You will not be disappointed, take care of it and it will take care of you.
1 November 2013
Summary: The Rino line in general is a beast, they can be touchy if you don't take care of it like the delicate piece of equipment it is. But you will not be disappointed in this amazing piece of hardware. I use mine everyday and the batteries on it are amazing. If you are not using it consistently, disconnect the battery to allow it not to die. Battery is expensive to replace. Prefer the Rino 110-Rino 530's much more then the the touch screens.
Summary: Top-notch GPS unit! Pretty expensive, but the features pay for themselves quickly. Powerful radio, great GPS unit that lets you keep track of others in your party on the screen. Rechargeable battery is really long-lasting and can go up to two days of use between charging.
Bottom line, it is the best of all worlds. Ease of use, compatability !
30 August 2011
Summary: I have owned many GPS units over the years from standard Magellan to touch screen Garmins. I love the ease of use of the Garmin Rino 530. Downloading maps is a cake and entering paperless geocaches is more simple than any I have had in the past. On the desert the mileage on the radio is 15-20 miles. I would recommend fully the Garmin Rino series GPS.
awesome product! great for tracking the rest of crew!
7 June 2011
Summary: Great product, would recommend this to any outdoors man or any hiker!Excellent reception even in some really far out places. We use them to locate each other while hunting or fishing or 4 wheeling. (My wife tends to get lost as she does not have a great sense of direction) Never again will she be lost. Just match this with any of the other Garmin radios, plug it in and you will be able to locate them.
Summary: this radio has great qualities. e-compass isn't as sensitive as i thought it would be, the antennae is loose, i keep tucking it back into base, but little use it works its way back out, worried rain/water might get under. for the most part, had no problems. color screen is well worth the extra money in my opinion. would recommend to anyone.
I think this product is awesome. All aspects of it…
12 May 2010
Summary: I think this product is awesome. All aspects of it work great. GPS can be increased in heavy cover areas by enabling WAAS. Two way radio works good to about 10 miles, about 5 or 6 if many obstacles. Others say this isn't a good product, but I think that's because they don't understand a two way radio's operation. Two way radios work on line of sight. That's just the way it is.
Summary: So far I am very pleased with the GPS. It will take some time to learn all the ins and outs but for someone who has never owned a GPS this one is very user friendly.. One thing I have learned is don't bother with any 1:100,000 Topo Programs. There is very little detail on the screen.