Summary: I've got the Bushnell BackTrack D-Tour device, and here are my thoughts on it: 1. The device seems to be a little slow to find itself. I've tried to test it out every morning as I've gone for exercise walks out here in the country, but two mornings, after waiting more than 5 minutes for it to get a lock, I went back in the garage, left it on a shelf, and went without it.
Summary: Okay, so I'm not real impressed with this little device. And when I saw the price, whoa...mighty pricy for such a limited GPS. Yes, it's cute, yes, it may be good for tracking how far you've run or walked the dog, but for any real practical reasons it just doesn't cut it. I had hoped to be able to define our property lines, but I think that is too much of a challenge for this limited device. The pros: It will track how far you've gone and how long it took you.
Summary: Bought this so my teenage grandson could find his way back to grandpa, unfortunately it doesn't work very well in forested areas. In clear areas it is fine, however most hunting areas here are not like that. I wish I knew this before purchasing, I feel this was a waste of money, so we are now once again relying on radio contact.
Summary: I bought this for our pre-teen grandsons to use hiking in the north GA trails. I set it before they go then turn it off to save the batteries. When and if they need it to get home, they turn it on and follow the arrow. Easy, reliable, safety device. It seems rugged, too.
Summary: Eats batteries very quickly. Once the batteries are slightly used, it will not pick up a signal. I purchased one to use for mushroom hunting. Thought it would be great for finding the way back to the car and for marking hot spots for relocation in the future. Not happy at all!!! You would think Bushnell would test their products prior to putting them on the market.
Still a way to go -Design Good,GPS fair, compass awful.
11 February 2011
Summary: Don't use this to find your way across a car park, it will frustrate you. Slow first acquisition, and misleading pointer. I bought this gadget as a way of encouraging myself to walk further from base. On paper it was exactly what I wanted - simple, and easy to use, well made, and longish battery life. (ages on intermittent use) For what I wanted, it is acceptable - it will once, it has locked on, tell you how far you are from base, or any of five points.