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GARMIN Rino 520HCx 2-Way Radio with GPS/FRS/GMRS 010-00564-00 Review

November 5th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

About GARMIN Rino 520HCx

When it is the hunting season, you need to work with a few reliable tools to find your way out of the forest safely. This is why the GARMIN Rino 520HCx 2-way radio with GPS/FRS/GMRS is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to go out and hunt. It is available at an estimated $329 price tag and promises to offer a wide range of features for that price.

The GARMIN Rino 520HCx is very lightweight, weighing only up to 0.64 pounds. It also measures at approximately 2.3 x 5.1 x 1.8 inches in dimension. With this in hand, you can be confident that you can easily find your way out in the trail. The screen measures at 1.7 x 1.3 inches in width and is a 256-level color TFT display. This is mainly a two-way FRS/GRMS radio that is built in with a high-sensitivity GPS navigator.

GARMIN Rino 520HCx is made to be waterproof, such that you can take it with you out into the forest irregardless of the weather condition. It offers up to 22 channels and up to 5 watts in transmission power that will reach up to 14 miles to easily contact friends in case you need rescue. In addition, the GPS receiver equipped in this device enables you to easily locate your position, which accurately provides information even despite of heavy cover on-site. This is made possible with the unique Position Reporting feature that is available to all Rino products. This feature also makes it ideal to use for those group hikers who worry about anyone who might lag behind. You can even use the standard FRS/GMRS radio to communicate with other radios to ensure that you can stay in contact for emergency situations.

You can also insert a microSD card into the slot to expand the mapping possibilities for this device. You can therefore use cards that store MapSource data and can be used for excursions on both land and sea. In fact, it can provide you with detailed information on street maps and turn-by-turn directions to reach your final destination.

GARMIN Rino 520HCx is also built with hands-free voice activation that must be purchased separately, an external temperature recording, 500 waypoints, 50 routes, a calendar feature, to name a few. When you buy this product, you will also get a few other accessories in the package such as the Recreational basemap of America, USB cable, MapSource Trip & Waypoint Manager, user’s manual, a wrist strap, battery pack & charger, and a belt clip.

Pro’s of GARMIN Rino 520HCx

*Decent price;
*Fairly easy to use;

*Reliable for marking or finding spots with ease;

*Backed with a one-year warranty;

*Excellent combination of navigation and radio functions.

Con’s of GARMIN Rino 520HCx

*You need to be walking in order for the compass to offer accurate reading.

The Bottom Line

GARMIN Rino 520HCx offer you maximum advantage to locate destination you want and confidently make your way through even with foreign locations. No need to worry about natural or industrial hindrances to your navigational capabilities since this product was designed to easily overcome them.

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