Rino 120 is state-of-the-art GPS navigation and two-way communications
combined, with enough memory to download detailed mapping for
driving, hiking, hunting, fishing-or just about anything else
you can dream up.
waterproof and can "beam" your exact location to another Rino
user on FRS or GMRS channels using "Position Reporting". The radio
functionality of the Rino 120 provides two-way communications
for up to two miles using FRS channels, 5 miles using GMRS channels,
and you can talk to friends or family who own conventional FRSGMRS
radios. There's also a voice scrambler and a vibration mode for
Rino 120 has a built-in basemap consisting of American road and
highway detail, along with 8 MB of internal memory for downloading
additional road, street, and points-of-interest data from MapSource
MetroGuideT, Fishing Hot Spots, Topo, or BlueChart CD-ROMs. The
PC-interface cable also comes with the Rino 120.
The Rino's exclusive position reporting feature allows you to
send and receive GPS positions from other Rino users so you can
keep track of your friends on skiing or camping trips, sporting
events, and other outdoor adventures. Position information can
be transmitted to any other Rino user within a two-mile range
on FRS channels and within a five-mile range on GMRS channels.
How it works
Position reporting can be activated using either the "call" or
"talk" keys. When the "call" key is released, it activates the
function, sending your current GPS location to other Rinos.
When the call is received by another Rino, the New
Contact page is displayed showing the ID, direction, and distance
of the sender. The sender's position is also displayed on the
receiving unit's map page. Your position is updated every second,
and you can transmit your location to others once every 30 seconds.
This could be a life-saving feature in an outdoor emergency -
or it could be used simply for rounding up the family at an amusement
park or outdoor resort.
WAAS-enabled GPS receiver
22 communication channels: 1-14 FRS, 15-22 GMRS
38 sub-audible squelch codes per transmission channel for
semi-private radio communications
Transmit distance: up to 2 miles using FRS, up to 5 miles
External voice activation (VOX)
Vibration alert: Choose from On or Off to have the unit
vibrate when an incoming transmission is received. Once received,
the unit will not vibrate again until there has been 45 seconds
of radio inactivity.
Ergonomic design for one-handed operation, with Call, Press-To-Talk
(PTT), and Page mode buttons on the side, Power/Backlighting button
on top, and Volume and Zoom buttons in front
Unique 5-way cursor for channel selection and volume adjustment
in FRS/GMRS mode, and quick map panning, entering, and selecting
functions in GPS mode
Voice scrambler and vibration mode for silent calls
Built in basemap consisting of American road and highway
detail, along with 8 MB of internal memory for additional road,
lake, marine, and points-of-interest data that can be downloaded
from MapSource MetroGuide, Fishing Hot Spots, Topo, or BlueChart
The FCC has granted Garmin a waiver that will allow the
Rino series units to send position data on GMRS channels.
In addition, Industry Canada has established a license-free
GMRS service. Canadian Rino 120 units (010-00272-22) will
now allow users access to GMRS channels. Position sending/polling
will also be allowed on Canadian GMRS channels. These new
capabilities are available with a simple software
update obtained free of charge from the Garmin Web site.