easy to use
This is a great beacon to get into the backcountry with. It is easy to use and to read. It doesn't have the range of more expensive beacons (this model has a range of about 40 meters compared to others I have seen that can detect a signal at about 75 meters) or the functions but it gets the job done, the display is simple to read and does not complicate your search. For the price you can't beat it. Remember to practice with it(and the rest of your avy gear) in order to feel comfortable before you have to actually use it in an avalanche situation.