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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Ortovox's S1+ page.

Retailers' Descriptions

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Features of the Ortovox S1+ (Recco Inside) Has parallel team search option Mode for deeply buried victims 4+ mode for complex multiple buried victims Rapid and reliable marking Pinpoint fine search with visual support Clear display of all avalanche victims Intuitive search acoustics Clear display and intuitive controls Smart antenna Technology gives you High visibilty Secondary avalanche switchover, giving you a backup in case of secondary Recco Reflector inside, providing additional chance of rescue

- Moosejaw

Keeping your nerves in check and staying focused are essential when you're in an avalanche situation. So is having gear you can rely on, so count on the Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Scanner/Tranceiver during practice or real-life recoveries. This digital, triple-antenna beacon immediately scans the debris field, showing you how many victims were buried, their orientation in reference to you, and the distance to each signal. Should you be buried, the S1+ 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 Ortovox's 3+), no matter what search device your companion is using. Once switched on, this intuitively-designed beacon transmits, but when opened up it switches straight to search mode and automatically starts scanning so you can quickly make the best decisions with the best possible information. Its illuminated 360 real-time display gives you detailed instructions on what to do. Bearing lines, direction arrow, and distance information lead you along the fastest route to the strongest transmission signal. A fine search mode helps you find the right spot to probe with a clear circle and arrow display as well as the distance down to a tenth of a meter. Once you pinpoint one signal and make the rescue, mark it with the glove-friendly flag button and move onto the next victim without other signals clouding your search. Ortovox gave the S1+ rubberized housing to protect it against moisture and impact while a neoprene bag with elastic keeperstrap attaches the device securely to your body with a comfortable strap system. A backlight display allows for nighttime rescues while its updatable microprocessor keeps the S1 at the forefront of avalanche beacon technology. The S1 also has clear and optimized search acoustics for reliability and a Recco reflector that helps professional rescuers find victims buri...

- Backcountry.com

No matter whether you are under or over it, the S1+ by Ortovox combines the best of every situation! The new S1+ combines the success stories of two unique transceiver innovations: The display of the relative location of avalanche victims and the SMART-ANTENNA-TECHNOLOGY!

- Mountain Gear

Why settle for anything but the best when your life is on the line? The ORTOVOX S1+ was the first avalanche beacon on the market to use patented Smart-Antenna Technology to keep rescue times as fast as possible, and now it's backed up with Recco technology for even greater effectiveness.. . . Patented Smart-Antenna-Technology detects the position of the buried victim and switches to the optimal transmission antenna. World's first 3-antenna avalanche transceiver to indicate relative position and distance to victims. Real-time display offers relative location and clear directions to locate your target. Recco reflector inside as backup-Recco technology allows professional rescuers to quickly find avalanche victims and is used by more than 700 ski areas and rescue teams around the world. Precise partner/group tests check transmitter frequency, pulse duration, and transmission period. Patented circular display and intuitive tendency indicator. Automatic location of the strongest transmission signal. Optimized search acoustics are now louder and even more intuitive. Professional mode for multiple burials (4+); searchers can flag victims in a multiple burial scenario. Motion sensor automatically switches the beacon back to transmit mode in case rescuers are caught by an additional avalanche. Intuitive design: fold open = search; fold closed = transmit; permanent monitoring of the transmitter in transmission mode. Special "deep burial" mode. Maximum range of up to 5