The 7 Best Personal Locator Beacons
We spent just over 72 hours testing over 50 models of Personal Locator Beacons currently on the market to narrow this number down to the best 7 out there (in our opinion, anyway!). After testing, we’ve concluded that the best personal locator beacon is the ACR Resqlink+ PLB, as it’s both waterproof and buoyant, is accurate within 100 meters and has a compact build. We also came up with 6 other PLBs that performed exceptionally well compared to their competitors, based on factors such as price, accuracy, ease of use, portability and range of special features . The GME Accusat MT410G GPS PLB gained top points as far as performance and reliability goes, although it is the most expensive personal locator beacon that we tested and there are cheaper options available that do a decent job. Check out our price comparison table for an overview of price and other key features, and our in depth reviews for more info on each of our top 7.