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PIEPS Pro BT Avalanche Beacon
Overview READ MOREThe completely redesigned PIEPS Pro BT features the same cutting-edge features for long-range and multiple burial searching, now with improved ergonomics and Bluetooth functionality.
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DescriptionWith a massive 60m circular range, mark and scan function for multiple burials, and an auto antenna switch that automatically adjusts to send the best signal, the redesigned PIEPS Pro BT beacon is still our industry-standard, professional-grade avalanche beacon, now with Bluetooth capabilities, an updated user interface and an all-new housing. The beacon’s Bluetooth connection allows you to manage settings, software updates and battery optimization from your smartphone, while the redesigned housing features soft-touch contact points for improved handling. In addition, it boasts a massive 60-meter circular range and 60-meter search strip. Throw in a self-check function for always-accurate antennas and Digital Signal Processing to account for wayward beacon signals, and the Pro BT is as reliable as it is capable. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response.
- Redesigned housing with soft-touch contact points for improved ergonomics and handling
- Updated user interface with Bluetooth functionality—allows user to manage settings, software updates and optimization
- Three antennas
- Circular range for extended, symmetrical search area
- Mark and scan function for multiple burial scenarios
- Digital Signal Processor to pick up beacons transmitting drifted signals
- Integrated inclinometer for easy slope-angle assessment
- Continuous carrier mode for use with older, analog beacons
- Reliable direction and distance indication from the point of original signal
- Compatible with TX600 and iProbe for added search capabilities
- Updateable software via Bluetooth or USB (sold separately)
- Harness-style carrying pouch included
PIEPS Pro BT Avalanche Beacon is rated out of 5 by 6.
Rated 4 out of 5 by A L H from Mostly great... I was a bit disappointed with a few sessions of this beacon and probe. The probe didn’t work how it should on a few occasions. With the transceiver, I received a false burial on one test run which decreased my confidence in trusting this beacon. My Ortovox changes tone the closer you get to a signal, the Pieps stays a constant monotone beep which makes you really reliant on looking at the screen instead of the terrain. I appreciate that Pieps offers bluetooth/USB updatable software after I had to send my Ortovox to Germany for a few months. Pros: Intuitive design on the simple basic functions, self-check function, integrated inclinometer, the probe is a cool idea, extra features for the Pro BT beacon such as scan function, analog mode, groupcheck pro-mode, victim selection. Cons: The iProbe II only works with a Pieps compatible beacon. So, unless your backcountry buddies have the same beacon, it’s a really cool feature that you won’t be able to use often. The probe is a cool idea but if the snow isn’t super deep it is hard to see the visual cues or hear the beeps on the probe when it is way above your head. Couldn’t get the probe to turn on/off appropriately or to recognize the Pieps beacon in one trial. I found myself becoming overly concerned about the probe tone/signals and focusing less on the burial and my training. Additionally, the false burial was a really worrisome finding.
Date published: 2020-04-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by JACMT from So far so great Marking feature is fast and efficient. Display is well sized. The processor seems so superior to my previous Tracker 3 I am quite impressed. This is an excellent beacon with a range that out paces all the others in various distance checks I performed with students over the last few weeks.
Date published: 2020-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sledx from Love this Beacon I have absolutely loved this beacon!! Since I received it I have been practicing up to 3 times a week with it and I can say that I have found 0 faults with it so far! I would highly recommend!
Date published: 2020-01-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by bear from Good Overall It’s easy to use and smaller size is nice. It could be improved by having more adjustability with the belt so that it fit with people who are petit/skinner.
Date published: 2019-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anna from Improved! They finally fixed the button issue!!!! Pieps Pro BT button has been redesigned and works VERY smoothly. The beacon was very accurate while training with multiple and single burials. It's easy to use. I highly recommend it!
Date published: 2019-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by galliherd from Much improved switch! Last 2 pieps had the dreaded broken lock button. Looks like this one will last a lot longer. Haven't used the bluetooth feature yet so no comment on that.
Date published: 2019-03-04