Summary: If you want accuracy....not the best item to buy. Many times it takes 20 or more minutes to get satelite readings. And changing batteries is a pain as the back is not too easy to remove. I guess for the money it's ok......but for the serious hunter spend the extra money and go Garmin or Magellen.
Summary: This thing will get you killed if you get lost easily. When it would finally track down a satellite the compass would not hold north. First pointed NE, a minute later NW and than due west. Did not matter what we did, could not find north. Most of the time we would turn on the unit in a large open area and it could not find a satellite. I would give this zero stars if I could.
Summary: I bought this for a camping/on-the-road trip for my Fiancee and I. I tested it when i got it by marking my house, and walking to my mailbox. It worked for what it needed it. My only complaint is that you have to hold it flat/parallel with the ground. I guess this goes with being a compass based item. If you don't the arrow just points in random directions. That, and the fact that it takes a very long time for it to initially get it's connection.
Summary: The unit was marketed with the ability to save tracks and view them later on your own computer. It is the main reason for my purchasing the device. It turns out the tracking file is isn't written in the industry standard GPX format. The company went to Adobe, a graphics company, to have them write the format. It doesn't work with any mapping or data tracking program but the one that comes with it. The program is very basic with what it does.
Summary: The receiver is quite weak as it fails when I get close to my 4-story work building in suburban Silicon Valley. So, I imagine this is probably of no use in urban canyons like NYC, Tokyo, and parts of San Francisco.
Summary: Accuracy of the 3 points you can input in varies. It was off by as much as 20 yards at times. So for things like geocaching, it might not be accurate enough. But for finding your car in a gigantic parking lot, or when used in conjunction with a topographic map, or when there are foot paths, or you're at a park without a map, it's more than accurate enough. If you're really out in the middle of no where, I'd still insist on a proper Suunto, and topographic map.