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Garmin RINO 130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 reviews of Garmin RINO 130. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the maps and durability are overall positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the screen, while opinions about the reliability and size are different.

usability, performance, price, durability, maps


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin RINO 130 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Garmin RINO 130 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and maps. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical reviews about the screen.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Rino 130 5-Mile 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: PirateMike (

Rino 130 GPS


Once you use a Rino 130, You WILL go Buy One. It is the Best hand held GPS I have EVER used. (It's better that the one I used when I was in the U.S. Army.)

I have had a Rino 130 for 7 Years. I have used it Camping ,Kayaking, Hiking & Boating. It can get wet with out any worry. It states that it can remain at 3' for 30 min. Well it got tested. My Rino 130 got knocked off of my PFD, it was in 6' of brackis

My Wife & I where hiking in Tennessee & it lost sattilite for apx 15% of the time

May, 2011

Consumer review by: (

awesome but overwhelming


Will do all I need and more for backcountry treks

Just one hell of a lot of stuff for this old guy to remember

Jul, 2004

Consumer review by: (

This thing does everything!


The 130 is packed with features! In addition to everything the 110 and 120 have, the 130 also boasts: 1) a built-in electronic compass. Handy for when you're not moving to orient yourself for the next leg of your route. The compass is pretty smart, too

The only cons I've found to date are all the ones already mentioned for the 110 and 120. The buttons are kinda small (but workable) and it would be nice to have a bigger (and color) screen. But what are you gonna do? You can only fit so much into a pac

May, 2004

Consumer review by: (

Garmin RINO 130 GPS receiver / two-way radio


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Garmin RINO 130 (GPS receiver / two-way radio)


Consumer review by: blackhawk5 (



Very good upgrade from my Garmin GPS 12 which I thought was great. This gives me capabilities I never dreamed of having at a reasonable price. Great for elk and deer camp-especially when an animal is down and help is needed or a vehicle or individual...

Great combination hunting/backpacking tool. Radio communication, when combined with updating of location, is invaluable.

Buttons and toggle switches are small. Also, screen lighting and contrast could be improved.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: will (



Best in class. May be in its' own class. I currently own 3 other GPS devices and have owned 3 more in the past and this is the most useful unit I have ever seen or used.

very intuitive. I was using it within 15 minutes and had it all set up without looking at the setup guide.

At night when the backlight is used for very long the battery life goes down very quickly.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: Jim Stafford (

Certified Forester


This handheld works well under heavy forest canopy, giving us year round use. We also appreciate the weather channel for updates on Ohio's ever changing forecasts!

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Skinny (



After about one month of research on GPS units, I choose the Rino 130 by Garmin. The unit performed & functioned perfectly. If your thinking of purchasing a GPS, defiantly place the Rhino 130 in your selection. Go to any search engine and search for...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: Joe (



We are unable to actually review the product because we bought it for our son who is currently deployed in the Midde East. however, he has told us that others in the area have it and are quite pleased with the performance of this equipment versus the...

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

The Rino 130 is the most feature-rich unit in the Rino family, with a built-in electronic compass, barometric sensor, weather receiver for seven NOAA weather channels, and 24 MBs of internal memory. This handheld radio has a built-in electronic compass to give a heading while the user is standing still, and a barometric altimeter to provide extremely accurate elevation and pressure information, which will assist users in identifying weather data. The Rino 130 provides two-way radio communication with a transmission range of up to two miles using FRS channels and up to five miles with GMRS. The integration of two-way radio and GPS enables users to transmit their position with a simple button press, allowing others to navigate to their position. The Rino 130 also has a polling feature, which allows a user to manually request GPS location information from other Rino units.


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

Built-in Display

Resolution:160 x 160

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America / South America

GPS System

Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
Type:GPS receiver / two-way radio


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin RINO


Waterproof: Yes


Tracklog Points:10000

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Start Guide
Title:Rino 130
Type:Pocket guide/User manual