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Bushnell GPS BackTrack Personal Locator

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  • Store and locate up to 3 locations, provides distance and direction back
  • High sensitivity SiRF star III GPS receiver, Self calibrating digital compass
  • Weather resistant, Operates on 2AAA batteries (not included)
  • Compact size stores easily in your pocket or purse
  • Lanyard included for easy attachment
  • Utilizes Latest GPS Sirf LII Receiver
  • Stores & Locates 3 Locations
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Product Description

Product Description

The Bushnell Backtrack- Never Get Lost Again with the easiest to use personal location finder. Just mark the location and BackTrack will help you get back. Use it at the mall and stadium parking lots, at the festival, the park, for travel or your next outdoor adventure.


There's nothing quite as refreshing as a good hike or snowshoe trip, but there's nothing quite as terrifying as getting lost on the trail. Enter the Bushnell GPS BackTrack personal locator, which gets you back to your car or home base safely and easily. The BackTrack is a breeze to use, with an intuitive two-button design that employs GPS technology in its most basic format. All you have to do is mark the location of your car, campsite, or anything else (the BackTrack stores up to three locations) and then forget it until it's time to return. At the end of the day, just select the stored location and the BackTrack will display the direction and distance to travel until you return. You can use it to locate a treestand or trailhead, to find your car in a crowded parking lot, even to rendezvous with a group. Plus, it's extremely compact, so you can stow it conveniently in your pocket, pack, or purse.

The BackTrack is weather-resistant and operates on two AAA batteries (not included). It also comes with a lanyard for easy attachment.

About Bushnell
Bushnell has been the industry leader in high-performance sports optics for more than 50 years. The company's guiding principle is to provide the highest quality, most reliable, and most affordable sports optics products on the market. Bushnell product lines enhance the enjoyment of every outdoor pursuit, including nature study, hunting, fishing, birding, and stargazing. Indoors, the company's binoculars bring the audience closer to the action in fast-moving sports or the fine arts at theaters and concerts.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 6 x 2 inches ; 1.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001F7BL0U
  • Item model number: BSHL-01
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #161,521 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Doesn't catch satellite signal AT ALL.
Bo Nam
They can easily backtrack to find their car, if they will use them.
The GPS is very simple and easy to use.
Capital One

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

171 of 178 people found the following review helpful By H. Fields on December 4, 2008
Color Name: Green Verified Purchase
This item is great for both the backwoods and shopping mall. I got it for my wife to find her car when she exits the mall... Yes, some of the parking lots are huge! The day that we received it, we went to a new park and brought the Backtrack along. By the time we got to the field that our grandson was at, we couldn't see the parking lot, and there were 4 of them.
When the game was over, I pressed the automobile icon and followed the direction that the Backtrack pointed us to. It led us to within a few feet of the car!
It works great and is easy to use.
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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Maleko on January 4, 2009
The Back-Track does what it says, holds 3 waypoints, with 3 icons, a house, a car, and a star, so if you were on a hike you can set your car or the house icon as the base, and use the other two as waypoints, so it's not bad for day hikes. The unit has two buttons a mark/backlight button, and an on-off/waypoint button. You turn on by holding down the on/off button, then tap the on-off button to cycle through the waypoints. To mark say the car, just hold the mark button down and it clears it and sets it to 0yds. Once you start walking it shows how far in yards and then miles you've walked and the arrow points back to where you started. It turns off automatically in 10 minutes if you don't touch any buttons, and when you turn it back on, resumes where you left off so your waypoints stay intact until your reset them. It does seem to acquire fast with the sirf-star chipset, it's accurate as long as you keep the unit horizontal. Once it's vertical the arrow tends to point downward, so sometimes if it's tilted in your hand the arrow will move off true north or not exactly at your car, but as you walk closer it's dead on. The blue backlight isn't that strong but is clearly visible at night. All in all, it does what it says. It does lead you back to your car, house, campground, and the built in compass could help you on a hike. A built in clock with gps time would have been nice, maybe next version? Well worth 50 bucks though.
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65 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Mark M. Monteleone on November 30, 2009
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Real GPS technology is a large number of satellites 12,500 miles in orbit sending a very weak time signal for a computer processor to calculate the holders position in space. Most users don't know or understand that the receiver is not getting blasted with 50,000 watts from their favorite rock station ten miles away, or even a cell signal two miles away. Interference from structures will stop the signal, period.

I recently purchased a Backtrack as an economical aid for deer hunting and travel cross country. At the price, Brunton and military compasses can't and won't do the same job without a geodesic map and literally days of training - training I've had repeatedly in 22 years in the US Army Reserve. Much of where I hunt has no decent map, and overhead satellite photography is remarkably low quality in these less densely populated areas. If there is any difficulty in the woods, the real issue isn't which way is north, it's the actual distance and heading from a known point.

For the price point, the Backtrack works fine. It does not have an extremely fast response time, but given reasonable patience, it will orient you to the compass and let you know what heading and distance you are from the start point. Reasonable is up to two minutes - which is all it needed the first startup. At that point I set the home icon with the extremely simple two button controls.

I tested the unit at distances of yards and miles, and found when handled properly like a compass - held parallel to the ground with no motion - it would show equal distances and complementary headings between two points. At about 700 yards it changes to tenths of a mile, and when between home and say, a parking point, you can measure the exact distance between - straight line.
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414 of 468 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer VINE VOICE on September 14, 2008
Color Name: Gray/Orange Verified Purchase
The Bushnell Backtrack is an interesting concept. An idiot simple dirt cheap GPS intended to do only one thing... Get you back to your starting point. If you're constantly losing your car in huge mall parking lots, then Bushnell thinks it has a solution. Simply set your Backtrack and go shopping. At the end of your day of mall bliss your Backtrack should lead you right back to your car. Does grandpa get lost on walks? The Backtrack hanging from his neck is designed to get him home. At least that's how it's supposed to work....

I'm a long time user of automotive GPS systems so out of curiosity I took a Backtrack device to the mall. Before I left my car I turned on the Backtrack and within five minutes it had located itself. To be fair it probably would have taken half that time outside my car but how many customers, especially seniors, will stand outside in the rain so their GPS can find satellites a bit faster? I set the location of my car by finding the car icon and holding the set button until it memorized the location, and then I went shopping.

While I was in the mall my Backtrack went into sleep mode. No big deal, and I just woke it up as I left the store and waited a couple of minutes for it to find satellites. GPS devices depend on movement to orient themselves, so if you turn on the Backtrack and don't move it will know roughly where it`s at but will have no clue what direction you're facing and the built in GPS "compass" will point pretty much at random. In this case it was in `find my car' mode and it had no clue what direction to go so I started walking. It took about 100 feet of walking at a good clip for it to get its bearings and point vaguely in the general direction of my car.
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