The Motorola Talkabout MU350R has the look and feel of a premium walkie talkie, and is the only model to offer Bluetooth connectivity. For its excellent performance in our range and clarity tests, particularly on GMRS channels, and its extensive emergency features, the Motorola Talkabout MU350R was one of our tester’s top picks.
Pros: Unique to this model is Bluetooth connectivity for wireless Bluetooth headsets. Its GMRS range for this Motorola model is better than many others we tested, solidly transmitting at the 2-mile range, impressing our testers as increased distance didn’t affect clarity within the range. Both GMRS and FRS were clear up to 1.5 miles. Like other Motorola models, the MU350R utilizes the brand’s Emergency Alert Mode to emit a tone and emergency signal to other nearby Motorolas, as well as also offering weather alerts.
Cons: The FRS frequency was average in our tests and would likely only transmit around a mile if you’re in a dense forest. While water-resistant, this model is not waterproof, and at 8.4oz is on the heavier side.
Bottom Line: The Motorola MU350R is a solid camping walkie talkie with decent range and coverage, particularly on GMRS frequencies.
Best for: Group camping and hiking in mild weather; pairing with Bluetooth headset for wire-free use
Key Attribute: Features
- Weatherproof, with an IP-54*** rating
- NOAA Weather Channel
- BLUETOOTH® Compatible
- Easy Charge - 4 Ways to Charge
- Emergency Light Source
Size: Weight (with battery): 0.69 lbs.