Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter Review

There’s no such thing as a sure thing in an avalanche, but the Pieps DSP increases your chance of success. Even though the Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter feels like cheating in the event of a rescue—there is no cheating when it comes to digging out your best buddy. Pieps is the pioneer of the 3-antenna system and has been defining the term ‘exact’ when it comes to locating a buried victim. The Smart Transmitter provides superior results in multiple burial searches by eliminating signal overlap and synchronizing signal reception with other beacons for increased speed. All of which allows you to concentrate on finding your buddy—which means you can dig faster and search less.

Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter Review
5 out of 5 stars
Great avalanche beacon. Easy to use, easy to learn, and the mulitple burial icon is the best I have seen on any beacon. Would recommend this beacon to anybody. Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter Review

Impressive how easy to use this beacon is, especially for multiple burials. I’ve been using the Tracker for the past 8 years and it was good and I was very capable with it on single burials, however not very good on multiples. Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter Review

I’m not any faster with the S1 because it requires the user to move more slowly. It will give you the “stop” sign if you move too fast, which is annoying at first, but you get accustomed to it. The beacon really shines on multiples. Easy to view on the screen, then flag and move on to the next. There are other features aren’t all that useful. It is nice to be able to check other peoples beacons to see if they are functioning properly. Pieps DSP Smart Transmitter Review

Smart Antenna Technology is the first in the industry to use two of three antennas to transmit your signal, and it turns on or off the antennas that are most likely to be detected based on your orientation beneath the snow.

Auto Scan function starts scanning as soon as you open the flip-up S1 so you can quickly make the best decisions with the best possible information.

Navigator uses a bearing line, direction arrow, and distance value to guide you to first victim.

Fine search mode helps you find the right spot to probe with a clear circle and arrow display as well as the distance down to a tenth of a meter.

Once you pinpoint one signal, mark it with the glove-friendly flag button and move onto the next victim without other signals clouding your search.

Also features vital backcountry tools including an inclinometer, compass, and thermometer.

Neoprene bag with elastic keeper strap secures the S1 to your body with a comfortable strap system.

Fully updateable microprocessor lets the S1 remain cutting-edge for years.

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