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PNWsnow 10-23-2013 10:53 AM

BCA Tracker 3 vs Ortovox 3+
 
Going to get my first avalanche beacon this season. Which would be a better beacon, the Tracker 3 or the Ortovox 3+? Any other recommendation would be appreciated. I have used the Tracker 2 in the past. Just lookin for a great first beacon!

killclimbz 10-23-2013 10:56 AM

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I would just go with the 3+. Proven, reliable, solid range, and maybe the best pin pointing function out there.

BCA has also been having problems as of late, not that Ortovox is immune from it.

PNWsnow 10-28-2013 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by killclimbz (Post 1176641)
I would just go with the 3+. Proven, reliable, solid range, and maybe the best pin pointing function out there.

BCA has also been having problems as of late, not that Ortovox is immune from it.

Thanks for the advice. Will look to see if I can get a good deal on one.

linvillegorge 10-28-2013 08:30 PM

Yep, I just swapped out a BCA Tracker for the Ortovox 3+. Too many quality control issues with BCA beacons. Mine inexplicably powered off on me twice. Go with the Orthodox.

Triple8Sol 10-31-2013 02:44 AM

I got rid of my BCA Tracker 2 for a Pieps last season. Don't know much about their new 3 model though but they're owned by K2 now so hopefully that means something positive.

There was a recall on the Ortovox 3+ so make sure to get one that has the new flashed software, or send it in and get that performed.

http://www.ortovox.com/3737--recall_campaign_3plus.html

killclimbz 10-31-2013 06:36 AM

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3+ beacons sold new by retailers should all have the updated software. A question worth asking. If it doesn't, that is a retailer that probably would not get much of my business after that.


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