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Uses a smart antenna technology with intelligent position recognition to increase efficiency and safety.
Whether you're taking your first avalanche course or traveling into the backcountry after hours of practice, rely on the Ortovox 3 Plus Beacon. The 3 Plus answers your first three questions: which direction, how many people, and how far to them? This user-friendly, all-digital triple-antenna search tool allows for quick recoveries by switching between transmitting antennas to maximize signal strength even when you tumble in a slide and change directions.
In search mode, a simple circular real-time display tells you what direction to search and how far to the victim while a clear, circular pinpoint search shows you how close you are before you start moving away from the signal. Easy Mark technology shows the number of victims and lets you pin the signals once found (with a large button below the front display) so you can quickly move onto the next signal. After 120 seconds of no movement, the beacon switches from search to transmit in case you get buried in a follow-up slide. Should you be buried, the 3 Plus features Smart Antenna Technology which analyzes the position of the antennas and automatically switches to the best transmitting antenna, which boots range 43% more than other devices on the market (with the exception of Ortovix' S1+), no matter what search device your companion is using.
Ortovox gave the 3 Plus rubberized housing to protect it against moisture and impact while a small bag with elastic strap attaches the 3 Plus securely to your body. A backlight display allows for nighttime rescues while its updatable microprocessor keeps the 3 Plus at the forefront of avalanche beacon technology. The 3 Plus also has clear and optimized search acoustics for reliability and a Recco reflector that helps professional rescuers find victims buried in the snow.
- Smart Antenna technology (digital triple-antenna device)
- Parallel search for multiple victims
- Automatic switchover in case of secondary avalanche after 120 seconds of no movement
- Circular real-time display
- Easy mark technology shows number of victims
- Rubberized housing
- Comfort carrying system
- Marking function
- Display lighting
- Updatable microprocessor
- Recco receiver
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Ortovox 3+ screen failure
Has anyone seen this before? Intermittent screen failure -- happened both in send and receive modes. This is shot in a car, but it happened in the same fashion in the backcountry far from EMI.
I returned this to Ortovox and they had a brand new unit to me in less than a week. Nice work on the customer service!
What is the difference between the Ortovox...
What is the difference between the Ortovox 3 Plus beacon and the Ortovox 3+ beacon?
looks like the only non cosmetic difference is that this one also has a recco reflector, where the 3+ does not
The 3 Plus has an updatable microprocessor, and RECCO receiver, while the 3+ does not and comes in green.