The Backcountry Access Tracker2 won our Best Buy award for its ease of use, a combination of intuitiveness and simplicity, and featuring what is possibly the fastest processor among all of the contenders that we tested at a below average price. It is a considerable improvement over the original (and now dated) Tracker DTS and stands out among all we tested for straight up processor speed and simplicity. While we recommend it for almost all users, it is especially useful for more novice, intermediate or less practiced backcountry travelers looking for a great value and a super easy to use product.
While the Backcountry Access Tracker DTS was the first digital avalanche beacon and one of the best sellers of all time, it has long since fallen behind the newer three-antenna designs. Now we broader-line don't even recommend the original Tracker DTS except over no beacon at all.