Fit for King or Queen of the Road: HP Travel Companion Pocket PC/GPS
Personal Electronics buzz
25 August 2007
Excerpt: The HP Travel Companion is a rip-roaring little machine for staying on course and keeping in touch with the office. I have used this device for the past several months and I can say it is the most helpful device I own. It has TomTom Navigator 6 built-in with the ability to download maps from Canada and the continental United States. It features Genuine Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system and a Samsung 400 MHz processor.
Conclusion: If you're looking for both a GPS and a PDA, with good GPS design for car use, the iPAQ won't disappoint. It has the strong SiRF III chipset that gets a great GPS signal and TomTom 6 navigation software which provides good navigation and guidance. And we love not having to sit at our desk to load maps!
Pros: Large display, good navigation software and maps including. No need to download maps to the device. Accurate navigation and sensitive GPS. Full-featured PDA built in means you can route directly from your address book, keep track of appointments while in the car. Plus it doubles as an MP3 and video player with nearly 500 megs of internal storage and an SD slot to add even more memory.
Cons: Sometimes slow fix times. D-pad isn't the best.