Making no compromises in terms of searching, the Ortovox 3 Avalanche Beacon is equipped with all the features of a modern, digital 3 antenna device in a simple and minimalist package. The patented Smart Antenna TechnologyTM with intelligent antenna position recognition automatically switches to the best transmission antenna if you're caught in a slide. Furthermore, the illuminated compass like real time display not only tells you the direction and distance, but also number of victims. For 2014, the on switch has been redesigned to eliminate the chances of inadvertently opening the battery compartment. If your passion involves getting deep into the backcountry, make the Ortovox 3 one of your essentials.