Randy: Which BackTrack do you have? I had the same…
Tanner Hawkins, Trailspace.com
6 February 2011
Summary: Randy: Which BackTrack do you have? I had the same issue on the original until I learned that all digital compasses need to be calibrated, my Suunto is the same way. I flipped it in the air a couple of times instead of following the video I found on the website and it was accurate from then on, unless I moved a timezone or two away then had to do it again.
Purchased one in Jan 11 - it could not point North…
5 February 2011
Summary: Purchased one in Jan 11 - it could not point North or anywhere consistently. So I returned it for a new one...It was no better. It frequently would point about 160 to 180 degrees in the WRONG direction. Anyone who relies on this for getting out of the woods or snow country is a dead man. Bushnell needs to recall these before they result in a needless death (and yes I am an experienced with the various normal issues of GPS).
Summary: this item is very easy to operate it is very accurate and is a easy item to carry best of all yu turn it on to fix to your mark where you start and you can turn it off after yu marked your start position and go all day and when yu are ready to find your way backturn it back on and it shows direction and distance to where yu started from i like it so mutch i baught a 2nd one for backup
Summary: I hunt in large areas of woods that has little access. There are few roads, and the walks to the stand are long. I needed a product that would simply get me back to my vehicle, and this product does just that. Although you only have three points that can be marked, it is just enough to get me back to my truck after a long day of hunting. I simply mark my vehicle location, a point where I make a turn in the woods, and my stand.
Summary: Bought this for a friend that always gets turned around in the woods and has problems keeping his bearings. So far he has used it several times and it works great! I bought one for myself as well - it will come in handy for numerous applications.