This is the simplest portable GPS locating device available, ideal for finding your car after shopping or your hotel after a day of touring in an unfamiliar city. Simply push a button when you leave your car or a hotel and the device marks the location and points the way back. Half the size of a cell phone, the compact receiver fits easily on a keychain, in a pocket, or in a purse. Unlike typical GPS units that are highly complex, this one only has two buttons: one for switching your compass mode, another for setting up to three starting points. It uses an advanced GPS receiver chipset that provides a high degree of accuracy—within five yards—in urban canyons or heavily forested environments. It counts down the distance (in yards, miles, meters, or kilometers) as you approach your starting point and its self-calibrating digital compass displays your heading in degrees and indicates direction with an easy-to-read arrow. A backlight button illuminates the display for easy reading in low light conditions. It also remembers your waypoints when powered off. Best in outdoor conditions. Weather resistant. Requires two AAA batteries. 3 1/4" L x 2" W x 3/4" D. (2 oz.)
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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
By Julio The Traveler
I'm a successful man thanks to this, it's easy to use and absolute powerful.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)
It's OK< with some Reservations
from Rego Park, NY
An interesting product, and it does work pretty well, even in the cavernous confines of New York City streets.The only drawback: it takes a good deal of time to get the device to find a satellite. While probably a very useful tool in the woods and other outdoor areas, it may prove to offer a smaller benefit in indoor areas such as a large indoor mall or parking complex.
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Security for Me
from Rochester, MN
I have no sense of direction; am going to England and Ireland next June and thought this would give me extra security if I go off by myself.It also helps me find my car in big parking lots.
The miniature GPS I was wishing for!
from Wilkes-Barre PA
The GPS Homing Device is very easy to use, nothing technical. The big arrow points you back to where you started and shows distance. I bought this for traveling to a foreign country. Very small and lightweight. Highly recommend if you don't want to get lost walking.
(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
By Old Ed
from Tulsa, OK
we are fully satisfied with the product.
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
Works great, as advertised!
In a small package, this is a particularlyuseful instrument, where orientationand distance measurement are prerequisites.
This little electronic gadget is amazing
By Michael the Rolfer
My first trial was in San Diego.The GPS made it easy to find our car every time.
(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Perfect. Used it touring DC
from Victoria, Canada
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
EASY TO USE, GPS DEVICE
from Houston area
So easy to use and figure out. I've tried other GPS devices but will ONLY be using this one. Would highly recommend this without any hesitation. We use it out in the woods for hunting, but can be used for other purposes.
(5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
from Greenville, SC
I was amazed when this item arrived how BIG and bulky it was! The display showing it on a keyring is so misleading. It is way too big and bulky to put on the normal keyring. However, it may be good for a backpack or other hiking/camping items. As for me, I am returning this item for a refund!!!
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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