GPS FAQ

Are there instructional videos available that explain how to use the Backtrack HuntTrack?

Yes. Please click “How it works” to view video instructions.

Can I use the HuntTrack application on more than 1 computer?

Yes. You don't need to create a new account or register a second time, simply log in to your existing account. 

Does the BackTrack HuntTrack work abroad?

The BackTrack HuntTrack can be used world wide.

How do I download the HuntTrack desktop application?

The BackTrack HuntTrack application requires Adobe Air®. If you do not already have Adobe Air®, you can download it here - Adobe Air Download 

After you have installed the Adobe Air Download install the BackTrack HUNTTRACK application

If you need additional download support please email support@registria.com or call 650-322-2991 9am to 6pm Pacific Time. 

How do I know when to replace the batteries?

The battery meter icon will begin flashing with a diagonal line through it notifying you that the batteries need to be replaced.

You will only have a short amount of time after the icon starts blinking before the batteries will be exhausted. 

How do I register my BackTrack HuntTrack?

Please visit http://www.hunttrackgps.com to register your unit. 

How do I save my trip data and the current screen view when I am finished using the app?

You don’t have to remember to do anything, as your trip data is automatically saved to your account in the 'cloud'.

There’s no need to logout, just close the application when you finish using the BackTrack HuntTrack software. 

How does the Bushnell Backtrack HuntTrack work?

The BackTrack HuntTrack uses a blend of new technologies with GPS technology. Using military GPS satellites, the BackTrack HuntTrack re-calculates your position every 2 seconds, telling you how far you’ve traveled from your original destination. 

How long can I expect the batteries in my HuntTrack to last?

Battery life varies with use. The estimated battery life for a constantly running HuntTrack unit is 16-20 hours. 

The trips I took on different days are not in the right (sequential) order under 'My Downloaded Tracks'.

Close the BackTrack HuntTrack software application, and then re-open it. Your trips should appear in order by date. 

The compass does not seem to be accurate or the arrow points in the wrong direction.

It may be necessary to periodically recalibrate the compass to ensure maximum accuracy.

With the BackTrack HuntTrack powered on and outdoors, wait for a GPS lock (satellite icon stops blinking), then hold the HuntTrack out in front of you and move it in a horizontal “figure 8” pattern. 

What does the blinking satellite icon mean?

Since the BackTrack HuntTrack is a GPS device, it must lock onto the signal from multiple satellites in order to obtain an accurate location. The blinking icon lets you know that it has not yet obtained a full lock.

Satellite acquisition takes approximately 15-60 seconds.

What happens when the HuntTrack memory is full?

The memory indicator icon will display as full, with no bars remaining. In addition, the walking man icon in the upper right of the screen will not display if you attempt to turn logging on when the memory is full. 

What kind of batteries does my HuntTrack need?

The BackTrack HuntTrack uses three AAA alkaline or lithium batteries.

Non-rechargeable Lithium batteries are recommended for cold temperatures or for extended use. 

What should I do if it takes longer than a minute for my HuntTrack to obtain a GPS satellite lock?

It is not unusual for the initial lock to take over a minute when using the BackTrack HuntTrack for the first time, or in a new location. Make sure you are in an open area, away from tall buildings, trees, and large metal structures. 

Why does the display show that I am still walking at 1 mph even though I have stopped?

For national security reasons GPS systems are designed with some intentional variability in the signal that is available for commercial use. This can result in the position data calculated by any commercial GPS to appear to wander. Over time this variability averages out. 

Will the BackTrack HuntTrack work indoors?

No. GPS requires a clear view of the sky in order to obtain satellite lock. Large buildings and metallic surfaces could potentially affect satellite lock and make it difficult for the HuntTrack to accurately determine your location.