Summary: I cannot recommend this unit highly enough. It does everything imaginable and the accuracy and ability to acquire satellites is remarkable, even under wet tree canopy or inside a house. Highest possible recommendation. It has saved the day many times for me in remote Alaska. The battery stays charged forever, and lasts almost that long. What a great product, Garmin.
Summary: bought it so he could use it with the Map memory chip so he knew what was private vs public land while hunting. Plus he got a similar one for his dad so they can find each other in the mountains.
Summary: Really like these units. Sorry to hear they stopped making them. They now have a touch screen radio that does well but my friend that has one keeps accidentally changing settings when she grabs the radio. Not much to say since you can't buy this radio anyway.
Summary: I really love my Garmin Rhino radios I bought two and that are solid, I have used them camping, hiking, canoeing, snowboarding, and the GPS location report feature is great for finiding friends and just locating yourself on the map. Quality radio with good range as well. Very happy with these.
Summary: Small enough to fit comfortable in my jacket. Picks up the satellite signal even inside my four wheeler. Range on the radio is good and it's wonderful to be able to see where the other units are located.Nice GPS.
This is an great unit to operate, can seen screen in sun, excellent radio
6 January 2013
Summary: This is my third Rino 530HCX. I like these unit better then the new models. We use these units when we are hunting. This unit is a one hand operation with the buttoms, the screen is always clear, in the sun or at night. The radio is clear and you can put security codes on each channel. I have tried the new model and send it back due to being a touch screen which you could not see in the sun and it always took two hands to operate.
Summary: i bought 3 of these gps/radios,for my self and both my sons for hunting in far northern calif. found these gps/radios the greatest thing since the rifle scope.reception outstanding in heavy timber n rough terrain.gps works great.any group of hunters that doesnt have these 530 systems should.the battery life [litheum]outstanding 9hrs still had 50%left.and icould see these saving a life...
Summary: Top of the line product reducing weight by combining the radio and gps. The range of the radio is amazing, I can get ~20 miles on a clear shot. Recommend to anyone who is heading into the wilderness!