Black Diamond Equipment
Make sure all the beacons in your group are transmitting with the PIEPS Checker. READ MORE
Make sure all the beacons in your group are transmitting with the PIEPS Checker. Learn More
DescriptionThe standard safety measure of any backcountry tour, a beacon check is the first thing you should do before you hit the trail. With the PIEPS Checker, you can quickly and easily check all the beacons in your group, including your own, without unzipping your jacket.
- Small, easy to use
- Simple, one-button check of any beacon’s transmitting function
Frequency : 457 kHz
Power Supply : Internal lithium-ion battery
Battery Life : > 5 years
Weight : 19 g (.7 oz) including battery
Dimensions : 88 x 23 x 22 mm (3.5 x .9 x .9 in)
PIEPS Checker is rated out of 5 by 4.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Scott from Great concept... but, too quiet Easy to use device for checking all party members before heading out. But... it is so quiet and with the extremely close range (10cm) you need to get right in there to very beacons are on. If it is windy or ANY noise at the trailhead it's going to be a struggle.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by terranovacol from Useful and practical tool for pros This is a super practical tool for everyday guiding. Its great to be able to check you own beacon as well as your guests with out having to pull your own beacon out from its harness. Such a shame you cannot change the batteries. I will be looking for the first beacon checker with replaceable or even better rechargeable batteries
Date published: 2017-10-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by Erik from Simple yet important A fine lightweight simple piece of gear check to ensure everyone's beacon's are working. Easier than switching to receive while folks walk by and then forgetting to go back to transmit.
Date published: 2014-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave from Are your buddies beeping? It's 4:30 AM and the French Roast you just gulped hasn't cleared the fog from your brain as you slap on your skins and follow the dancing headlamp beam up the trail. Did you remember to turn on your beacon? Well, hope that your partner remembers to check. The Pieps Checker is a great device to check whether your ski partners have remembered to turn on their beacons. I keep it in my pocket all winter long and use it both guiding and on personal tours. The ultra-short range requires the checker to be within a meter but it allows you to easily check individuals standing close together at a trailhead without interference from nearby beacons. It functions especially well when doing quick group checks in larger groups. Does not assess receiving/transmitting range, but let's you know your buddies are beeping. A very valuable little piece of kit that weighs nothing and only costs a bit more.
Date published: 2014-01-19