You're right, it's only intended to tell you where you've been. However, I can't make it work properly. The software won't work on my Windows 7, Windows 10 or Mac Pro Tower. It keeps hanging up the system, and when you do get results they make no sense. It doesn't properly locate your trip and can show you driving 95 miles an hour through a lake. My experience is that it's totally useless. The camera works great though.