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Garmin Rhino 700 series
« on: May 03, 2017, 07:45:47 PM »
Does anyone have experience with the new Garmin Rhino 750 or 755t?

I'm thinking of updating to a newer Rhino this year and I'm wondering if the new 700's are worth the extra money or if I should just pickup a 650 the next time I see them on sale for $300.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2017, 07:48:12 PM »
I'm picking up a 755t here in a month or so.  Upgrading for the 530hcx, which I will keep as a back up.  I usually skip an upgrade to save a few bucks.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2017, 08:03:10 PM »
Sooooo what makes the 700s better than the 650s?
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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2017, 08:12:03 PM »
700 series have Bigger higher resolution screen. That's the main reason i went with the 750 over the 650. 700 has a few more bells and whistles but they didn't do a whole lot for me.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2017, 08:17:29 PM »
I think the 750's have weather if youre connected to wifi. Maybe some more Bluetooth options.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 03:59:59 PM »
I'm going to be upgrading from a 430 so there is a lot of changes whether I go 650 or 755. Has anyone used the "birds eye" feature and is it worth it?  It comes free for a year on the 755t along with the 100k topo.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 04:21:38 PM »
Does the 750 use usb for its charging system?

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2017, 04:33:07 PM »
Does the 750 use usb for its charging system?

It says it charges via a standard mini USB.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2017, 04:38:28 PM »
Thanks  :tup:

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2017, 08:52:06 PM »
Gonna revive this thread.
Thinking of the 750 or 755.
Is it worth the extra $100 to go with 755?  Looking at the specs, you get a little more internal memory, the camera(which I don't need), and the topo maps.

I assume that the 750 will show topo maps with the right chip?

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2017, 10:01:36 PM »
In some areas you will likely buy the onx state or regional chip for $79-$99 but its nice to have a backup for areas you haven't yet purchased - the full US topo is $99 but comes with the 755 so its a good deal and you get a free camera plus the us topo built in.  But if you are only using it in one or two states and don't ever need the camera then save the $ and just by an onX chip.  The birdseye is a $29 subscription.  Ive used it but quality wasn't as good as my cell phone but may be better now. 

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2017, 10:04:56 PM »
I just received my 755t a couple of days ago.  Love it so far.  No field use yet.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2017, 11:49:30 PM »
In some areas you will likely buy the onx state or regional chip for $79-$99 but its nice to have a backup for areas you haven't yet purchased - the full US topo is $99 but comes with the 755 so its a good deal and you get a free camera plus the us topo built in.  But if you are only using it in one or two states and don't ever need the camera then save the $ and just by an onX chip.  The birdseye is a $29 subscription.  Ive used it but quality wasn't as good as my cell phone but may be better now.

Great info, thank you.
I was thinking of getting the WA state onX chip with either, so I can get the public/private landownership boundaries.  But I just looked up online, and WA chip is $119.99. For some reason I thought separate state chips were under $50.??!!

Sounds like 755 is the way to go, I'll have the topo but not the boundaries.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2017, 11:49:58 PM »
I just received my 755t a couple of days ago.  Love it so far.  No field use yet.

I'm sure it'll be great in the field too. Enjoy!

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2017, 05:19:15 PM »
In some areas you will likely buy the onx state or regional chip for $79-$99 but its nice to have a backup for areas you haven't yet purchased - the full US topo is $99 but comes with the 755 so its a good deal and you get a free camera plus the us topo built in.  But if you are only using it in one or two states and don't ever need the camera then save the $ and just by an onX chip.  The birdseye is a $29 subscription.  Ive used it but quality wasn't as good as my cell phone but may be better now.

How does the Birdseye work in the back country?  Cell phones and tablets are good when you have services but I'm not usually hunting where there is service.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2017, 05:50:26 PM »
The cell phone gps works without service.  You just need to download the area map before you get there.
Same with birdseye. You select area you want to predownload.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2017, 10:26:20 AM »
I just received my 755t a couple of days ago.  Love it so far.  No field use yet.

Have you used your radio in the field yet?  Cabelas has them on sale right now and I'm thinking of pulling the trigger.

Also, has anyone used the Garmin in reach?  Wife wants me to get one for when I'm hunting alone this year so she can text me and track me.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #17 on: August 17, 2017, 01:24:26 PM »
I just received my 755t a couple of days ago.  Love it so far.  No field use yet.

Have you used your radio in the field yet?  Cabelas has them on sale right now and I'm thinking of pulling the trigger.

Also, has anyone used the Garmin in reach?  Wife wants me to get one for when I'm hunting alone this year so she can text me and track me.

That's crazy. Pretty good discount on the 755t but the 750 price stayed the same and is now more expensive then the 755t. Makes me laugh.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #18 on: August 17, 2017, 02:45:40 PM »
I just received my 755t a couple of days ago.  Love it so far.  No field use yet.

Have you used your radio in the field yet?  Cabelas has them on sale right now and I'm thinking of pulling the trigger.

Also, has anyone used the Garmin in reach?  Wife wants me to get one for when I'm hunting alone this year so she can text me and track me.

That's crazy. Pretty good discount on the 755t but the 750 price stayed the same and is now more expensive then the 755t. Makes me laugh.

Typical Cabelas, you have to watch them.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #19 on: August 17, 2017, 04:01:21 PM »
I had Birdeye for my 655t a few years ago.  I loved it.  You download the Sat pics on unit before ya go out in field.  It helps find the little meadow or saddle etc.  Its basic google earth stuff.  Mapping your tracks and such on it or planning a trip with waypoints in a brand new area is nice with it too.  I don't use it now but might again someday.  Also the camera is a great feature.  I use it to geotag instead of marking/naming waypoints n such.
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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2017, 04:03:38 PM »
I upgrade to the 750 this year and it is far superior to the 530 and 600 series.  The 600 series had a clunky touch screen interface.  750 is drastically improved, although I haven't had the opportunity to use it in the rain or snow.  The 530's I have still work, but are getting so beat up that the electric circuitry is starting to have shorts.

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Re: Garmin Rhino 700 series
« Reply #21 on: August 17, 2017, 07:01:25 PM »
Well I just gave in and bought the 755t.  The last couple of years my 530 has been going blank on the screen in cold weather so I shouldn't have to worry about that this year.

I also gave into momma and bought an Inreach so she can text message and track me when I'm in Idaho so hopefully she'll worry less. Just what I needed, another monthly payment with fees from the government.

 

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