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Reliable and easy to use.

Through years of development and field testing, Backcountry Access has made the Tracker DTS Beacon incredibly intuitive so it's fast and easy to use when you're under the stress of a real search. It's no wonder that the Tracker DTS is one of the most popular beacons in the backcountry. The digital display shows you both the distance and direction to your buried buddy, and in addition to standard single-search mode, the Tracker DTS includes a special mode which will give you the distance and direction to all signals in a narrowed search range. This may be the difference between saving one of your friends or both of them, so practice, practice, practice.

  • Dual-antenna system allows quick and accurate searching
  • Special multi-burial search mode gives your friends better odds if more than one of them ends up under the snow
  • Direction and distance indicators make searching quick and efficient—just turn until the center arrow lights up, follow the transmission curve until the number reaches zero, then fine-search, probe, and shovel
  • Beacon automatically switches back to transmit mode after 10 minutes of inactivity in case you get caught by hang fire
  • Comfortable, easily accessed chest harness for touring
  • 200-hour batter life on transmit mode keeps you up and running most of the season
  • Wide body and large buttons make this beacon easy to manipulate with gloves on

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1 5

Low Quality Product

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The threads of the screw stripped out the first time I installed the batteries.

5 5

My first Beacon, Great purchase

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

When it comes to avalanche safety gear some may suggest something fancy to make the search time as quick as possible. If you have the money to spend there are better beacons, but this overlooks that most of avalanche safety is avoiding the avalanche in the first place. This beacon is simple, easy to use, and will save lives when in a pinch. After practicing beacon retrieval I have become very familiar with this beacon and found that it is very reliable. A great choice to get familiar with the back country.

5 5

Easy, simple and life-saving

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the one Beacon I've had and it's ease of use can't be matched. Very simple and straight forward. Good battery life, accurate and durable.

5 5

Reliable

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The construction is great on these. Extremely easy to use. I also like that since so many people have these, it might help in a weird situation

5 5

Simple

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This beacon is one that anyone can use, I'd even go so far as to say it's idiot proof. A great beacon for a first timer or an experienced skier that wants something easy to use. When time is against you why wouldn't you want something that only takes a second to switch to search mode. Don't forget to practice

3 5

Good beacon, questionable harness

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've owned a BCA Tracker for about 7 years, and it's been reliable. As other people have mentioned, it's simple and idiot-proof, which makes for faster searching.

My only complaint comes with the harness. I've had numerous times where the beacon has fallen out of the harness while I'm skiing! The problem is that the elastic on the harness buckle will stretch, allowing the round beacon to slip out. (see photo)

I emailed BCA about this problem and there response was:
"I would recommend adding some duct tape or something like that to keep the beacon more secure in the harness. If you have a pocket you that you don't go in and out of much during the day, that is a good option as well. "

I've gone with the duct tape approach myself and it seems to be working okay for now.

Bottom line: I were buying a new beacon right now, I'd probably buy something with a better harness.

Good beacon, questionable harness
Responded on

Rusty,
In you picture you have the tracker facing backwards. My tracker sits nicely with the yellow face outward, and the lights pointing to the bottom of the harness. Very secure in that orientation.

Responded on

Actually, the orientation shown in my picture (yellow side facing the body) is the correct one. See the BCA instructional video (time 1:40):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_FXpx2eIXU&feature=player_embedded#t=95

That said, putting the beacon into the holster backwards is an interesting idea. The main downsides I can see are:
-- Since the search button is now facing outwards, there's a risk of accidentally activating receive mode by pressing it against something.
-- Blinking light on side of beacon is not longer visible while the beacon is in the holster.
-- slightly less comfortable, since the curvature of beacon goes away from body.
-- the loose elastic on my holster still doesn't prevent the beacon from falling out. If anything, it seems more likely to fall out in this orientation, since the holster curvature and beacon curvature are now opposite.

4 5

A solid first beacon.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share

Got one as a gift, only to find that it didn't work. Hmm. Returning it was easy, as usual, and the second go-round worked fine. Simple, intuitive, and easy to use, if you're looking for your first beacon, this is a good bet.

5 5

Saving Lives Made Easy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'm hoping I never actually have to use this baby but if I ever do, I know how to use it, it's easy to use, it will work, and you can't beat the price!

