Garmin recently announced the release of two additions to their Rino series, which are gps enabled two way radio’s. The Rino 520HCx and Rino 530 HCx feature a high sensitivity gps receiver for faster location acquisition and improve accuracy. They also come with a base map which covers North and South America, and displays cities, highways, and borders. The new microSD card slot enable you to get pre-programmed Map Source Topo maps for hiking or hunting adventure, City Navigator NT maps for turn-by-turn driving directions, or BlueChart or Inland Lakes maps for on- the-water voyages.
The Rino 520HCx is expected to be available in June 2007 and has a manufacturerâ€™s suggested retail price of $449.99. The Rino 530HCx is expected to be available in June 2007 and has an MSRP of $499.99. Both machines feature:
- Bold color TFT display makes it easy to see and navigate to family or friends at an amusement park, lake or other outdoor group activity.
- microSD card slot accepts preloaded MapSource&#reg; data cards with detailed maps.
- Automatic routing and turn-by-turn directions with alert tones let you find an address or point of interest and drive there (with optional MapSource map data).
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 14 hours of outdoor use.