Bushnell Introduces a Personal GPS Device That Provides Hunters With Vital Information In The Field

    3/1/2012
    Overland Park, Kan. – Bushnell Outdoor Products, an industry-leader in high performance sports optics for more than 60 years, has introduced a new personal GPS device designed to make hunters more effective in the field. In addition to the features that have made the BackTrack TM a consumer favorite, the new HuntTrackTM features solunar tables, barometric data and predictive animal activity.

    With five available icons and the ability to use up to 20 additional numeric waypoints, the HuntTrack allows users to mark up to 25 waypoints while providing simple distance and direction to each location. This makes marking and locating deer stands, trail cameras or downed game quick and easy. In addition to a self-calibrating digital compass, the device provides time, temperature, altitude, and latitude/longitude coordinates.

    The HuntTrack also provides vital information hunters need, including Hunter’s Edge solunar tables, barometric data and predictive animal activity. The solunar tables provide hunters with the rise and set of the sun and moon as well as the current moon phase. In addition to temperature, the device provides barometric pressure, an icon displaying current weather conditions and an emergency weather indicator. This data along with the geographic location is used in combination to provide 24 hours of predictive animal activity for the preceding and subsequent 12 hours.

    The new device has a “breadcrumbs” feature that allows users to record the exact route taken and retrace the route at any time. With the free HuntTrack software application, hunters can review predictive animal activity for any location up to 365 days away and use the topographic map to mark waypoints and upload them to the device.

    Following the trip, up to 48 hours of data can be uploaded to the HuntTrack application, which overlays saved routes on a topographic map and allows users to quickly evaluate the route or save it for future use. In addition to trip routes, the application provides data from each trip including distance traveled, average speed, elevation and temperature.

    With the peace of mind that comes from knowing you can always find your way back and now the information to be a more knowledgeable hunter, the Bushnell HuntTrack makes the next hunting adventure safer and more enjoyable. Water resistant and constructed with a rugged housing, the HuntTrack is available for an MSRP of $164.95.

    To learn more about the Bushnell HuntTrack, visit the product page online. For more information about Bushnell Outdoor Products and its complete line of sports optics and outdoor technology, visit www.bushnell.com or call 1-800-423-3537.

    Bushnell Outdoor Products is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded consumer products based in Overland Park, Kansas. Bushnell Outdoor Products sells its products worldwide under the Bushnell®, Tasco®, Serengeti®, Bollé®, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement®, Stoney Point®, Hoppe’s®, Butler Creek®, Cébé®, Millett®, Uncle Mike’s®, Final Approach® and Simmons® brand names. For information about any of these brands or products, please contact Bushnell Public Relations at (913) 752-6105.