Summary: Bought the 650 Rino + topo map card. Worked great at home. Second day of the first trip, checked my position, had 70% battery, looking good. Hour later pulled it out again, battery is dead. Swapped batteries with another one, worked fine. No big deal, thought I'd charge it up when we got back to the lodge. Later that day I plugged it in. Said 0% charge. After several hours checked it again, 0% charge. Battery shot. 3 days I'll be back to town and exchange the battery.
Summary: I ordered two, fast shipment and delivery was on time. One radio was not working right. Radio bad, and always shutting off. I contacted the seller, and he sent me a new one right away, even before I had shiped the broken one out.
Summary: I purchased this radio so I could keep in touch with my son and others within our hunting group . Not only was I able to keep track of my group but the GPS part of the radio allowed me to get to ares I wanted to scout. This radio did everything and more than I wanted it to do.
Summary: When my rino 120 finally died thru no fault of its own ( i broke the antennae off), I decided to replace it with a current version. Many of my friends have been using rinos over the years, most with trouble free operation. My new 650 was an exceptional product at first - sat tracking was much improved over the older 120 and since I had purchased it in the USA, it had the 5 watt radio, not available in Canada. However, within a month, the display backlight went out.
Summary: It goes with me when ever in the bush, very reliable , pin points fellow hunters that has same unit, picks up sattelites in most difficult areas , texting works great , takes me where i want to go and brings me back out . Can go in your pac to bird dog a amimal and mark spot and will pin point you back to camp.
Summary: I didn't have much time to test it. I broke on the frst trip. I did use it enough to know the texting does not work. It wold turn off after abou 3 minutes of running each time. I probably won't try it again.
Summary: I have had a Rino 530 for five years and liked it, so it was time to upgrade. It is a little different from the 530, but a couple days of playing with it I figured it out. The touch screen is nice and it works well with my 530.