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12/07/08 at 23:02:49
 
A member of our ATV club,D'Millers, sent some info about a new Idiot proof GPS.  It is a Bushnell product called a Backtrack.  It is a basic GPS unit that lets you set a home point when you begin, put it away and when you are ready to return, it will point the direction back.  It is weather resistant and also functions as a compass.  You can store up to three home points.  This is a basic direction back to the starting point AS THE CROW FLIES.  It will require you to go around hills, mtns, etc.  As mentioned in his text, "it is pretty much idiot-proof and better than nothing if your lost".  I bought one at Dillard's for $70-pink,green, and orange were the colors.  Though I'm in touch with my feminine side, I opted OUT on the pink.  I'm going to enjoy my wife's gift to me!! Cheesy
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Reply #1 - 12/20/08 at 00:52:09
 
I am curious as to how it works if you do more than ride a trail. On a big ride I might head out and take a few side trails and then back to the main road, make a loop near the end and then play around some. Do you have to back track exactly over your route, or can you have it take you directly back to the beginning? If I put my GPS on backtrack I would have to follow my route exactly, but if I look at my route on the display I can follow the backtrack without taking all the side trips. I would not want to be forced to take all the side trips if it was late and I wanted or needed to get back as quickly as possible.
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Reply #2 - 12/20/08 at 09:14:02
 
This GPS does not save track logs nor does it backtrack using one from what I can find in it's product description and the reviews. It simply saves up to 3 waypoints and will guide you to them in a straight course as the crow flies. It is up to the operator to figure out how to get around obstacles in the path. Things such as rivers, lakes, mountains etc...
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Reply #3 - 12/20/08 at 13:20:04
 
Ok I understand now. Yea I guess it would be better than NOTHING, but I wouldn't recommend it for ATV riding. With the long distances you can travel so quickly and all the possible intersections, and twists and turns, I would not want to rely on one waypoint as my only info to find my way back. If you are at an intersection, the waypoint might be straight ahead of you, but the roads might twist and turn so that a left turn is needed to get there. You can get an Etrex H for around $90 and have a better backtrack feature. As far as Idiot proof goes, I think if you can figure out how to use the Bushnell product you can also use the Garmin. Spend the extra $20 and get a basic GPSr with a real backtrack function. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Reply #4 - 01/01/09 at 23:17:13
 
I have fasted, and yes, prayed about returning my unopened Bushnell Back track and want to pursue the Garmin E-Trex.  I want simplicity# 1, price is #2.  I am reading mixed reviews either very Pro or very con.  Do any of you have one of these units?  Many reviews mentioned how poorly the manual was written-certainly not for beginners.  Enlighten me!! help me
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Reply #5 - 01/04/09 at 15:51:46
 
I don't have a Garmin unit. I am sure that there are a lot of GPSr forums that can give you advice. You could also try posting in the OHV Navigation section of this forum.
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Reply #6 - 02/20/09 at 09:07:26
 
I owned a Garmin E-Trex for a short time until I lost it deer hunting 2 years ago. It was just the basic yellow one. I really liked it and many of the people on this forum kinda taught me how to use it. It was set up so that I got more and more comfortable with it the more I used it. It would lose signal in heavy trees and cover sometimes leaving a blank in the track log but it served its purpose perfectly for me and only cost $100. If you look on KSL.com you can find them for around $75 from people who just don't use them. I also bought some cables from a guy on ebay to download my tracklogs to my computer. They were much less expensive than the Garmin brand. I would buy another Garmin E-Trex...in fact I plan to. This time I'm gonna get a RAM mount for it too so I don't loose it.
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Reply #7 - 02/21/09 at 05:00:03
 
If I can put my 2 cents worth in on this......
I have  2 Garmins..One is the eTrex Ledgend Cx, and I love it..Have it mounted  on my handle bars, take it hiking with me, and even use it on my dash..The other one is a GPSMAP 76CSx...Bigger screen, but don't like the bigger size, and my screen is hard to see in brighter light..I now wish after seeing freinds of mine that have the 60CSx, I would prefer the Garmin 60CSx to my GPSMAP76CSx...I know I could use the 60CSx for everything I need it to do, and I'm sure I don't even scratch the surface on what these devices can do...Any way that's my story..
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Reply #8 - 02/21/09 at 14:39:07
 
Capt. Kirk wrote on 02/21/09 at 05:00:03:
The other one is a GPSMAP 76CSx...Bigger screen, but don't like the bigger size, and my screen is hard to see in brighter light..I now wish after seeing freinds of mine that have the 60CSx, I would prefer the Garmin 60CSx to my GPSMAP76CSx...


