Summary: I purchased the Backtrack from Amazon, mainly to help me navigate a local lake. It is quite large (over 950 miles of shoreline)and easy to get lost if you don't know it that well. As soon as I got the Backtrack, I went to the lake and marked the Marina. After taking my boat out a couple of miles, I clicked on the Marina icon. I was given the distance from it, and was pointed in the right direction.
Summary: Provides the path that you walked, the speed, distance, and elevation when you hook it up to your computer using the downloaded software. However, one complaint would be that you have to wait until you get back to your computer to see the path that you traveled, it only shows an arrow pointing you in the direction of the wave point you created.
the altitude function and the warranty repair policy are garbage
24 August 2012
Summary: we bought this for use in golf course rating at the recommendation of the USGA. The main function we needed was the altitude measurement, since one part of the rating requires measurement of the altitude change on each hole and during the path of that hole. This unit does not provide repeatable measurements, varying by 20-30 ft for the same location within a period of a few minutes without making any changes other than moving around.
Summary: I have tried and tried to make this thing work to no avail. I've read and reread the instructions, and they seem simple enough, but I still can't find my way back to a saved position. I often forget where I've parked my car, and I thought this would save me from the echolocation method of wandering through a parking lot, repeatedly pushing the remote and hoping for an answering beep. Unfortunately, the BackTrack has never once led me back to my car.
Summary: This is a great product. I had to get used to it not being a full GPS. It is a backtracker. I record where my car is and maybe a couple other locations and it takes me back. Easy to use and learn.
Summary: This is something that my father wanted for Father's Day. It took a little longer to get here than I expected, but he really seems to enjoy it. The great part is that he had suggested that I go on EBay to get it but the price was much more reasonable on Amazon. Thanks.
Summary: I am delighted with my purchase of a D-Tour GPS but must report this mount is absolute rubbish. The bar mount slips about the handlebar incessantly, the Velcro atttachment strap is incapable of holding the unit securely, and attaching and removing the unit is an exercise in frustration.
Summary: took the gps to rome and it worked , as the directions and narrow streets are hard to navigate at night . it was easy to walk back to the hotel and any location to visit again was locked and breeze to visit the next day .
Summary: I bought 2 of these and both are pretty much useless. Take a long time to get satellite fix even out in an open field. Anyone who gives this a 5 star rating has not used it but just turned it on. Took this to several places and tried it out. distance was way off and 50% of time if I had followed the direction it was pointing to I would never have made it back to the car.