Product Comparison: Motorola Talkabout T600 vs Motorola Talkabout T605

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General Specifications
Talkabout T600
Talkabout T605
About the Product
The T600 H2O is packed with top-of-the-line radio features, including the ability to float and a water-activated flashlight. The flashlight also includes a red LED to preserve night vision. With these exceptional capabilities, you can count on the T600 H2O to deliver reliable communications during your wildest adventures—whether by land or by sea.
With a rugged, fully waterproof design, emergency features and a 35-mile range, the T605 H2O keeps you connected and protected during your extreme outdoor activities.
Key Specs
Packaged Quantity
Frequency Band
Frequency Range
462 - 467 MHz
462 - 467 MHz
Communication Range
35 miles
35 miles
Number Of Channels
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Motorola Talkabout T600 Radio, 2 Pack
  • Tested at distances of 2 miles, 4 miles, and 7 miles with minimal difficulty.
  • These are solid walkie-talkies. There actual range is probably about 2-5 miles depending on conditions.
  • Range is as good as you should expect from GMRS, like a mile to maybe a few in average wooded, hilly terrain.
  • Amazing! High quality, great range, weather (kid) proof, and every accessory you could use is already included.
  • Very disappointed with these radios. They pick up transmissions late and transmit late as well.
  • Range is about 1 mile in real use, very limiting!
Motorola Talkabout T605 2 Pack Bundle
  • Good radios. No problem with communication as I use them (sports practices).
  • Radio's are thus far better quality than any I have had in the past. They are super clear and seem to work well.
  • Great little radios that have performed flawlessly!
  • I haven't pushed these to their limits, but they are very clear.
  • Great distance. I am not exactly sure, but we were a good 3-4 miles apart.
  • When you hit the talk button there is a 3-5 second delay before the receiving end can hear you.
Size & Weight
7.5 in.
7.78 in.
2.25 in.
2.4 in.
1.25 in.
1.5 in.
0.54 lb.
0.54 lb.
Display Type
LCD Display with backlight
LCD Display with backlight
Keypad lock
Accessories Included
2 belt clips, Power Adapter, dual micro-USB connectors
2 belt clips, 2 micro-USB wall charging cables, 1 PSU with 'Y' Cable Charging Adapter, 2 Earbuds with Push-To-Talk Buttons, 1 carry case
Built-in White and Red Flashlight, Water-activated Flashlight, PTT Power Boost, Vibrating Alert, iVOX/VOX Hands-Free, Micro USB Charging Port, Low Battery Alert, NOAA Weather Channels and Alerts, Talk Confirmation Tone, 20 Call Tones
Vibrating Alert, 11 Weather Channels, iVOX/VOX Hands-Free, PTT Power Boost, Built-in White and Red Flashlight, Water-activated Flashlight, Low Battery Alert, Talk Confirmation Tone, Micro USB Charging Port, NOAA Weather Channels and Alerts
What customers say about "Features"
Motorola Talkabout T600 Radio, 2 Pack
  • It's also highly visible in the day time and the light did turn on when it hit the water.
  • The unit lights up in the water, so it was perfect on the beach and neon green is easy to find.
  • Lots of features and well built, they don't have the cheap plastic feel of other radios in the FRS family.
  • They work great. They hold up in the rain, too.
  • Great range. Clear, NOAA channels, led light and charging work well.
Motorola Talkabout T605 2 Pack Bundle
  • Sent through 3 cheaper sets with our boys, learned the hard way to opt for water proof! Love these!
  • So far they work great. I left them in the rain and they took a swim in the pool, no problem.
  • The carrying case is hard, so the contents don't get damaged in transit.
  • The built in light is very handy also, and it has a whistle in case of an emergency.
  • I really like the waterproof design to keep radio's safe in the rain and woods.
Battery Type
NiMH rechargeable battery pack / 3 AA
NiMH rechargeable battery pack / 3 AA
Battery life
23 hours
23 hours
What customers say about "Power"
Motorola Talkabout T600 Radio, 2 Pack
  • Lightweight and holds a charge. Communication glitches are a thing of the past.
  • Works perfectly, just use AA’s and they last a long time as long as the kiddos remember to turn them off.
  • Awesome product. Good battery life.
  • Supplied battery pack lasted about 24 hours on standby with very little use.
  • The batteries that came with the units would not hold a charge.
  • Rechargeable batteries it comes with are garbage.
Motorola Talkabout T605 2 Pack Bundle
  • The flashlight on the bottom comes in pretty handy as well and the battery life is good with the batteries they come with.
  • I love that you can choose to use the rechargeable batteries, or you can use your own disposable batteries.
  • I really like that if those die you can use AAs to get up and running fast without having to wait for them to charge.
  • These radios have great options for charging. Best I’ve seen and I love the multiple device charger.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer warranty
1 year
1 year
Other Information
119.99 $
149.99 $

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