November 26, 2017

ICOM IC-M25 Floating Handheld Marine Radio Review

Icom IC-m25 VHF handheld radio

ICOM IC-M25 is the lightest and slimmest floating VHF handheld radio on the market. It weighs only 7.8 oz! That's pretty light considering that it still has a 1500 mAh battery which is enough to power this handheld marine radio for up to 11 hours. If you drop the radio in water, Float N Flash function will flash the red LED light on the back and the screen of the radio at the same time. It works even if the radio is off.

ICOM IC-M25 now includes a new charging cable - Micro USB type B (a type of connector used by many smartphones today). That potentially can eliminate a problem of having too many chargers and cables laying around. 

Overall, this is a decent radio for someone looking for a floating VHF radio but does not need more advanced features. You can find our top three handheld marine radios here.

Some of the features include:

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    AquaQuake draining function
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    IPX7 waterproofing
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    Floating
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    Float N Flash function
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    Powerfull 550mW audio output
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    Weighs only 7.8 oz​​​
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    Dual and Tri-watch
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    Instant access to channel 16
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    Weather channels with weather alerts
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    W2.2" x H5.3" x D1.2"

But what do actual users say about this radio? Are they actually happy with their purchase? Let’s find out the pros, cons and what reviewers are saying about this radio. Below are the most common pros and cons that people have stated in their reviews on Amazon.

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    Lightweight and slim
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    New USB charger is convenient
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    Good audio quality
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    NO DSC
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    No GPS
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