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6.0 out of 10

Bushnell Backtrack

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Reviews and Problems with Bushnell Backtrack

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Overall 4
4.0

use a phone app instead

Amazon Customer, Amazon
2 weeks ago
  • Summary: I have had this for a little over a year. I hike a lot in the mountains and sometimes go off trail, which is one reason I wanted the "backtrack" function. At first I liked it -- basic, easy to use, and gave info that I wanted, such as distance traveled, backtrack direction and distance to 5 different locations, a compass, and altimeter. Easy to use and easy to read, rugged, nice compact size.
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Overall 4
4.0

Does not work as good as I expected

C. Dow, Amazon
25 August 2014
  • Summary: Does not work as good as I expected, does not always record a track & something shows where you have not been, but the GPS works good for checking vehicle speed.
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Overall 4
4.0

Expectations Not Met

David Bozsik, Amazon
1 July 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Keep your expectations low.

Amazon Customer, Amazon
14 May 2014
  • Summary: The instructions are skimpy at best. You should plan on spending time doing trial and error to set temperature, time, etc.. The symbols on the buttons are indecipherable. And nowhere do the instructions tell you that you have to eject the device just like an iPod and not just pull the USB cord out of the computer and/or the device. If you do you'll get a nasty error message. Having said all of that I used it this morning for the first time and it seems to be okay.
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Overall 4
4.0

It worked for a while.

Jason, Amazon
28 April 2014
  • Summary: I got this before last deer season and it worked the first few times out but then the directional arrow went crazy and points nowhere near north with the compass nor back to the way points I set. The distance from the way points still worked so I was able to find my way back by making sure the distance was getting less. I need to send it back to Bushnell for warranty repair. They don't cover shipping to or from them which is LAME.
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Overall 4
4.0

This product should come with an instruction booklet.

johnheinonen2012, Ebay
2 April 2014
  • Summary: Product was in good shape, came in a timely fashion, but didn't come with instruction book. After a little while of playing around with it, I got it to work somewhat, but still wouldn't feel comfortable using it in the back-country, let alone a place that was foreign to me. Going to greenland, planned on using it there, since the trails aren't marked well, but won't solely rely on it to get me back to where I started.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointed in Bushnell Back Track

J. E. Martin, Amazon
6 February 2014
  • Summary: I anticipated using the Back Track frequently, but to date it has not worked well for me. I noticed when I initally started using it that I could not connect to a satellite at my home. I was able to connect away from home but was not able to use the device to guide me back to my car in a parking lot.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not sure if defective or junk

Dane, Amazon
24 January 2014
  • Summary: It is a very simple to use product that would have been great for me if it worked properly. I took it out hunting couple of times to get used to it. In these cases I marked the place I wanted to come out, then drove a couple miles down the road and walked in. As I came closer (about 3/4 to 1/2 mile) to the marked spot I checked several times.
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Overall 4
4.0

functions

Barry Hubbard, Amazon
17 October 2013
  • Summary: Did not back-track as advertised and switching from one function to the next without losing data did not please me.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bushnell back track original

Sharon L. Ofsthun, Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: I don't hate it, but it wasn't as easy to use as I hoped it would be. The arrow compass is confusing, too sensitive and jerky. It keeps changing without you even moving.
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