Weight: 210 g
Size : 115 x 75 x 28 mm
Battery Life: 200 hours send mode
Search Width: 60 m
Maximum Range: 60 m
Power Supply: 3x AAA Batteries
Many of you might be surprised to see the American based Black Diamond make their move into the transceiver world – experienced ski tourers usually prefer to go with equally experienced companies like Ortovox, Mammut, and Pieps for their transceivers, afterall.
Fear not. Black Diamond are actually entering the avalanche transceiver market with a whole wealth of experience behind them. The Recon BT, you see, is in fact a Pieps Powder BT transceiver; something that should keep the core touring audience happy.
“A huge plus point that we loved about the Recon BT transceiver was its clean and simple design”
Right, so what’s so great about a rebranded Pieps transceiver? Well, Pieps have long been producing avalanche safety equipment so they know what they’re doing. First beginning their research and development back in 1967, a year before the world’s first transceiver was produced, they released their first transceiver five years later. This is a company that doesn’t rush when it comes to producing avalanche safety equipment. They know what they’re doing, and they do it extremely well. With that in mind, you can feel you’re onto a sure thing when putting your trust in the Recon BT.
A huge plus point that we loved about the Recon BT transceiver was its clean and simple design. There’s something to be said for transceivers that manage to build a housing and display which provides you with the important stuff and nothing more. Afterall, you don’t want to be faffing about if something goes wrong in the backcountry.