Concept great, unfortunately, a really bad product
Johnny Otter, Amazon
10 September 2013
Summary: A simple GPS with a variety of additional features. Great idea-if it worked as stated. It doesn't. The first unit I ordered arrived with a defective USB cable. The altimeter was off by 50-90 feet-which, since altitude requires talking to satellites, means that other calculations made by the GPS...
Summary: The unit does what it says it does. Returning to the "mark" is a STRAIGHT LINE". When you down load your tracks, the tracks are placed on a topo map etc. What a great deal for an inexpensive GPS. However, it does not come with instructions and you need to download/print them.
Summary: We used this BackTrack throughout Northern Europe this Sping. Never felt lost and felt much more confident in taking off on our own to explore. Always guided us back from where ever we were. Loved its simplicity!
Summary: Good for the money. I use it to mark trails and deer stand locations. Down load Bushnell software and see exactly where trails and stands are located on satellite map. It's accurate and if you don't want to several hundred dollars on a GPS this is for you.
Summary: Does what we need it to do to meet the requirements of our State logs. They are not however "very rugged". We have had to replace 4-6 out of the 10 we bought originally due to the LCD screen going "black" or getting bumped or dropped by accident and the screen cracking rendering them useless.
Summary: It is a basic unit, but it seems to get the job done. Have not tested it in the woods yet, only around my neighborhood and park. This upcoming hunting season will determine if it is worth anything.
Summary: So far I have more to learn about it. It seems to be what I need. The compass, temp, latitude, altitude, and longitude are ok. I need to get out in my familiar areas and put it to a bigger test.
Summary: I choose 5 stars because this item has everything I was looking for and more! I just needed something to track my distance in walking each day. Now, I can slowly increase distance as I am able to do so. For me, I purchased it because I have a pinched sciatic nerve that effects my right leg.