Summary: purchased for ATV rides off the trails in deep woods like the compact size and options available cannot compare as this is my 1st hand held gps model owned should come with better base maps I would have paid more to have completely set up vs having to search and pay separately and then download
Summary: I bought it for my brother for Christmas cause that's what everyone else in the family has so I'd be sure it was compatible. Can't find them in stores around here anymore so I was glad to find it & be able to purchase it on Amazon.
Summary: For anyone concerned about giving away a position in Iraq, why not go into the radio setup menu, disable the "Send Location" feature under the Send Location tab, and disable position polling under the Allow Polling tab? If these features are disabled, the Rino will not send its position when the radio is keyed. People really should read their user manuals.
Summary: We have many sets of radios as we use them for airsoft and paintballing. When we decided to buy a 2in1 system (GPS and radio) we deicided to look at these. The GPS unit is awesome. When using the radio, I find that the batteries drain a little too fast. We therefore purchased a set of IASUS throat mics online (AMAZON doesn't carry them!) so we could save more battery power. That actually made the unit sound better also!
Summary: The Rino works great when you are keeping track of your friends on a camping trip. In some open areas you can truly keep track of your friends from 1 to 2 miles away. However in urban, or even suburban areas the radio just isn't strong enough and you can expect about 3/10ths of a mile at best. Even so with the Rino Garmin did a quality job. WELL WORTH THE PRICE!!