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Updating Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceivers

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Ortovox 3+ (Recco Inside)
Ortovox 3+

The Ortovox 3+ can be updated 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. (Learn about updates to other transceivers)

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

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

Ortovox usually charges $25 to update transceivers, although some updates are free. Contact Ortovox USA or find a dealer on the Ortovox website for details.

Version Enhancements

2.2
~
05/2018

This software version was released on May, 2018. It replaces a potentially serious bug in the version 2.1 software. Read about the recall of version 2.1.

2.1
~
11/2013

This software version was recalled in May 2018. Read about the recall.

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".

1.1
10/2011

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 "revert 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).

1.0
Initial Release

First release of the 3+ software.

This version did not display a version number on startup.

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