The 60CSx and the 76CSx have the same screen and screen size and have the same receivers. The 60Csx is physically smaller though. I prefer the 76CSx as I feel it is easier to use the buttons while you are actually moving. JMO.
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Reply #9 - 02/22/09 at 04:12:32
 
Dick,
I agree  with everything you said.. I think the bigger size of the whole unit is what has me kind of down on it...I think I should just use it more and maybe I'll get used to it....Garmin seems to be all over in my family and friends... We all run different models, but the one thing about it is, we all love 'em....Kirk out....
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Reply #10 - 06/12/10 at 09:58:00
 
Just an FYI...I noticed that Costco is now selling the Bushnell unit.
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Reply #11 - 06/12/10 at 11:12:26
 
I don't know a thing about the Busnell unit, but I have owned three different Garmins.  I am definitely gps challenged and could be in the "idiot" category.  All I can say is that I love the Garmins I have had and would buy another.  They are simple enough, they pick up signal almost anywhere (now using a 60Csx), and haven't got me lost.  You can get a great handlebar mount (try Gpscity.com).  The Etrex has alot of models that aren't that expensive and will give you a "cookie crumb" trail to follow home.

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Reply #12 - 06/12/10 at 11:29:39
 
About the only thing the Bushnell Backtrack is good for is finding your car in a large parking lot and if you need a GPS for that you might consider just staying home  Rolling on floor laughing

It only stores 3 waypoints and NO track logs so the name Backtrack is deceiving.

It simply saves a waypoint and points you back to it in a straight line as the crow flies. It is up to the operator to figure out how to get from point a to point b and around obstacles in the path such as rivers, lakes, mountains etc... So a compass would be just as good and whole lot cheaper.
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Reply #13 - 06/13/10 at 17:51:29
 
I seen that a number of retailers have had the 60CSX for around $200 bucks lately. That is a really good price, since it comes in a package deal. You get the GPSr, Mapsource(2008, I believe), USB cable and a belt clip. When I purchased mine, it cost me around $450. I've heard Garmin is trying to get rid of this unit, since they are bringing a replacement for it.
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Reply #14 - 06/13/10 at 18:08:40
 
I haven't looked for 3-4 weeks but then I didn't see anything near that low of a price.  All the prices then were around $300 or more.


Where have you seen the 60csx for around $200?  I'd like to get one.


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Reply #15 - 06/13/10 at 22:40:13
 
mcgeed wrote on 06/13/10 at 18:08:40:
I haven't looked for 3-4 weeks but then I didn't see anything near that low of a price. All the prices then were around $300 or more.


Where have you seen the 60csx for around $200? I'd like to get one.


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I believe Sportsman's W had them for $219 and Cabelas for about the same. I believe that both "sales" started around the 10th.
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Reply #16 - 06/14/10 at 06:01:54
 
Garmin is releasing the GPSMap 62 series. Similar in form and shape to the 60 series with a few new added features such as wireless data sharing between like devices. A 3-axis tilt-compensated compass which shows your heading even when youre standing still, without holding it level, preinstalled 100k topo maps, BirdsEye Satellite imagery (subscription required) that lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps, and photo navigation to name a few of the new features.

They are playing catchup with Delorme and Lowrance who both have had the aerial and satellite imagery for a while now.

So far it looks to be a nice improvement over the 60 series and HUGE step up from the Colorado and Oregon units. If I'm not mistaken they have dropped the Colorado because it was such a bad seller it was not worth continuing production.

