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Niche product, excellent for what it is.
Lets start with obvious: you only buy Garmin Rino 700 if you need it, and there really no other options anyway.
By itself, it is essentially a lowest Etrex GPS in the lineup strapped to 5W CB UHF radio. Make no mistake - Rino 700 was engineered to a price point, to serve as a cheap entry or additional handset to Rino 750 or as a way of providing core Rino features to someone who doesn't need full 750 package.
GPS-wise, It can store/show waypoints, tracks and pre-defined routes that you will need to make yourself. It doesn't have any usable ...maps and they cannot be added to it. Neither it does have any of modern handheld GPS bells'n'whistles, those are all delegated to it's bigger brother 750. Can you navigate with it? Yes, but you will need to know what you are doing and prepare for it before any need for navigation occurs. It doesn't have newest sony chipset, but otherwise GPS chip is pretty decent and is dual GPS/Glonass. Fix is fast, and works everywhere except caves/buildings/other places where GPS not supposed to work anyway. Radio-wise it's a very solid UHF handpiece. Reception\sensitivity is very good, better than any other UHF handhelds with stock antenna that i use/have, and i do have a few. That said, antenna is not replaceable and you can't use external one. Transmission is bright and clear, power seems to be very true. All radio controls are menu-based, which is somewhat of a pain, but there are shortcuts to most important items. Radio can be turned off leaving just GPS, and vice-versa. Battery is built-in and not particularly field-replacable, so for long stints it will require some way of charging (which is done by MINI usb cable, funnily enough). Lasts for one workday/field day/daylight+, which is sufficient for my needs.
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