BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon

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BCA - Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon
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It's the best-selling avalanche transceiver in North America for a reason. The BCA Tracker2 Beacon offers the industry’s fastest, most precise pinpointing and a totally intuitive search mode. With triple-receive antenna flexibility, instantaneous real–time display, and the same easy–to–use interface as the original Tracker DTS, this is a transceiver that will satisfy experts and novice backcountry users alike.

Product Details

Display

A real-time, digital display shows both direction and distance with bright red LEDs.

Search Features

Large format digital distance and direction indicators

Intuitive pull-out switch activates search mode.

Optional Modes

Mechanical search/transmit switch makes it easy to use "out of the box".

Battery

Power SourceThree AAA alkaline batteries

Case

Carrying case and harness included

5 x 3.5 x 1" / 13 x 8.5 2.5 cm

Additional Features

Frequency457 kHz

Includes Special mode and multiple burial indicator lights

Thinner profile and harness than Tracker DTS

Beacons Require TrainingWearing an avalanche beacon is no guarantee of safety in avalanche terrain. We recommend that backcountry travelers take an AIARE Level One class or the equivalent, and practice the skills they learn there regularly with their partners.

Specs

  • Warranty: 5 Years More 

Reviews

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BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

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    (4)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Tough (7)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder (4)
  • White out conditions (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (3), Expert (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

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4.0

Safety with Simplicity.

By 

from Alta, UT

About Me Professional

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Tough

Cons

  • Uncomfortable

Best Uses

    Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

    Simple. Not too many bells, whistles, and buttons. Easy to use so your not fumbling in serious situations. Accurate on location and with the right backcountry training makes burials quick to find. Switching into search mode is fast. Reliable beacon that I would recommend to everyone. Good upgrade from the original tracker.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Tracker 2

    By 

    from Crested Butte, CO

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight
    • Tough

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Icy Conditions
      • Powder
      • Slushy Conditions
      • White Out Conditions

      Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

      This BCA Tracker 2 is the easiest transceiver to use on the market. A simple tab to go into search mode makes rescue missions a lot quicker. It fits comfortably in a pouch that goes around your upper body under your jacket. This makes it easily accessible and really comfortable. This beacon also has the multiple burial feature, which allows you to search for multiple beacons in a situation where there is multiple beacons buried at once. One thing you don't have to worry about is battery life, I've brought my beacon out on many below zero days and the battery life moves maybe 1%. To sum this beacon up, it is a beacon everyone will find easy to use and will want with them whenever they're in the backcountry.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Easy to use and extremely reliable!

      By 

      from Silverthorne, CO

      About Me Expert

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Tough

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Icy Conditions
        • Powder
        • Slushy Conditions
        • White Out Conditions

        Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

        This is my favourite Avalanche transceiver I have ever used. The simple and easy to use search mode are extremely reliable, making burial searches easier and increasing the victims chances significantly. BCA's Tracker 2 also features it's multiple burial search feature which allows one to track the signal of two or more individual beacons at once. Another great thing about this beacon is it's battery life; I frequently use the beacon and rarely have to replace the batteries. Finally, the carrying system for the beacon is comfortable and extremely easy to access in case of an emergency situation. Bottom line, this tracker demonstrates the most accurate search and rescue technologies out of any other on the market.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Still the industry standard.

        By 

        from Seattle, WA.

        About Me Expert

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Tough

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • At All Times In The Bc

        Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

        Well, what can be said in a review of an avalanche beacon other than I hope never to find out how good it is.

        There is a reason why this is the most recommended beacon by patrol and rescue folks as well as AIARE curriculum providers. the BCA Tracker 2 is bulletproof and reliable. The on/off switch as well as the search controls, which are the only two on the unit, are solid and with a very positive action, which leaves you with no doubt of the status of the unit.

        I've been lucky to not test the Tracker 2 in a real rescue scenario, and luckier still not to find out how well it works when needing rescue, but in plenty of training exercises it has never faltered.

        My only gripe is that is is somewhat bulky and does not have shape that conducive to carrying it in any other way than with the supplied harness. I have a pair of ski pants that have a pocket specifically meant for a beacon, but with this unit, it is not a very comfortable way to go. This is a criticism that could probably be leveled at most beacons however.

        If you go in the backcountry at all, get one.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Great beacon

        By 

        from Portland, OR

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Tough

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Powder

          Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

          Great beacon. Simple and effective. Doesn't have too many bells and whistles so less can go wrong. Make sure you practice with this beacon and take an avy class before you consider yourself ready for the backcountry. Pray for snow!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          It's what keeps you alive...

          By 

          from Clear Lake, SD

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Tough

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Powder
          • White Out Conditions

          Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

          I use this out in the Rocky Mountains in the harshest conditions. The BCA Tracker 2 can and will save your life if the need is present. The gps in this system is right on when used with another tracker. It is very simple to use when in an emergency and is very durable and will not break. I do not like how bulky it is though. Other than that, i love it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Solid

          By 

          from Colorado

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Tough

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • For Practice
            • When Necessary

            Comments about BCA Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon:

            The beacon as far as functionality and comfort is everything I expected. I was a little surprised how much the BCA made me circle into another beacon. I was expected a straighter path.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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