I'm thinking of getting an avalanche transceiver for christmas this year, but don't really know which one to get. It'll be mainly used for ski touring around Scotland if that makes any difference.
Any suggestions welcome.
Given that you want a 3 antenna model, the most important thing is ergonomics imho. You want something you will be able to use under extremely stressful conditions without needing to remember any fiddly button combinations, counting to 3 etc.
In reply to MikeR: They're good choices. As others have said, you want one of the modern 3-aerial units but within that I'd say don't go for something more complex than necessary. The top-of-the-range units like the Pulse and Pieps DSP have functions for dealing with multiple burial scenarios that you're very unlikely to need. It's more buttons and more to learn and practice so the simpler units that you've mentioned are a better bet for most ski-tourers.
Some truth in that, but the Pulse for example is very easy to learn & use for multiple burials
It's also impressively fast - we were mucking about in one of the test fields last season: me with a Pulse, others with variously 2 aerial, analogue etc
Took me 8 minutes to locate 4 burials, next best was 12 minutes and the guy with the analogue - not a hope
In reply to Carless: Ha ha! Hello from along the road in Hasselt!
Interestingly the Pulse was used to post the best and most of the worst times in the transceiver test (4 targets) on a course I did a couple of months back. It definitely has some habits that caused people confusion but once you're on top of those they're great.
I guess my point was that multiple burial scenarios, whilst not unheard-of, are rare and for many people a simple unit like the Tracker or Pieps DSP Tour just has less things to learn about and try to remember when the pressure is on.