Worth every penny
I had a hard time justifying spending the extra 100 odd $'s on this over an Ortovox or BCA.. but I am glad I did. I have gotten to play with the BCA Tracker and Tracker 2 and much prefer the Mammut Pulse in every way, from size to ease of operation. After doing some quick searches I found that I was (and this is to each their own) more proficient at locating and pinpointing a buried beacon with the Pulse Barryvox over the others. That harness size and how the harness fits you is better with the Barryvox than with both the BCA beacons. The pulse feature and multiple burial capabilities as well as an advanced and novice modes make this the Beacon for me. Either way you go.. get yourself a beacon and know how to use it!
UPDATE: I still LOVE my beacon, but the harness is really pissing me off. It does not stay where you put it. I'll tighten it so it is centered on my torso (in between the hip bel and chest straps of my pack) and while riding the harness loosens up, which isn't good as it should always be tight agains your body. Still a 5 star because this beacon rocks!