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HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion (310,312,314,316,318)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 reviews of HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion (310,312,314,316,318). The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the memory and durability. There are some critical views about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion (310,312,314,316,318) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion (310,312,314,316,318)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion (310,312,314,316,318) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and price. The screen and performance are also mentioned favorably, but many are less positive about the design and durability.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion (310,312,314,316,318)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 283 user reviews of HP iPAQ 300 Series Travel Companion (310,312,314,316,318) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Comments about the size and design are overall positive. The price and screen also get good views. Views are divided on the usability. There are some critical opinions about the reliability.

performance, screen, price, design, size

reliability

65% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Hewlett-Packard iPAQ 310 Bluetooth 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorHewlett-Packard iPAQ 310 Bluetooth 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Bradley Carbone (wired.com)

Review: HP iPaq Travel Companion 310

 

Batman has Robin, Sherlock has Watson. Hell, even Mr. Burns has his ever-attentive Smithers. So it's reasonable that globe-hopping travelphiles should have an equally dedicated,...

2-D and 3-D map options are clean and easy to read. GPS tracking while on foot or in a vehicle works without a digital hiccup. Multiple voice and language options. Scroll-wheel controller makes zooming in on maps smoother than a Barry White album

Spades of extras + deep operating system = steep learning curve. Toggling between features often causes menu to temporarily stall. Only two measly gigs of included memory? Looks like we’re not giving up our iPods anytime soon

Feb, 2008

Expert review by (pcworld.com)

HP iPaq 310 Travel Companion GPS Device

 

Poor software design and usability undermine the high-quality hardware of this GPS device.

Voice directions include spoken names ; Crisp LCD touch screen

Must register to sync contacts ; Connected Web travel-planning service needs work

The 310 iPaq Travel Companion is good-looking hardware that handles navigation basics fine. But until the extras work better, it's not worth the high price

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

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When you boot up just about any device from HP, you get a splash screen exclaiming, "HP Invent." This may be pure marketing shtick, but in the case of the new HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion, it's actually true: The device offers innovation that its...

Powerful dual-core Titan processor. High-resolution widescreen display. Forty-channel GPS receiver. Excellent 3D rendering. Buildings rendered in 3D in 40 U.S. cities. Multisegment routing.

Power connects to device directly, not via mounting bracket. Text on the bottom of the screen is a bit small.

The HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion is the first GPS device to use a speedy dual-core processor. When it's coupled with a high-resolution widescreen display, the results are pretty impressive.

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion

 

HP's iPAQ 310 Travel Companion packs lots of navigation power into a slim package, and its high-resolution display creates amazing 3D views.

Powerful dual-core Titan processor. High-resolution widescreen display. Forty-channel GPS receiver. Excellent 3D rendering. Buildings rendered in 3D in 40 U.S. cities. Multisegment routing.

Power connects to device directly, not via mounting bracket. Text on the bottom of the screen is a bit small.

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Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

HP iPaq 310 Travel Companion review

 

HP iPaq 310 Travel Companion

The HP iPaq 310 Travel Companion is a sleek portable navigation system with a gorgeous screen, text-to-speech functionality, and integrated Bluetooth. It also displays 3D building renderings and has multimedia capabilities.

The iPaq 310 was pretty awful at route recalculations, and the voice prompts weren't very loud or clear.

Despite a sleek design and an attractive feature set, the HP iPaq 310 Travel Companion shows an ugly side with inaccurate route recalculations and poor voice directions that makes us say pass for now.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Troy Dreier (laptopmag.com)

HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion

 

The first GPS to offer 3D maps, the iPAQ 310 is a promising portable navigation device.

Easy to plan multistop itineraries ; Large 12-million–POI database ; 4.3-inch glare-resistant screen ; Includes text-to-speech and Bluetooth

3D maps slow things down ; Hard to look up POIs ; Navigation screen cluttered with unnecessary data

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : jkabaseball (devhardware.com)

HP iPaq 310 GPS

 

Some of the hottest gadgets now are GPS devices. They are quickly becoming almost as important as any other feature in a car. If you're still not convinced you need a global positioning system, keep reading as we review the HP iPaq 310 GPS. You just...

Overall I like this GPS a lot. It has a great looking GUI, a beautiful screen, a good hardware layout and it is packed with features. I was bummed out about my phone working, but won't hold it against the GPS. Using the GPS is easy; it is really...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by (gpstekreviews.com)

HP iPAQ 310 Bluetooth 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator and Travel Companion Review

 

HP have offered innovations in the iPAQ 310 GPS Navigator and Travel Companion that are not available from competitors yet. The iPAQ 310 is the first chance for consumers to experience the performance boost offered to navigation devices by SiRF's...

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Rich Grech (computershopper.com)

iPAQ 310 Travel Companion GPS Review

 

Gorgeous display ; lots of features, including media support and Bluetooth 2.0 ; online trip planning

Wonky route calculation ; text-to-speech feature gives unclear voice prompts ; confusing menu icons ; sluggish performance ; can't disable navigation disclaimer ; device froze, had to be reset during trips

The HP iPAQ 310 Travel Companion comes with a nice screen and loads of features, but with all its drawbacksparticularly the unreliable route calculationwe're not sure you'll want to take it behind the wheel.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Kliem (goodgearguide.com.au)

HP iPAQ 312 Travel Companion

 

HP's iPAQ 312 is a strange device. Fitting somewhere between a PDA, a GPS and a mobile phone accessory, this unit packs in GPS functionality with some...

