Mammut Element
Mammut Element
  • Antennas3
  • Multi burialsyes
  • Range50
  • Released year2011
  • Availabilityavailable
  • Average price270$

Mammut Element official promo

This video serves as a visual manual to the Mammut Element transceiver. The video demonstrates all phases of the search conducted with the help of this transceiver. Readings on the display are seen clearly. Also, the video shows the sound indication of the change of distance remaining to the searched object. In addition to that, the video features the performance of the transceiver during the precise search. However, the video doesn’t contain any instructions regarding turning the device on/off and tuning it.
The Mammut company has replaced the Element model with a newer transceiver Barryvox in 2017. Because of this, the production of the Element transceiver has been discontinued since October 2017. Nevertheless, the company still provides customer support for this model and fulfills any warranty obligations related to it. You can learn more information about this from their official blog

Mammut Element community reviews

A brief testing of the Mammut Element’s performance in the field. Video demonstrate how to turn the transceiver on, how to switch between modes and mute the signal of the previously found beeper in order to continue searching for the remaining victims.
A detailed demonstration of the Mammut Element’s performance during the search for multiple victims. You’ll see how readings on the display change with the appearance of the second signal and how the victim marking function works (basically, it allows you to mute a strongest signal). The changes in readings are easy to spot. Also, you may notice a sound indication that will make the search easier. In addition to this, the video goes into detail about the transceiver’s behavior in situations, where the victims are located close to each other.

Mammut Element – is a digital triple-antenna avalanche transceiver. The model is easy to use and suits both beginners and professionals. It has a 60m signal receiving range and a 50m search stripe width. The Element features a simple and intuitive interface, a single button for control and tuning and one switch for changing between modes. If the user moves away from the search object, the Element shows the U-turn icon (as in some modern transceivers). The sound signal is loud and intuitive, the tone of the signal gets higher as the user approaches the object.

According to beaconreviews.com, the precise search feature is somewhat convoluted. The display has a motionless double-sided arrow on it, indicating whether the user should move back or straight ahead in order to find the shortest distance to the victim. This feature allows you to find a victim faster, however, it can be difficult to understand for beginners.

During the search for multiple victims, the Element can mute the previously found signal (which is the signal of the closest bleeper), and thereby label the object. This means, right after you’ve found the first victim, you have to press the labeling button. After you’ve done that, the transceiver will show you the distance and direction to the next closest victim. Unlike some modern transceivers which can alternately display the distance to all beepers within the receiving range, the Element doesn’t have this feature. Because of this, it’s impossible to plan out the search - you’ll have to look for victims one by one.

Like his older brother Pulse, the Element is equipped with a group check function. Upon turning the transceiver on, the corresponding signal is displayed. During the next 5 seconds, the user must either confirm the switching to this mode or do nothing until the transceiver is switched to the receiving mode.

If there is no signal received during the last 8 minutes or more, the Element automatically switches to the transmission mode. Before doing so, the device warns the user with a sound signal, so you have time to react and cancel this action.

A brief comparison of the Mammut Element Barryvox and BCA Tracker in the situation of the search for multiple victims. About the difference in the labeling of the victims (muting the signal of the previously found beeper)