The Tracker 2 is the new standard in simple, reliable beacons from Backcountry Access.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Owned this tracker for over 2 seasons now and�i love it simple, easy to use and accurate. What more can you ask for. Recently got my bro to buy this one also. very happy with it also.
I have the same question as a previous...
I have the same question as a previous post - is the inventory you are selling post-2011?
All of our current inventory was received THIS year. What you receive will be the 2013 model. Please let us know if we can assist you with anything else!
Shipping to Japan, how much is the fee of...
Shipping to Japan, how much is the fee of all?
International shipping is generally around $50, and then the customs fees and taxes are extra. Those fees/taxes vary by country, so I don't have the specific prices for those.
Perhaps an old topic but, can you verify...
Perhaps an old topic but, can you verify that all of your inventory in stock has been supplied no early than December 2011? Inventory prior to that date will have faulty software that I am not interested in dealing with. BCA says Trackers shipped since December 2011 have the updated 'r04' software. Thanks.
Hey, great choice on a beacon btw. All of these beacons were received between Sept and Oct of this year so no worries on faulty software. Let us know if you need anything else.
This beacon rocks!
Keep it simple stupid! BCA is great at not complicating their products. I love how you physically pull the tab to switch to search mode. Hope I never need to use it to locate a buried ski partner but if I do, I know the beacon will be up to the task and the simplicity will help keep my head straight during such an event.
I haven't had to REALLY use it. but as far as playing around with it, it seems to find other beacons just find. What I really like is the simplicity: pull the bottom tab out to search, push in to transmit. it is basically impossible to switch out of transmit by accident. it has a good harness too that doesn't feel uncomfortable.
on the scale
324grams=11.4oz with batteries
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This beacon is awesome and met all expectations. Its super easy to use and has large controls that don't require fine motor function, which I think is a major plus. Also its comfy to wear.
A beacon for all
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
In the ever-evolving world of beacons and avalanche rescue gear, new stuff seems to arrive every year. I still feel most comfortable using the older tracker, but when going out with those a bit less experienced and with less avalanche experience, I always bring the tracker 2. Its simple design, pull tab, and pretty accurate distance indicator make checks, practice and education easy. No fumbling with too many buttons or memorizing too many tricks. Only beef is that the search on/off tab is a bit too easy to push back into transmit mode, making shoving the beacon into the pants or pockets a slightly more time consuming job when switching from search to shovel.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
If and when stuff hits the fan you want something that is very simple reliable and easy to use. Since stress will be high and thinking might not be easy. This beacon is super friendly and quick in searches.
In the case of this photo we triggered the avalanche from above and were safe but just imagine.....
Accurate and Easy
Easy to use and I have found it to be quite accurate.
Like everyone below me have said, Practice is key, especially with the multi burial mode.
Simple and Accurate
The Tracker 2 is simple, accurate and effective. With 3 receiving antennas it cuts down on lag while searching and the beacon doesn't take nearly as long to think. The multi mode lets you know right away if its picking up more than one signal and pin pointing a second burial is made faster and easier with this mode. I will say it does take some practice to become fast and effective using this mode. But practice is always the most important thing, regardless of what beacon you are using. Great size, lightweight and simple. About all I'm looking for in a beacon. Speed and Accuracy are the most important.
A breeze to use, love the tracker 2
Whatever beacon you use, you must practice, practice, practice. I am coming from an old analog beacon but have used my friend's original Tracker DTS many times. Once the Tracker 2 came out, it was too good to pass up. It is so intuitive to use and I love the simplicity of the design. It is very fast and accurate.
The gold standard
The Tracker2 is the gold standard for fast and simple effective beacons. The harness fits snug and comfortable--you'll almost forget you're wearing it. My only complaint is you have to be careful about pushing the search tab back in when you are digging. You can put the beacon back in the case, but you cannot fasten the buckle without it pushing the tab back in and going back to Send (which is a good safety feature honestly when you're about to drop in). But, the beacon could fall out of the case, getting in your way, or also bump the tab back in, causing you to have to stop and pull it back out again. More of a minor annoyance than anything, and the beacon will beep at you and let you know you've gone back to transmit mode. Despite this, it's still awesome.
fits snug, comfy under any jacket
easy easy easy, and one of the fastest most accurate. deffinatly worth adding to your BC safety
Very Straight forward
Can't agree more how easy to use this beacon is... I wanted to get something straight forward & easy to use in the (unfortunate) event I had to use it in a real emergency.
Definitely practice, practice, practice and take an avalanche course - because having a beacon is no replacement for education.
A reliable backcountry tool
The Tracker 2, like everyone mentions, is very straight-forward and quite easy to use. One of the updates from the original Tracker is the pull-out tab to go into search mode. It makes it so simple. However, this pull out tab can create a small problem when you need to put it back into it's holder (it can get pushed in and turns back to transmit signal mode) and this is why I give it a 4 star (Why would you put it back in your holder and not be looking at it when it's in search mode? Well let's say you're on a rescue scene and need to be digging but should not flip it into transmit mode and cannot have it dangling off your body while you're trying to maneuver at a fast pace.) The strap system is also better than the original Tracker as it can fit more tightly/snugly for a smaller person like myself- so this is a definite improvement in my opinion.
Whatever brand you choose please become acquainted with your transceiver and how to operate it to the point it's like brushing your teeth. If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of having to use it the last thing you want is to be fumbling around.
Another fun day
Easy to put on and don't really feel it on.