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Black Diamond
Guide BT Beacon

4.65 out of 5 stars
40 Reviews

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Guide BT

The Black Diamond Guide BT is an avalanche beacon that designed with a full list of features that can fit the needs of mountain professionals. It's built in a housing that has soft contact points to feel better and more secure in your hand when you're conducting a search, and its three-antenna design eliminates spikes or the scenario where your beacon incorrectly points to a location that is isn't near your victim. An impressive 60-meter circular range means you can pick up your victim's signal from farther away and get on track faster, helping to save precious time, and if the slide has buried multiple victims you can use the mark and scan function to locate multiple victims, and mark each as you find them so your partner can start digging for maximum efficiency. The Guide is equipped with a continuous carry mode, too, which can locate analog beacons in the event that the victim was carrying one.


  • Professional grade avalanche beacon for backcountry travel
  • Three-antenna design reduces signal spikes for improved accuracy
  • 60m circular range lets you pick up victim's signal from farther away
  • Mark and scan function to locate multiple victims in a single search
  • Auto antenna switch automatically adjusts to send the best signal
  • Built-in inclinometer lets you easily read slope angles on the go
  • Continuous carry mode means you can locate analog beacons
  • Bluetooth connection for managing settings and software updates
  • Item #BLD00U5
Digital Range
Bluetooth, mark and scan, self-check, Digital Signal Processor, inclinometer, continuous carrier mode, compatible with TX600 and iProbe
3 AAA batteries
Battery Life
400h in send mode
Harness Included
115 x 75 x 28mm (4.5 x 3 x 1.1in)
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 40 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 2 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 4 reviews
5 Stars - 33 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2024

Fantastic! Great for AST lv1 1 and BC Touring!

Just completed my AST at whistler with extremely Canadian! Having flag feature helps a ton during Muti burial, it true the switch is tough to slide but I see that as great feature ! Too bad battery shows bar not percentage, otherwise it fantastic!

Cheng T.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 30, 2024

Intuitive, Easy To Use Transceiver

I'm an avalanche educator who practices and teaches rescue skills often, and I just switched to the BD Guide this season. I LOVE this beacon. It's very easy to use, even for multiple burials. The range is excellent, the processor is fast, and I love that I can get updates for it via the Pieps app. I have spent a bunch of time in the beacon park with it and the flagging function works great, even with 3 or 4 burials. I find the carrying harness to be simple and comfortable. Can't recommend this beacon enough!

Alexis A.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

January 8, 2024

New Avy Beacon

This beacon is awesome. It comes battery-ready so all you do is unpack, fit the straps to your frame, turn it on, and go. It fits great and is easy to use and read. I am required to wear one on patrol so having something that fits well is important. This was an excellent choice for me.

Michael C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

June 3, 2023

Easy to use and reliable

Had a BCA beacon for years and this winter it decided (along with two others) to malfunction. Had borrowed a friends BD beacon for one use and liked the ease of use and functions. Another great BD product!!


Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 19, 2023

Fast processing, smart beacon

Fast processing, easy to use beacon with great features. Like any beacon, this is only as good as your training with it, but once trained, it’ll help you save valuable search time in locating buried subjects. Great multi burial functionality.

Zachary C.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2023

Safety first!

Easy to use, dependable, and know I can count on this in the backcountry!

Lori A.

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4 out of 5 stars

March 7, 2023

Yay beacon!

Just the the pieps beacons. But better looking. I am very happy with this purchase! Thanks for making awesome gear Black Diamond!

Kate J.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 6, 2023

New to Beacons

I recently bought the Guide BT, it is my first beacon. Working with friends who have other brands, to familiarize myself with the use, I find the Guide BT more user friendly than competing brands. The Guide BT's screen is easy to understand when in search mode, and when "flagging" after a find. Highly recommended.

Adam C.

Originally reviewed on

4 out of 5 stars

February 23, 2023

Overall intuitive and easy to

Overall intuitive and easy to use. The only dislike is the slider button and locking button.

Matt S.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 19, 2023

This beacon is easy to

This beacon is easy to use and capable. It is my first beacon, and with the help of the user manual I was able to figure it out no problem. The harness is easy and comfortable to wear.

Brody S.

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