Posted 21 February 2011 - 04:12 AM
I've had mine for a couple years and love it as it's simple, pretty rugged and very dependable as it works great. I cannot plug in any numbers into mine and have not read about that model. With mine you have to be at a spot you want to get back to...like your car before leaving on an extended hike. You hold the button in until it sets, then just hike or hunt wherever you care and for as long as you want. When it's time to return, you have a straight line directional arrow to follow. The only way you could go in reverse is by setting another spot somewhere out in the woods you would want to hunt, fish, etc. for a later day. It may not be enough for many as mine only has three positions to 'set'. They are locked there until you set another location in to replace that one. They are handy tools to find your origination points and it has a stricttly compass mose as well; but it does have it's limitations. It is not an orienteering tool. More like a survival tool to me, but I like it. I see where folks use them to mark their cars location in mammouth parking lots like Disneyworld, etc I'd do some further checking before you buy one as mine does not do the things you'd like it to do.