The Tracker not only tells you in what direction the victim is buried by way of directional LED lights, but it also gives a digital read-out of distance in meters. The grid search is now a thing of the past with the Tracker because you can use the induction method to get close, and then the digital distance read-out tells you immediately whether you’re getting closer or farther away.
There was originally some rumor that two-way radios could interfere with the transceiver, but Backcountry Access’s Bruce Edgerly says rumor is all that was; there was never any such problem. And if the response of the patrollers at Jackson Hole is any indication, we’ll all be using digital transceivers soon. And don’t worry, it works on the universal frequency of 457 kHz and is compatible with analog transceivers.