A remarkable small device
    I've been waiting for this to become available as a gift for my wife, an inveterate walker, but now I may have to buy another. I've been "testing" this wondrous gadget today--this is my first experience with any GPS--and am finding it to be both useful and remarkably easy to use. The unit is small enough to not get in the way while worn on the wrist/forearm, yet the screen is large enough and the display clear enough to use while on the move. I don't seem to be experiencing any difficulty getting GPS signal (I've set it for WAAS), and I've been having a great time driving back and forth over and across my trail all day.

    August 5, 2004 Update:

    A couple of good questions have prompted me to update my review:

    The 101 performs fine at high speed. We've had it on road trips and haven't found the upper end of the speed it will consistently report (>90mph, certainly).

    It is not sensitive to orientation or movement relative to the wearer. We've taken in on brisk walks, worn on the wrist, and there's no need to keep it steady or in a certain position. I've even jogged wearing it without loss of performance.

    Only problem we've ever had with it is right downtown (Chicago) in cement canyons. We've had some signal loss when the unit can't "see" the southern sky. It does NOT work indoors.

    (Thanks for asking, Jim!)

    Pros:
    Clear, informative and responsive GPS!
    Small and lightweight unit
    Clear display
    Easy to use pages and menus
    Uses any AAA battery, alkaline or rechargeable [Update: Very good battery life with regular alkalines.]
    [Update: The trackback feature is cool!]

    Cons:
    The 101 does not come with a PC-connection cable, but even if it did, 9-pin Serial?! Ummmm... Has Garmin heard of USB? [Update: This is still stupid.]

    Also, no hint of any sort of PC software is given in any of the documentation, so if I were to connect it via a serial port, what would I do with it? [Update: I'm a GPS newbie, but I've been told that it can be used in conjunction with any standard PC-based GPS software. I still think Garmin should have mentioned it in the owner's manual.]...more info