The Motorola T600 H2O outshone its competition in many tests, most importantly in the range and clarity test. It also stood out as one of the one model we reviewed to be completely waterproof and able to float. Along with its advanced features and SOS options, this Motorola model won over testers as the Best Walkie Talkie.
Pros: While the T600 H2O didn’t transmit as far as the maximum in our testing (as was to be expected and the case with all models), it performed the best in our range and clarity testing. On the high-power GMRS channel, it performed the best at the 2-mile range despite some static. Even on the FRS channel there was little difference between the 1-mile and 2-mile marks. This walkie talkie is waterproof rated to IP67, making it fully waterproof. It includes the power-saving transmission timeout, and you can either recharge the power pack via-USB or use three AA batteries. This model includes Motorola’s Emergency Alert Mode, which emits a loud emergency tone and then sends a 22-second transmission, hands-free, to any compatible Motorola walkie talkie within the range of the unit.
Cons: This is the heaviest unit we tested at nearly 9oz. And while it claims to float, its antenna barely kept above water rather than floating on the surface even when using the battery pack. Motorola states that the unit may not float with standard AA batteries.
Bottom Line: For the most reliable range and clarity, and waterproof and rugged design, the Motorola T600 H2O is a solid choice for all of your adventures.
Best for: Adventures and longer trips when water or inclement weather may be a factor
Key Attribute: Range
Size: Weight (without battery): 0.40 lbs.
Cash Back Amount$2.43