Re: New Garmin Rinos released
Unless Garmin has negotiated something different with the FCC, GMRS is restricted to 5 watts. What some people also don't realize is that GMRS requires a license. It's easy to get, but costs about $70 for five years.
FMRS is 1 watt if I remember correctly and can be used without a license.
All that said, Garmin may have done things to make the new radios work more effectively and still be 5 watt GMRS radios... (i.e. better batteries, antenna, etc.)