Garmin Rino 120

2 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0


Dimensions 2.3 in x 4.5 in x 1.6 in, 7 in high with antenna / 5.8 cm x 11.4 cm x 1.6 cm, 17.8 cm with antenna
Display size 1.4 in x 1.4 in / 3.6 cm x 3.6 cm
Display resolution 160 x 160 pixels
Display type 4-level grayscale LCD
Weight 7.6 oz / 236 g with batteries
Battery 3 AA batteries (not included)
Battery life 15 hours
Waterproof yes (IPX7)
High-sensitivity receiver no
Interface serial



Excellent GPS with radio, but flies through batteries.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $295


Excellent GPS with radio, but flies through batteries.


  • Lightweight
  • Great radio distance
  • Very accurate


  • Short battery life
  • No Preloaded Maps

This little unit definitely gets the job done. It is very lightweight, but unfortunately you only get about 15-20 hours of battery life. This is due to having both a gps and a radio. Would have given it 5 stars but there are no loaded topo maps!


Awesome, Awesome, Awesome product! I used it with…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $160

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome product! I used it with great delight on my last trip into the woods. I was able to communicate via the radio with my non-RINO owning friends and using this piece of equipment is heaven on earth when it comes to the GPS aspect of the product. Get it now!

Manufacturer's Description

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The Garmin 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, fishingor just about anything else you can dream up. Your phone has a camera, so why shouldn't your handheld GPS unit have a two-way radio' The Rino series from Garmin revolutionizes backcountry adventure and safety with its unique location sending featurenot only can you talk to other FRS radio users, you can actually beam your location to anyone using another Garmin Rino within a 2 mile radius. The Rino 120 has 8MB of internal memory, capable of storing any of the hundreds of marine, topo, street, and point-of-interest maps available online from MapSource, and a built-in basemap of American roads and highways to get you started. You'll be confident of your location with the 3-meter accuracy of the Rino's WS-enabled GPS no matter if you're in the city or deep in the woods. A signal-scrambler lets you keep your radio conversations private, the vibrate mode won't scare away the wildlife (or annoy your fellow hikers), and the waterproof housing survives the occasional dunk.


Keep in contact anywhere with the Garmin Rino 120. This waterproof FRS/GMRS radio plus GPS navigator has a built-in basemap, voice scrambler and vibrate mode so you can stay in contact when you're out in the wild. Rino 120 combines two-way radio and GPS features to help you keep tabs on others in your group. Using Rino's unique Position Reporting feature, you can send your exact location to other Rino users in your group, so they can see your precise location on the map page. And, because Rino is a standard FRS/GMRS radio, you can use it to communicate with any other conventional FRS/GMRS radio around.

- Altrec Outdoors

The Rino 120 delivers the best in two-way radio communications and GPS navigation in one tough unit. It has all the features of the 110 plus a 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. Comes with a PC interface cable. Waterproof. Battery Life: 15 hrs on 3AA Display (mapping): 1.4" x 1.4" (160 x 160 pixels)

- Vargo Outdoors

Travel without losing track of your partner--take a RINO (Radios Integrated with Navigation for the Outdoors) for worry-free travel. Fully functional GPS and integral radio provide two-way communications up to 2-miles using FRS channels and up to 5-miles using GMRS channels. Powerful GPS unit comes loaded with North America and South America base maps; 8MB of memory stores map data from MapSource™ CD (sold separately). Peer-to-peer position reporting allows one RINO user to send their current GPS position to another RINO user within a 2-mile area. FRS channels 1-14 give two-mile range; GMRS channels 15-22 provide five-mile range (GMRS requires FCC Lic.). Each channel has 38 sub-audible squelch codes for semi-private conversations. Voice scrambler for secure communications; vibration mode for silent ring option. With RINO's standard FRS (Family Radio Service) capabilities, you can talk to friends who use conventional FRS radios. Unique Click Stick™ for channel and volume adjustment in FRS mode; quick map panning, enter and function selection in GPS mode. Quad-helix antenna with WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) enabled receiver can deliver amazing sub-3-meter accuracy. Follow your route, store up to 500 waypoints with graphic icons and 20 reversible routes; find your way back with TracBack™ feature. Trip computer calculates current and average speed, sunset and sunrise, trip time and distance. Weatherproof case keeps unit functioning in wet conditions, (waterproof to IEC 529 lPX7 standards). Crisp, high-resolution display features four-level gray scale and more pixels for improved viewing; backlit display. PC interface cable, belt clip and lanyard included.


Garmin Rino 120


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