Summary: Great gps unit. Always connected to satellites quickly. I was always confident leaving camp I could find my way back. Both my hunting partners have rinos so it was nice being able to see their locations on my unit. Plus the text message feature is a added bonus. Only 4 stars because have only used on one trip.
Summary: These rino radios are invaluable in the woods! Now we can all do a push through the woods and stay in a line to bounce animals back and forth to each other. It's also very nice from a safety perspective to know where other hunters are at. Coordinating a stalk with other hunters in your group is way easier when they know exactly where you are. Storage capacity and ease of use are great and the battery life is awesome.
Summary: I had a great GPS in years past that was 7 or 8 years old and it had everything I needed, it had a big screen and an incredible topo map. Back then it was a reasonable price. Unfortunately my unit broke and was old enough that it was no longer supported nor available.
Summary: I have owned two Garmin's in the past and had good results. I was a little concerned with the reviews I had read on the Rino, but there were features I really wanted so I took the chance. I have not been disappointed.
Summary: I only had this in the field once but it work great so far. Had it on for eight hours and only used 30% of the battery. GPS use only didn’t really use the radio too much. My buddy has one and he dropped his into a stream. He picked it up dried it off with a towel and it kept right on going. My only complaint is that you can’t charge it with a USB charger. This limits the unit because I can’t charge it with a goal zero or any other comparable charging units that use USB.
Summary: I am not sure why so many people say they don't work. I believe that it is user error or lack of knowledge. Do you people know that depending on your channel you can only be using 1/2 watt of power? That applies to texting and locating other units. My 650s have the newest software and work all day everyday. Make sure that you know how to use the features before you say they don't work.
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.