Ortovox s1 Avalanche Beacon update

October 31, 2008

Just like the iPhone, you can update your Ortovox S1 beacon with the new 2.0 update. Except the iPhone can really only take pictures of the snow and chances are the coverage isn't that great to call anyone for help. The S1 has stellar new features for backcountry use but won't be playing music or videos anytime soon. Ortovox has added filters to eliminate noise that confuses your buddy with radio signals bopping around the area your in. This has also made the program on your S1 find your friend faster and more accurately. The S1 has a screen to easily display multiple burials in a slide. As advanced as the beacon is, I wish it could also speak and tell you what friend to help out first. If you have an s1 I am sure most of your ski partners are going to be picking up the beer tab, drive to the hill, and even pack some of your stuff. You have that going for you, which is nice. The overall update is increasing the signals from 6 to 8 making all the new features possible. To update your beacon send it to: Ortovox 455 Irish Hill rd. Hopkinton NH 03229 603-746-3176 Include a $14 check to cover return shipping and insurance. To avoid sending your precious beacon away and if your not in a huge rush, check with your local Ortovox retailer as some of them will be receiving the update tool. WARNING: Attend an avalanche education course before heading into the backcountry. Buying this device does not make you invincible or magically turn you into a super hero. BUY NOW: Ortovox S1 Avalanche Beacon at

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