Garmin 401 GPS question

Mhockey9090

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Were getting ready for deployment and i was looking at some different GPS's. The one i see a lot of people have is the Garmin 101-401's and they say they are a good GPS for its use. Now i was just wanting to hear some of your opinions as i dont want to spend a lot of money but then again i dont want to go cheap as we all know that usually back fires on us. The one i was wanting to buy is the 401

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I got the 401. The best thing about it is the feature of wirelessly broadcasting your grid to other 401's. The cheapest I've seen them is $159 bucks.
 

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Yeah thats what i hear. I went ahead and ordered it. I ended up getting it for 170 shipped from the same place i think your talking about. It was $159 plus shipping.
 

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I've been using it too. The only issue I really have is how many spare batteries you'll need if you're in and out of "satellite sight". I manage about two or three days on a set of AAA's if I'm actively conserving the juice.
 

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Yeah thats what i hear. I went ahead and ordered it. I ended up getting it for 170 shipped from the same place i think your talking about. It was $159 plus shipping.

Are you a freefaller? Another plus is that you can attach it to your body armor and use it under canopy, it has a pretty good jumpmaster program for HAHOs
 

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Are you a freefaller? Another plus is that you can attach it to your body armor and use it under canopy, it has a pretty good jumpmaster program for HAHOs

No i am not. Hopefully i will be one day when i get to SOF. But thats one thing i like about it alot is the fact that i can hook it up to anywhere on my kit.
 

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I've been using it too. The only issue I really have is how many spare batteries you'll need if you're in and out of "satellite sight". I manage about two or three days on a set of AAA's if I'm actively conserving the juice.

By what the specs say its roughly a 17hr battery life which doesnt seem like a long time. But i usually carry a set of spare batteries for everything on my kit just in case. Never know who might need it
 

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I got the 401. The best thing about it is the feature of wirelessly broadcasting your grid to other 401's. The cheapest I've seen them is $159 bucks.

damn, i got the 301 thinking only benefit of 401 was wireless to the computer. if i had known it can do 401-401 i def would have gotten that one..
 
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