Summary: My reason for buying the H610 was to record my exercise walks. The feature is called Track Recording but does not work. PLUSES: excellent map, good ability to acquire the GPS signal, easy to carry, strong batter performance, nice accessories. MINUSES: simply awful user documentation, useless customer support [they know nothing about the unit, just furnish cookbook answers that are worthless], difficult to use -- geeks OK, but ordinary folks will be confused, features in...
Summary: One of the best devices I have. This thing does everything it suppose to do very well > navigating, movies, pictures, MP3s, games no problem. Volume is very loud. Good battery life with no lock ups, dependable. Clear screen. 11 million POIs. Good to travel with. I bought approx a year ago to replace the HP 310 and I am glad I did.
I use it to track my runs while I listen to music mostly
12 August 2008
Summary: I have had this product since May. I purchased it for a cross country move. The research I did said a map update will be available, so I purchased it, but it really doesn't look like Mio is working very hard on it with their new line of Moov units. I really love this gadget now that I've had time to tinker with it. Here's why: Size: Its a versatile unit, but it is supposed to be carried around with you, thus it has a small screen.
Summary: I purchased this unit to find that it doesn't have Vista support. Mio justified it by saying lots of devices don't have Vista support. Not a good answer. I also found out they don't have any map updates. Every trip I have used it on has had a problem with errors in the mapping. With Vista support and map updates the unit would be great. Without it is useless.
Summary: There are some nice hardware features. The device is small, the screen has good resolution and the SIRF GPS chip locates your position quite quickly. However, the software is poor and difficult to use. For example: 1. For some reason, if you don't use the device for a few days, the battery runs down quickly. 2. The on-screen keyboard is so small as to be unusable without a stylus. 3. The mapping software is not intuitive at all.
Summary: Portable, wearing around my neck. Video, image and music playing is great for me since I do not use GPS at all the time. Old map, 2005, they say an update will be available by dec 2008, and I will buy the update (around $80), expensive since I pay $120 for this GPS. I practice using every feature and trick on this GPS, and now love every bit of it. Fast reroute, clear voice, very responsive and fairly accurate are a few good points I can remember now.
Summary: Mio DigiWalker H610 Handheld GPS and MP3 Player Received this GPS from TigerDirect through Amazon. Planned to use it on trip to Nevada and Colorado. Mountain bike trip in desert and concerned we might get lost. This unit's battery failed almost immediately and could not use it on the trail. Had it less than a month when it failed. Difficult to understand how to set trip destination. We should have purchased a TomTom and should not deal with TigerDirect.
Summary: This little do it all wonder is my second unit purchased as a gift. It is compact and fast with a 400mhz processor. The processor alone is worth the money. It is easily customizable and I have been able to change the map software several times. I do have to warn you that the unit is very compact but this may be a drawback due to the small screen size which may be difficult to clearly see while navigating. Excellent gps for the price.
Summary: Pros: Portable means I pretty much carry it in my pocket wherever I go. You can listen mp3s and play videos(which I have not tried) but I thought the sound on mp3s was above average. Play your mp3s while using to navigation, it works flawless as far as I have used it. Enough amount of POIs. The program menu layout is good. The device looks cool.