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Garmin RINO 520 Series GPS

Garmin RINO 520 Series GPS
alaScore 73

40 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 40 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance. The screen is also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the value for money. There are some mixed comments about the design.

usability, screen, performance

price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin RINO 520 Series GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin RINO 520 Series GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 8 user reviews of Garmin RINO 520 Series GPS from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

performance

value for money

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Rino 520 & 530 Carrying Case

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin RINO 520 Series GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Garmin RINO 520 Series GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, screen

value for money

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Rino 520 14-Mile 22-Channel Waterproof FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio and GPS NavigatorGARMIN 010-00564-00 Rino 520HCx 2-Way Radio With GPS/FRS/GMRSGarmin Rino 130 5-Mile 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio and GPS Receiver

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Garmin Rino 520HCx GPS Review

 

Hit the trail in style with the Garmin Rino 520HCx, which combines a FRS/GMRS two-way radio along with a GPS navigator. The high-sensitivity GPS receiver positions quickly and accurately and is able to maintain its location even in heavy cover.

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Garmin Rino 520HCx

 

Quality not quantity is what you will find in the Garmin Rino 520HCx, it may not have a ton of extras but what it does have it does well. If you are willing to put the price aside and know a few others who want to get out and have some fun this summer...

The two-way radio is a major plus

The battery life is relatively short

The two-way radio can offset the lack of other features.

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Garmin Rino 530HCX Handheld GPS

 

Radio included is great asset. Ability to locator other parties in our group is a great befifit. We have had hunters stranded in the Mts. on several occassions. Great comfort asset. The weather alert is another great asset.I use it on the water fishing.

Accurate","Intuitive Menu","One Hand Control","Quick Signal","Reliable Reception

Complicated Controls

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i would buy this again

 

can know where your friends are while hunting

Accurate","Extensive Base Map","Intuitive Menu","One Hand Control","Quick Navigation","Quick Signal","Reliable Reception

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Awesome product\/Great price

 

My rino 520 is amazing. My buddies and i track deer alot and we all have a rino 520 or 530 and we have been able to talk to each other in the mountains of maine, vermont and new hampshire from as far as 10 miles. (could be farther we just have not...

Accurate","Extensive Base Map","Intuitive Menu","Large Screen","One Hand Control","Quick Navigation","Quick Signal","Reliable Reception

Bulky

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RINO 520HCx

 

Get it and you won't regret it. PCnation was very good to me with my "I need it right away" situation. AA+++

Satallite reception is phenomenal, radio reception is very good, not 14 miles good but in real world use for me at least 3 miles thru trees and buildings. The radio GPS combination makes this my favorite unit. I really like the rechargable battery, no...

Really nothing to say, I love it!

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Garmim Video

 

Veru good instructional video and will call back to it as required.

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1) Name: Garmin Rino 520/530 Instructional DVD by Bennett Marine

 

Good, helpful introduction to the use of this very sophisticated instrument. Glad I purchased it.

Product Specifications

No matter where your outdoor activities take you, the Rino 520 keeps you on track and in touch. This rugged, two-way radio with GPS packs a bold color display, 14-mile communication range, and turn-by-turn directions - giving you peace of mind in the great outdoors. Taking it a step further, the Rino 530 adds an electronic compass, barometric altimeter, and NOAA weather receiver, making it a favorite with hikers and climbers. Exclusive position-reporting capability and a host of other unique features, make the 520 one of the best all-in-one two-way radio and GPS receivers around. As with other members of the Rino family, the 520's patented location-reporting feature allows you to send and receive GPS positions with other Rino users in your group. One call to your partner's Rino, and your location shows up on the map page. You can even poll another Rino user's location in emergency situations.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):14hour(s)/16hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:176 x 220

Carrying Case

Recommended Use:For 2-way radio
Type:Case

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.8in
Height:7.5in
Weight:10.3oz
Width:2.3in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America / South America

GPS System

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

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:Canada
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:520/520HCx
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin/Garmin RINO

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:50
Tracklog Points:10000
Tracks:20
Waypoints:500

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Start Guide
Title:Rino 520/530
Type:Pocket guide/User manual
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