Ortovox S1

The first avalanche transceiver to plot victim location

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Your ski buddy has a 92 percent chance of survival after being buried for 15 minutes and a 30 percent chance after 35 minutes. Your search had best be efficient. Whereas most transceivers use confusing audio-based directional cues, the S1’s electromagnetic sensors map victims’ positions and depths on an LCD screen. The S1 gives signatures for up to four people-crucial for multiple burials. $650