Gear Review - Bushnell HuntTrack GPS




I recently had an opportunity to review the HuntTrack GPS from Bushnell. This small GPS unit is based on the simple operation of Bushnell’s popular BackTrack units but it adds some hunter-friendly features like a game activity chart, sunrise/sunset times and barometric pressure.



Here's what Bushnell has to say about it:

Features
• Logs up to 48 hours of trip data
• Mark and return to up to 25 locations
• View/record time in military or civilian, temperature in Fahrenheit or Celsius, and altitude
• Distances in yards/miles or meters/kilometers
• Latitude and longitude coordinates
• Weather-resistant construction
• 1 year limited warranty

I've found the HuntTrack very easy to use in the field an that's very important to me. If you've ever been afield with a piece of gear and forgotten how to use it with your owner's manual back at the truck or the house, you'll appreciate that too. It's built very rugged as well and on my first trip out with it in a misting rain, I dropped it about 25 feet out of my treestand onto the wet ground. When I picked it up after the evening sit, it worked just fine.


The HuntTrack let's you mark the location of your truck, treestand, downed deer, and other landmarks with special indicators. You can then see where those spots are in relation to your location on the map. I used this feature for marking deer sign on a scouting expedition as well. This allowed me to stay oriented when hanging stands near sign.


The geocashing feature on the HuntTrack allows you to upload your trips to a computer and track your hunts on highly detailed maps. You can also set waypoints on your computer that you want to access in the field. This is great when you want to check out an interesting spot you found on the aerial view map.

This is a piece of gear that has now gone with me on every hunting trip since I've had it, no matter how short. Most of us know the safety benefits of having a GPS in the woods, and now with the streamlined hunter-friendly HuntTrack, it's easier to stay oriented than ever.

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  1. Most GPS trackers on the market today will allow you to connect additional sensors to the device to remotely monitor the environment around the tracker. Originally GPS trackers were designed just for that, gps tracking. However, today your average tracker will have multiple inputs (both analog and digital) that allows the consumer to remotely monitor sensors. These sensors are not proprietary to the GPS tracker, but are standard, off the shelf, sensors. Fleet Management Solutions

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