GPS being used


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

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

The BackTrack HuntTrack can be used worldwide.

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 or call 650-322-2991 9am to 6pm Pacific Time.

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.

Please visit to register your unit.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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 to log on when the memory is full.

The BackTrack HuntTrack uses three AAA alkaline or lithium batteries.

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

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.

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.

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