Bushnell have announced an ultra-compact GPS device called the BackTrack. It is designed to find your way back to your car/home/hotel/camp site.
Camo or Pink, take your pick.
This could be very useful as a backup GPS unit. When it come to GPS systems I consider myself an expert. Never trust GPS with your life, and never rely on small GPS units, especially when in a car, indoors, under a tree or even under clouds!
Saying all that. I wouldn’t mind one myself as an emergency backup when outdoors or as a way to find my hotel in a foreign city.
From the press release:
Key features include: compact design so it fits in a pocket, pack or purse; and lanyard for easy attachment; self calibrating three axis digital compass, backlit screen with location mode icons (Home Base, Car and Favorite Spot); water resistant construction. The unit includes a SiRF Star III GPS receiver for optimal GPS sensitivity. The BackTrack is powered by two AAA batteries and will run for over 100 uses. One use is equal to ten minutes or less. There is an auto shut-off feature after ten minutes.
The BackTrack will come in five different color ways – orange/gray, green, pink, tech gray and camouflage.
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