We have the Rinos for work, kinda cool to be able to transmit your location to other units, and if your riding partners are using FRS/GRMS radios, you can communicate with the Rino and save some weight.
Have been quite satisfied with my Rino 130 over the past 5 years. No plans to update to a newer model until my current one dies.
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:39 pm Posts: 56 Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Yeah I think gps apps are the way to go imo. I use motionX on my iPhone. $1.99. You can share real time locations and all that. I think you can get around the downsides with the right case and using the settings to manage the battery life. Also, you got the solar cellphone chargers for longer trips.
+1 for the garmin 60csx I love it very durable( mine fell of a cliff and still works) they stopped making it this year so know you need to go to a 62csx bigger screen with better resolution. I like theese because you can operate them with bulky gloves or mittens
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Bottom line, I wouldn't waste your money on a GPS unit or data these days. The internet is free and you likely already are paying for an overpriced cell phone/service if you're reading this post.
Nothing like a five year old thread about technology nonetheless.
I couldn't disagree with this statement more. Even if this thread were dedicated to inbounds snowboarding, I would say you can't rely on your Iphone/Android GPS unit to do much more than calculate your ride home. There is simply not a very good GPS antenna in those things, not to mention cell reception and battery issues. The Garmin 60csx made a significant leap in terms of GPS accuracy. It can find your location in a forest which is something the old ones cannot do. It also has the ability to upload topographic maps as well.
Looking to bring this thread back to life......Shopping nav/radio units, so yeah the Garmin Rino but not looking to spend the 5-$600 on the newer upper end models.
Seems to be availability of used/new 110, 120, 130 models for the $75-$250 range with my thinking being buy a couple of used 120's (so I can have topo maps) so if I'm headed out to ride with someone who doesn't have 1 I've got it covered. My question being, is anyone still using 110's or 120's and happy with them or am I wasting my time searching and eventually buying a pair?