The Uniden GMR5089 is advertised as the longest range walkie talkie we have ever come across. Initially, we were skeptical as many walkie talkie brands like to exaggerate their transmission distance, and the 50 miles claim just sounded too good to be true.
As we expected, we never managed to reach the 50 mile distance claim (it should be noted that we have not once reviewed a walkie talkie model that did live up to the manufacturers claim), but that being said the walkie talkie performed surprisingly well. We were able to get a clear transmission over 12 miles distance. And when we say clear, we really do mean crystal clear.
As well as the amazing value per mile, this handset has all kinds of other features, and the very reasonable price of the Uniden GMR5089 means that we feel this walkie talkie is the best long range walkie talkie buy we have reviewed.
The bottom line: If you want to buy a long range walkie talkie, you don’t need to look any further. The Uniden GMR5089 has impressed us an incredible amount and as a result it is without a doubt our favourite long distance walkie talkie available on the market.