Ortovox 3+ Transceiver

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User Manual

Technical Specifications:

  • Three antennae
  • Size: 73 x 122 x 27 mm
  • Weight: 210 g
  • Maximum Range: Up to 40 m
  • Batteries: 1 AA
  • Transmits: ~ 250 hours
  • 5-year warranty (with registration)


  • Smart-Antenna-Technology
  • RECCO Reflector inside
  • Automatic switchover in case of a secondary avalanche
  • Self-test
  • Permanent monitoring of the transmitter
  • Intuitive search acoustics
  • Display of all victims
  • Visual support at fine search
  • Flagging function
  • Partner check
  • Display backlight
  • Microprocessor control
  • Up-Box update compatible

Smart, fast, easy!

With the 3+ you are in charge ! The patented SMART-ANTENNA-TECHNOLOGY (TM) with intelligent position recognition automatically switches to the best transmission antenna. You will be found easier.There are no compromises in terms of searching either. The 3+ is equipped with all the features of a modern, digital 3-antenna device. The illuminated real-time display tells you the direction, distance and number of victims. The tendency display, combined with the intuitive search acoustics, leaves no doubt when operating in fine search mode. Once located, victims can be removed from the display using the flagging function. The motion-sensor-based follow-up avalanche switchover ensures additional safety. The 3+ can be updated and uses just a single battery.

Be found easier!

  • Smart-Antenna-Technology
  • Secondary Avalanche Switchover
  • Recco Reflector Inside
  • Self-test
  • Permanent monitoring of the transmitter

Easier Searching

  • Clear display
  • Intuitive search acoustics
  • Precise fine search with visual support
  • Clear Display of all victims
  • Fast and Reliable flagging function
  • Precise partner check


The integrated Smart-Antenna-Technology analyzes the position of the antennas in the avalanche and automatically switches to the best transmission antenna. The result: Almost double the range in the worst coupling position, regardless of the beacon used for searching.

Secondary Avalanche Switchover

There is a motion sensor in the 3+ to enable secondary avalanche switchover. If the sensor has not detected any motion for 120 seconds during the search, it automatically switches back to transmit mode.

Recco Reflector Inside

The 3+ is also equipped with a Recco reflector. Recco helps professional rescuers find victims buried in the snow even faster. This offers an additional possibility of being found quickly. The backup technology is used by more than 700 ski areas and rescue teams around the world.

Intuitive Design

With only two buttons, it is almost impossible to use the 3+ incorrectly. Once switched on, the device can be switched from transmit to search mode using the safety switch. Further search instructions are then shown on the large display.

Visual and Acoustic Searching

The circle diagram in the fine search shows you exactly how far away you are to the buried victims and whether you are getting closer to the signal or farther away from it. The lit display is supported by intuitive search acoustics. Higher tones emitted at shorter intervals mean you are getting closer to the buried victims. The sophisticated sound sequence clearly signals when buried victims are near.

Flagging Function

The number of people buried is shown on the display of the 3+. As soon as you have found the first one, you can quickly and reliably block out the signal with the flagging button. Then you can continue searching for the others.