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Garmin Rino 120
Handheld GPS with FRS & GMRS two-way radio.

Handheld, very compact
WAAS Enabled
Street-Level Mapping
8MB extra internal memory
Address lookup with optional software
Waterproof case



Rino 120

The 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.

The Rino 120 is waterproof and can "beam" your exact location to another Rino user within a two-mile range (on the FRS spectrum) using "Position Reporting". The radio functionality provides two-way communications for up to two miles (using FRS channels), and you can talk to friends or family who own conventional FRS radios. There's also a voice scrambler and a vibration mode for silent calls.

The 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 MetroGuide, Topo, Fishing Hot Spots, or BlueChart CD-ROMs. The PC-interface cable is included.


- 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 with GMRS
- External voice activation (VOX)
- 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, Topo, Fishing Hot Spots, or BlueChart CDs

The Rino 120 includes the following screens:

Rino120Map Page
The Rino 120 features a detailed electronic map that shows your location, waypoints you've marked and stored, cities, streets, rivers, and more. This screen is shown with optional detail from the MapSource™ Topo CD-ROM. The face icons are your contacts or other Rino users who've called you and automatically sent their position data. Each time they call, their position will be updated on your map display.

New Contact
This page appears the first time another Rino user calls you. After that, their position will automatically update on your Map Page each time they call. From here, you can select "Goto" to navigate to their position.

Map Page with New Contact
If you selected "Map" from the New Contact Page, the Map Page will highlight your contact's location.

Map Page on a "Goto"
When you tell Rino to "Goto" a point, the Map Page draws a straight line to your destination. The dotted lines indicate your track log, or the path you've traveled, as well as the track log of your contacts.

Radio Page
From the Rino's Radio Page, you can select a channel and squelch code so you can talk with your buddies with less chance of interference from other radio users.

Address Lookup (Rino 120 only)
If you've downloaded maps from the optional MapSource MetroGuide CD to the Rino 120, you can look up street addresses.

Hunt & Fish
The Rino has a built-in calendar that tells you the best times to hunt and fish based on the location and time of year.

Navigation Page
When you tell the Rino to "Goto" a waypoint or other location, the Navigation Page helps guide you there with a graphic compass that points to your destination. The user-selectable data fields show information such as the distance and time of arrival.

Point of Interest Listing
With optional downloaded detail from MapSource, you can look up points of interest and get address and phone number information. Select "Goto" and the Rino will guide you to your destination. The Rino 120 accepts additional map detail from Topo and MetroGuide software.

Trip Computer
The Trip Computer displays a ton of navigation information. You can even select different categories of data to display.

Mark Waypoint
Rino can store up to 500 waypoints or locations you want to mark and store so you can navigate to them later. You can name your waypoints and assign a graphic symbol.

The Rino 120 package includes:

Rino 120 receiver
Database: Marine Point Database (Americas)
Basemap: Americas Highway
PC-interface cable
Wrist strap
Belt clip
User's manual
Quick reference guide

Rino 120 Specifications

 Plotter/Moving Map Features    
Basemap: Built-in Americas Highway basemap with oceans, lakes, rivers, cities, interstates or major motorways, principal and major thoroughfares and political boundaries. Factory preloaded with Marine Point Database.

MapSource: Compatible with most GARMIN MapSource products including MapSource MetroGuide, BlueChart marine cartography, and Fishing Hot Spots. Accepts up to 8 MBs of downloaded map detail.

 Radio features       
Channels: 22 (1-14 FRS, 15-22 GMRS*)

Squelch codes: 38

Range: Up to 2 miles on FRS channels; 5 miles on GMRS

Modes: Channel scan with programmable scan list; channel monitor

Call tones: 10 call and ring tones, 4 roger tones

VOX: External Voice Activation with sensitivity selection

Other features: Alarm, calculator, calendar, clock, lap timer, stopwatch, games

 Location reporting features      
User ID: 10-character name with graphic symbol

Location sending: One button press with Call or Talk button**

Location receiving: Automatic; keep track of up to 50 Rino contacts

Contact GoTo: Navigation data automatically updated to contact’s latest location

Contact TracBack: Retrace the path of up to 20 contacts

Contact Quick View: Quickly center all contact locations on map

Contact Assembly: User and contacts can send and navigate to a common destination

Proximity alarm: Alerts you if contact moves out of a specified distance radius or if you are within a specified distance of a waypoint

 Navigation features       
Waypoints/icons: 500 with name, graphic symbol and notes

Routes: 20 reversible

Tracks: Automatic track log; 20 saved tracks let you retrace your path in both directions

Trip computer: Current speed, average speed, time of sunrise/sunset, resetable maximum speed, trip timer, and trip distance

Tables: Built-in celestial tables for sun and moon rise/set, best times to fish and hunt (based on date and location)

Map datums: More than 100

Position format: Lat/Lon, UTM/UPS, Maidenhead, MGRS, Loran TDs, and other grids

 GPS performance       
Receiver: WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS receiver continuously tracks and uses up to 12 satellites to compute and update your position

Acquisition times:

Warm: Approximately 15 seconds

Cold: Approximately 45 seconds

AutoLocate™: Approximately 5 minutes

Update rate: 1/second, continuous

GPS accuracy:

Position: < 15 meters, 95% typical***

Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state

DGPS (USCG) accuracy:

Position: 3-5 meters, 95% typical

Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state

DGPS (WAAS) accuracy:

Position: < 3 meters, 95% typical

Velocity: 0.05 meter/sec steady state

Dynamics: 6g’s

Interfaces: RS232 with NMEA 0183, RTCM 104 DGPS data format and proprietary GARMIN

Antenna: Quad-helix

Source: 3 “AA” batteries (not included)

Battery life:

GPS only: 28 hours
FRS only (5, 5, 90 duty cycle): 20 hours
FRS (5, 5, 90 duty cycle) and GPS: 15 hours

Size: 4.5"H x 2.3"W x 1.6"D; 7"H with antenna (11.4 x 5.8 x 4.1 cm; 17.8 cm with antenna)

Weight: 7.6 ounces (236 g) with batteries

Display: 1.4"H x 1.4"W (3.6 x 3.6 cm) 160 x 160 pixels, high-contrast LCD with bright backlighting

Case: Waterproof to IEC 529 IPX7 standards

Temperature range: 5F to 158F (-15C to 70C)

User data storage: Indefinite, no memory battery required

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

*Using GMRS requires FCC license. Canadian versions of this product, using only the FRS channels, will be produced. Use of the GMRS channels is prohibited by Canadian law. The GMRS channels will not be activated for Canadian versions.

**Location sending/receiving only available on FRS channels. Minimum time between updates is 10 seconds as specified by FCC.

***Subject to accuracy degradation to 100m 2DRMS under the U.S. Department of Defense Selective Availability Program.

We only carry the Garmin Rino 120 GPS receiver intended for sale to U.S. customers.