Mio Moov 360
Moov 370 minus traffic
- Design, redesigned map and menu layout, text-to-speech, Bluetooth hands-free, 3-D landmarks
- No live traffic updates, no split-screen map, chunky window mount, delays when typing an address, issues with Bluetooth pairing
The Moov 360 is a similar unit to its big brother, but without traffic capabilities. If you are hell-bent on traffic updates, then go for the 370. If not, then there is plenty to like about this unit.
Price$ 429.00 (AUD)
The mid-range GPS unit in Mio’s new Moov line, the Moov 360 is quite similar to the top of the line Moov 370. It offers many of the same features, but it doesn't include the TMC traffic antenna in the sales package
Units in the Moov series look quite similar to those in the previous DigiWalker line. Despite the 4.3in widescreen display, Mio has managed to trim the Moov 360 down to a respectable size. It’s relatively light and its plastic finish feels sturdy. The display has a reasonable viewing angle and is usable in direct sunlight. The window mount works well, although it’s a little bulky when compared to TomTom’s EasyPort mount. We didn’t like the power switch (we much preferred the single button used on the previous DigiWalker models).
The Moov series uses NAVTEQ maps, promising 100 per cent coverage of Australian roads. Units in the series have a redesigned map layout and a slightly altered user interface compared to previous Mio models. Most of the changes are positive, but the omission of the split-screen technology found on the DigiWalker C520 is disappointing. However, menus are clearly labelled and straightforward. Particularly impressive is the map display, which is no longer cluttered with icons.
Searching for an address or POI is easy, although it also reveals the Moov 360’s biggest flaw: speed. Though it eventually recognises your presses on the touch screen, there is significant keystroke delay when typing in an address. Speed isn’t an issue for the SiRF Star III receiver, however. The Moov 360 usually manages to lock onto a GPS signal within a minute of being turned on.
The MioMap 2008 interface uses standard 2-D and 3-D views, in addition to a traffic overview with reported congestion areas highlighted on the map. The maps have a reasonable level of detail; street names are easily readable and the current location is clearly marked. Mio’s automatic zoom feature is present; it activates every time you make a turn to give you the clearest possible route.
We were impressed with the Australian text-to-speech voice: it announces street names loudly and clearly and doesn’t have much trouble with pronunciation. The Moov 360 also includes a comprehensive package of safety alerts, including red light cameras, speed cameras, school zones, speed zones, accident black spots and railway crossings.
The Moov 360 is compatible with the SUNA traffic channel, but this is an optional extra — there is no TMC antenna in the sales package. If you are hell-bent on having this feature then it would be a wise decision to opt for the Moov 370, which includes the required TMC antenna in the box.
The Moov 360 is also equipped with live POI search, NavPix and 3-D landmarks. Prominent landmarks, such as the Sydney Opera House, are displayed in 3-D, allowing you to rotate the view 360 degrees to see right around the location. NavPix allows users to navigate using the GPS coordinates attached to geotagged images (there is no camera to take new photos, however). Live POI search is a service powered by TrueLocal that allows the Moov 360 to connect to your Bluetooth-capable mobile phone and search business listings. More than a million business listings are available, in addition to the 600,000 POIs already built into the Moov 360. Unfortunately, connecting to your phone and conducting a search takes longer than we anticipated. We also had issues when connecting our phone via Bluetooth, often needing several attempts to successfully pair.
Join the PC World newsletter!
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Samsung Galaxy S8 phone: full, in-depth review
- 2 Ryzen 5 vs Intel Core i5 CPU Australian review
- 3 Mass Effect Andromeda review: One for the fans
- 4 LG G6 phone: full, in-depth review
- 5 Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 phone: Full, in-depth review
Latest News Articles
- Early iPhone 7 reviews: You'll miss the headphone jack, but the camera and battery life are tops
- Watch out: iOS 10 install is reportedly bricking some iPhones
- Google's Pixel Launcher leak hints at the demise of the Nexus brand
- It's official: iOS 10 launches with huge improvements to iMessage, Apple Music, Siri, and more
- Samsung is prepping a software update to cap Note7 charging to 60 percent
PCW Evaluation Team
A smarter way to print for busy small business owners, combining speedy printing with scanning and copying, making it easier to produce high quality documents and images at a touch of a button.
I've had a multifunction printer in the office going on 10 years now. It was a neat bit of kit back in the day -- print, copy, scan, fax -- when printing over WiFi felt a bit like magic. It’s seen better days though and an upgrade’s well overdue. This HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 looks like it ticks all the same boxes: print, copy, scan, and fax. (Really? Does anyone fax anything any more? I guess it's good to know the facility’s there, just in case.) Printing over WiFi is more-or- less standard these days.
As a freelance writer who is always on the go, I like my technology to be both efficient and effective so I can do my job well. The HP OfficeJet Pro 8730 Inkjet Printer ticks all the boxes in terms of form factor, performance and user interface.
I’d happily recommend this touchscreen laptop and Windows 10 as a great way to get serious work done at a desk or on the road.
Ultimately, I think the Windows 10 environment is excellent for me as it caters for so many different uses. The inclusion of the Xbox app is also great for when you need some downtime too!
For me, the Xbox Play Anywhere is a great new feature as it allows you to play your current Xbox games with higher resolutions and better graphics without forking out extra cash for another copy. Although available titles are still scarce, but I’m sure it will grow in time.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 phone: full, in-depth review
- Ryzen 5 vs Intel Core i5 CPU Australian review
- Mass Effect Andromeda review: One for the fans
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- CCPlatform Engineer - DevOpsVIC
- FTSalesforce Business AnalystNSW
- TPBusiness Analyst - Qld Health - Short term contractQLD
- TPSQL Server DeveloperNSW
- TPBusiness Analyst | HealthcareQLD
- FTVDI EngineerACT
- FTRisk and Quality ManagerNSW
- CCUAT Test CoordinatorQLD
- TPBusiness AnalystVIC
- FTSenior MS Server Administrator with HyperVNSW
- CCServer SOE EngineerACT
- FTSenior Software Engineer - JavaACT
- FTSenior Network EngineerACT
- CCProject Manager - Security - TelcoVIC
- CCSCCM EngineerNSW
- CCSAP CRM Functional AnalystVIC
- FTIT Test ManagerNSW
- TPBI AnalystQLD
- TPLinux System AdministratorQLD
- CCTechnical Consultant - ITSM/HP Service ManagerQLD
- CCData Warehouse SpecialistQLD
- FTAsst. Director - Claim Analysis. Work Location - CanberraACT
- FTIntegration Specialist - TIBCONSW