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!
Epson EcoTank Expression ET-2500
Everki ContemPRO Roll Top Laptop Backpack
UE Boom 2 Bluetooth speaker
Lexar® JumpDrive® S57 USB 3.0 flash drive
Smart LED Bulb LB130
Microsoft L5V-00027 Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard Desktop
Linksys AC5400 MU-MIMO Gigabit router
Epson WorkForce ET-4550
Lexar® Portable SSD
Belkin MIXIT Metallic Lightning to USB Cable
Google Daydream VR headset
Logitech G403 Prodigy mouse
Acer Swift 7
Epson WorkForce DS-360W
Lexar® JumpDrive® S45 USB 3.0 flash drive
Huawei Mate 9
3SIXT Ultra HD Sports Action Camera
Dell XPS 13 laptop
Blade 28 backpack by Arc’teryx
Dell Inspiron 5000 series 2-in-1
Audio-Technica ATH-ANC70 Noise Cancelling Headphones
HD Pan/Tilt Wi-Fi Camera with Night Vision NC450
HP Pavilion x360 13”
Garmin Fenix Chronos smartwatch
Lexar® Professional 1800x microSDHC™/microSDXC™ UHS-II cards
Surface Pro 4
Lexar® JumpDrive® C20c USB Type-C flash drive
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- 2 ZTE Axon 7 review: Is ZTE dumping old stock on Australia?
- 3 Oppo R9s smartphone full review
- 4 Huawei Nova Plus smartphone review
- 5 Google Pixel XL full, in-depth smartphone review: Phones just got smarter
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.
- How to quit Pokemon Go (or to start enjoying it again)
- Huawei Mate 9 full in-depth smartphone review
- Time to ditch Foxtel and the iQ3: How to replace Foxtel packages with cheaper alternatives
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?
- CCDesktop Engineer l WollongongNSW
- CCSenior Technical Business Analyst - Wealth AdviceNSW
- FTPart Time - IT Service Desk AnalystVIC
- CCSenior Technical SpecialistNSW
- TPAnalyst Workplace SupportVIC
- CCSenior Mobile Application DeveloperNSW
- TPService Desk ManagerVIC
- FTFull Stack Developer (Front and Back end)QLD
- CCSME in Openstack, AWSNSW
- TPSpatial Science OfficerQLD
- FTSenior Security Sales SpecialistVIC
- CCTest Capability LeadNSW
- CCProject Support OfficerNSW
- FTTelecommunications Services Manager - Voice/Data/UCQLD
- TPAEM DeveloperNSW
- TPIteration ManagerNSW
- FTSupport and Operations Team LeadNSW
- FTTechnical Team Leader | ArchitectQLD
- CCSenior Project Coordinator - Banking/Financial ServicesNSW
- FTMid-Level Software Engineer x 2 - Adelaide Based (PV, NV2 or NV1 required)VIC
- CCIT Support TechnicianNSW
- FTSales Account Manager | Cloud Solutions | Global Tech GiantNSW
- FTMobile Gaming SupportQLD
- CCBPM DeveloperVIC
- FTDatabase DeveloperACT