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    A small package with no-nonsense, real-time marking for multiple burials.

    Backcountry Access stepped it up again this winter with its all-new Tracker3 Avalanche Beacon. Twenty percent lighter and smaller than its big brother, the Tracker2, the Tracker3 contains real-time display, a third receiving antenna, and markings for multiple burials. Its progressive industrial design creates unmatched wearing comfort and user experience.

    • 20% smaller and lighter than the popular Backcountry Access Tracker2
    • Progressive industrial design creates unmatched wearing comfort and user experience
    • Third digital antenna enhances search accuracy while transmitting a stronger signal in any orientation during burial
    • Easy-to-read interface (just like the DTS) shows distance and direction, so you're not slowed down with excess information
    • Small Special Mode button enables other functions like battery status and a mute setting for practice sessions
    • Multiple burial light indicator informs you of multiple signals in the search zone
    • Avalanche gear benefits you and your party the most after you take an avalanche course and regularly practice your skills
    • Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.8 x 0.8in (11.5 x 7.1 x 2cm)
    • Frequency: 457kHz
    • Item #BCA2934

    Tech Specs

    Antennas
    triple
    Digital Range
    50 m
    Battery
    3 AAA
    Batteries Included
    yes
    Dimensions
    4.5 x 2.8 x 0.9 in
    Claimed Weight
    [with batteries] 7.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years limited

    Tech Specs

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    Great to have, never to use

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    My beacon is probably one of my most prized possessions that I never want to have to use for real. All the same, the T3 is easy to use and reliable which gives me the assurance I can get the job done if need be. The large screen and mechanics of it make it very user friendly for even beginners just stepping into the backcountry, while it has special features like multiple burial flagging and "big picture" mode that are important for professionals alike. Plus the size and weight can't be beat. Love this beacon.

    Perfect Upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I needed an upgrade for my trusty Tracker 2, and the Tracker 3 was the obvious choice. I haven't put it to the test in the field, but I'm impressed with the intuitive buttons and programming. It's much smaller and more comfortable to wear.

    Safety First

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This beacon killed it during my avalanche training course. During each practice companion rescue, beacon drill and beacon test we did as a group the Tracker 3 killed it for me.

    Beacon has a very convenient size that can be worn in the included strap and case. Has been a comfortable fit during long days in the backcountry.

    Last but not least, makes awesome noises when you turn it on and off.

    I trust it!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This beacon has been awesome. Big upgrade from the original tracker I had before. I've put it through quite a few practices as well as testing distances while in the trailhead parking lot. Another plus is its size. You don't even know you have it on. Very thin and light weight. I've forgotten I've had it on a couple of times heading into the office after a dawn patrol. In short, I trust BCA and the tracker 3.

    Intuitive To Use

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    This is my first beacon, picked it up in a package with the Tracker 3 package with probe and shovel. I have yet to get it out in the backcountry as I'm still putting together my split-board set-up but I have done beacon practice with it. After comparing it with some of my friends beacons I really like the intuitive function and very clear indicators. The construction also seems very durable.

    Intuitive To Use

    Great Beacon

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I owned the original Tracker and just recently replaced it with this one. Super simple and easy to use while also being rather small and light. The display screen is also really easy to see. This is an excellent option if you are looking for a beacon.

    Great Beacon, Easy to Use

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got this beacon after using the tracker 2 for a long time and have loved it. Really easy to use, hassle free switching in and out of modes and don't worry about it doing its job

    Top of the line but not hard to use

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    If you are looking for an easy to use but top of the line beacon the tracker 3 is for you. keep your self and your loved ones feeling secure with this beacon. I upgraded to this from the tracker 2 and I love it.

    Signal Suppression Failure

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have tested two of these, and both of them glitch when using the signal suppression in multiple burial mode. It will either A: switch back and forth between the suppressed signal and the second signal or B: show a third burial (when there are only two beacons transmitting). So, just be sure to check your gear before it bites you (or your partners) in the @$$. I'll update when I hear back from BCAs warranty center.

    Seems nice

      I haven't gotten to use this yet but I can comment on the very nice design of it. It is very sleek and compact which is nice. I never enjoyed having a beefy beacon dangling off my front end. The switch is definitely not going to turn off unexpectedly on you during a tour, or fall. I have also heard many really good things about how simple and effective it is to use

      Easy to use

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love my Tracker 3. It is the easiest and most straight forward beacon I have used. It is simple and quick. It doesn't ask me to 'stand still' if I am moving too fast during a search, a feature that I highly value. It's sleek shape fits well under my jacket and doesn't bulk up.

