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Garmin Rino® 655t

Handheld GPS and two-way radio with camera

Item # 150R655T

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Our take on the Garmin Rino® 655t

One handheld for mapping, photos, and communication

Garmin's Rino 655t handheld GPS is our favorite kind of outdoor triple threat. It features a built-in camera, two-way FRS/GMRS radio, and TOPO 100K maps of the entire U.S. and Puerto Rico, allowing you to explore more freely. A preloaded worldwide shaded basemap helps orient you to your surroundings, and the Rino's electronic compass and barometric altimeter make it easy to orient yourself. Its rugged waterproof housing keeps your investment safe. Want to share your coordinates with others? The Rino 655t lets you transmit data wirelessly with compatible devices. And even without cell service, you can still keep up with your friends.

The Rino's rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 14 hours of use between charges, and you can use "AA" batteries as backup. The handheld also gives you NOAA weather radio reports so you'll know when potentially unsafe conditions are approaching. You can even save routes for future expeditions and take advantage of Garmin's hunt/fish calendar and celestial data for fun under the sun or moon.

No need to be camera shy

With the Rino 655t's built-in 5-megapixel autofocus camera, you'll be able to capture the highlights of your outings. It offers 4x digital zoom for closeups, and each photo is automatically geotagged with the location of where it was taken, allowing you — or those you share your photos with — to easily navigate back to that spot in the future. The 2.6" color screen lets you check out the included worldwide basemap with shaded relief, even in direct sunlight. You can even download geotagged photos from the Internet and navigate to them.

Get your bearings

The Rino 655t features a quad helix antenna and sensitive GPS receiver so it'll find you in a hurry and lock on to your position. You'll be covered in deep canyons and under thick foliage, or even when surrounded by skyscrapers. The handheld's 3-axis electronic compass and barometric altimeter help keep you on course.

Two-way interaction, even when you're off the grid

Not only will you be able to radio your friends on FRS and GMRS channels with the Rino 655t, you can also send unit-to-unit text messages with time stamps to other Rino users in the area. That's great for when it's windy or loud outside, or for just not bothering Mother Nature. The Rino 655t also features Position Reporting, so you can send your exact location to other Rino users, which they'll see on their map screens — a real help if you're worried about getting separated in the wild. You can even track multiple contacts on the same screen.

The Rino 655t also allows you to set up multiple profiles so your contacts can get different pictures of your personality, depending on what activities you have in common.

Big memory for more maps

The Rino 655t offers a whopping 4.5 GB of onboard memory, so you can download additional topo, marine, and road maps without hassle. It'll also accept maps via microSD™ card. You can also employ BirdsEye Satellite imagery with an optional subscription, allowing you to download satellite images to the handheld and integrate them into your maps. Garmin's Custom Maps feature lets you transform your old paper and electronic maps into downloadable maps you can transfer to the handheld, for extra backup.

Get your computer involved

Register with Garmin BaseCamp online so you can view and organize maps, waypoints, routes, and tracks, as well as plan trips and tag photos that you can share over the Internet. If you've got multiple Rino devices, you can track them on your computer screen using Garmin's exclusive BaseStation feature, handy for search and rescue teams or tracking dogs.

Product Highlights:

  • handheld GPS and two-way radio with built-in 5-megapixel autofocus camera
  • carabiner clip, AC charger, and USB cable included
  • rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack for up to 14 hours of battery life
  • can use 4 "AA" batteries (not included) for up to 18 hours of battery life
  • 2.6" color (160 x 240 pixels) transflective TFT display
  • IPX7 waterproof design (can withstand immersion in one meter of water for up to 30 minutes)
  • microSD card slot and headphone jack
Navigation features:
  • 4.5 GB memory
  • TOPO 100K topographic maps of the entire U.S. and Puerto Rico
  • worldwide basemap
  • electronic compass and barometric altimeter
  • NOAA weather radio
  • allows 2,000 waypoints/favorites/locations and up to 200 routes
  • track log allows 10,000 points and 200 saved tracks
  • picture viewer with photo navigation to geotagged photos
  • hunt/fish calendar
  • celestial data
  • compatible with Garmin Custom Maps
  • compatible with Garmin Connect
  • compatible with BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (requires optional subscription)
  • allows wireless unit-to-unit data transfer with compatible devices
Two-way radio features:
  • operates on FRS (0.5 watts) and GMRS (5.0 watts) frequency bands
  • 22 channels
  • transmission range: up to 2 miles FRS, up to 20 miles GMRS
  • VOX voice activation
  • location reporting