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Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 310 Bluetooth 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

by HP
3.0 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews

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  • High Definition 4.3 Inch WVGA Display Screen/ 800 x 480 3X to 5X Higher Resolution
  • 128MB Fast DDR Memory with 2GB Flash Storage
  • Centrality/ SiRF/ Titan Dual Core 600 MHz Processor with 3D Graphics
  • Centrality 40 Channel with Autonomy TTFF Acceleration GPS
  • 0.41 Lbs (WxLxH) 4.30" x 3.40" x 0.70"
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Product Features

  • Size (LWH): 3.4 inches, 4.3 inches, 0.7 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 ounces
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Product Description

Product Description

GPS Navigation System,4.3 LCD,800x480 Pixel,Touch Screen

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Hewlett-Packard has used its considerable expertise as a computer manufacturer to introduce improvements into the iPAQ-310 that make the company's first dedicated GPS navigation device astand out from the crowd, but help raise the bar for portable GPS navigators in general. At 4.3 inches wide, 3.4 inches high, and 0.7 inches thick, the device is quite small and slim, but fits rich navigation and multimedia features, better than DVD screen resoulation, a unique true 3D display, and robust business support into that little package. HP touts this as "different and unique for the travel connosieur," and it's innovative features certainly make a convincing argument to back up that claim.

3d navigation for ipaq 310
Unique, high-definitation navigation display  with 3D models of buildings.
It All Starts Under The Hood
The biggest difference in the iPAQ-310 is one you might not even notice, until you turn the iPAQ-310 on, that is. The iPAQ's processor is much more powerful than any portable device out there right now. It uses a SiRFtitan 600MHz dual core processor with 128Mb of onboard RAM, compared to the 400MHz SIRF III and 64Mb of RAM in other high-end portable GPS navigators. This means faster route calculations and re-routing. It also means more processing power for the graphics display, which leads us to one of the other things that makes the iPAQ-310 unique.

An Immersive, High-Definition, Navigation Experience
The iPAQ-310's advanced 3D navigation system provides stunning visuals. For select cities, rather than the simple lines and color blocks you see on other navigators, you get actual 3-D models of buildings in space. Nothing else puts you in space and gives you a real feel for where you are and where you need to go than this device. Panning and zooming are smoother and faster. Plus, the 4.3-inch (diagonally) widescreen display has far better resolution than competitive models, 800 x 480 pixels compared to the current standard 420 x 272 pixels, which means all of those 3D maps are clear and detailed.
intro screen
Easy-to-use interface
Full-Featured Navigation
HP developed it's own user interface for the iPAQ-310 based on Windows Mobile 5.0. The interface is clear, intuitive, and easy to use. The device comes with text-to-speech capability, which allows it to offer directions with real street names, as well as Bluetooth for hands-free phone calling.

It comes pre-loaded with complete TeleAtlas maps for the United States and Canada, and an astonishing 12 million points of interest.
intro screen
Bluetooth for hands-free calling with your compatible cell phone
video
Better than DVD resolution on the 4.3-inch widescreen
Rich Multimedia Features
At 800 x 480 pixels, the high-definition resolution on the iPAQ-310's screen is better than most dedicated portable video players. Coupled with an SD card, the iPAQ-310 functions as a true premium personal entertainment system with a video player, MP3 music player, photo viewer, and 5 pre-installed games from GameboxClassics.

Integrated Web Services
Planning a business trip, a vacation, or even just a run of daily errands can sometimes require access to more data than a portable or mobile device can feasibly handle. Hewlett-Packard's answer for this is a website, www.ipaq.com that allows you to download map updates, load custom points of interest, travel reviews, reservation information, and more into your iPAQ-310. You can even synch up with your Microsoft Outlook address book to create custom points of interest based on personal or corporate contact information. You can upload and share your travel plans for others to use and customize, or find trip plans online to help you explore along the way or at your destination.

Specifications
  • Operating system:Windows® CE 5.0
  • Processor: SiRF Titan 600MHz ARM11 Dual-Core processor
  • Memory: 128 MB SDRAM
  • Flash memory: 2 GB ROM
  • Audio: Large speaker for navigation volume, integrated microphone with echo cancellation, 3.5mm 3-pin stereo headphone jack
  • Ports: 1 mini USB, 1 headphone/line-out, 1 microphone in, 1 GPS antenna
  • Slots: 1 microSD
  • Display: 4.3-inch Transflective color TFT with antiglare 800 x 480 pixel touch screen with LED backlight
  • Input devices: touch screen, stylus
  • Wireless: Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR
  • GPS: Advanced SiRF embedded GPS receiver with InstantFix time-to-first-fix acceleration
  • Software installed: HP navigation software with text to speech guidance and web based trip planning, digital video player, digital music player, picture viewer, games, Bluetooth hands free, calculator, world clock, contacts with Outlook sync
  • Dimensions: 4.3 inches w x 0.7 inches d x 3.4 inches h (110.20 x 18.20 x 86.80 mm)
  • Weight: 6.6 oz (187 g)
  • Battery: Removable/rechargeable 1700 mAh Lithium-ion
  • Power supply: AC Adapter
  • Warranty: One-year parts and labor in most regions; 90 days technical support for software in most regions. Additional offers may vary by region

What's In The Box
iPAQ-310, car kit, car charger, AC charger, sync cable, slip case

