Garmin Rino 610 vs 655t Side by Side Comparison Review

If your adventure takes you deep in the woods or for that matter a long way from home, see our analysis of the Garmin Rino 610 and 655t to determine which of these units might be the best fit for you. The 610 is the base model while the 655t comes fully loaded with advanced features such as NOAA weather radio, barimetic altimeter, TOPO 100K Maps, camera, and more. The 610 comes with a base map but will allow you to add maps to fit your needs.

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Garmin Rino 610

Garmin Rino 655t

Price  

Retail: $349

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Retail: $599

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Size

2.4″ x 7.5″ x 2.2″

2.4″ x 7.5″ x 1.8″

Weight

12.2 oz w/Batteries

11.3 oz w/Battery Pack

PC Interface

USB and NMEA 0183 Compatible

USB and NMEA 0183 Compatible

Display Transflective, 65K Color TFT

1.43″ x 2.15″ Screen

2.6″ Diagonal

160 x 240 Pixels

Touchscreen

Transflective, 65K Color TFT

1.43″ x 2.15″ Screen

2.6″ Diagonal

160 x 240 Pixels

Touchscreen

Battery Type

4 AA Batteries

Battery Life:

Up to 18 Hours

Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery Pack

Removeable

Battery Life:

Up to 14 Hours

 Waterproof Yes (IPX7)  Yes (IPX7)
What’s Included Only with the Rino 655t Not Available 5 Megapixel Camera w/Autofocus

Pre-Loaded with TOPO 100K Maps – Includes coverage of the full U.S.

Additional Built-in Memory: 4.5 GB compared to 1.7 GB

NOAA Weather Radio

Barimetric Altimeter

Unit to Unit Transfer and ANT+ Compatible

Accepts microSD Cards

Maps

Basemap

Additional maps can be added

No Preloaded Maps

Basemap

Additional maps can be added

Comes Pre-Loaded with Topographic 100K Maps

Range Up to 2 Miles Over FRS

Up to 5 Miles Over GMRS (US)

Up to 8 km Over GMRS (Canada)

Up to 2 Miles Over FRSUp to 20 Miles Over GMRS
Built-in Memory

1.7 GB Memory

 You Can Optionally Load:

TOPO U.S. 24K

City Navigator

On the Water Maps

BirdsEye Satellite Imagery

Also compatible with Custom Maps

And More

4.5 GB Memory

Accepts microSD cards

You Can Optionally Load:

TOPO U.S. 24K

BlueChart g2

BirdsEye Satellite Imagery

Also compatible with Custom Maps

And More

Waypoints

Routes

Waypoints – 2000

Routes – 200

Waypoints – 2000

Routes – 200

Track Log 10,000 Points, 200 Saved Tracks 10,000 Points, 200 Saved Tracks
Automatic Routing (turn by turn routing on roads) Yes (when you have the optional mapping for detailed roads installed) Yes (when you have the optional mapping for detailed roads installed)
Electronic Compass No Tilt-Compensated, 3-Axis
NOAA Weather Radio No Yes

The radio displays county lines and storm watches/warnings on the map screen

Camera No Yes

5 Megapixel with Autofocus

4x Digital Zoom

Automatic Geo-Tagging

View Contacts View multiple contacts on 1 screen. See where you are in relation to your contacts. You can easily route to your contacts.

View multiple contacts on 1 screen. See where you are in relation to your contacts. You can easily route to your contacts.

Rino Images  

 

 

Common Features Picture Viewer

Hunt/Fish Calendar

Paperless Geocaching

Sun and Moon Information

Area Calculation

Frequency Band: FRS and GMRS

22 Channels

Squelch Codes: 38(CTCSS) — 83(DCS)

VOX – Voice Activation

Send and Receive GPS Positions with Compatible Units

Vibration Alert

Garmin BaseCamp Compatible

Picture Viewer

Hunt/Fish Calendar

Paperless Geocaching

Sun and Moon Information

Area Calculation

Frequency Band: FRS and GMRS

22 Channels

Squelch Codes: 38(CTCSS) — 83(DCS)

VOX – Voice Activation

Send and Receive GPS Positions with Compatible Units

Vibration Alert

Garmin BaseCamp Compatible

What’s in the Box Rino 610

USB Cable

Belt Clip

Manuals

Rino 655t

Lithium-ion Battery Pack

USB Cable

AC Charger

Carabiner Clip

Manuals

Price Retail: $349

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Retail: $599

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