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. Over time, I lost a lot of muscle tone, etc. I look forward to using it for all it's potential in hiking, jogging, etc. as my physical therapist will allow, of course!
Summary: This is a nice little unit to have while letterboxing or geocaching. It seems to work really well and is easy to use. I wish I had had it with me when I was on my cruise. I would have set a waypoint for the bus depot. We got lost and this would have been handy to have. Don't believe it when people say "you can't get lost in this little town." LOL.
Summary: This is a no bells-and-whistles gps to get you back where you came from. Works great for that, hold a button to mark, look at arrow to return. No hassle, no real features, but carabiner it to you, mark your spot, and wander. Battery lasts at least a couple of days (my use thus far) also, but carry a spare anyway!
Simple and effective, if you understand its limitations
19 June 2013
Summary: I already own a complicated and comprehensive GPS device, loaded with topo maps and advanced capabilities. I purchased the Backtrack G2, however, precisely because it doesn't have all those features. Most of the time when traveling (especially overseas), all I need to know is how to get back to my hotel or car after having wandered about for hours down winding streets in unfamiliar cities.