Available Optional Accessories
  • ExternalGPS Antenna (FB058AA#AC3): Enhances GPS reception inside vehicles.Comes with a five meter cable with low profile, non-sliding puck.
  • Traffic Channel Car Charger (FB055AA#AC3): Adds real-time traffic and travel information capabilities to your iPAQ GPS. Integrated traffic data on GPS navigation software provides alternate routing options for traffic jams, road construction, and accidents.
  • Sport Case (FB005AA#AC3): Sport-inspired construction with form-fitting design offers protection from scratches and knocks when on the go. Comes with detachable carabiner clip to easily attach your iPAQ to a backpack or bag. Offers slots to store memory cards.
  • Screen Protector (FB007AA#AC3): Protects your iPAQ screen from scratches. Antiglare coating allows use in bright sunlight. Includes handy cleaning cloth.
  • Bluetooth Stereo Headphones (FA303AA#AC3): Listen to your music from up to 30 feet away from the iPAQ.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 3.4 x 4.3 x 0.7 inches
Item Weight 6.4 ounces
Shipping Weight 2 pounds
ASIN B000VRYLU2
Item model number 310
Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars 106 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #750 in Electronics > GPS & Navigation > Sports & Handheld GPS > Handheld GPS Units
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Discontinued by manufacturer Yes

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First, to the guy who wrote the review stating there is no "text to speech", it is included! You just have to go to the languages and choose a version with a "TTS" option...

This is is very nice device. If you have looked on the web at videos of the IGo version 8 software, then you know exactly what you are getting. The unit acquires satellites very quickly from a cold start (less than 10 seconds). Routing and recalculating is good. Certainly on par with the two leaders in the GPS market (Garmin and Tom Tom). The screen is magnificent! The graphics are the best I've seen on a GPS device, although I wish I could modify the screen colors. You see terrain, texture, overpasses, bridges, etc. in 3D! The buildings and attractions are quite interesting, too. I can't wait to visit a 3D rendered city that's included in the map. (I browsed Atlanta and NYC). There are a few icons on some screens that are not accessible yet because HP has not yet opened their new Ipaq website for updates. I cannot add any contacts, etc., from Outlook yet. I'm sure the website will open soon as it is already up, just no way to access anything. Overall, a good device and one I would definitely recommend. Here are a few more features:

Navigation - HP UI built on latest iGO8 engine from NavNgo-Text to Speech, Loquendo engine
Maps - TeleAtlas2007.07 full US and Canada with 3D terrain, landmarks, 2D buildings
Points of Interest - Extended Info USA database, over 12 million
Planning - IPAQ web services to tailor and integrate your travel
Screen - High Definition 4.
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Well first off, I'd like to say this is a really great GPS and I'm extremely satisfied with it. It may not be for everyone - like anything, you should do your research first. However, I was irritated to read many of the negative reviews here that appear to be due to lack of knowledge or just plain laziness from not reading the manual, etc. I also feel these posters find something that doesn't fit their needs and immediately give it one star. Ok, so it wasn't for you, it doesn't mean the device itself is lacking! Anyway, I felt I needed to write a thorough review to try and identify the true potential of this device.

I upgraded to this item when Amazon had a Friday sale at a ridiculous price. I paid the same that I paid for my previous GPS - A Via Michelin X930, which fails in comparison to the IPAQ 310. While that GPS was a great companion on the road, it was my first system and I found myself wanting some of the bells and whistles that come with higher level models once I had gotten used to how to use GPS navigation.

First off, I trust HP - even though they are new to the scene of GPS - and feel they have built a very solid product. Calling it a 'travel companion' is very accurate, as it does so much more than navigation.

Many of the reviewers seem to not know how to read a manual or edit the settings before you set up a new electronics product - and I don't mean a really thick book, I just mean the basic scan of key items, etc. Also, it seems they are too quick to give a 1 or 2 star rating without really playing with the device. I mean, this is definitely not a beginners GPS, you do have to sit down and configure some options. First off, this item DOES have TTS support, you just have to make sure the voice you choose under settings has 'TTS' next to it - simple.
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Pros:
Nice big wide bright screen
Looks great
Great features (Bluetooth, Text to Speech, 3D Maps, Elevation, Games)
Menus are actually not bad and not convoluted.
Removable battery
Audio out, USB, and Antenna connectors are all in one spot (right)
One button
Rubberized back side
Includes stylus
Scroll wheel + clicky
Comes with a leather case

Cons:
Froze repeatedly. Freeze upon freeze.
Stutters a lot when Text to Speech was working
The street name on top does not show the whole name and always scrolls
Rerouting and recalculations were bad at best (slow & inaccurate)
Processing was slow. Showed my position one block away after a reroute.
3D landmarks are very sparse. Maybe 1% of many large cities.
3D landmarks are inaccurate and not as seen as most photos.
Power button easily hit unintentionally: Short press=on Long press=off
Map refreshes vary slowly because of 3D
Voice constantly speaks.
Rerouting is persistent to stick to original route despite settings.
Audio output=low
Proprietary USB charging (can't use other 5v USB chargers)
No camera warnings
No speed warnings
Does not tell you if destination is on the left or right of you.

Major points:

PERFORMANCE:I can't recommend this. I have three other devices. The Garmin Nuvi 350, Mio C310x, and a built-in by Bose. I would have to say, when compared to these three, these three work much better. This device froze so many times when I was driving that I think it might be defective. Other than that, it freezes in other places too like if you search for movies or music if you do not have an SD card inserted. In general, the device is slow to respond.
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