Garmin Rino 650 Bundle: Maps, 12V power, Headset, AA Battery Pack, Topo Maps

By: Kiwigps  05-Apr-2012

Similar features to the 62s / 78s including barometric altimeter, 3-axis compass but with a rechargeable Li-ion battery and a fast, bright 6.6 cm glove-friendly colour touch screen and 5 watt UHF radio.

High-sensitivity GPS receiver with HotFix, Rino 650 quickly finds your position and maintains it – even in heavy cover.

Supplied lithium battery pack as standard.

KiwiGPS adds the Garmin branded 12V power cable, Headset and Alkaline Battery Pack to make a useful bundle that compares very favourably with the Aussie deal + accessories.

Open Project Street, PoI and Topo maps pre-loaded for all NZ.

MapToaster Mobile v2 sample can also be loaded for free - just let me know a specific location to include in a sample map about 40km wide, 50 km high.

Barometric altimeter and 3-axis compass make it easy to get your bearings without the need to hold it level or to first move a few metres after selecting a waypoint as a destination. 

The electronic compass allows you to see the correct direction before the first step is taken.

The device comes with a worldwide basemap with shaded relief, which is very handy for zoom / pan over large distances but is useless for detail work.

Supports BirdsEye Satellite Imagery (subscription required and not much good for NZ anyway), and Custom Maps (free, but limited area) that lets you download satellite images to your device and integrate them with your maps.

Custom maps can also be loaded by arrangement - it's very easy thanks to the

.  On page 2 you'll see a few maps  I made for customers.

The microSD card slot is handy for maps you may have on a card - like BlueChart marine, the version 2 MapToaster Mobile, Freshmap or maps for other countries.

Rino 650’s unique Position Reporting capability lets you send your exact location to other Rino users so they can see it on their map page. Plus, improved audio performance means it’s easy to communicate with any other conventional UHF radio in the area. It can be useful in an emergency, or just a handy way to keep tabs on your hunting party, hiking partner, family or friends.

Rino 650 UHF radio has settings for 1/2, 2 and 5 watt output.  As you no doubt know, UHF is not ideal where there are obstructions like buildings or bush.   

The radio will be useful for short range bush work only - otherwise you'll need clear line of site for distance.  You can send unit-to-unit text messages to other Rino users in your area – it's ideal for loud or windy conditions, or just when you don't want to disturb the wildlife. It also lets you share your waypoints, tracks, routes and geocaches wirelessly to other Rino 650 units and over a few metres to compatible (late model) Garmin handheld GPS devices.

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