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Backtrack™ Personal GPS Locator by Bushnell

If you have one could you comment on whether or not you like it? I am contemplating between this and a higher cost GPS Garmin unit.
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Re: Backtrack™ Personal GPS Locator by Bushnell

I've heard good things about it. Small, basic but it works.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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I HAVE ONE,does what it's supposed to do.It will only mark 3 areas at once so it's not good to keep track of a bunch of scrapes or 12 treestands,BUT if you want a simple GPS that will get you in and out of unfamiliar territory then it's the ticket.I paid 80 bucks for mine and now they go for around 50 dollars or so.I actually thought about selling mine,but the more I thought about it I decided to keep it.I fish alone and I like to fish mountain streams and some I'm not real familiar with so it will be used more for fishing than it was in hunting season.Let us know what you decide to do.If u want simple,I reccomend it.
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thanks for the feedback guys I will let you know what I decide. Been reading and watching a lot of the Benoit stuff and having the itch to do more tracking and less stand hunting without spending the night in the woods. The only upside to me with the more expensive models is the ability to find specific topo features before heading out and having the device get you there vs. using the old school method of a paper topo map. Based on cost, I think this simpler device is what I need.
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Glad I found this post, I to am thinking of picking one up.

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Ordered the Bushnell today for $48 at walmart.com
thanks again for the feedback
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Got one for my birthday, but havn't used it yet. Seems to work well from the porch. I'll post back when I get a chance to use it.

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Ordered the Bushnell today for $48 at walmart.com
thanks again for the feedback
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Re: Backtrack™ Personal GPS Locator by Bushnell

I've had one for over two years. Works great as a simple tool to give the direction and distance back to the car. Like that it uses a standard battery size and the original ones I put into it are still working. Great backup to a compass. Acquistion time and accuracy appear as good as my Garmin Etrex H. The only thing I don't care for is that the back of the case is difficult to remove for battery installation / replacement. Not sure if this has been changed on the newer models?
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Re: Backtrack™ Personal GPS Locator by Bushnell

The only thing I don't care for is that the back of the case is difficult to remove for battery installation / replacement. Not sure if this has been changed on the newer models?

I bought mine right before last archery season and the back is still a real booger to get off.I found that a flat/straight screwdriver held against the little nub will open it pretty easy,you just have to be careful you don't gouge the cover plate.
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