Mio Digiwalker H610

Score

Sections

Key Features

  • Review Price: £245.00

In the world of tech, if you want your gadgets and gizmos to get attention, in most cases, they need to either be very large or very small. Mio’s latest GPS device falls firmly into the latter category. The dinky H610 measures a mere 87m high, 60mm and 22mm deep. If like me, reading measurements doesn’t help at all, you’ll get a clearer idea when I say that it’s about the size of a short squat mobile phone and only a little heavier at 166g.

The design of the device is simple. It sports a 2.7in touch screen offering 65,000 colours and has no buttons save for a power switch at the top and a menu button on the left. There’s also a slot for SD cards, a recessed reset button and a hold switch. At the base there’s a headphone socket and a mini USB connector. There’s also a hook should you wish to wear it round your neck via the supplied lanyard. The battery is a non removable 1,300mAh Lithium Ion unit offering a claimed 4.5 hours of use with GPS active. Use the additional functions and you’ll need to charge this everyday.


With its compact size, rounded edges, and replaceable faceplate, Mio is, rather patronisingly I feel, marketing the H610 as ‘GPS for girls’. An awful alternative faceplate with flowers all over it is included in the box. While it’s true that women will find the H610 a convenient size to pop into a handbag I’m sure that it will be equally appealing for guys to keep in their pocket or bag, when out and about.


It’s actually quite impressive that such a small device has full detailed maps for the UK and most of 23 other countries in Europe. It can do this thanks to the 2GB of integrated flash ROM and 64MB of RAM. By default the maps and software only take up just over 1GB, and when I hooked it up to my PC after installing the software it reported 918MB free for use. However, I wouldn’t recommend transferring anything major across to the device via cable as it only has a bizarrely backwards USB 1.1 connection. Thankfully, there’s the aforementioned SD card slot for further expansion.


The reason for needing this extra storage is that naturally, GPS isn’t the only trick the H610 is capable of. It can also play MP3s, shows videos and pictures, store your contacts and even has some built-in games.

Before we delve into all of these lets start with the core function – GPS. The H610 runs MioMap version 3, which I’ve previously used on devices such as the Mio P550 and C710 and once again I’m bemused by the simply odd interface. It defies any kind of logic with no consistency as to button locations or what you need to press to get about. With repeated use I’ve got used to it, but it’s never going to win any awards for intuitiveness. In its favour the software is fast, which overall makes it less painful to use than the painfully sluggish Road Angel Navigator 6000.

More from TrustedReviews

Samsung confirms press event for possible Galaxy Note 8 launch

Xbox Scorpio

Xbox One X vs PS4 Pro: Which is the best 4K console?

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC HLD

LG Q8 finally brings the V20’s promise to Europe

Atari is now in the speaker business… and the hat business

Thinner Moto Z2 Force could come with a huge trade-off

HyperLoop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gathering pace as NY-DC link gets ‘OK’

N64oid

Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors

pokken

Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer

Int-Ball

These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3

airplane

Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit