Sunday, March 18, 2012

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Garmin Rino 650

Garmin Rino 650The Garmin Rino 650 GPS with two way radio updates older Rinos with a touch screen interface and triaxial compass, along with other goodies common to recent Garmin handhelds, including BirdsEye aerial imagery.

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Garmin Rino 650 FRS/GMRS radio

The Rino 650 features a 5-watt FRS/GMRS radio with a range of up to 20 miles, allowing you to see other Rino users right on the 650’s screen. Unit to unit text messaging is also possible. Some screenshots…

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Rino 650 map screens

Garmin Rino 650 NOAA weather radio

The built-in NOAA weather radio supports Specific Area Message Encoding, allowing you to view National Weather Service warnings and watches on a county by county basis, right on the map (shown below at left).

Rino-650-NOAA-altimeter

More Garmin Rino 650 screenshots

Before wrapping up, how about a few more screenshots? That’s the altimeter screen, above at right. Below, left to right, we have the trip computer with the recreational dashboard option enabled, one of the main menu screens, and the compass screen with the four data fields option enabled.

Garmin-Rino-650-screenshots

More Garmin Rino 650 reviews

I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…

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Comments

  1. I rarely see much discussion of the Garmin RINO series. I am interested in them, but they seem very overpriced for what you get. I do think the features could be quite useful, however. If they could have a version similar to the Motorola DTR550/DTR650 http://www.motorolasolutions.com/web/Business/Product%20Lines/MOTOTrbo/Portables/_Documents/Static%20files/dtr_Final_RPD_PropMgmt_Brochure.pdf on the legal, license free 900 mHz band they could avoid the existing FRS/GMRS users.

    Conversely, if they had a VHF version on MURS frequencies, they could probably get further range outdoors than the current models. I am not sure if the existing FCC rules for MURS would allow all of the functionality of the current RINO units, though. If I recall correctly, Garmin sought and received special permission for the RINO units to do position polling.

  2. Like this model just think it’s too pricey anyone know where to buy similar model for less

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