Make sure you practice though!!! If you've never used a beacon, practice practice practice. Although this is easy to use, you don't want to panic when someone's life is at stake.

Nice work BCA

5 5

Easy to Use. Good for beginners.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Easy to learn and remember how to use. Accurate readings. Appreciate the option to have it automatically switch back to transmit mode after a few minutes. As packaged, it's programmed to do this. Received as a gift with BCA probe & shovel; all components are very good quality.

5 5

Easy to use

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

It was my first beacon 8 years ago, finally need to replace the old one and I am sticking with the same one. It's super easy to use. It's the best for the price!

5 5

Easy to use

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is a fantastic first beacon. Like everyone says, it is very straightforward to switch from receiving to search mode, and simple to use from there. As far as simple and functional in a high-tech market goes, this hits the spot.

5 5

Super Functional

This is by far the easiest beacon to navigate that I've ever used. It's super straightforward switching from mode to mode, and I like that it has a battery indicator. Also makes it much easier to locate a burial when you need to. An essential piece to any backcountry traveler, new or seasoned. Definitely would recommend!

5 5

A great piece of vital gear

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Never go out of bounds without your shovel,probe, snacks, water.....and and THIS BEACON. This was my first beacon and it was easy as cheese to get a hang of. Take it out and practice with friends, get educated about avalanche terrain, and go explore. Don't forget the BCA Tracker!

5 5

TRACK THIS!!!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

So easy even your gaper bros can use it!

Not saying that practice with any beacon is necessary, but i've used this thing for awhile and it seems to be the most straight forward product on the market. It's easy use, easy to interpret indicators make it primo for any backcountry enthusiast. Unless you are guiding or generally ski in a way where multiple people are buried (even so this beacon has a multi-burial function) you won't need anything fancier than this!

My son just moved to utah and hits the...

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My son just moved to utah and hits the back country alone sometimes. I have no idea which tracker to buy for him? Would you recommend this one as a first time user?

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Yes, this would be a good beginner beacon. However, it won't do any good unless he is with someone capable of using it to locate him and dig him out in the event of a burial.

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I am looking at this for my son, too, who lives in SLC Utah and is in the back country alone sometimes. Maybe we could get these crazy sons to ski together?

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Exchange numbers! Should always travel with a partner in the backcountry. So I've found the best entry level beacon to be the BCA Tracker 2. Its super easy to use and has a triple antenna thats much more accurate and won't get thrown off by flux patterns.
This is a great beacon but it takes practice to get used to. Tracker 2 is plug and play..

Does it come with the harness?

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Does it come with the harness?

Best Answer Responded on

Yep! This comes with a chest harness.

5 5

Easy to use, great value

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I moved from the east coast to Utah last winter and bought this beacon because of recommendations from more advanced backcountry skiers. I really couldn't be happier with it! Using it is very straightforward and intuitive. I've also noticed that it has a good battery life and the strap for carrying it is very comfortable.

Now that I'm getting more into backcountry skiing I'd eventually like to get a beacon with 3 antennas for multiple burials, however I'm still very happy with the Tracker DTS beacon and would highly recommend it for anyone who wants to get into backcountry skiing and is on a budget.

5 5

Best bang for your buck!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have used this thing for 4 years now. I have played around with a few of the Ortovox beacons since then, but I couldn't be happier with this one.
It is incredibly easy to use, especially for single burial. Multi-burial takes a lot more practice, but that's true to all beacons.
Don't hesitate to get this thing!

4 5

Functional, Easy to Use

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This beacon is a great purchase for someone just starting to get into the backcountry. It is very easy to use, although you must practice and practice more so that you are ready to go in the event of a slide. The digital read out and arrow provide quick direction to burials. With 2 antennas, it is efficient but for multiple burials, 3 antennas will be more effective.

I am starting to venture into the backcountry...

Posted on

I am starting to venture into the backcountry and need a transceiver. Is this the one to go with for a first time purchase?

Best Answer Responded on

Hey Matt, This would be a great beacon to start with. Its also going to be one you can continue to use as its really easy to use and they are really durable. Any beacon is better than no beacon and this one is among one of the best in the market. Let us know if you need anything else. We are available on chat 24/7

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