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: 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.
Summary: If you think you can't get lost in the woods then I hope you have this before you find out otherwise. This is a simple device, takes standard batteries, and feels good in your hands. You can use it for general compass pathfinding and also to return to up to 3 waypoints/marked/saved in the device. Mind you, if you are in dense understory and can't get a GPS signal this isn't going to be much help.
Summary: With a little easy practice, this unit is a great help with relocating your vehicle, cabin or camping area after hiking. When you arrive home, it's very simple to download the info to your computer and bring up a map, satellite or road, to see where you've been, how far you've traveled, altitude, temps and more. After using this for some time now, it stopped working and getting in touch with customer service is not easy.
Summary: If you buy this thinking you will get a navigation tool with waypoints, maps or other advanced features you would be disappointed. This is essentially a digital compass that remembers 3 points of interest. That's all it claims to be and that's all it does, but it does it well! I've had a number of GPS devices before and sometimes the time it takes to lock onto the GPS satellites takes forever, with this compass it locked on within 60 seconds of turning it on.
Summary: This is a functional GPS locator that will help you find your way back to a point you have visited. It will NOT locate places on a map or by coordinates. As such, it is simply meant to help you find your car, your campsite or whatever. I tested it extensively. The two buttons let you easily store a location in one of three memory slots, then navigate back. Unfortunately, the navigation arrow is not always accurate, so you may need to hunt around a bit in thick woods.
Summary: I'm rating this 3 stars because essentially it does what it promises to do, but what it does is not very useful for the price. Summary : It is small, light, waterproof, quick by GPS receiver standards to obtain a satellite signal lock (~1 minute in my tests), and extremely easy to use. The arrow doesn't always seem to point me exactly where I need to go, but will be in the general direction within 20 degrees, it seems. The unit is powered by 2 AAA batteries.