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Recent Beacon Reviews

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

SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger

rated 5 of 5 stars Great product and piece of mind. I have used my SPOT Messenger for years but thankfully never for an emergency. The vast majority of my time is spent on the Chesapeake Bay fishing and boating in open waters away from shore. The SPOT Messenger allows me to check-in with family back on shore or send a distress signal with my precise location.   I never boat without the SPOT Messenger and view this as a critical component for my boating needs.   Full review

Top-Rated Beacons

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SPOT  Satellite GPS Messenger
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (9)
SPOT
Satellite GPS Messenger
Locator Beacon
$100 - $149
SPOT  Connect
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
SPOT
Connect
Locator Beacon
$150
ACR ResQLink
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
ACR
ResQLink
Locator Beacon
$280 - $325
Backcountry Access Tracker DTS
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access
Tracker DTS
Avalanche Beacon
$200 - $239
Mammut Pulse Barryvox
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut
Pulse Barryvox
Avalanche Beacon
$330 - $490
DeLorme InReach SE
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
DeLorme
InReach SE
Locator Beacon
$300
Backcountry Access Tracker 2
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Backcountry Access
Tracker 2
Avalanche Beacon
$300 - $335
Backcountry Access Tracker 3
Backcountry Access
Tracker 3
Avalanche Beacon
$320 - $369
SPOT  Gen3
SPOT
Gen3
Locator Beacon
$150
SPOT Gen 3 Satellite GPS Messenger
SPOT
Gen 3 Satellite GPS Messenger
Locator Beacon
$170
Pieps Checker
Pieps
Checker
Avalanche Beacon
$20 - $33
Garmin Astro DC 50 Dog Tracking Collar
Garmin
Astro DC 50 Dog Tracking Collar
Locator Beacon
$230
ACR AquaLink 406
ACR
AquaLink 406
Locator Beacon
$435
ACR SARLink 406
ACR
SARLink 406
Locator Beacon
$400 - $459
Pieps Vector
Pieps
Vector
Avalanche Beacon
$600
Ortovox S1+
Ortovox
S1+
Avalanche Beacon
$342 - $489
ACR AquaLink 406 View
ACR
AquaLink 406 View
Locator Beacon
$543
Arva Evo3+
Arva
Evo3+
Avalanche Beacon
$203 - $279
Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Beacon
Ortovox
3+ Avalanche Beacon
Avalanche Beacon
$230 - $479
Pieps DSP Advanced
Pieps
DSP Advanced
Avalanche Beacon
$467
Ortovox Zoom+
Ortovox
Zoom+
Avalanche Beacon
$193 - $389
Arva Pro-W
Arva
Pro-W
Avalanche Beacon
$315 - $459
Pieps DSP Elastic Lanyard
Pieps
DSP Elastic Lanyard
Avalanche Beacon
$4
SPOT Global Phone
SPOT
Global Phone
Locator Beacon
$499
Black Diamond Pieps DSP Sport
Black Diamond
Pieps DSP Sport
Avalanche Beacon
$260 - $274
Pieps Freeride
Pieps
Freeride
Avalanche Beacon
$119 - $169
Black Diamond Pieps DSP Pro
Black Diamond
Pieps DSP Pro
Avalanche Beacon
$320 - $374
Pieps Backup Transmitter
Pieps
Backup Transmitter
Avalanche Beacon
$123 - $149
Arva Neo Avalanche Beacon
Arva
Neo Avalanche Beacon
Avalanche Beacon
$350
Pieps DSP
Pieps
DSP
Avalanche Beacon
$250 - $450
Ortovox 3+
Ortovox
3+
Avalanche Beacon
$369
Pieps TX Dog Avalanche Transmitter
Pieps
TX Dog Avalanche Transmitter
Avalanche Beacon
$99
Ortovox 3+ Transceiver
Ortovox
3+ Transceiver
Avalanche Beacon
$369
ACR SARLink 406 View
ACR
SARLink 406 View
Locator Beacon
$543
McMurdo Fast Find 210
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
McMurdo
Fast Find 210
Locator Beacon
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Ortovox
D1 Doggy Transmitter
Avalanche Beacon
SPOT  Personal Tracker
user rating: 3 of 5 (15)
SPOT
Personal Tracker
Locator Beacon
Mammut Element Expert Avalanche Package
Mammut
Element Expert Avalanche Package
Avalanche Beacon
Pieps Freeride Tour Package
Pieps
Freeride Tour Package
Avalanche Beacon
Mammut Element Plus Avalanche Package
Mammut
Element Plus Avalanche Package
Avalanche Beacon
Arva Axis
Arva
Axis
Avalanche Beacon
Pieps iProbe DSP Tour Package
Pieps
iProbe DSP Tour Package
Avalanche Beacon
Mammut Element Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver
Mammut
Element Barryvox Avalanche Transceiver
Avalanche Beacon
$350 MSRP
McMurdo FastFind 220
McMurdo
FastFind 220
Locator Beacon
Garmin DC 40 GPS Dog Tracking Collar
Garmin
DC 40 GPS Dog Tracking Collar
Locator Beacon
$250 MSRP
Pieps iProbe DSP Package
Pieps
iProbe DSP Package
Avalanche Beacon
ACR MicrOfix 406
ACR
MicrOfix 406
Locator Beacon
ACR TerraFix 406 I/O
ACR
TerraFix 406 I/O
Locator Beacon
Ortovox Patroller Digital
Ortovox
Patroller Digital
Avalanche Beacon
$249 MSRP
Arva Link
Arva
Link
Avalanche Beacon
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