Updating the Ortovox 3+
Ortovox 3 Plus Beacon Blue
Ortovox 3+
Technical note

The Ortovox 3+ can be updated (read about updating other transceivers). The update is done using an infrared interface. The ability to update your beacon is important, because it allows you to get enhancements and new features without purchasing a new avalanche transceiver.

To determine which version of software is installed on your 3+:

  • Turn your 3+
    • The screen displays the serial number (five two-digit numbers)
    • The screen displays a screen test (everything is displayed momentarily)
    • The battery percentage is displayed
    • The version number is displayed

Unlike the Pieps, Pulse, and Tracker2, there isn't a charge to update the 3+ at a retail stores (great decision, Ortovox). There is a nominal charge if you choose to mail your transceiver to Ortovox (to cover shipping and insurance). Contact Ortovox USA or find a dealer on the Ortovox website for details.

Version Enhancements
Version 2.1

Enhancements to version 2.1 as published by Ortovox (Confusing text? Ja!):

  • Better accuracy of distance indication (from first signal to 20 meters)
  • Louder and more intuitive search sound
  • Earlier fine search: Sound at 3.0m and display at 2.5m
  • Sound indications (On, battery level, error during self test, error during partner check, Send, Search, flagging successful, flagging not possible)
  • Smart Antenna indication for 20 seconds
  • All errors now displayed as a code plus "EE"
Version 1.1

Enhancements to version 1.1 as published by Ortovox:

  • Simultaneous and faster initial display of direction, distance and sound
  • Improved Partner-Check
  • Greater backward compatibility with analog devices
  • Acoustic warning 10 seconds before the automatic "reverts to transmit" mode. (Previous versions emitted a very quiet clicking sound after reverting.)
  • Acoustic warning if the device is switched on but has remained stationary for 30 minutes (switch-off reminder)
Version 1.0
Initial Release

First release of the 3+ software.

This version did not display a version number on startup.

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