The Motorola EM1000 has a 20-mile rated range and numerous convenience features not found on most other similarly priced two-way radios: NOAA weather alerts, emergency alerts and transmitter, hands-free operation, USB charging port, backlit display, a built-in LED flashlight and Quiet Talk interruption filter, which allows users to lock out extremely busy channels. Although this radio lacks many of the features of the Motorola MR350 (*Est. $55 per pair), it is still a very able outdoor companion, and costs approximately $10 less.
User reviews at Amazon.com and Walmart.com are numerous and very positive. We visited both sites to analyze recent feedback on the EM1000.
Over 70 customers have contributed their opinions regarding the Motorola EM1000 two-way radio, and the result is a rating of 4 out of 5. Users are very pleased with this radio's ease of use, portability and durability, but a few complain about its sound quality.
Review: Motorola TalkAbout EM1000R 20-Mile 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio, Contributors to Amazon.com
More than 40 users have weighed in on the Motorola EM1000, which boasts an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. Although most reviews are very positive, there are a few reports of less-than-stellar sound quality and lack of range. Overall, however, people are very pleased and nearly 90 percent say that they would recommend the EM1000 to others.
Review: Motorola EM1000R Two-Way Radios, Contributors to Walmart.com