Convergence devices like PDAPhones or GPSPDAs have been gaining a lot of attention lately with the apparent demise of "simple" PDAs but how about taking it one step further with GPSPDAPhones ? The HP hw6515 and Eten G500 paved the way and now comes the Mio A701. The 6515 was the first with AGPS, the G500 was the first with SiRFIII and the A701 is the first with SiRFIII and AGPS, SiRF's InstantFix announced in January. Naturally I was excited to see how it performed in the field so I put the A701 to the test with our homebrew "side by side" comparisons.
Article Index: 1. Very fast Time to First Fix (TTFF) 2. GPS Navigation Performance (coated/non-coated windhsield) 3. GPS Firmware 4. External antenna connector 5. Battery Life in GPS use 6. GPS Software Compatibility (connexion tips) and TomTom trip timings 7. Car Holder 8. Data Connexion Speed 9. Bluetooth 10. Overall Thoughts and Conclusion