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Gear Review

4 5

Good range, easy to use

This is my first beacon, though I have used the Tracker before. I finally decided on the Pulse after doing some research and watching demonstration videos on YouTube. It seemed easy to use and great for multiple burial situations. I took it to my Avy 1 course and was happy to see that both of the instructors (a heli ski guide in AK and NZ, and the other in charge of SAR at a major ski resort) both used the same beacon. I found it easy to use during practice though sometimes you do need to be patient and let the processor lock onto the signal. The Pulse also had one of the longest ranges of all the different beacons others had in the class. On mine the signal dropped out at around 70m while my friend's Tracker dropped the signal at 35m out. I haven't yet practiced a multiple burial scenario yet. I also like the smaller size compared to some of the other beacons out there.