The Mio DigiWalker C720t is a touchscreen handheld GPS that will show you a map of where you are on its respectable 4.3 inch widescreen — providing you're somewhere in North America. It does everything a good GPS should, coming with text-to-speech directions, trip planning and real-time traffic updates. Sounds pretty complete for a device you can slip into your pocket, right? Well, that's just where it starts.
While most people associate driving with GPS devices, the Mio 720t really shines when you take it with you everywhere. Click through to find out how.
The 720t's built-in digital camera is a little on the weak side, but the team at Mio really knows how to get plenty of mileage out of a humble two megapixel sensor. Each photo you take is tagged by the unit so it knows where it was taken. For example, say you enjoyed eating at a certain restaurant. Don't bother writing down the address, just snap a picture of it. Getting back is as easy as tapping on the photo later. At a meeting? Take a picture of a business card and the 720t will scan the information on it and create a contact entry for you. While it won't replace your digital camera, it might just do away with your organizer.
The DigiWalker C720t couples entertainment with navigation like other Mio units have in the past, so it's able to play your music and movies. It has 2 GB of onboard memory as well as an SD card slot to add some more. All of the menus are designed with familiarity in mind — from the music player to GPS navigation. That's crucial for a GPS device because not only can they be confusing for new users, but oftentimes its important to be able do to what you need to in a snap, like when you're driving.
The DigiWalker C720t left a great first impression. It's nice to see that Mio is able to build upon their solid line of GPS portables while incorporating plenty of forward thinking. The 720t is available now and sells for around $600.