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Garmin-rino-530hcx.32620189
6.5 out of 10

Garmin Rino 530HCx

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Overall 6
6.0

way overpriced

alexingalls-09, Ebay
3 March 2012
  • Summary: All of you people looking at purchasing this product for 1600 dollars are nuts. You can buy this product direct from Garmin for around $380...
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

mrbintx, Walmart
18 December 2011
  • Summary: Ordered two of these online for Chrsitmas presents. One had issues, so went to WM to replace/return it. WM store didn't carry it and issued a refund, but then they were out of the item online and have been out ever since. This was 2 weeks before Christmas, and I had to order the same thing (at $199 price increase) from another store to meet my deadline.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

mrbintx, Walmart
18 December 2011
  • Summary: Ordered two of these online for Chrsitmas presents. One had issues, so went to WM to replace/return it. WM store didn't carry it and issued a refund, but then they were out of the item online and have been out ever since. This was 2 weeks before Christmas, and I had to order the same thing (at $199 price increase) from another store to meet my deadline.
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Overall 6
6.0

Rhino 530hcx

Mike, Amazon
13 August 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

fighter, Walmart
22 February 2011
  • Summary: This gps / radio has not been updated by Garmin in a long long time. The basic map that is pre-loaded is very substandard and has little value. Expect to pay an additional about $100 for a topo or road map that has enough detail to be usable. It's capabilities are good, biggest drawback is the maps. With better gps maps loaded in cell phones now this unit needs to drop it's price by at least $100. Not a bad unit just over priced old technology.
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin 530HCx / LI- ION BATT AND 5 W XMIT !!

hiker52, Amazon
4 February 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin 530 HX

jepprecht, Ebay
31 January 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

zipitypete, Walmart
4 January 2011
  • Summary: I have delayed buying a GPS for a couple years waiting for a compuss, altimeter, color screen and radio in a single unit. My only disappointment is the radio does not appear to interface with the standard marine channel 72. That may be because I don't know how to use it. Keeping track of others in your group is wonderful. It was worth the wait.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

ElkHunter22, Walmart
20 September 2010
  • Summary: Great GPS when the compass works. Ordered first one from Walmart.com and compass was malfunctioning, frequent calibrations and reinstalling mapping software didn't fix the issue. Returned it to local store and helpful staff ordered another one. Compass works great on the second Garmin I ordered. Only calibrated it one time and never any issues. Recommend the topo 24k software from Garmin as well.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

ElkHunter22, Walmart
20 September 2010
  • Summary: Great GPS when the compass works. Ordered first one from Walmart.com and compass was malfunctioning, frequent calibrations and reinstalling mapping software didn't fix the issue. Returned it to local store and helpful staff ordered another one. Compass works great on the second Garmin I ordered. Only calibrated it one time and never any issues. Recommend the topo 24k software from Garmin as well.
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