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Garmin Rino 530HCX Two Way Radio and GPS

Garmin Rino 530HCX Two Way Radio and GPS
alaScore 74

184 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Garmin Rino 530HCX Two Way Radio and GPS. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The performance and price are also appreciated. The memory and design get mixed opinions, and there are some critical opinions about the maps.

usability, price, performance, durability, size

maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Rino 530HCX Two Way Radio and GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Rino 530HCX Two Way Radio and GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Garmin Rino 530HCX Two Way Radio and GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and durability. The performance and price also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the maps, and there are some negative views about the design and screen.

usability, price, performance, durability, size

screen, design

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Jul, 2015

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

Two-way radio with GPS

 

The Garmin Rino 530HCx combines a powerful FRS/GMRS receiver with a robust GPS device to create a pricey but well-liked companion for outdoor fun. Users love the GPS positioning aspect of this radio, as well as the myriad of built-in features such as...

Includes GPS, 5 watts of transmit power, large, clear display, rechargeable lithium-ion battery

Expensive, can be complicated to use

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: About.com (about.com)

Garmin Rino 530HCx: Two-way Radio, 'Find Others' Features

 

Combines two-way radio and mapping GPS in one unit., Unique "polling" feature lets you locate other Rino users on your map., Sturdy, waterproof construction., Micro SD card for easy data/map transer., Weather radio.

Menu and rocker/enter key system takes time to learn., Small plastic charger adapter required to charge unit. Could be broken or lost.

Ever wish you knew the exact location of friends and family while on a skiing or hunting trip, or at an amusement park? Now you can, with the Garmin Rino 530 HCx, which provides full color map handheld GPS functionality, plus a powerful two-way radio,...

Nov, 2007
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Expert review by: Scott Martin (gpslodge.com)

Garmin RINO 530HCx Full Review

 

The Garmin RINO series is a long standing part of the Garmin line up that takes their core GPS capability and extends it by paying attention to the needs of the consumer out in the field. GPS answers the “Where are you” question and help you get to...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: GPS Lodge (gpslodge.com)

Expert Review

 

The ability to keep in constant contact and have your buddy's location and GPS information available makes for a very informed approach to being in the outdoors. Whether you're on a hunt a hike or on a long trip on a bike, the coordination capabilities...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin Rino 530HCx review

 

The Garmin Rino 530HCx is a handheld GPS that includes a two-way radio, and the ability to track another Rino user on your screen. Updating the Rino 530, the HCx model adds a high-sensitivity chipset and a micro-SD card slot for adding topo or highway...

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Chris (pcnation.com)

Garmin Rino 530HCx Portable Navigator

 

Bought a refurbished unit that looks and operates as new. Can't beat the quality and the price.

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: Brian (pcnation.com)

Garmin Rino 530HCx Portable Navigator

 

havent got to play with this unit yetbut the condition as it appears seems to be fine... very excited to use this unit for the first time.... happy with purchase and time it was recieved.

unknown at this time (see notes in general)

need more time to understand how unit functions..... seems complicated for us "old dogs

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Rick (pcnation.com)

Garmin Rino 530HCx Portable Navigator

 

Great equipment,Very advanced---

Does everything well

Control button (joy stick)small

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Bill Arnold (pcnation.com)

Garmin Rino 530HCx Portable Navigator

 

Shipping is not a flat rate to ALASKA! Cost me $35 to get it to AK.

Functionality, versital, radio, etc

size, weight, awkward gettting to some of the menues

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Allan (pcnation.com)

Garmin Rino 530HCx Portable Navigator

 

Excellent GPS for an unbelievable price. Able to see my hunting partner on my screen and talk to him

Aug, 2011

Product Specifications

Know exactly where you are at all times with Rino 530HCx and the precision of high-sensitivity GPS. This waterproof FRS/GMRS radio plus GPS navigator adds a barometric altimeter, electronic compass and NOAA weather radio in addition to the popular features of the Rino 520HCx - 5 watts of transmit power, a microSD card slot, brilliant color display and a high-sensitivity GPS receiver - so you'll never be lost again.

Battery

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

Built-in Display

Resolution:176 x 220

Dimensions & Weight

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

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
GPS Functions / Services:Electronic compass
Recommended Use:Hiking
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver / two-way radio

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:530HCx
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin RINO

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes
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