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BCA Tracker S™ Avalanche Transceiver

(4 customer reviews)


Simplicity is speed. Our streamlined, high-performance backcountry beacon used for avalanche safety with real-time display. This BCA product includes a harness and batteries.



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SKU: C1712001010 Category:


The BCA Tracker S™ Avalanche Transceiver has the performance, ease of use and instantaneous real-time display of the Tracker3, without the Tracker3 motion-sensing or upgradeable software, which are advanced features needed by snow professionals while in an avalanche area. This Backcountry Access beacon is used to find people while in an avalanche and prevent death or injury by locating the transceiver.

Make sure to read the Backcountry Access Tracker S™ Avalanche Transceiver resources to use the device properly.

Tracker S™ Resources

Tracker S™ Avalanche Transceiver Video

Additional information


457 kHz

Max range

55 meters

Search strip width

50 meters


three AAA alkaline

Battery life

minimum 1 hour in search mode after 200 hours in transmit mode. (approximately 250 hours in transmit only or 50 hours in search only)

Unit weight with batteries

5.8 oz / 165 g including batteries (not harness.

Harness weight

4.2 oz / 120 grams


4.5 x 2.8 x 1.0 inches / 11.5 x 7.1 x 2.6 cm


Limited 5-year warranty.


Assembled and tested in the USA.

Patents & Licenses

U.S. patent numbers: 6,167,249 & 6,484,021, B. Certified to be in compliance with all applicable North American and European norms.

4 reviews for BCA Tracker S™ Avalanche Transceiver

  1. Brent Rose

    It’s super simple to use. It’s basically designed for people who are new to this, or for those who don’t get tons of practice in and might be prone to forgetting

  2. Tim

    This transceiver is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It is simple to use, efficient, and has the right features that are necessary without the ones that can confuse you. Also the more affordable price tag is awesome! Highly recommended!

  3. Yamnuska Mountain Adventures

    Our guide team did some testing and practicing with the new Tracker S on our Winter staff training. We introduced 10 new Tracker S beacons for our AST 2 courses in anticipation of replacing our fleet of of over 100 Tracker 2 beacons.
    Guides were impressed with the processor and speed.
    Overall ease ease of use was on par with Tracker 2.
    The Signal Suppression and Big Picture features are useful but we needed a lot of practice to feel comfortable with these functions. We felt that beginner users would be comfortable without using the SS and BP functions and advanced users, with practice, would be good to go.
    Read the manual, practice lots in different and more complex scenarios and the Tracker S is a good no -nonsense transceiver for beginners and advanced users.

  4. Gear Junkie

    Backcountry Access’ newest avalanche receiver is now available for backcountry users. The BCA Tracker S ($300) offers a real-time direction and distance digital display as well as a signal suppression feature when multiple transceivers are in the area to locate the strongest signal. The new model doesn’t have higher-tech features like motion-sensing, making it easy and accessible for the average backcountry consumer.

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