Summary: Took the bushnell compass out hunting this year. Also brought old one just in case. No need to. The bushnell compass worked wonderfully. Exactly what the directions said it would do it did. Gained confidence with it. Was able to walk into the woods at one time, a mile and a half, brought me back to within one yard of starting point. Will use over and over again.
Summary: I get lost in a phonebooth. With that said, the woods was a very daunting task. As a hunter I need to scout the woods in whatever direction the evidence takes me. With the backtracker I can scout the woods with confidence in light or dark and know I will find my way back to my truck. It has 3 locations you can program just by pressing a button. with the backlight you will never worry about getting lost in the woods, parking lot or anywhere else for that matter.
Summary: I'm surprised I'm the first to review this unit. Really cool and there's some fun games I play with my kids with the backtrack. You'll be surprised how many uses you'll come up with for the backtrack, from treasure hunts to finding your way back in unfamiliar places.
Purchased this unit to locate my car in parking lots.…
22 September 2009
Summary: Purchased this unit to locate my car in parking lots. The unit takes approx. 3-5 minutes to locate a signal. I am in a strong reception area and this is not the first time I have used GPS. When trying to use it to locate my car the unit is consistently pointing the wrong direction and the direction pointer keeps changing. I have given this a fair test as I used it for 2 straight weeks before writing this review.
Bought 2 of these, one for me one for my wife, primarily…
19 September 2009
Summary: Bought 2 of these, one for me one for my wife, primarily to find the car in parking lots. After leaving the mall it points in one direction, 2 steps later it has you walk in another direction, every step or 2 it's another direction. After wandering back and forth, back a forth finally there's the car right in front, maybe 10 or so yards it still says turn right, left, back and on and on. You could wander the lot and find it about as quickly.
Summary: I wanted something that would give me the total distance that I walked, but it will only measure distance from point A to point B as the crow flies. I was not able to discern this from the information on the web site. I returned it.
Summary: We took this out on our first hiking trip. We used to have an older version of a handheld GPS but it was always too complicated for me to use. This one is SOOOOO easy. And, I can read it without putting my readers on (love that!) The only thing that you have to realize is that it doesn't take into consideration altitude when you are climbing up...We had walked for about 1.5 hours and I screamed when I looked at the dial and it said we had only gone 1.2 miles!
Pros: Accurate, Extensive Base Map, Intuitive Menu, Large Screen, One Hand Control, Quick Navigation, Quick Signal, Reliable Reception