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Garmin Rino 120 GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some negative comments about the value for money, while reviews about the memory and build quality are different.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Rino 120 GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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Garmin RINO 120

 

Review: Garmin's RINO (Radios Integrated with Navigation for the Outdoors) 120s may not be the most stylish two-way radios on the market, but these are no ordinary walkie-talkies. The RINO is an FRS/GMRS radio and a GPS receiver all rolled into one...

Strong GPS and radio performance; rugged design; reasonably priced; extra memory and applications

Small buttons; sensitive Click Stick; no low-battery alarm

Spend the extra money for the RINO 120; it's all you'll ever need in a navigation/communication device.

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Garmin Rino 120 GPS Review

 

Equipped with enough memory to download detailed maps for driving, hiking, hunting, fishing, or just about anything else you can dream up, the Rino 120 is small and waterproof and built to last.

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Garmin Rino 120 review

 

The Garmin Rino 120 combines GPS navigation with two-way radio communications. It's 8 MB of memory also allows you to transfer maps and data from Garmin products such as Topo US and Fishing Hot Spots. Compared to the Rino 110, the Rino 120 has a better...

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All you'll ever need for a GPS and FRS radio

 

I've worked with Search and Rescue for five years now and i've worked with this gps the whole time. Even though it's been perfected through the later models this GPS/FRS does everything you'll need it for. The one drawback is the satellite reception is...

well worth the price you pay

not as powerful as the latest versions in connecting with satelites

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"All you'll ever need for a GPS and FRS radio"

 

I've worked with Search and Rescue for five years now and i've worked with this gps the whole time. Even though it's been perfected through the later models this GPS/FRS does everything you'll need it for. The one drawback is the satellite reception is...

well worth the price you pay

not as powerful as the latest versions in connecting with satelites

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"great hunting/hiking GPS"

 

great function, gps radio work very well, what more could you ask for for under $300?

gps works great, radio is great for group hunting, can track friends locations and talk to them. makes working as a team possible visually as well as audibly. rugged, waterproof, never had a problem.

wish it came with USB cable, even though you can buy one. also wish it came with a rechargable battery pack, or atleast a vehicle power adapter. overall small cons for such a neat product. monochrome screen..well thats my fault for being cheap

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great hunting/hiking GPS

 

great function, gps radio work very well, what more could you ask for for under $300?

gps works great, radio is great for group hunting, can track friends locations and talk to them. makes working as a team possible visually as well as audibly. rugged, waterproof, never had a problem

wish it came with USB cable, even though you can buy one. also wish it came with a rechargable battery pack, or atleast a vehicle power adapter. overall small cons for such a neat product. monochrome screen..well thats my fault for being cheap

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Garmin RINO 120

 

great function, gps radio work very well, what more could you ask for for under $300?

gps works great, radio is great for group hunting, can track friends locations and talk to them. makes working as a team possible visually as well as audibly. rugged, waterproof, never had a problem

wish it came with USB cable, even though you can buy one. also wish it came with a rechargable battery pack, or atleast a vehicle power adapter. overall small cons for such a neat product. monochrome screen..well thats my fault for being cheap

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Garmin RINO 120

 

I've worked with Search and Rescue for five years now and i've worked with this gps the whole time. Even though it's been perfected through the later models this GPS/FRS does everything you'll need it for. The one drawback is the satellite reception is...

well worth the price you pay

not as powerful as the latest versions in connecting with satelites

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Great GPS and decent radio.

 

I have used this unit for the past two years and it has helped me in Korea and Afghanistan. I had to exchange this unit after an Afghanistan trip due to the display being damaged, but Garmin Customer Support was excellent. I would highly recommend this...

Rugged and water resistant. Ease of use

The units radio is FRS/GMRS but low power only on GMRS. Belt clip is fragile in cold weather

Product Specifications

The Rino 120 is state-of-the-art GPS navigation and two-way communications combined, with enough memory to download detailed mapping for driving, hiking, hunting, fishing - or just about anything else you can dream up. It's waterproof and can "beam" your exact location to another Rino user within a two-mile range (on the FRS spectrum) using "Position Reporting". The radio functionality of the Rino 120 provides two-way communications for up to two miles (using FRS channels), and you can talk to friends or family who own conventional FRS radios. There's also a voice scrambler and a vibration mode for silent calls. PRODUCT FEATURES: Channels: 22 (1-14 FRS, 15-22 GMRS); Squelch codes: 38; Range: Up to 2 miles on FRS channels; 5 miles on GMRS; Modes: Channel scan with programmable scan list; channel monitor; Call tones: 10 call and ring tones, 4 roger tones; VOX: External Voice Activation with sensitivity selection; Other features: Alarm, calculator, calendar, clock, lap timer, stopwatch, and games.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):28hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:160 x 160

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.6in
Height:4.5in
Weight:8.3oz
Width:2.3in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA/USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial
DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:Bearing / Distance / Elevation / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) / Heading / Speed / Time/date
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver / two-way radio

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:120
Packaged Quantity:1/2
Product Line:Garmin RINO

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20
Tracks:20
Waypoints:500

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual
Title:Rino 120
Type:User manual
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