The BCA Tracker DTS is very easy to use and reliable. It comes with a nice chest harness and it can easily be operated while wearing mittens. It is simple which is good, because when sh!t hits the fan, no one thinks clearly and ease of use translates to faster recovery times in panic situations.
Range is the Tracker's biggest let down. First it no where clearly states anywhere what unit of measurement the distance displayed is. After much digging in the instruction manual online there are hints that it is meters. However our field test shows that the unit of measurement is closer to feet than meters. Once you have determined just what unit of measure is being used its not very good at the long range searches. Anything under 100 yards in this day and age is just pathetic. The measurement readings are far from accurate, look down at the review specs table below for more info.
Another annoyance is that you have to turn it on. Some beacons, once you strap in the chest harness turn on automatically, I would like to see that with the Tracker.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The tracker is a great beacon for those who are on a budget. It will save lives if needed and doesn't require a phd to use. However, practice is what will make a beacon the most useful and the more you practice with the tracker the better it will be. The range is disappointing but not debilitating and if you want better range I suggest an ortovox model. The Tracker is the beacon I own and I am satisfied.
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