Summary: This is a unit that has a lot of nice features, especially at this price. It's not only a GPS unit, but a portable entertainment device. The way you can integrate your Outlook contacts and used them as points of interest. Most GPS units have about 750,000 points of interest, this unit has over 12 million! Overall a very nice unit. The only drawback (and it's a major one) is limited support especially since HP is not making this unit anymore.
Summary: All is fine with this model, except: * Battery issue, had to insert an extra plastic strap to secure contact. * Great lack of reactivity when names are typed, you have to wait some 10 seconds at least before pressing another touch is taken into account. * Not obvious at all if even possible to exchange Outlook data between computer and this device.
I would have given it 5 stars but.................
Patrick J. Caffrey, Amazon
23 June 2009
Summary: HP has abandoned users and there will be no more updates. They have pretty much fixed most of the problems with the units but forget them for maps updates. Thankfully, map updates are available [...] from the navigation software manufacturer. Is a real shame that HP left everyone in the cold as this is a very powerful unit with lots of potential. I updated the maps and also added speed/safety cams software which does not come with the unit in the US.
Summary: The iPAQ 310 is an excellent machine but, perhaps due to its very high image quality - resolution and colour definition - the load on the processor is also very high and the result is that the speed of the device is not so brilliant. Nevertheless I am happy with the acquisition.
Hewlett Packard iPAQ 310 Travel Companion Car GPS Recei
14 March 2009
Summary: Amazing HD Screen, talk about detail. This a very nice GPS unit made by HP. I really like the idea that its not only a gps, it can play mp3, videos, picture viewer. Theres also some cool games installed, so if your waiting at the airport or the grocery store, you can play a few games while you wait. You can also use this as a hands free device with your bluetooth cellphone. The touch screen is the diamond of the unit, crisp and clear.
Summary: It has a bright huge 4.3" screen. And it is the most important reason that I have bought this unit. However, sometime the system will halt during turning on, and I have to restart it. In Atlanta area, the map is not accurate and sometime misleading.
Summary: I have extensively used Garmin, Tom Tom, Magellen and Mio before buying this product. The Mio stood out of all, partly due to iGo6 used for UI and mapping. I had been a big fan ever since I bought it. Mio had some shortcomings, bluetooth, time taken to acquire signal etc, therefore I decided to give that to a friend and buy the ipaq.
Summary: I have used the GPS two times since i bought it and it preformed just as it was supposed to. Was very easy to set up and was easy to put the directions in the unit. The only thing that I have a gripe about is the sound on the unit it is very low.I bought a set of small speakers for use with it but I still can't turn the volume up loud enought to hear. It is just not me my wife can't hear it either.
Summary: Since this is my first GPS, I have no basis for comparison. However, I like this GPS very much. It wasn't too difficult learning the menu options, but it did take a little getting use to. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase.
Summary: I debated for a very long time before purchasing the HP Ipaq 310. My usual habit of shopping around for anything I buy requires me to read every review I can find on the web....Need to know the features, need to get the best price...etc. Gotta admit, this process is sometimes excessive to the point of frustration. I've owned and used about 6 GPS units in the last 5 years or so...they included Navman, Magellan, Lowrance, Garmin; that averages about 1 GPS per year.