The HX890E is a floating class H DSC VHF with built-in GPS, and shares the same DSC capabilities as the HX870E. However, Standard Horizon has added more built-in features including two scrambler systems, which are ideal for flotillas, sea anglers or marine authorities. It can also track and display the position of up to nine pre-selected vessels using position calling. Another new feature is the FM band broadcast receiver, allowing the user to enjoy their favourite FM radio station. The rechargeable 1800mAh Li-ion battery gives 11 hours of operating time and the 700mW speaker provides ample volume over wind, wave or engine noise. The oversized and back lit dot matrix screen is one of the largest found on a handheld VHF radio, and provides a wealth of information, including waypoint and route navigation.