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 BrandARVAARVAARVAMammutMammutBCABCAOrtovoxOrtovoxPiepsPiepsPieps
 ModelEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Country of originFranceFranceFranceSwitzerlandSwitzerlandUSAUSAGermanyGermanyPolandPolandPoland
 US DistributorDealersDealersDealersDealersDealersK2 SportsK2 SportsOrtovox USAOrtovox USABlack DiamondBlack DiamondBlack Diamond
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 Retail price (US)$289.95$349.95$469.95$350.00$499.95$299.95$335.00$290.00$490.00$319.95$419.95$389.95
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 Released date09/201509/201810/201612/201711/201701/201001/2014Late-201212/201111/201311/201311/2016
 Discontinued dateNANANANANANANANANANANANA
 Warranty (years)~5 years~5 years~5 years2-5 years2-5 years5 years5 years2 or 5 years~5 years2 or 5 years2 or 5 years2 years
 
SpecificationsEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Antennas333333333333
 Analog/DigitalDigitalDigitalBothDigitalBothDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalDigital
 Frequency457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz457 kHz
 
Size and WeightEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Harness styleIntegrated or PouchFrame (pastic)PouchFrame (plastic)Frame (plastic)Pouch (clip)Pouch (clip)Pouch (zip)Pouch (clip)Pouch (clip)Pouch (clip)Bracket (clip)
 Dimensions (mm)136x80x30123x74x31115x78x29115x67x27115x67x27132x83x28115x71x24117x80x24123x79x31116x75x28116x75x28105x72x20
 Dimensions (cu mm)326 cu cm282 cu cm238 cu cm208 cu cm208 cu cm307 cu cm196 cu cm225 cu cm292 cu cm244 cu cm244 cu cm151 cu cm
 Weight305 grams385 grams360 grams305 grams305 grams330 grams315 grams285 grams 310 grams310 grams240 grams
 Without harnessNA250 grams240 grams215 Grams210 grams250 grams200 grams180 grams 210 grams210 grams150 grams
 
ControlsEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Power on/offHarnessTurn dialPress power, then joystickPress-and-slidePress-and-slideTurn dialTurn dial (w/latch)Turn dialPress & twist dialPress-and-slidePress-and-slideTwist Lever
 Send to SearchPull endSlide switchFlip leverPress-and-slidePress-and-slidePull endTurn dial (w/latch)Slide 2 switchesButton & FlipPress-and-slidePress-and-slideAutomatic
 Audible alert on change to searchNoNoNoNoNo3 Beeps1 SoundNoOne beepNoNoYes
 Inadvertently enter Search modeNoMaybeYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes
 Unholster, Search, Send with gloves?YesFairNoDifficultDifficult MaybeMaybe YesYesYes
 Search to SendBump endSlide switchFlip leverSlideSlideBump endTurn dialBump endFlip closedSlide switchSlide switchPut in harness/pocket
 Audible indication on change to sendNoNoNo3 Beeps3 BeepsBeeps5 SoundsNo NoNoBeeps x4. Vibrates x9.
 Can inadvertantly enter send modeYesLikelyYesUnlikelyUnlikelyYesNoYesNoPossiblePossibleNo
 Analog/Digital toggleNANAPress powerNAUse MenusNANANAMenuNANANA
 Error reporting"Er""Er"YesIcon and TextIcon and TextNoneNoneTwo lettersWarning symbolError numberError numberError number
 
DisplayEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Digital displayYes (LED)Yes (LCD)Yes (LCD)Yes (LCD)Yes (Graphic)Yes (LED)Yes (LED)Yes (LED)Yes (Graphic)Yes (LCD)Yes (LCD)Yes (LCD)
 Lighted displayYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes (LED)YesYesYesYes
 Display size (sq mm)693103611701056146230073540014709289281176
 
SearchingEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Recommended search strip40 meters70 meters60 meters70 meters70, 100 meters50 meters50 meters40 metersUp to 50 meters50 meters60 meters40-50 meters
 Points to victimYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes (grid map)YesYesYes
 Direction indicatorArrow (LCD)Arrow (LCD)Arrow (LCD)Arrow (LCD)Arrow (bends)5 LEDs5 Arrows (LED)5 LEDsVictims on mapArrow (LCD)Arrow (LCD)Arrow (LCD)
 Directions possible551377775Infinite999
 Can point behind searcherNoBack ArrowDisplays "U" turnDisplays "U" turnDisplays "U" turnNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
 Displays distanceYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
 Distance indicator typeMeters (LCD)Meters (LCD)Meters (LCD)Meters (LCD)Meters (LCD)Meters (LED)Meters (LED)Meters (LED)Meters (LCD)Meters (LCD)Meters (LCD)Meters (LCD)
 Can show if victim is movingNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 Direction indicator disappears3 meters3 or 5 meters3 or 5 meters3 meters3 meters2 meters2 meters2-3 meters3 meters1.9 meters1.9 meters1.9 meters
 Handles spikesYesYesFairYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
 Auto revert to transmit (send)NoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesRequires CableRequires CableYes
 Minutes before revertingNAOff, 2, 4, or 8 minsOff, 2, 4, or 8 mins4 minutesOff, 2, 4 minsOff or 5 minutesOff or 1 minute2 minutesOff, 1, or 2 minutes4 minutes1 minute1, 1.5, or 2
 Can disable auto-revertingNAYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNo
 Senses motion before revertingNAYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYes
 Warns before revertingNABeeps 4xBeeps 4x15 Loud Beeps15 Loud BeepsBeepsBeeps (continual)BeepsBeepsYesYesYes
 Supports Rescue Send modeNoNoYes (Standby)NoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 Searches for Pieps dog transmitterNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNo
 Tests other beaconsGroup CheckGroup CheckGroup CheckGroup CheckDetailed ReportNoNoNoYesNoDisplays kHzNo
 
Audible SearchEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Earphone jackNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNo3.5mm3.5mmNo
 Audible techniqueCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence, Pitch, SoundCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence & PitchCadence
 Tone: signal searchSilenceSilenceSilenceSilenceSilence/AnalogSilenceSilenceSilenceSilenceSilenceSilenceSilence
 Tone: coarse searchDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalAnalog or DigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalAnalogDigitalDigitalDigital
 Tone: fine searchDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalAnalog or DigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalDigitalDigital
 Tone: changes based on directionNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 Volume controlNoNoYes when analogNoYes in AlternateNo (can mute)No (can mute)NoOn or OffNoNoNo
 
Multiple BurialsEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Multiple burial indicatorYesYesYesYesYes (menu)YesYesYes (1 light)YesYesYesYes
 Shows number of transmitters1, 2, 3, +1,2,3, or >31..5+1,2,3 or >3Yes (many)1 or >11, 2, or 2+NoUp to 3Up to 3Up to 3Up to 3
 Multiple burial modeYesYesYesYesYes"Special Mode"YesNoYesYesYesYes
 Can "mark" a transmitterYesYesYesYesYes (menu)NoYes (1 for 1 minute)NoYesYesYesYes
 Can "unmark" a transmitterNoNoNoNoYes (menu)NAYesNAYesUnmark LastUnmark All or LastNo
 
TransmittingEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Transmit cadence based on nearby transmitterNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 Transmit antenna based on orientationNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
 Transmit antenna based on interferenceNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
 Stops transmitting if senses iProbeNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes
 Transmits victim movementNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 Contains RECCO reflectorNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNo
 
OtherEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 AltimeterNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 CompassNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 Customizable startup screenNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNo
 InclinometerNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYesNo
 ThermometerNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
 Updateable (firmware)NoYesYesYesYesYesYes (pending)NoYesYesYesYes
 User updateableNoNoNoYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoYes (Android/iOS)
 
BatteriesEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Battery size and countAAA x 4AAA x 3AAA x 3AAA x 3AAA x 3AAA x 3AAA x 3AA x 1AAA x 2AAA x 3AAA x 3AA x 1
 Battery life (send/search)250+ hours250 hours250 hours200+/1+200+/1+200+/1+200+/1+~250/15250/15200+ hrs400 hrs200+ hrs
 Battery indicatorPercentagePercentagePercentagePercentagePercentagePercentagePercentagePercentagePercentageLCD 3 BarsLCD 3 BarsLCD 3 Bars
 Battery doorScrew (coin)Screw (coin)Thumb catchThumb catchThumb catchScrew (coin)Screw (driver)Screw (coin)Screw (coin)Screw (coin)Screw (coin)Twist (knob)
 Battery type(s)AlkalineAlkalineAlkalineAlkalineAlkaline or LithiumAlkalineAlkalineAlkalineAlkalineAlkalineAlkalineAlkaline
 
SummaryEvo4Neo+AxioBarryvoxBarryvox STracker2Tracker3Zoom+S1+DSP SportDSP ProMicro
 Steve's Score4.55.04.05.05.04.04.54.04.55.04.54.0
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