Driving, walking or running, the Mio DigiWalker H610 GPS is truly a handheld personal navigation and entertainment device that's committed to getting you there, wherever "there" is. Extremely portable, this small-form GPS weighs just 3.9 ounces.
And therein lies a problem. The PDA-size form factor makes for a small screen (2.7 inches) and as a consequence, it's difficult to see all the details when mounted on the windshield. So it's not the greatest in the car, but it's excellent in other situations. Follow the link for the full review.
THE ESSENTIALS: MIO DIGIWALKER H610 GPS
WHO WANTS THISSomeone who wants a compact all-purpose GPS with entertainment functions.
WHYGPS functions for driving and walking, plus music and video, too.
WHAT'S COOLThe very portable GPS has excellent map data, all-around GPS functions and music.
WHAT'S LAMEThe screen is too small for car use, and some of the functions aren't intuitive.
FINAL MARK: AMajor props for out-of-the-car GPS, smart apps and entertainment functions, but the Mio loses a little because there's too much happening on the screen for in-car use.
PRICE: $499Head over to Mio's website for details.
Enter an address or POI (point of interest) and the Mio will calculate directions by the fastest or shortest route. You can even set preferences like avoiding toll roads or highways. Once you program a route you can activate the Fly Over feature for a bird's-eye view of the chosen route. Of course, you get turn-by-turn voice and text prompts. The functionality is intuitive, but as you get into other features its gets harder to figure out. A neat feature is the customizable shortcut key, and there's a reset hole in case it ever freezes up.
Unique to the H610 is the Travel Kit option, which has a compass and a complimentary three-year subscription to the WorldMate travel application. WorldMate has built-in clocks that can display local time in four time zones, a currency converter for 233 different currencies, a clothing converter for international sizes, a measurement converter for weights and distances, and more.
On the entertainment side, the DigiWalker has a full-feature MP3 player. How fully featured? Try a graphic equalizer that has 11 presets. It can also play video and display pictures. Additionally, they've loaded games onto the Mio: Fireball, Gem, Plumbin, flux, etc. There's an SD slot, even though the H610 has 2 GB of internal memory But since those 2 gigs are used for maps and POI data, I suggest that it would be prudent to use the SD card for your entertainment apps.