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Keeping tabs on pretty much everything.
What essential piece of outdoor gear has a walkie talkie, NOAA weather radio, GPS, custom mapping capabilities, and the ability to track multiple users' locations? The Garmin Rino 650 GPS Radio, that's what. It allow for communicating both your location and your messages to other Rino users, which takes the guess work out of coordinating multiple people over a large area. Plus, it's highly water and shock resistant, so you don't have to baby it. If the success of your mission depends on everyone being on the same page, the Rino is the tool you need to get it done.
Tucked into the durable body is a 2.6 inch, glove friendly, backlit color screen, which is easily visible in all light conditions. In addition to the included worldwide basemap, you can load the Rino with TOPO 24k maps, BlueChart marine maps, and CityNavigator maps, and Custom Maps via the MicroSD port. If you still need more information, you can download BirdsEye satellite images, and overlay them on your map. Waypoints can be selected off of the mapping feature, or by importing them wirelessly from compatible devices. It's easy to save, modify, and index your routes for future trips. By downloading a geocaching .GPX file, you'll have access to hidden caches, for more options on your next outing. And you're able to select the profile of your trip, which helps you to organize your information between recreation, driving, boating, and training.
The GPS features alone make the Rino incredibly powerful, but it’s the communication features that really set it apart. The included software allows you to track other Rino users in the area, making it easy to keep tabs on your friends. For even more tracking power, you can link it to your laptop, creating a base station that allows you to actively track multiple users at once. The radio feature makes it easy to stay in touch, and you also have the option of sending and receiving text messages to other Rino users as well. By using both GPS and GLONASS satellites, the Rino is able to determine your location 20% faster than GPS alone, and maintain it with greater precision. There's a built in NOAA weather radio to keep you alerted to storms rolling in, which can be the difference between a fun outing and a life-threatening situation. To ensure that your information is presented in a way that works for you, the dashboard is customizable with a 3d compass, barometric altimeter, and configurable data fields, among other tools.
The Garmin Rino 650 GPS is available in the color Black, and includes a USB cable, lithium ion battery back, AC charger, and user manual.
- Tracking capabilities with other Rino devices
- Barometric altimeter
- 3-axis compass
- Radio/walkie talkie feature
- Text messaging
- Battery powered