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Mio H610 GPS unit with audio and video

£250 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Mio

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

As well as packing in an impressive selection of features (you can also store contacts and play games on it), it has a built-in speaker and, even at high volume, the output was good. Mio’s supplied earphones, on the other hand, make bassier tracks sounded tinny.

The Mio H610 is primarily a satnav unit, but it’s the best implementation so far of a personal GPS unit with a built-in photo viewer, music and video player. We will be looking at these capabilities here, but if you need a navigation device please see our recommended reviews of the Novogo S700 or the V7 PMD 1400.

As well as packing in an impressive selection of features (you can also store contacts and play games on it), it has a built-in speaker and, even at high volume, the output was good. Mio’s supplied earphones, on the other hand, make bassier tracks sounded tinny.

The Mio H610’s screen is impressive, with bright colours and a high level of contrast and sharpness. It can play music in the background while you browse your Jpeg or bitmap images - another welcome touch. At 2.7in, we also found the screen easier to use for video viewing than some models here.

Mio H610 Expert Verdict »

MioMap V3 GPS software
SiRFStarIII chipset
video/photo/audio player
2.7in LCD (320x241 pixels)
optional TMC
64MB RAM
2GB memory
SD/MMC Card compatible
rechargeable lithium-ion battery
60x87x22mm
166g
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

It may be an expensive way to buy an MP3 player, but you will benefit from all the features of GPS too. This is the best implementation of multimedia we've seen in a navigation device, but that's not to say it's perfect.

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