CAC warning about smartphone Apps

The Canadian Avalanche Center warns backcountry users about new smartphone Apps.

Oct 24 , 2013, Revelstoke, BC:

Smartphone avalanche search applications that are marketed as avalanche rescue systems are not recommended , says the Canadian Avalanche Centre ( CAC ) . Three European – made apps are presenting themselves as economical alternatives to avalanche transceivers, the electronic device used by backcountry users to find buried companions in case of an avalanche.

Posted in Avalanche News.