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Garmin NZ promises you will never lose your hiking buddy with their new two-way radio
Thu, 17th Aug 2017
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Garmin New Zealand, announced the Rino 700, the latest addition to its Rino series of two-way radio and GPS navigation handhelds.

The Rino 700 features a sunlight-readable monochrome display and thumbstick control.

It boasts built-in high-sensitivity GPS with Gloass support to give users superior reception in the most challenging conditions.

Similar to the existing Rino handhelds, it includes position reporting capabilities that allow users to see the location and send messages to other Rino users on their same channel.

Garmin promises that with the easy-to-operate, powerful communication features and preloaded worldwide base map, explorers of all kinds can have a sense of security.

Adam Howarth, Garmin Australasia general manager says, “The Rino 700 lets you stay-in-touch with your group anywhere, anytime.

“It's a budget-friendly option that's perfect for a family or group of friends who want an easy-to-use device for basic communication and navigation.

The built-in 5-watt GMRS radio ensures users have a range of up to 32 kilometres to communicate with each other at the touch of a button.

The device is compatible with all existing Rino devices.

The Rino 700 features a unique positioning reporting capability that allows users to send their exact location to another Rino user on the same channel and view it on the map display, or request a position from another Rino device with the position polling feature.

This new handheld also supports unit-to-unit text messages with other users in the area, another way to stay in touch with other Rino-carrying members of the group.

VOX capable with a 3.5mm headphone jack for headset support, this radio is equipped with all the essential core features users have come to expect.

Garmin promises this device has better satellite reception, even in challenging environments like heavy tree cover or deep canyons.

Additionally, they say this handheld has a sunlight readable, 2.2-inch monochrome LCD display making outdoor viewing a breeze. This device houses an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and it has a battery life of up to 13 hours between charges.

The thumbstick selector is meant to provide easy one handed control, even when wearing gloves.

This rugged unit has an ergonomic design, and with a water rating of IPX7, so it should withstand the elements.

This is yet another addition to Garmin's expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users' outdoor experiences.