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Garmin Rino 655t GPS/2-Way Radio

    Garmin Rino 655t GPS/2-Way Radio

    The Garmin Rino 655t GPS/2-way radio brings together a GPS with TOPO maps, FRS/GMRS radio, altimeter, compass, weather radio and digital camera into 1 compact and easy-to-use device!

    • $550.00

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    • With its high-sensitivity GPS receiver and quad helix antenna, Rino 655t quickly finds your position and maintains it— even in heavy cover
    • Bright and colorful touch screen makes it easy to view maps and data and navigate through the Rino 655t's functions
    • Comes preloaded with TOPO 100K maps with full coverage of the United States; easily add 24K TOPO and City Navigator® maps (sold separately) with the microSD card slot
    • Supports BirdsEye™ satellite imagery (subscription required) that lets you download satellite images and integrate them with your maps
    • Rino 655t is compatible with Custom Maps, free software that transforms paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps for your device
    • Position Reporting capability lets you send your exact location to other Rino users so they can see it on their map page
    • FRS/GMRS 2-way radio with improved audio performance makes it easy to communicate with any other FRS/GMRS radios
    • 2-way radio features 22 channels, 121 squelch codes, 5 watts transmitting power on GMRS, voice activation and vibration alerts
    • Send unit-to-unit text messages to other Rino users and share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly with other compatible Garmin handheld devices
    • Barometric altimeter and Tilt-compensated, 3-axis electronic compass let you get your altitude and bearings without having to hold the unit level
    • Capture the highlights of your outings with the built-in 5-megapixel autofocus camera; each photo is automatically geotagged with the location of where it was taken
    • NOAA weather radio helps you avoid hazardous weather; it supports Specific Area Message Encoding, which allows you to see National Weather Service warnings on the screen
    • Weatherproof design keeps unit functioning in wet conditions (waterproof to lPX7 standards)
    • Garmin Rino 655t also features a hunt/fish calendar and sunrise/sunset and moonrise/moonset information
    • Rechargeable lithium ion battery provides up to 14 hrs. of outdoor use
    • The Garmin Rino 655t comes with a lithium ion battery pack, AC adapter cable, USB cable and carabiner clip

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    Item 825519

    This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Online orders for shipment to Alaska must be picked up at any Alaska REI store (follow options for Free Shipping to REI Store when ordering); shipment to any other Alaska address is not offered. Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.

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    Garmin Rino 655t GPS/2-Way Radio Specs
    Best use
    Mac, Windows
    2.1 x 1.4 inches
    240 x 160
    4.5 GB internal/expandable microSD card slot
    3 meters
    Rechargeable lithium ion battery
    14 hours
    7.5 x 2.4 x 1.8 inches
    11.3 ounces
    Preloaded map
    Preloaded geocaches
    Wireless communication
    OS compatibility
    Display size
    Screen Pixels
    Touch screen
    Visual map display
    Color screen
    Number of routes
    Number of waypoints
    Internal memory
    Expandable memory
    Quad helix antenna
    Position accuracy
    Average battery life

    Garmin Rino 655t GPS/2-Way Radio

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    Rated 4.3333/5 based on 6 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromBig Step Up! After relying on a completely antiquated etrex for years I finally made the leap to this thing. This gps is awesome. Its rugged, easy to figure out and has tons of functions. I was a little concerned about the touchscreen at first because I didn't want to end up in the woods freezing to death with fingers too cold to operate the screen (Think iPhone, ever tried to use one with numb fingers?). Anyway, this doesn't seem to be an issue with this unit because the screen is pressure sensitive rather than biometric, if that makes sense. it even works with gloves on. The only things I can think of to criticize are that it is bulky and super expensive. I don't really mind the size too much, but with today's technology I think it could be made way smaller and lighter. When Using the 4xAA battery pack (sold separately-40 bucks or so) the size and weight increase even more. As for the price, well I guess good stuff just costs more, but it seems a little excessive for my gps to cost as much as the gun I carry on my hip when i'm deep in the woods. Overall I definitely would recommend this gps for the serious outdoorsman. It sure lends a feeling of security when i'm well off the beaten path to know exactly where I'm at
    Date published: 2013-04-25
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromDoes a lot The Rhino has lots of features, so many I doubt I will ever use most of them. However, the main features of GPS and Walkie talkie are good. It also is able to switch between different formats of GPS coordiantes. I am not sure which other units do this but it is helpful. (another Garmin unit I have does not do this). For as pricy as it is I would like to see a better screen resolution than what the unit has.
    Date published: 2013-06-26
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromNo where's to hide now! My primary use for the 655t is hunting/fishing, atv riding and as well as work in the field. The touch screen is great, fast and simple. But I do miss the cursor botton when surfing the map. I feel it would benifit this window more than the touch system. An easy graduation from the 530cx. The camera is an o.k. addition but remember the gps so as not to disclose your secret spots when relaying pics to friends. Over all, "A step in the right direction". Thanks Garmin
    Date published: 2012-03-31
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromIncredible This has a "first generation" satellite imagery background, but it's a paid subscription. This allows you to download small area specific and defined maps from Google Earth to the device so you can "see" exactly what's around you albeit the imagery can be old at times. Another great feature of this radio is the ability to plan on a Mac/PC. Using included software, you can recover data from the GPS and overlay it onto Google Earth or 1D map. You can also input data to the GPS so that makes for an easy route and planning.As far as the price- well Garmin doesn't have any competition in this market and they can charge about as much as they want so look on [@] and [@] to compare.With the micro SD cards ever increasing size and more and more powerful micro processors coupled with cheap manufacturing costs in China - updates will come fast and furious so in a couple of years this radio will be obsolete anyway.
    Date published: 2012-07-24
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGet out and hike! Or work! I use the GPS on archaeological survey and site recording. I had the previous Rino (the high end one, don't remember the number) and after four years the radio stopped transmitting well. People had a hard time hearing me. After utilizing the REI 100% Satisfaction Gauruntee I received my new one in the mail. It works great! The radio works and the new touch screen is amazing. I miss not having the one button that takes me straight back to the map screen from wherever I am. Aside from that I'm happy.
    Date published: 2012-02-12
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat all around. One of the dangers of any multi-use devices is complicated operation. I did not find that to be the case with the 655t. I was able to get it up and operational in a few minutes, and had custom map overlays downloaded within a few days. Does what it says it will do. Have not tested battery life extensively yet, but have not had any problems. it's a bit hefty, but so am I, so no problems there!!!
    Date published: 2012-05-09

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