Making no compromises in terms of searching, the Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Beacon is equipped with all the features of a modern, digital 3-antenna device in a simple and minimalist package. The patented Smart-Antenna Technology™ with intelligent antenna position recognition automatically switches to the best transmission antenna if you're caught in a slide. Furthermore, the illuminated compass-like real-time display not only tells you the direction and distance, but also number of victims. For 2014, the "on" switch has been redesigned to eliminate the chances of inadvertently opening the battery compartment. If your passion involves getting deep into the backcountry, make the Ortovox 3+ one of your essentials.
Patented Circular LCD Display The circular display shows direction of travel, distance to next victim, battery strength, number of victims, close search tendency display and has a dark, highly visible background.
Number of Antennas 3
Maximum Range 40m
Search Strip Width 40m
Smart-AntennaTechnology™ The integrated Smart-Antenna Technology™ analyzes the position of the beacon's antennas after an avalanche and automatically switches to the best transmission antenna. The result is almost double the range in the worst reception areas. Smart-Antenna Technology™ is compatible with all avalanche transceivers using the international standard 457kHz transmitter frequency.
Switchover Equipped with the latest digital 3-antenna technology and a motion sensor, the transceiver will automatically revert to transmit mode in case of a secondary avalanche. If the transmitter registers no movement for more than 120 seconds while searching, it automatically switches back to transmission mode.
Fast Find The circular display guides you to concentrate on the two most important things: the distance to the victim and the victim's relative position.
Fine Search The circular display shows you at a glance if you are getting closer to the signal or moving away from it. With a precise distance value you can very effectively determine the distance to the buried victim and limit the area to be probed.
Easy Mark The 3+ beacon allows you to maintain an overview with multiple burials. The number of victims is displayed. As soon as you have found the first one you can eliminate that signal with the Flagging Button. The victim is displayed as flagged and you can immediately continue with your search.
Multiple Victim Indicator 3 victims with indication of 4+
Flagging Function 3 or more victims
Transmission Capacity Approx. 250 hours
(1) AA Alkaline battery 1.5V LR06
Update Development is an ongoing process. To ensure that you can benefit from the latest findings in the field of avalanche technology, Ortovox has made the firmware of its 3+ and S1+ avalanche beacons upgradeable.
RECCO® Reflector Inside RECCO® capability allows rescue professionals with the proper equipment to quickly find victims. This backup technology is used by patrollers and rescue teams worldwide, but is not a substitute for learning and training with your beacon. You will not be able to locate a RECCO® device using a 457kHz transceiver.
Beacons Require Training Wearing 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.