Black Diamond BD Recon BT

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The Black Diamond Recon BT avalanche transceiver is the simplified and streamlined avalanche beacon from Black Diamond based on the Pieps DSP Sport, now with Bluetooth capabilities so you can update their firmware at any point (what BT stands for). Outfitted with all the features needed for fast, accurate searches in the event of a slide, it has a 50m circular range, an updated user interface, redesigned housing and soft-touch contact points for improved ergonomics and handling. The Recon model as you would likely guess is not as feature rich as the Guide version and is geared towards the day user, perfect for ambitious day tours and freeriding. Show more >
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Black Diamond BD Recon BT

Black Diamond has long distributed and sold Pieps transceivers and now they have their own branded versions in partnership and powered by Pieps technology; the Guide BT and Recon BT, with Bluetooth technology (what BT stands for). The Recon BT is a simpler device for the everyday backcountry travelers. The Black Diamond Recon BT has a 50 meter circular search range and 50-meter search strip for pinpoint search accuracy. An updated and redesigned version of the Pieps DSP BT Sport, it has three antennas along with a few other cool features (see Features below). The big feature, however, is that it has built-in Bluetooth capabilities so you can update their firmware at any point without having to send your transceiver in for a factory upgrade, it works with a free app downloaded onto your mobile phone. The housing has been updated featuring soft-touch contact points for improved handling and a better screen for perfect readability in all light conditions. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response

Features include direction and distance indication from the initial detection, optimised mark function to suppress the strongest signal once located to look for the next signal in multiple burial scenarios. A unique self-check, all major functions are tested during power-on: transmitting frequency, all antennas, amplifiers, processors and batteries. 3 antennas allow exact fine search, and if the transmitting antenna experiences a fault due to electronic devices or metal interference, it automatically switches to the other antenna. Auto search-to-send function automatically switches the Recon BT from search mode to transmit mode if the beacon is not moving for a certain time (in case of burial). Group check reviews the activity and transmission parameters of the partner device, Pieps recommends to perform a group check before each tour.

Tech specs

FREQUENCY457 kHz (according to EN300718)
MAX RANGE50m
SEARCH STRIPWIDTH50m
BATTERIES3 batteries (AAA)
BATTERY LIFE200 (minimum hours)
WEIGHT (INCL. BATTERIES)210g
DIMENSIONS (LXWXH) 115 x 75 x 28mm
TEMPERATURE RANGE-20°C to +45°C

Features

BD Recon BT

Summary

• Redesigned housing with soft-touch contact points for improved ergonomics and handling
• Updated housing with Bluetooth functionality allows user to manage settings and software updates
• Three antennas
• Circular range for extended, symmetrical search area
• Mark function for multiple burial scenarios
• Compatible with iProbe for added search capabilities
• Updateable software via Bluetooth or USB (sold separately)
• Harness-style carrying pouch include

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