Pieps Micro
Pieps Micro
  • Antennas3
  • Multi burialsyes
  • Range50
  • Released year1900
  • Availabilityavailable
  • Average price280$

PIEPS MICRO official promo

Ryan Guess, a Black Diamond representative, talks about the smallest three-antenna transceiver on the market – PIEPS MICRO. Here’s a brief review of the MICRO design and functionality.
Here’s the official video of the Black Diamond company about the PIEPS MICRO transceiver. This video demonstrates the transceiver’s wearing comfort in a special cover, as well as the sensor operation, the first technology applied in transceivers. Learn briefly about functionality and design of the transceiver.

PIEPS MICRO official info

  • Maximum circular recieving range due to the PIEPS 3-antenna-system.
  • Extensive self check. Review of all relevant hardware and software elements as well as showing the current software version.
  • Big display for easy readability
  • Perfect mark-perfomance due to exact signal processing without any performance losses
  • Auto-Antenna-Switch. If the transmitting antenna experiences a fault due to electronic devices or metal interference, it automatically switches to the other antenna.
  • Auto-Search-to-Send. This function automatically switches the PIEPS MICRO from search mode to transmit mode, if the beacon is not moving for a certain time (in case of burial).
  • iProbe Support. The PIEPS MICRO can be temporarily deactivated using the smart iPROBE. The receiving beacon automatically receives the next strongest signal.
  • Group check. Reviews the activity and transmission parameters of the partner device. PIEPS recommends to perform a group check before each tour.
  • Carrying System PIEPS MICRO. Hard case. Water-repellent materials. Compact hard case so the sensor is covered reliably.
  • Maximum range (m): 50
  • Search strip width (m): 50
  • Dimensions (mm, LxWxH): 106 x 74 x 20
  • Weight (g, incl. batteries): 150
  • Power supply: 1 battery (AA)
  • Battery lifetime (min. h) : 200
  • Transmission frequency (kHz, according to EN300718): 457
  • Temperature range: -20°C to +45°C
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PIEPS MICRO community reviews

PIEPS MICRO’s one of lightest and smallest beepers currently available on the market. Also, sensor technology was used for the first time in the transceiver. A review on the beaconreviews.com website provides a better understanding the pros and cons of PIEPS MICRO performance. Despite its small size and light weight, MICRO is a rather efficient three-antenna transceiver, its receive-and-transmit range is equal to 50 m, its search stripe width is also claimed by the manufacturer as 50 m. It is clear from the review that it’s undesirable to apply MICRO with a search stripe width of more than 30 m. Like the flagship PIEPS DTS PRO, MICRO has an auto-switching mode between the transmitting antennas. Also, MICRO has the function of auto-switching to transmitting mode out of the scan mode, if the transceiver does not fix movements for a certain period of time. Unlike older brothers, this mode in MICRO cannot be disabled. MICRO supports multi-burial search, when several victims are snowbound; and it also has the function of marking a victim, that is, when the victim is found, you can mark it on your device and then go on searching for the next one buried under the snow.
The review also depicts some interesting features of the sensor operation. For instance, it might falsely trigger at those moments when, say, the sensor is accidentally overlapped with a finger – in this case the transmission mode will automatically switch on, and this can mislead the search team. Some other problems also may occur at switching on the beeper without removing it from the bag or if the sensor is overlapped during the switch-on. Basically, these problems are easily eliminated after pressing the marking button for 3 seconds; but it turns out that the very idea of the sensor – facilitating actions in a stressful situation – does not work, but instead it can disconcert a man even more.
PIEPS MICRO can be connected via Bluetooth to the smartphone (iOS and Android) for self-testing and adjusting of several options.
PIEPS MICRO has a large display, more than that of the flagship DTS PRO, with a user-friendly interface.
The warranty for MICRO is valid for 2 years, however, when registering the device on the manufacturer's website within 3 months from the date of purchase, the warranty period expands to 5 years.