Refurbished - HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion Portable GPS w/ 4.3" Touch Screen

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

This unit is in my possession for only about 4 days at the time of this review. Many niceties, some minor annoyances, some unfinished firmware issues. The screen is by far the nicest I have ever seen on ANY device this size...remember this is built as a PND (personal navagation device) with the extras added after. 800 x 480 resolution with super bright backlighting make the 4.3" display a beauty to experience. Many different options as with any better Nav unit, route guidance, voices, TTS, maps of U.S. and Canada. Built-in flash for the maps as well as extra flash with the option of even more flash with an optional up to 8gb SDHC(full size). Video is via WMV format only, Music is via MP3 or WMA, Pictures are JPEG. Built-in games are nice. Sound is okay but distorts when loud. Voice/Music volume could be louder. The unit doesn't completely shut down but only hibernates, so if the bluetooth feature, which works great by the way, is not disabled, it will drain the battery faster. The 3d rendering with shape and height of buildings is way cool but only available in larger metro areas. I like this device and have used both the Nuvi 360 and 660 models and this is better at everything I would use a PND for. Battery life is okay, however charging the unit via proprietary(hp only)cables and adapters is a hinderance. The included mounts and case are very nice.

-Tag Gehman quote

Great unit, well built and easy to use if you are not stupid. Has great zoom out (for a 2D map) and zoom in (for 2D and 3Ds). I owned many GPS units but this one is best. The battery life is too short, but it is all. Take it, love it. Thank you HP!

-Aleksandr quote

Possible NUVI rival

by Tag Gehman on 11/30/2007

This unit is in my possession for only about 4 days at the time of this review. Many niceties, some minor annoyances, some unfinished firmware issues. The screen is by far the nicest I have ever seen on ANY device this size...remember this is built as a PND (personal navagation device) with the extras added after. 800 x 480 resolution with super bright backlighting make the 4.3" display a beauty to experience. Many different options as with any better Nav unit, route guidance, voices, TTS, maps of U.S. and Canada. Built-in flash for the maps as well as extra flash with the option of even more flash with an optional up to 8gb SDHC(full size). Video is via WMV format only, Music is via MP3 or WMA, Pictures are JPEG. Built-in games are nice. Sound is okay but distorts when loud. Voice/Music volume could be louder. The unit doesn't completely shut down but only hibernates, so if the bluetooth feature, which works great by the way, is not disabled, it will drain the battery faster. The 3d rendering with shape and height of buildings is way cool but only available in larger metro areas. I like this device and have used both the Nuvi 360 and 660 models and this is better at everything I would use a PND for. Battery life is okay, however charging the unit via proprietary(hp only)cables and adapters is a hinderance. The included mounts and case are very nice. Read More

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Best screen available and you can't beat the price

on 9/21/2008

The screen resolution (800x480) is the best available, but the picture is not as bright as I would have liked (can't see well in the sun with the brightness cranked all the way up). HP has slapped a custom interface on the iGo program, which hides a lot of functionality (like, for example, being able to mark blocked roads). However, you can pretty easily run other GPS software, including the original iGo. The screen resolution and landscape orientation prevent most games designed for VGA (640x480) from running on it. The signal acquisition time was slow and it lost the signal a couple of times. These problems seem to go away if the unit is mounted to get a clear view of the sky. Read More

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Product Overview

Whether you're on the road for business or pleasure, this advanced, high-definition 3-D navigation system will upgrade your trip to first class.

Before you go, you can customize your itinerary on your PC and download it to your iPAQ 310 Travel Companion; then it will guide you turn by turn1 to your destinations. On the way, you can use it as a hands-free answering system for your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone2, as well as enjoy premium digital entertainment.

Specifications

Manufacturer Hewlett Packard
Mfg Part# FA974AA#ABA
SKU 205625554
UPC 883585309559
UPC 14 00883585309559
Refurbished Yes
Features
View maps in high-definition 3-D for truer-to-life navigation (availability of 3-D data varies by city and location)
Get fast, immersive navigation from the Centrality Titan dual-core3 600MHz processor with graphics acceleration;
Locate restaurants, museums, and other attractions from millions of preloaded points of interest
Zoom in from 10,000 feet to street level; Tap your finger on the touch screen to slide the map in the direction you want to view
Follow spoken and/or on-screen directions to your destination
Find and navigate to friends and business associates you have designated as contacts in Outlook
Keep maps and information about attractions on hand with the 2GB of flash storage
See clearly with the 4.3", high-definition, 800 x 480 pixel touch screen
Choose from multiple languages and voices (varies by country)
Streamline your trips with HP's on-line trip planning services
Quickly transfer content from your PC via high-speed USB 2.0
Enjoy music, videos, games, and photos on the premium entertainment system4
Use it as a hands-free answering system for your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone
Keep track of the time with the integrated world clock
Enjoy comfortable viewing in your car with the included kit
Get peace of mind with the one-year limited warranty
What's In The Box:
iPAQ
Battery
AC adapter
Car charger
Mini-USB cable
Windshield mount with device holder
Dashboard mount disc
Carrying case
Documentation
Companion CD
Tech Specs
Integrated wireless Integrated GPS navigation, Integrated Bluetooth v2.0 with EDR
Processor Centrality Titan 600MHz
Operating system Windows CE 5.0 with custom HP user interface
Display 4.3" transmissive TFT 16-bit RGB depth 65,000 color WVGA 800 x 480 pixel touch Built-in camera N/A
Memory 128MB SDRAM main memory for running applications (may vary by country) Up to 2 GB Flash ROM (depending on model/may vary by country) User available persistent storage varies by model
Weight 187 g (6.60 oz) with battery
Battery 1700 mAh Lithium Ion rechargeable, user changeable battery
Expansion High-capacity SD card slot
Audio Large speaker for navigation volume, integrated microphone with echo cancellation, 3.5mm 3 pin headphone jack
Included accessories Windshield mount with device holder, dashboard mount disc, car charger, standard battery, AC charger, mini-USB cable, carrying case,
Dimensions 86.8mm x 110.2mm x 18.2mm (3.4 x 4.3 x 0.7 in)
Product Attributes
Product Line iPAQ
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