I even read the directions (I hate reading the directions) and I still did not find ...
Annette Matthews, Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: I was very unimpressed with this device. It was inaccurate with the actual mileage of the trails we were on. When I was complaining about it at the top of the mountain another hiker informed me that since it is linked to a satellite anytime you stop it tries to find you again and looks in all directions. This adds on to the distance tracker and you think you have gone further than you have actually gone. Not worth the money.
Summary: The Hunttrack is pretty slick. Solid housing, easy to use and generally is very fast to start. Love the general direction and distance to find my way back, the other screens are nice (daily info, baro pressure, sunrise, sunset, etc). The web integration works well and has the ability to mark more sights, locations, etc. Hunttrack also retains the starting position during a battery swap in the field.
Summary: I bought this Back tracker this year for deer season. three of us in my hunting group purchased this same one. we all set out one morning to a spot where we wanted to end up at so we marked our trackers and then drove two miles from that location to make our way back through the woods to that exact location, so we split up and set out on our 4 hours hike back.
An absolutely worthless piece of equipment. Would not calibrate ...
2 November 2014
Summary: An absolutely worthless piece of equipment. Would not calibrate and hold a position any closer than thirty degrees. Unreliable, and if purchased for seriously locating your whereabouts, a complete failure!
Summary: I must confess that I am accustomed to higher end Garmin handhelds costing much more so it's not a fair comparison. Still, I am disappointed. It's slow to start-up and lock on and when walking around it's wildly varying pointer does not instill confidence. I keep it clipped to my hunting backpack and use it as a plan B but I have never developed a confidence in it's ability to get me home.