Summary: This product does what it says it will. There is nothing defective or wrong with it. There are some better GPS models available in the same price range and much better units if you have the money. I recommend saving your money to purchase a much better GPS.
Rugged simple instrument but expensive and dropped by Garmin
BACbKA nynKuH, Amazon
27 September 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: The 120 has all the features I want, except that the screen is nearly impossible to read for a far-sighted old guy. I can see why Garmin upgraded it on later models. For the price, though, I'm satisfied with it. I just have to remember to carry reading glasses...
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: 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...