Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Best New GPS: Bushnell Backtrack D-Tour

Before my spinal cord injury I spent a lot of time in the woods, and had one of the first GPS units. made by Garmin.  It was a little complicated and had difficulty finding satellites at times.

 I did not think I needed a GPS again because of my limited mobility in my everyday wheelchair .  But now that I am using my Action TrackChair, I plan on picking up this new GPS from Bushnell.   Check it out for yourself here

It received great reviews from Field & Stream Magazine and is listed as the best GPS in 2011 .  This is what they have to say:

If you want basic navigation and cool route functions but don’t want to spend a fortune or read a manual, the BackTrack D-Tour GPS is the unit for you. It can mark up to five locations—camp, the trailhead, an elk wallow, a clearing, or a rendezvous point—and guide you back to any of them, pointing the direction and giving the distance left to go. Hit the Trip button as you begin your hunt, and the D-Tour will log up to 24 hours of data including distance, speed, elevation, and temperature.

Plug it into your PC or Mac with a free downloadable app, and with a single button click, it will display your path on Google Maps while graphing speed, elevation, temperature, or distance. Just four buttons do everything on this -diminutive unit. —Jock Ellio

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