This user-friendly Ortovox 3 Plus transceiver incorporates the Patented Smart Antenna technology utilizing intelligent mobile position recognition technology. This analyses the position of the 3+'s three antennas and automatically identifies the optimal transmission antenna.
Since 2013, the Ortovox 3 plus Transceiver can now be updated to ensure you get every benefit from Ortovox's continuous development.
The 3+ transceiver has been an award-winning best buy transceiver since 2011, reviewed by outdoor gear lab.
The circular and precise illuminated real-time display screen clearly indicates the position and distance to the buried victim with directional arrows enabling you to proceed in the right direction (also visible on the readout is the battery consumption).
The precision and accuracy of this device reduce the time taken to locate the buried victim, thus maximising the likelihood of a successful rescue. There is also a large safety switch-back to transmit mode button in case of a follow-up avalanche scenario.
This Ortovox 3 plus Transceiver is also ideal for multiple burials with an overview of the number of victims displayed. After retrieving a victim, there is an option to blend out their signal with the pin key (the 3+ then shows that victim as pinned) allowing you to move on to rescue the remaining people.
Practicality Durable ergonomic rubberised housing safely protects the transceiver from the elements, while the light-up display and optimized acoustics make searching at night easier. This 3+ is accompanied by an elastic cord for practicality and convenience.
If skiers are caught out by an avalanche, their companions in the vicinity have their work cut out. They have to locate the victims and dig them out as quickly as possible.
The chances of survival diminish rapidly after 18 minutes of burial in the snow. Using a transceiver can radically reduce search times, thus increasing the chances of a successful rescue.
This Avalanche transceiver can make the difference between life and death. When the tracker shows you’re within 3 metres of the victim, put the beacon on the ground and prepare to use the probe and shovel.
You will be more easily found with the Ortovox 3 Plus Transceiver. The Integrated Smart-Antenna-technology analyzes the position of the antennas in the avalanche.
The transceiver automatically switches to the best transmission antenna. You will gain almost double the range in the worst coupling positions, regardless of the beacon used for searching.
A motion sensor has recently been added to the 3+ Transceiver to enable Secondary Avalanche switchover. If the sensor has not detected any motion for 120 seconds during the search, it automatically switches back to transmit mode. Thus rescuers can also found if there has been a secondary avalanche.
The 3+ is equipped with a RECCO Reflector. Recco helps professional rescuers find victims buried in the snow even faster. The incorporation of a reflector into this device means that rescuers are well equipped should there be any follow-up avalanches.
The presentation of the real-time display is limited to the essentials, making it simple and easy to read. It displays the distance and direction.
Once you are in the refined search area, the displayed circle shows whether you are getting closer to the victim or moving away from him/her. Battery status and the number of buried/marked victims are also displayed.
The number of victims is shown in the display. With the "pin" key you can quickly and easily mark located victims and continue the search.
This 3+ transceiver has been reduced to the bare essentials. With only two buttons, it is almost impossible to use incorrectly. Once switched on, the device can be switched from transmit to search mode using the Safety Switch. Further search instructions are then shown on the Large Display.
The Circle Diagram in the fine search shows you exactly how far away you are to the Buried Victims and whether you are getting closer to the signal or farther away from it.
The lit display is supported by Intuitive search acoustics. Higher tones emitted at shorter intervals mean you are getting closer to buried victims. The sophisticated sound sequence clearly signals when buried victims are near.
The number of people buried is shown in a list on the display of the 3+. As soon as you have found the first one, you can quickly and reliably block out the signal with the Flagging Button.
The buried person is shown as being flagged and you can continue searching for other people. This function does not apply for the Ortovox Zoom and is only unique to Ortovox.
In the refined search area, the patented circular display shows you whether you are getting closer to the victim or moving away from him/her in increments of 10 cm. The optimized, distinct search acoustics supports you in the search by a pitch of the tone and volume.
This Ortovox 3+ is a small, three-antenna, avalanche transceiver with a range up to 40 meters and has technology that can increase the distance at which other transceivers will receive its signal.
The 3+ does an excellent job of suppressing multiple burials and handles spikes well. The display makes it easy to locate the victim, and the 3+ will support software upgrades to keep it as up-to-date as possible.
The Ortovox Zoom is a simple, no-nonsense, three-antenna avalanche transceiver. The Zoom has a single light that becomes illuminated when it is picking up the signal. The Zoom does not allow you to suppress signals when searching, unlike the 3+.
Search Strip Width
Permanent monitoring of transmitter
Signal Strength Analysis
Intuitive acoustic search
Visual direction in Fine search mode
3 and more
Auto switchover in case of second avalance (sec)
Expert mode for 4+ victim search
Parallel search for multiple victim search
Display Contrast settings
1 x AA battery, 1.5V
Battery Life (Receiving)
-20 to +45 (degrees C)
210g Inc Battery+Case
73 x 122 x 27mm