Great display, robust GPS software, touch screen works flawlessly, 3.5mm headphone jack

Some slowdown at times, video play stutters, not all icons are clearly labelled

Performing well in a number of areas, HP's iPAQ 312 is a bit of a jack of all trades. While the media playback features are a bit of a gimmick, the GPS is robust and the Bluetooth hands-free functions well, making this a solid choice for users who have...

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

Enjoy the journey as much as the destination. Whether you're on the road for business or pleasure, this advanced, high-definition 3D navigation system provides a wonderfully immersive experience to help you find your way. Confidently follow turn-by-turn directions to the places you need to go, with both spoken and on-screen guidance. Even street names are spoken to help you along the way. Pan and zoom to the level of detail you desire. Quickly zoom in from 3,000 meters to street level view. On the touch screen display, use your finger to simply slide the map in the direction you want to view. Let your iPAQ Travel Companion guide you to family, friends, and business associates using your Microsoft Office Outlook Mobile contacts. Before you go, tailor your travel experience with HP's online trip planning services and download it to your iPAQ 316 for a more productive trip. View your route comfortably on the spectacular, high-definition touch screen display. Find your location fast with the dual-core1 600 MHz Titan processor with autonomy acceleration. Keep your maps and points of interest at hand with 2 GB of flash ROM storage. Transfer content quickly and easily from your PC with the high-speed mini-USB 2.0 connector. While you travel, use your iPAQ 316 as a hands-free answering system for your Bluetooth -enabled phone. Then when you arrive, enjoy your digital media library, business multimedia content or even a challenging video game on this premium high-definition entertainment system. Travel first class with the iPAQ 316 - perfectly suited for your business or personal adventures. Think mobile. Think global. Think HP.

Audio

Audio:Integrated microphone with echo cancellation, 1 large speaker for navigation volume and one 3.5 mm 3 pin stereo headphone jack
Audio included:Integrated microphone with echo cancellation, 1 large speaker for navigation volume and one 3.5 mm 3 pin stereo headphone jack
Audio system:Integrated microphone with echo cancellation, 1 large speaker for navigation volume and one 3.5 mm 3 pin stereo headphone jack

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:800 x 480

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:3.4in
Height:0.7in
Weight:6.6oz
Width:4.3in

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display number of colors:0.065000
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Pointing device:Touch Screen and Stylus

Energy Management

Battery performance:1700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Management:Battery: removable/rechargeable 1700 mAh Lithium-Ion (user changeable)
Power Requirements:AC Power - AC Input: 90~264 Vac, 50/60 Hz, AC Input current: 0.15 Aac max @115V, 0.08 Aac max @230V, Output Voltage: 5 Vdc (typical), Output current: 1 A (typical)\nBattery: removable/rechargeable 1700 mAh Lithium-Ion (user changeable)

Ergonomics

Ergonomics:1 power button, 1 reset button, scroll wheel

GPS Performance

GPS receiver:Y

GPS System

Connectivity:Bluetooth
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Country Kits:Albania / Bulgaria / Greece / Macedonia / Turkey/Andorra / Gibraltar / Italy / Portugal / San Marino / Spain/Australia / New Zealand/Austria / France / Germany / Ireland / Liechtenstein / Luxembourg / Monaco / Switzerland / United Kingdom/Belarus / Bosnia / Croatia / Czech Republic / Estonia / Herzegowina / Hungary / Latvia / Lithuania / Moldova / Montenegro / Poland / Romania / Russia / Serbia / Slovakia / Slovenia / Ukraine/Belgium / Denmark / Finland / Netherlands / Norway / Sweden/Brazil/Russia/Taiwan/United States
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:310 Travel Companion/312 Travel Companion/314 Travel Companion/316 Travel Companion/318 Travel Companion
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP iPAQ

Keyboard

Keyboard type:N

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Internal memory:128

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Remarketed

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Relative humidity:85
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Ports & interfaces

I/O ports:1 x mini-USB

Power

Battery Capacity:1700
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power Management:Battery: removable/rechargeable 1700 mAh Lithium-Ion (user changeable)
Power Requirements:AC Power - AC Input: 90~264 Vac, 50/60 Hz, AC Input current: 0.15 Aac max @115V, 0.08 Aac max @230V, Output Voltage: 5 Vdc (typical), Output current: 1 A (typical)\nBattery: removable/rechargeable 1700 mAh Lithium-Ion (user changeable)

Processor

Built-in processor:SiRFtitan
Processor frequency:600

Security

Security management:No security management
Security management description:No security management

Software

Basemap: Yes
Bundled software: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.\nHP navigation software including Western-European maps (iPAQ 314) or Eastern-European maps (iPAQ 316), digital music player, digital video player, photo viewer, games, Bluetooth hands-free phone application
GPS softwares & maps description:HP Navigation engine, Text to Speech, Maps, RDS/TMC traffic data support (selected countries)
Operating system installed:Windows CE 5.0

Technical Details

Barcode reader:N
Expansion Slots:SD high-capacity card slot
Multimedia:Digital music player (with Windows Media DRM), digital video player, photo viewer, games
Multimedia connections:Digital music player (with Windows Media DRM), digital video player, photo viewer, games
RFID (Radio Frequency IDentification) reader:N
Synchronization tools:Mini-USB desktop synchronisation cable

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.717
Height:3.42
Weight:6.6
Width:4.34

Wireless Lan Features

Wireless Technology:Integrated GPS receiver, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR