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.
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 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.
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.
This product should come with an instruction booklet.
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.
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.
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.