Large display screen. Good digital compass. Good satellite receiver
Worthless "free" maps. Visual images are so cluttered as to obscure even large features like lakes. Very complex download procedures. Base map is very inaccurate and sparse - almost blank.
I've only used a few hiking/hunting GPS devices - most are not too good, but this is the bottom of the pile. The free base map is unusable for any real navigation - major features like large lakes, parks, major roads, etc are not shown or are inaccurate. ... Read full review
I've only used a few hiking/hunting GPS devices - most are not too good, but this is the bottom of the pile. The free base map is unusable for any real navigation - major features like large lakes, parks, major roads, etc are not shown or are inaccurate. Unless you purchase large numbers of maps this device is basically only a digital compass. Even if you sign up for the "unlimited downloads" at $29.95/yr you will waste so much time down loading the maps that its not worth it. Also, as I understand their customer service tech, the maps are not zoomable. So you need to buy multiple maps for the same area (i.e., zoomed out to "get you there" and more "zoomed in" to see the area's details when you get near.) It is very difficult to reach "customer support". Not only do I strongly recommend against this product but I would not be likely to purchase any other optical products from Bushnell based on the low quality of this product and their customer support. My DeLorme PN-20, which is not ideal, is far superior, IMO. Even at the $99 sale price I paid for the 400, it was a bad deal. Also, the 400 is very large compared to other units and uses a proprietary battery that can only be charged from an AC source. So if the battery runs down in the woods, it will be a problem unless you purchase additional expensive batteries and tote around the extra weight. Finally, some of the waterproofing rubber seals fit so poorly that they fall out and can be easily lost (which is why, I suppose, that a replacement seal is included.)