Garmin® introduces the Rino® 700, a budget-friendly, powerful five-watt two-way handheld radio
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), today announced the Rino 700, an affordably priced addition to its popular Rino series of rugged 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 GLONASS 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. With the easy-to-operate, powerful communication features and preloaded worldwide basemap, explorers of all kinds can have a sense of security and safety with the Rino 700 in tow.
“The Rino 700 lets you stay in touch with your group anywhere, anytime,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of global consumer sales. “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.”
With the built-in 5-watt GMRS radio, the Rino 700 has a range of up to 20 miles to communicate at the touch of a button. Compatible with all existing Rino devices, FRS and GMRS, 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 Rino series core features.
The new Rino 700 has high-sensitivity GPS with GLONASS support for better satellite reception, even in challenging environments like heavy tree cover or deep canyons. Additionally, this handheld has a sunlight readable, 2.2-inch monochrome LCD display making outdoor viewing a breeze. It offers an adjustable backlight for night operation, and the thumbstick selector provides easy one-handed control, even when wearing gloves. This rugged unit has an ergonomic design, and with a water rating of IPX71 it can withstand the elements. This device houses an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and a battery life of up to 13 hours between charges.
The Rino 700 handheld navigator is expected to be available in August 2017 and will have a suggested retail price of $349.99. For more information, visit www.garmin.com.
The Rino 700 is the latest solution from Garmin’s expanding outdoor segment, which focuses on developing technologies and innovations to enhance users’ outdoor experiences and becoming essential tools for outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. For more information about Garmin’s other outdoor products and services, go to garmin.com/outdoors.
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