Summary: I purchased two Garmin Rhino 530HCx units for hiking and hunting purposes. I then learned that I had to buy expensive additional topographic maps to meet my needs. The GPS functions are not very intuitive. After downloading my maps, I still cannot figure out how to display the maps on the units. The learning curve on these units is pretty steep.
Summary: FYI .....Garmin is FAMOUSLY "INFAMOUS" for not including pertinent info in their literature....Therefore: be aware that the Rinos' WILL NOT TRANSMIT ON 5 WATTS UNLESS THE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY IS INSTALLED and you have the "americas" version. If you use the ALKALINE battery pack , the max transmit is 2 watts BY DEFAULT !!! I found this out after contacting Garmin support and that was their reply...
Summary: Concerning the weight is heavy for a gps or radio unit, and the belt clip seems fragile. The gps unit works fine, fast scan in maps but a bit insensible. The screen is good, colorfull and fine resolution. The system menu a a bit confuse The radio system is below average, disapointing in the sound quality and range comparing with other FPS radios like motorola and cobra. The idea of the tracking system very, bery useful. The ion-lithium battery with a good duration.
Summary: This unit does a great job, except for one thing. The range is very poor. The feature set is amazing, and as long as you can "reach" each other, the radio and GPS features are really great, but how do they get away with advertising such great range when we can barely get 1.5 miles out of this thing? Even on the strong GMRS channels...the range is very weak.
Summary: I bought this unit for a Deer hunt in Utah. While there are many things to like about it, my unit had a number of negatives that ended up being a dealbreaker with me. I would also like to preface this review by saying that I have extensive experience with marine GPS units, starting with the first small black and white Garmin unit I purchased 18 years ago to the latest top of the line Garmin 5212 GPS Chartplotter.