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Bushnell Backtrack – Simple GPS and smart compass


The Bushnell Backtrack is GPS in its simplest form. Switch it on and hit a button to store your current location and turn it off. After you get where you’re going, hit the button to recall your starting point, the distance to it and then just follow the arrow home. It only has two buttons and it can be used to store 3 locations (home, car and favourite) so it’s so easy to use. It has a built-in electronic compass that works while you stand still, it uses the brilliant SiRF Star III GPS chip, is weather-resistant, comes in 4 colours and needs 2 AAA batteries. Prices vary on Amazon but average about US$60.


Getting back at the end of the day is as easy as pushing a button and following an arrow. Utilizing GPS technology in its most basic format, BackTrack has only two buttons and stores up to three locations – just mark it and forget it until it’s time to return. At the end of the day, select your location and the BackTrack displays direction and distance to travel.

Tags: gadget, gps, gps+gadget, bushnell+backtracker

Dan Ferris is the Red Ferret’s Oceanic correspondent and Associate Editor based in Sydney, Australia. Despite not knowing Russell Crowe or Nicole Kidman, Dan has risen above adversity and now scours the world for interesting tidbits to write about. He spends far too much time photographing stuff and tinkering with computers.

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