Walkie-talkies are an efficient and reliable way to communicate without having to pay additional fees for licensing. Also referred to as unlicensed radios, they operate over PMR446 frequencies.
Perfect for short-range communication and with no programming involved, many people turn to walkie-talkies for cost-effective communication support. So they can use the devices straight out of the box and with ease.
With so many options to choose from, what are the best walkie-talkies in 2022?
Here is a list of the top 10 walkie talkies recommended by Radio Solutions that are continuing to top the walkie talkie market;
One of Motorola’s best sellers, the XT180 provides all-day coverage for users. The walkie-talkie is lightweight and easy to use, whilst also being robust to provide reliable communication.
With a battery life of up to 14 hours with the provided NiMH batteries, other features of the radio include a vibrating alert, 8 channels, IPx2 rating so is splash-proof along being compatible with single piece headpieces and headsets.
Designed with business professionals in mind, the Motorola XT420 has the look of a licensed radio, with all the features of a license-free radio.
The durable device provides users with up to 20 hours of battery life in one charge. So users can be assured they’ll have full-day coverage. The XT420 also gives users the option to opt for either drop-in single chargers or multi-unit chargers. That will allow simultaneous charging of up to six radios at a time. Ideal for professional use in a working environment.
Part of the XT400 series, the XT460 has similar features to the Motorola XT420 and includes the professional two-way radio look. The difference with this radio is the LCD channel display to view when toggling through the channels available.
The XT460 radio is fully compatible with the XT420, for those business professionals that would like to utilize both models.
An adventurer’s favorite, the Motorola T92 is a popular choice for personal use. Waterproof for up to 1 meter, the device can withstand the heaviest rain, so is great for use outdoors.
The T92 also has an emergency mode that will broadcast an alert to other users, warning of any potential danger. There is also a flashlight integrated into the walkie-talkie, making the device a great choice for individuals exploring. With a battery life of up to 16 hours, or up to 23 hours with three AA batteries suiting, all user requirements.
The Motorola T82 is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use and can be used by professionals or even individuals. With a hidden display that appears when in use, saving battery life meaning users will get up to 18 hours of use in a single charge.
There are also additional accessories that come with the device, including lanyards, belt clips, and earpieces, providing the all-in-one setup. So users can use the radios straight away with their preferred accessory.
A popular walkie-talkie for retail workers, the Motorola CLPe is sleek in design and easy to use. With a large PTT (push to talk) button and color-coded channel options, users can easily identify the channels and transmit them with ease. Offering up to 20 hours of battery life, the radio can be used throughout a full shift without having to worry about recharging.
The walkie-talkie is lightweight and used via an earpiece, great for staff working on a shop floor or restaurant to keep in contact subtly. Whilst being able to provide exceptional service.
Small in size, but a powerful device. Similar to the CLPe, the CLR also has a large PTT button and color-coded channels. But with similar features to a traditional walkie-talkie. The handheld device can be used with or without an earpiece and can also come with a multi-unit charger. Meaning up to 12 radios can charge simultaneously, saving space and power sockets.
The charger also allows up to 6 standalone batteries to charge at the same time, so the user can simply change a battery over after the 18-hour charge has run out.
Great for communication between families when camping and on outdoor adventuring. The Motorola T62 is also a popular choice for small businesses, helping team members to keep in contact. Its lightweight design, back-lit LED display, and easy pairing is great selling points for buyers.
Users can even customize their T62 walkie-talkies using the 16 personalization stickers available that come with the radios.
Kenwood TK- 3501
A professional business radio, the Kenwood TK-3501 provides 20 hours battery life for users. The robust and lightweight design features 16 channels and is IP54 rated, the reliable device will keep up with users all day.
Additional features include, 3 colors LED, calling alert, battery saver mode, and a PTT release tone.
A new walkie-talkie from Motorola, the XT185 is set to be one of their next best sellers. The small, lightweight radio is easy to carry around and will offer up to 24 hours of battery life. IP54 rated, the device is weatherproof and dust-tight.
Now with easy pairing, meaning that all of the walkie-talkies can be paired at once at the push of a button. The radios also come with, earbuds, short lanyards, and belt clips, supplying the full package for buyers.
The top 10 walkie-talkies are all available to purchase from Radio Solutions. The expert team will be able to advise what devices will best suit a user’s requirements.
Walkie talkies from Radio Solutions are also available to trial beforehand, so users can be sure they’ve chosen the right solution for them.
For further information on the walkie-talkies or for any queries, get in touch with the Radio Solutions team on 01745 335811.