I say Ortovox's 3+ is one of the best choices in today's crop of avalanche transceivers. The class of 2012 offers us a lot of innovation, but it also offers a lot of complexity. Leave the complexity to others (if you don't explicitly need it) and go with the Ortovox's effective fusion of simplicity and technology. Key features of the three-antenna 3+ include the beacon's self-orienting sensor
— June 1, 2012
Andy Lewicky is the author and creator of SierraDescents
Brad June 1, 2012 at 8:43 am
Plus it comes in lime green and only takes one battery!
It's my first beacon, and I've only practiced with it--but damn is it fast compared to older beacons, and amazingly simple to use. I thought about getting the S1, but am happy I stuck with KISS principles for this purchase.