Not bad, a rough and tuff version of similar GPS's
30 May 2011
Summary: The Garmin Rino 520HCx is a pretty good tough GPS for any trail type use (Capable not not recommended for automotive use). It is bigger and heavy than many similar GPS units (due to the 2 way radio transmitter), but not bad. Same size/shape of other Garmin Rinos (Rino 110, Rino 120, etc).
Best piece of hunting equipment since invention of the gun
Big Sand, Amazon
13 November 2010
Summary: I've been using the older generation of the Garmin Rino 530 for about 5 years now. To set the stage, I consider myself an expert in land navigation, courtesy United States Army, - so I can do just fine given a map and compass.
Summary: I bought two of these radios for my family to use. We hiked in the mountain with them and they worked great. If you want to use the GMRS radio channels you have to purchase a License from the FCC. The NOAA weather radio is a great addition to this GPS radio...
Summary: I received the GPS, and the speaker was broken. Amazon ship the order fine and I received it with out damage to the box. It work fine in every other way. I contacted Garmin and they replaced the GPS with a new one. This took about 1 1/2 week. Very good turn a round.
Summary: So far I myself have to say that I like this product and will tell others about it. I have two frends that bought the rino and we have used it alot. So if you are going to buy one do so they have a lot of infomation on them and I find more stuff out the more I use it.
Summary: To make a long story short: I took my kids on what was supposed to be a short quad ride in the mountains and left my wife at the truck. About 2 miles into this trail in an area I've never been, one quad runs out of Oil, and the big quad almost out of Gas.
Summary: Just received this unit -- arrived quickly from Amazon, as usual. Display is bright, controls simple to use, sensitivity of gps receiver is excellent (I can get reception in my basement, although I have lost signal inside my local, small-town, one-room grocery store).
Summary: This thing is too cool. My wife purchased the Rino530 for Christmas and it wouldn't do what I needed. Amazon was great about the return. They said it may take a couple of weeks but I had return credit in four days. I got the Rino530HCX so that I could load topo and street maps on it.