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Reply #17 - 06/14/10 at 11:11:49
 
Cabelas has them for $199 while supplies last.  Sale started on the 12th according to my flyer in the mail.
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Reply #18 - 06/14/10 at 11:14:09
 
Colorado is being dropped due to issues with the Rock-A-Roller wheel.  I picked my Colorado up new in February for $179.00.  So far, the best unit I have navigated with.
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Reply #19 - 06/14/10 at 13:57:07
 
Looks like they're on sale for $369.99 on the Cabela's web site.

That's not very cheap.  Nothing close to what you mentioned.

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Reply #20 - 06/14/10 at 15:20:06
 
mcgeed wrote on 06/14/10 at 13:57:07:
Looks like they're on sale for $369.99 on the Cabela's web site.

That's not very cheap. Nothing close to what you mentioned.

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I saw the ad he mentioned Doug. It was in the flier Cabelas mailed out a while back. A couple guys told me they went to get one in Lehi and they had sold out and they were not offering rain checks because it was a limited sale.

Keep your eye on GPS City and Tiger GPS. I'm betting you will see a drop in price or some sales soon what with Garmin trying to push out the new replacement model.

The 60CSx is still the best unit for ATV use in my opinion. The new 62 series is way to pricey right now for what little it offers in new bells and whistles. Besides the 60 has been field tested for a long time and it's a proven reliable unit.
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Reply #21 - 06/14/10 at 17:57:59
 
Thanks Gary.  I'll watch the ads this weekend too.  With Father's Day next week, there should be a sale or two somewhere.

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Reply #22 - 06/15/10 at 09:25:05
 
It was also available at that price for online order.  When I go home, i will see if I still have the ad.
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Reply #23 - 06/16/10 at 09:32:04
 
I called Cabela's and they are out and won't get more in for approximately 5 weeks, well after the sale is over.  So last night I stopped in at Sportsman's Warehouse to get a new fishing license, and they had one 60csx remaining at $219.00.  Needless to say, they now have none remaining.  Now I just need to read the manual and figure out how to fully utilize it.
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Reply #24 - 06/16/10 at 13:15:51
 
Went home and pulled the ad from the recycle bin and it is on the last page.

Garmin 60 CSX GPS
$199.99

Save $170

STORE AND ONLINE

Sale prices good June 10-20, 2010

You still got a good deal at Sportsmans.
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Reply #25 - 06/25/10 at 12:31:22
 
I also got a 60CSx at Sportsman. It replaces my old Etrex Vista C.

Functionality is similar and the screen is somewhat larger. And it uses my old topo maps.

The new series has to be significantly better to interest me.

I had an Oregon and took it back because I could not read it while on my atv. So much for new and improved.
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Reply #26 - 08/19/10 at 16:32:35
 
I got my 60csx about a month ago for $200.00 at Bass Pro Shops and I have to tell you I have used it on every trip since then and it's an awesome piece of equipment to have while a person is ATVing... Don't buy anything else...   Smiley
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Reply #27 - 08/19/10 at 19:06:18
 
The Garmin 60 CSx is now on sale for $199.99 at Cabela's and is shown on the front page of their current circular which is good from Aug 19-25, 2010.  It lists the reg price as $399.00.   Great Deal!!  Christmas has come a little early this year.    Smiley
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Reply #28 - 08/30/10 at 20:38:30
 
ATVUtah wrote on 06/12/10 at 11:29:39:
About the only thing the Bushnell Backtrack is good for is finding your car in a large parking lot and if you need a GPS for that you might consider just staying home Rolling on floor laughing

It only stores 3 waypoints and NO track logs so the name Backtrack is deceiving.

It simply saves a waypoint and points you back to it in a straight line as the crow flies. It is up to the operator to figure out how to get from point a to point b and around obstacles in the path such as rivers, lakes, mountains etc... So a compass would be just as good and whole lot cheaper.



Sounds like something alot of WOMEN COULD USE... Roll Eyes

I use the garmin 60CX.  Love it.  It got me all around Southern Utah, never got lost thanks to it  (and Garry)
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