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Garmin Rino 130 Handheld GPS Receiver

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A Good Combination of Two Devices

Dec 30, 2006
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Pros:Feature-packed, professional equipment, accurate, compact

Cons:Expensive, somewhat durable, short battery life, had some compatibility issues

The Bottom Line: This is a great product, my second and probably not my last Garmin. I would highly recommend it.


I carried a GPS and a two-way radio around a lot when I did a bunch of solo work out in the woods. I became mindful of the extra weight and need to carry extra batteries when many times I would rarely use either one. I also had problems using my radios in wet environments. I knew the Rino was about the only waterproof radio on the market so I watch and waited for them to become available and finally snatched one up. I chose the 130 for the weather band and some other features. I have been generally pleased with the unit and wouldn't mind a second for my wife. I've taken it in some pretty harsh environments and it's held up. I got water in the battery case somehow and had to clean it out but it's fine. I'll watch it closer. It's good for an accidental splash but I wouldn't push your luck on swimming with it.

I dropped it once and the battery cover broke but Garmin sent me a new one. The rubber latex grip is peeling but it's not too bad. I purchased TopoUSA and added it to my Rino and it's made a big difference. Any serious outdoor person should expect to do the same. I primarily use it for environmental field work and it's great for communication with partners and establishing accurate locations. It's very user-friendly but it has so many functions it can take a while to get to know it inside and out. I would highly recommend it to anyone needing a serious unit. Battery life is marginal and they're not cheap.


Recommend this product? Yes


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