      Simplicity is key to success

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      As an avalanche educator and guide I have had the opportunity to play with most of the beacons on the market and I choose to rock the Tracker 3 every day.

      While BCA slimmed down it's look it beefed up its capabilities. From having a quick and easy to read real time display to multiple burial indicators and a special function that allows the rescuer to see the Big Picture or focus in on a single signal in a multiple burial situation this beacon has a lot of bells without gumming up the works with all the whistles.

      By keeping the main screen simple and to the point, you are less likely to get confused in a burial situation.

      There are more advanced options behind the home screen that make it great for use in a professional environment.

      The simplicity also, like many bellow have expressed, allow for the battery life to last much longer than many other beacons on the market.

      The ability to upgrade/ run diagnostics on the beacon from your computer is also a sweet little extra.

      All and all this beacon takes the best of the Tracker predecessors and brings it's processing and design into the tech age, leaving many of the other manufacturers behind.

      Most accurate beacon out of group

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I used this beacon for the first time in my avalanche 1 training class and have used it every time since backcountry skiing. Before trekking out, you're supposed to test the beacons to make sure the range is working properly. This beacon was consistently the most accurate out of a group of 4 or 5 different beacon types. After multiple burial and recovery trials I was happy to have this beacon opposed to any other kind. I trust it very much. The battery lift also seems to be really good! I haven't had to replace mine yet. I would highly recommend this beacon. Easy to use and easy to learn. It also makes some pretty entertaining noises when powering up or off.

      Great Device

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      We used for 5 days of backcountry in AK without running the batteries below 90%. Many people have opinions on beacon specifics like multiple burials. I won't go into the dogma but will say that the device has sufficient functions but as with any beacon, you need to practice them to make sure you can use them in a real-life situation. Couple highlights: masking lasts about 60-90 seconds, so you don't have to turn on/off the device to reset it like some others. Also, there's a feature that will start beeping once it's been on for 10-12hrs (not sure exactly how long but about that much) to remind you to turn it off before you run out of batteries. Happened to us one day and once we found what the "ringing hotel phone" sound was, were grateful not to have to replace the batteries a few days in. As many people would suggest, play with a few before settling on a specific device but I'd recommend trialing the T3 for sure.

      Great beacon

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Additional antenna does what it should - makes finding easier. Compared to my tracker 2 it looks very cool and feels good (not as plasticy). Less bulky and of course, since its BCA, its easy to use.

      the perfect beacon , the perfect size

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The tracker line has been by far my favorite line of beacons and this one is the icing on the cake. This new tracker 3 not only has amazing accuracy and simplicity but also a nice small profile so you wont be reminded every time you move that you have something strapped to your chest.

      I would suggest this to any one in the market for a new beacon for its ease of use and amazing profile!

      Trust it with my life

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I highly recommend this beacon for a beginner to expert level. It's super easy to use and figure out, transit and search mode are easy to switch on and off. Small and convenient pocket size wont be bother some in your pocket.

      Can anybody offer a direct comparison between the Tracker 3 and the Pieps DSP Pro? I'm debating between the two as an upgrade from the original Tracker DTS. I'm especially interested in range and processor speed.

      If you're used to the tracker systems staying with the same brand will be more intuitive when it comes to working with your beacon. Both beacons are great, but if you are familiar with one brand switching to a newer model will be easier than switching brands.

      Anyone compare this with Tracker 1.0 or...

      Anyone compare this with Tracker 1.0 or 2.0?

      Curious to see how this stacks!!

      Was just out in the yard playing with the T3. Stoked. And it's snowing here in Vail right now. Much faster than the DTS. T3 has a similar, if not faster processing speed than the Tracker 2 in smaller package with a couple of new tools for solving complex multiple burials, called signal suppression and big picture mode. But I'm really excited about the size and weight of it. Super light, and not much bigger than my iphone 5. Always happy to support Colorado grown companies like BCA.

      Was just out in the yard playing with the T3. Stoked. And it's snowing here in Vail right now. Much faster than the DTS. T3 has a similar, if not faster processing speed than the Tracker 2 in smaller package with a couple of new tools for solving complex multiple burials, called signal suppression and big picture mode. But I'm really excited about the size and weight of it. Super light, and not much bigger than my iphone 5.  Always happy to support Colorado grown companies like BCA.