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Garmin RINO 130

alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 reviews of Garmin RINO 130. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the durability and size are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the screen.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin RINO 130

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Garmin RINO 130 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the reliability and maps. The price and performance also get good reviews. Many are less positive about the screen.

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67% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: blackhawk5 (pcnation.com)

RINO 130 HANDHELD / PORTABLE GPS

 

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 (pcnation.com)

RINO 130 HANDHELD / PORTABLE GPS

 

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
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Consumer review by: Jim Stafford (tigergps.com)

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 (pcnation.com)

RINO 130 HANDHELD / PORTABLE GPS

 

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 (pcnation.com)

RINO 130 HANDHELD / PORTABLE GPS

 

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

Consumer review by: dvast8n (newegg.com)

Recommend

 

I use this on road trips, hikes, and snow mobiling. Highly recommend!

Very realiable GPS unit. It has a ton of features. Works excellent with other Rino units

If I had to think of one compaint. It would probably be screen size. It is kind of small to look at while driving

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: dvast8n (newegg.com)

Recommend

 

Very realiable GPS unit.

If I had to think of one compaint.

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: fyrfyter67 (newegg.com)

great gps

 

i had owned a rino 120 until it was stolen so i decided to upgrade a little .love this gps

electronic compass /barometer / 24mb internal memeory/weather stations

none

Nov, 2006

Consumer review by: Nick (pcnation.com)

RINO 130 HANDHELD / PORTABLE GPS

 

I got this for hunting and it has everything I could have ever asked for. But I can use it for a lot more things besides just hunting that I didn't realize. Everything is easy to use,you can get to where you need to with the push of a button, and the...

Easy to use, has many features, keeps satelite signal most of the time.

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: Jeff (pcnation.com)

RINO 130 HANDHELD / PORTABLE GPS

 

Quad Helex Antenna. Two-way radio communication. Ruggedness and compact.

Would be great if longer distances could be achieved with the two-way radio.

Oct, 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.

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:North America / South America

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial
DGPS:DGPS ready
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver / two-way radio

Header

Compatibility:PC
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:130
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin RINO

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:20
Waypoints:500

Reference Resource

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