Summary: The BackTrack is a direction finder, not a full navigation device. It will not store waypoints and does not give turn-by-turn directions back to your starting location. It will not display latitude or longitude.
Summary: It's small and easy to use: the main virtues of this device. It provides a basic GPS functionality at a low cost, but it's not very accurate or quick to get a satellite lock (at least 30 sec). While walking towards a stored point, I would say that you would eventually get there.
Summary: The BackTrack Original G2 GPS Personal Locator and Digital Compass is a great concept, and it has some very attractive features. It's reasonably priced, very simple to operate, extremely easy to read in all lighting conditions, and very compact.
Summary: The BackTrack Original G2 GPS Personal Locator and Digital Compass by Bushnell has been a mixed bag for me. I tested it out numerous times in both an urban environment and on remote hikes and mountain bike treks.
Excerpt: We camp and ride horses .When we arrive at a new place ill mark were the trailer is. Then while out will check to find the way back. When we get to a computer I love to down load the map and you can see all the different turns and roads and elevation time speed temp . I lov it. Easy to read and use.
Excerpt: Got it for emergency use in my bug out bag and will keep it for that use. The only documentation that came with it was a small pamphlet quik start guide which was not enough info. Went to the website to download their program, and it never did run on my Dell desktop, and tech support was no help.
Summary: The set up took some getting used to, however this is a great item. Anyone that hikes the back country should own this item. The fun part is when you return to your base, you can download where you have been on Google maps.
Summary: I bought the 3 point for my wife (it's worthless) and this one for myself. Not only does it point 90 degrees from the line of sight back to the car, but the battery door is a joke. It is bad enough that Bushnell went with a nonstandard deign, but they went a step further.
Summary: I own multiple GPS devices and at times they have far more features then I need. I wanted something small that was easy to use with reliability and consistent performance. This device fits the bill. It's easy to use, accurate and small.