Earlier today, Garmin introduced the newly redesigned and updated Rino. The two-way handheld radio comes in three models and works in loud and windy weather when the talking conditions are less than ideal.
The Rino 610, 650 and 655t offer a new unique position reporting capability that allows users to send their exact location to other Rino devices. Garmin has also improved the Rino's audio performance so the device can communicate with other conventional FRS/GMRS radios if the user is in an emergency.
The Rino 610 includes a 1-watt FRS/GMRS two-way radio with a 2.6" glove-friendly color touchscreen. The 610 also lasts up to 18 hours (using four AA batteries) with worldwide basemap.
A step up from the Rino 610, the Rino 650 and the Rino 655t offer a 5-watt FRS/GMRS radio with the same color touchscreen. The Rino 650 comes with barometric altimeter, 3-axis compass and NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather radio. Additionally, both the 650 and 655t support Specific Area Message Encoding which lets users see the National Weather Service warnings. Along with all the qualities of the 650, the Rino 655t includes preloaded topo 100K maps and a 5-megapixel camera.
Garmin announced Rino 610, 650 and 655t will be available in the third quarter of 2011.