Rugged simple instrument but expensive and dropped by Garmin
BACbKA nynKuH, Amazon
27 December 2013
Summary: Good for outdoor that is why I had to have another one to replace the retired from abuse its predecessor. It has a very simple no-brainer operation. Good solid water splash protected housing. Backlit but not bright to disclose you in a dark display. Unfortunately support completely dropped by Garmin: no software for other than 32 bit Windows PC having serial port, and you will have to hunt the MapSource maps for it. You cannot connect it to USB.
Summary: the gps is pretty good middle ground but the accuracy is not what I expected The gps has trouble connecting in fast have to wait long for RECEIVE signal to satellites The good thing is to have a choice of several nearby equipment comunición
Summary: I bought this device to cut down by one the number of electronic gizmos that I carry around while traveling with my family, not for its position transmission feature. After using the Rino I think that the combination of radio and GPS in one device is an excellent idea in theory, but the execution of the idea in the Rino is flawed because of the poor performance of the radio.
Summary: I purchased this for my husband - receiving the GPS took longer than I expected - my son also has the same unit - when they both got them - my son took off in his truck to talk to his dad - the range was about 1 1/2 miles - we felt this was very poor - he hasn't used it in the mountains yet, but is thinking if it can't reach very far in a small town, the mountains won't be very great either especially with a canyon between them.
Summary: Comments about Garmin Rino 120: Works great when it works! Have had problems with one eatting batteries and another unit dropping saved locations. For viewing maps and GPS location it works great.
Pros: Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Simple Controls
Summary: The Rino 120 manual says this: "The Rino 120 is waterproof to IEC 60529 IPX7 standards [30 minutes at 1 meter depth] and is rugged enough to endure the most trying use." My experience was otherwise, and the Garmin response was troubling. After about 8 hours of paddling a sea kayak with the Rino 120 on my foredeck (light-moderate splash for 4 of those hours, no splash for the other 4 hours), it stopped working.
Summary: The unit has some great features, I love the tracback and goto. I am new to using a GPS and find these very valuable. The problem is the batteries now do not last more than 1-2 hours. The first set I put in the unit lasted substantially longer, at least 10 hours. I quite literally went through two sets of batteries (first set I thought were duds)in 4 hours this weekend, without even using heavily.
Summary: These radios cram a lot of great features in a package that almost fits in a pocket. And the price isn't bad for the combination of a decent radio and an adequate GPS, especially when you can do neat things like broadcast your position to other Rinos so that it appears on their GPS map display. But all these great features only really work if you are paying close of attention. There are simply too many features to use conveniently as part of any real outdoor activity.