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$500 and above

Recent Beacon Reviews

Backcountry Access Tracker DTS

rated 5 of 5 stars The best avalanche beacon I have used. This is the simplest, most functional avalanche beacon I have ever used. You can pull it out of the box with zero experience in using a beacon and feel like a pro within 5 minutes. On top of that, it's reasonably priced and easy to find. The harness is super easy to put on and is barely noticeable. The range is good. There's not much else to say — it's the ideal beacon. I love this thing. 100% recommended. [I am a PSIA certified Alpine and Telemark Instructor]… Full review

DeLorme InReach SE

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A phenomenal upgrade! Two-way text communication, SOS/ 24-hour search and rescue, tracking with ability to share GPS location, 100% global coverage. Facebook and Twitter updates. Released June 2013, a phenomenal upgrade! Features (Pros): 2-way text communication, SOS/ 24-hour search and rescue, tracking with ability to share GPS location, 100% global coverage. Facebook and Twitter updates. Maps, when integrated with smartphone. It allows tracking points and website location, which was great when… Full review

DeLorme InReach SE

rated 4 of 5 stars Updated: Field test was stunning success! (See below) Setup is easy. Signals are very good. Communication is now TWO-WAY! And the Bluetooth connection to your mobile device (with GPS) gives you the best of both worlds! Batteries are now rechargeable (USB or 115v.) and longer lasting (I know, I use to have a PN-60/Spot). I don't know how it could get any better! Now I feel comfortable going out alone. That is, my wife is more comfortable! UPDATE: Field test finally complete! See "***********  UPDATE"… Full review

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 5 of 5 stars It's small and rugged and puts out a strong signal to a satellite. If you hike alone or with other people it provides a check in ok-help or SOS. It's best made for anyone who travels the backcountry, whether you are in a car or on your feet. I highly recommend this product. I'm in the woods a lot, it may be backpacking for 5 days, an overnighter, or just a day hike. I bought the Spot Messenger for two reasons. One is to let people know where I'm at and if something happens, minor accidents or a… Full review

DeLorme InReach SE

rated 4 of 5 stars Works great for texting and an emergency beacon, but the Delorme website is not very intuitive. It is well worth buying. I purchased the unit from REI as soon as it was listed on their website. It arrived and I set my account without much difficulty. I needed to call customer service but that was mostly due to the poor set up instructions and website. It works like a cell phone for texting . . . . sort of, but different. The device itself works great and I have used on one multi day trip without… Full review

SPOT Connect

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I carry on my ATV in some rugged Nevada mountains. Great having the unit handy for emergency. Also use to check in with contacts. Gives loved ones a secure feeling. I try not to put too much trust in electronics out in the wild, but this unit provides a lot of comfort and trust. Full review

SPOT Connect

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Spot can remove one's fear of being stranded in a no cellphone place. It can save your life! i have had my Spot for several years and it is still just perfect.  Johannesburg, Ca, has been my go-to place.  I live in Las Vegas, Nv.  To get to Johannesburg I have two choices.  I15 and then another hi-way.  there are many wrecks on I15 and the traffic is awful.  I choose my second choice which is to drive thru Death Valley. There is little cell phone service in Death Valley so if one has a problem… Full review

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 5 of 5 stars Important lifeline to my wife and kids. Can't recommend it enough. Works absolutely flawlessly. I used it for Greenland Kayak Expedition 2013. Best of all is the great support I received after I lost my unit during some Greenland Rolling training ;-) My wife and kids especially loves the ability to track my progress while on adventures, and discuss the various places I'm visiting. Can't recommend it enough. Full review

SPOT Personal Tracker

rated 4.5 of 5 stars i have had this SPOT for a couple of years now and I must say it gives me and my wife peace of mind. The Personal Tracker uses two Lithium batteries, wich last for about a year or more. I always replace them at the same date when the annual service renews. I use this SPOT mainly for paragliding in the Eurpoean Alps where I often fly over remote areas without cellular coverage. In case of an emergency I could alarm the rescue team and sometimes I just press the OK button and it send out a prepared… Full review

Top-Rated Beacons

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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger Locator Beacon
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Backcountry Access Tracker DTS Avalanche Beacon
$180 - $239
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
SPOT Connect Locator Beacon
$150
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ACR ResQLink Locator Beacon
$280 - $325
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Beacon
$490
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
DeLorme InReach SE Locator Beacon
$300
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access Tracker 2 Avalanche Beacon
$300 - $379
Black Diamond BD/ Pieps Pro Avy Safety Set Avalanche Beacon
$530
Backcountry Access Tracker 3 Avalanche Beacon
$335 - $369
ACR AquaLink PLB Locator Beacon
$395
SPOT Gen3 Locator Beacon
$150
SPOT Gen 3 Satellite GPS Messenger Locator Beacon
$170
Pieps Checker Avalanche Beacon
$25 - $29
Mammut Element Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver Avalanche Beacon
$350 - $439
ACR AquaLink 406 Locator Beacon
$435
Arva Evo 3+ Avalanche Transceiver Avalanche Beacon
$280
ACR SARLink 406 Locator Beacon
$400 - $459
Pieps Vector Avalanche Beacon
$600
ACR GlobalFix Pro Locator Beacon
$485
Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Beacon
$489
ACR AquaLink 406 View Locator Beacon
$499 - $515
Arva Beacon Holster Avalanche Beacon
$35
Arva Evo3+ Avalanche Beacon
$280 - $349
Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Beacon Avalanche Beacon
$369 - $489
Pieps DSP Advanced Avalanche Beacon
$467
Ortovox Zoom+ Avalanche Beacon
$299 - $389
Arva Pro-W Avalanche Beacon
$460
Pieps DSP Elastic Lanyard Avalanche Beacon
$4
SPOT Global Phone Locator Beacon
$499
Black Diamond Pieps DSP Sport Avalanche Beacon
$275
Pieps Pouch Backup/TX 600 Avalanche Beacon
$15
Arva Link Avalanche Beacon
$460
Pieps Freeride Avalanche Beacon
$117 - $169
Black Diamond BD/ Pieps Sport Avy Safety Set Avalanche Beacon
$370
Pieps TX 600 Transmitter Avalanche Beacon
$150
Black Diamond Pieps DSP Pro Avalanche Beacon
$375
Pieps Backup Transmitter Avalanche Beacon
$131 - $149
Arva Neo Avalanche Beacon Avalanche Beacon
$360
Pieps DSP Avalanche Beacon
$450
Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Beacon
$369
Pieps TX Dog Avalanche Transmitter Avalanche Beacon
$150
Ortovox 3+ Transceiver Avalanche Beacon
$369
ACR GlobalFix iPro Locator Beacon
$680
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
McMurdo Fast Find 210 Locator Beacon
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ortovox D1 Doggy Transmitter Avalanche Beacon
user rating: 3 of 5 (15)
SPOT Personal Tracker Locator Beacon
Black Diamond Pieps Freeride Beacon Avalanche Beacon
Arva Axis Avalanche Beacon
McMurdo FastFind 220 Locator Beacon
Garmin Astro DC 50 Dog Tracking Collar Locator Beacon
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