There are all sorts of GPS enabled devices out there. And more and more, you’ll find great GPS capabilities built into the everyday devices we like to use such as smartphones and ipads. In particular, one type of GPS device that’s really handy is a GPS enabled homing device that makes it easy to find your way back to an existing location. One of the typical uses for these GPS homing devices is to find your way back to your car that you left in a parking lot.
How many times do you return to a public parking lot and can’t remember where you left your car? Wouldn’t it be great if you could just “push a button” and automatically be guided back to your car, exactly where you left it hours earlier? Well, that’s exactly how the Backtrack GPS Homing Device from Hammacher Schlemmer works.
GPS Homing Device technology continues to improve and this newest version of the GPS Homing Device from Hammacher Schlemmer is the simplest and easiest portable GPS locating device you’ll find anywhere.
The Backtrack GPS Homing Device is perfect for tacking down your car after shopping or finding your way back to your hotel after a full day of touring in an unfamiliar city. To identify the location you want to find your way back to, just push the button to mark your current location and the device will guide the way back when you’re ready to return.
The Backtrack GPS device is super small and compact, more than half the size of a normal cell phone. The lightweight portable device attaches easily to your keychain or you can just carry it in your pocket or in your purse without taking up any room at all.
Different than other GPS devices that can be much more complicated to operate, the Backtrack GPS Homing Device is as simple as it gets. This GPS device only has two buttons, one switching the compass mode, and the other button for registering up to three starting locations.
The Backtrack GPS Homing Device employs a GPS receiver chipset that enables a precise degree of accuracy and is able to pinpoint your starting location to within five yards. It works equally well in urban canyons or even heavily forested areas thanks to the superior “time to first fix” capability for locating and locking onto the GPS satellite signals.
Once you start approaching your starting location, it begins to display the distance in miles, kilometers, meters or yards. And the self-calibrating digital compass will display your heading in degrees indicating the direction you want to go with an easy-to-read pointing arrow.
A backlight button illuminates the display for easy viewing in low light conditions or at night. The device can also remember your waypoints when powered off so you don’t have to worry about losing your settings. And not to worry about the outside elements, the Backtrack GPS Homing Device is waterproof as well.
The Backtrack GPS Homing Device requires two AAA batteries. It’s 3 1/4 inches in length, 2 inches in width, 3/4 inches deep and weighs only 2 ounces. Never lose track of your car again and always find your way back easily with the convenient Backtrack GPS Homing Device.
I am only posting this gadget because I feel I could have done with it today when I was out shopping.Â Have you ever been out to a large shopping complex and completely forgotten where you parked you car, then having to spend the next 20 minutes walking round (with your shopping bags) looking like a complete idiot? Well I have. This GPS tracking device could have saved me so much time and hassle.
Utilizing an advanced GPS receiver chipset which provides the high degree of accuracy required for GPS systems, the GPS navigation device is able to guide you to a predetermined location. On the face of the device is an easy to read digital compass directing you along with providing the distance to end point in yards, miles, meters or kilometers.
How could I use this? Well if I had parked my car I could have plotted the location and the GPS homing device would have shown me the way; OR I could have looked at the “memorize the car park number”.