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Hi there, trying to decide between this...

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Hi there, trying to decide between this beacon and the element. fairly novice user, but planning on getting more involved with touring/heli skiing over the next few seasons. Have used the pulse on my last heli trip, and it was intuitive enough, just wondering if it's worth the extra $. the vital signs feature isn't really that importatnt to me, so is the main difference the more advanced search modes?

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I own a Pulse, and recommend it. I feel it is always worth the extra money. Never a regret in that investment.

Mammut sees it like this:

the PULSE is for:
– Intensive user
– Beginner with ambitions
– Mountain / Ski guide and tour leader
– Professional user
– Organisations

and the ELEMENT for:
– Occasional user
– Beginner
– Group participants

You can see a detailed comparison here:
http://www.mammut.ch/images/2011-12_Folder+Barryvox+Wi+11_12_EN.pdf

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If you are planning on getting out more often and getting more involved in backcountry riding I would definitely recommend the Pulse. It had basic steeings as well as advanced so once you get confident with searching in the basic settings you can move up to the advanced settings. Definitely a great beacon.