Whether you're taking your first avalanche course or traveling into the backcountry after hours of practice, rely on the Ortovox 3+ Beacon. The 3+ 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.
- User-friendly avalanche beacon best-suits backcountry beginners
- Triple antenna boasts 40m digital range
- Smart-Antenna-Technology boosts signal in worse coupling positions
- Intuitive acoustics and visual support assist in search mode
- Single AA battery provides 250h transmission capacity
- Automatic switch over from search to transmit if still for 120 seconds
- Item #ORT0155
- Digital Range
- flagging, self-test, automatic switchover, multi-burial display, search acoustics, Smart-Antenna-Technology
- 1 AA alkaline
- Batteries Included
- Claimed Weight
- 7.05 oz
- Recommended Use
- skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, avalanche rescue
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 5 years with registration
5 based on 2 ratings
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January 6, 2021
Keep it simple
- I've put it through the wringer
I have used several transceivers from different companies and this is now my go to. I think it is intuitive and I feel confident that even if it gets jostled around, it will never turn off or switch modes without me knowing. The simple interface is easy to use, the flagging function is straightforward and when using it for multi person burial, I had no issues effectively passing my PRO 1 with this transceiver. Another reason that I fully recommend this product is that Ortovox is proactive on any potential software upgrades or issues and they make it easy for you to send it in to remedy any issues. As an avalanche educator, I feel confident teaching and travelling in the backcountry with this product
November 18, 2020
- I've put it through the wringer
Don't mess around with the hype over higher "tech" transceivers. This one gets it done, simply and solidly. I've owned close to 10 beacons in a 30 year bc skiing career. This one is the easiest and most reliable unit I have found. Multiple burials? Too easy man. I passed my Level One Pro beacon test; 2 burials, 1 meter deep, in 50 sq meters, in less that 4 min. several times! DUH! You can too! In a real stress test BC environment go simple. Buy your partners one, now.
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