Is it different? You bet! It FLOATS, has a Clear Voice Boost feature, a true noise canceling microphone, and more!
Clear Voice Boost:
In addition to manual adjustment, the radio itself adjusts speaker
output level automatically according to the ambient sound pressure level
so that you will not miss communications during a sudden burst of
noise. The automatically set volume can be instantly overridden by
manual operations including instant max volume / mute selection.
features include a true noise canceling internal microphone, weather
alert, Dual- and Tri-watch and optional waterproof/floating speakermic.
It’s LOUD too! 700mAh (typical) audio output power—twice previous
generation entry-class radios. Maximum-allowed 6 watts RF transmit
power. Two-step power save function—Stretch the battery charge to its
limits. Very large backlit display and keypad—easy to use in foul