In reply to Merlin: Ok - have time to add a bit more now. As always, the answer depends on what you want to use it for. If you want a simple-to-use machine that's quite forgiving of not practicing as much as one should, but is good for single burials then the BCA Trackers are well worth a look. Of the ones are a bit better (IMHO) for multiple burials the Barryvox & Pieps DSP are the ones I know the best and they're both very good. Like everything else at the moment, new models come out of the woodwork every time yu go skiing but knowing the one you have and being slick with it far outweighs any benefit of having this year's latest fandangle thing.
In reply to Merlin: Ask yourself this first :
Will I be travelling with someone else who has one so they can find me?
Will I be in a populated area where other people will have one?
If yes.....Then good.
If no.....Then why bother?
So, I've been comparing the Mummut Pulse and Element based on the article hyperlinked above.
I understand the Pulse switches from send to recieve after a period of inactivity - so if you get hit whilst searching you can theoretically be found via your tranceiver. Where as, the Element switches for the same reason to recieve, but after a period whereby it hasn't recieved a signal.
Therefore, does this mean that if you get burried whilst recieving a signal/searching for someone (within 60m radius of victim) ie on top of soemone else, your reciever will never swicth to recieve, and therefore you are theoretically 'goosed'?