The maps that come preloaded into it are excellent, the GPS acquires signal fast
Chris M Sekora, Amazon
3 January 2015
Summary: I currently own a Rino 120, Rino 530hcx, and now the 655t. Overall this radio is everything I expected. The maps that come preloaded into it are excellent, the GPS acquires signal fast, and the 2 way radio transmits and receives much better than any other handheld unit I have used. The only issues I have with it are minor which is why I rated at 4 stars not 5.
I wanted to LOVE this unit, but its just not possible ~yet~
Doofydog "Doofydog", Amazon
1 December 2014
Summary: I bought this unit through Cabella's and used it on a recent hunt with three other users. We had been debating the purchase all fall time - because its expensive, and we wanted to make sure the new features really met our needs. It did not, and we are all returning them. Pro's - the pro on this is that the Garmin GPS feature works like any Garmin, and is nice and reliable. But that's the only Pro..... Con's.
Summary: Bought this Sept. 7, 2013. I liked it a lot, until I was ready to go elk hunting last month, and decided to update the software. That was a huge mistake! It crashed the system software, and now it won't boot up. It says "system software missing" Many hours on the Garmin and blog sites, all lead me to the fact that I would have to send it into Garmin for $140.00 because my warranty ran out in Sept.
The menu screens are reasonably easy to understand and navigate
29 October 2014
Summary: I purchased the 655t a year ago and have been very please with it. The menu screens are reasonably easy to understand and navigate. The maps are accurate. My friend purchased the 530 model that has buttons instead of the touch screen because he was concerned that the touch screen on the 655t would not work in cold weather. Although I have only used it in moderately cold temperatures (20s-30s), I have never had an issue with the touch screen.
Summary: Feature rich. I like that you can send text to your contacts. Also a very sensitive GPS, I can pick up upto 7 satellites in my house my old rino 120 has to be outside and is limited to 4 satellites, I've seen up to 9 feet of accuracy in my house, wow. I would like to have the power button between the antennas like previous RINOs it is on the opposite side the of the PTT button and some times gets pressed while trying to transmit.
Summary: The 655t is a great GPS, but more complicated than the one I had before. I don't like that part of the features turn off when the battery gets a little low. You have to carry a second GOOD battery to be sure all features will work until you are done for the day.
Summary: Small learning curve,once our hunting party all figured out the volumn is off every time you turn it on and you have to update your location every time you move iy became a very good tool to use. No issues with communication though we are always within a couple of miles of each other. Still learning how to use and save tracks. Really believe for almost 600 dollars there should be a simple owners manual.