Summary: The Pieps Tour is the nearly identical twin to the popular Pieps
DSP, but it has one button (versus three on
the DSP). The result is an easier to use avalanche transceiver with a lower
Ease of use: The single-button Tour is as easy to use as
it gets. A clearly labeled switch can be in one of three positions: Off, Send,
and Search. The one-button interface allows you to "Mark" (i.e., ignore)
a transmitter during a
multiple burial search.
The only thing confusing about this beacon is its name. Pieps refers to it
as the "DSP Tour" which is easy to confuse with the Pieps
DSP. And looking at the transceiver, you'll
need a magnifying glass to read the word "Tour" just below the "Pieps"
label. On BeaconReviews.com, we simply call it the Tour.
Removed Features: The lack of the DSP's Scan and Enter buttons
results in the loss of three relatively minor features. The Tour doesn't have
the DSP's ability to scan for
multiple beacons at various distances, it doesn't
test the frequency of other
transceivers, and it doesn't support searching for the Pieps
TX600 dog transmitter. Those features might
be important for a few folks, but as with the
Ortovox 3+, the
Tracker2, and the
Element, the trend toward simplicity
Remaining Features: Other than the removal of the three
features and the lower price, the Tour is identical to the DSP. Read the full
review of the DSP for details.
Read the Pieps DSP Review
View the comparison table for more information
regarding the Pieps Tour.