Summary: This is the second backtracker I bought. I bought the second as a gift for a friend. They work great. Simple and uncomplicated to use. Two buttons. We have a lot of rough country up here in the adirondack mountains of New York state. I have walked two miles out of the woods after dark and ended up right at my truck parked on an old logging road. And the price is right. K.R. upstate ny.
Summary: What a great product and very easy to use. Simply the best GPS. Mark your starting location and turn it off. Turn it on and just follow the arrow on this handheld device to return to your starting point. Never get lost again.
Summary: Used my Backtrack to help "cut" out horse trails. Worked like a charm. I also have a Garmin H I used, but the Backtrack was valuable in telling me with the arrow exactly which direction and how far to go.
Summary: I bought the Backtrack because I wanted a simple GPS to direct me back to a point with minimal input. The Bushnell Backtrack meets my needs very well. I own another GPS but find it overly complicated for most of my needs such as finding my way back to my car or camp. For that purpose it is ideal. For my use simple is better.
Summary: Worked great I used it in Tenessee on a 4 wheeler trip It kept me informed on my location at times I feel it would be great for finding your vehichle in a large parking lot I plan on using it on vacation
I got my Backtrack on sale for $30, which seems to…
2 August 2010
Summary: I got my Backtrack on sale for $30, which seems to be a very good price. It's probably worth $30, but if I'd paid the $99 sticker price I'd be upset. Summary: Good enough for its intended purchase, but don't trust "spot" readings. Use it while moving (walking, or in a car) and "average" the results mentally. Discussion: The direction to something (North, your car, your house, whatever) is often 45 degrees off.
Summary: The GPS is a little slow when initiating, taking a couple of minutes on average. This is not a problem in a survival situation, of course. However, it appears to work around the world, having tested it in the US and Asia. Another plus is that it holds its memory while AAA batteries are changed. There is also a clear battery level indicator on the face of the GPS when it is 'on'.
Pros: small, lightweight, 2 AAA, reasonably accurate