Monday, February 22, 2010

Product Review: Bushnell BackTrack

Features
  • Store and locate up to three locations
  • Utilizes the latest digital technology:

    • High sensitivity SiRF Star III GPS reciever
    • Self calibrating digital compass
  • Weather resistant
  • Operates on 2 AAA Batteries (Not Included)
  • Compact size stores easily in your pocket or purse
  • Lanyard included for easy attachment
I had a need for a GPS that would be simple to use, get me from point A to point B and not have to search endlessly through mapping software. I used to own a GPS that worked, but it took forever to locate a satellite, the buttons were small and I had to squint to read anything. I hated having to read through 100 pages of documentation just to learn to use it. Enter the Bushnell BackTrack.

This small device is perfect for many hunters needs and the directions are super simple. If you have to go across rugged terrain and will be more than a couple of miles from camp you should still have a traditional GPS. For those short trips this is perfect. You can set it for home, vehicle or location such as camp and lock it in. You travel where you want and when you need to find your way back you just turn it on. It acts as a compass as well and will tell you the direction you need to go and the distance to get there. I tested it out a few weeks ago at close range and long range and it was fantastic. Short range is given in yards and longer distance in miles. It got me back to where I needed with no stress and it is very convenient. It has a lanyard attached, so you hang it around your neck and it won't get lost or fill your pockets.

It does run on 2 AAA batteries and it needs satellite reception to function like any other GPS. So far I love this thing and will be testing it out more and more throughout the year. Inexpensive at around $65.00 from Cabelas, too.

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