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Acer E610 Satellite Portable Navigation System

 

The E610 is a slim portable Sat Nav system designed primarily for in car use

 

Pros

Very sensitive built in SiRFStar III GPS receiver  detected several satellites and located its position inside a building

Bright 4 widescreen display

SD Expansion Slot

CoPilot Live 6 Software with latest Navteq maps

Easy to use straight from the box

Has a Driver Safety view which makes the display quicker to read, triggered above a user definable vehicle speed

Comes with a good range of accessories as standard including car charger, windscreen mounting kit, USB synchronisation cable, and protective slip cover

Fast 400Mhz Processor

Built-in mp3 player which mutes when navigating

Can be fitted with an optional external antenna although its unlikely youll need it

Live traffic info service provided for free

Very slim (0.9 inches) compared to comparable TomTom units and weighs just 195g so less tempting to leave it in the glove compartment of your car for thieves to steal when parked

 

 

Cons

Standard CoPilot Software does not support full 7 digit postcodes, this requires CoPilot Premium software

Battery life only around 3 hours

No Bluetooth connectivity on E610 model (E630 has Bluetooth)

 

 

Lowest UK price found: £186.83 inc. VAT

 

Star Rating: 8 Stars  Gives the TomToms a run for their money

 

 

Acer E310 Travel Companion Sat Nav

 

Interestingly, this smaller E310 Sat Nav unit uses Destinator Navigator V6 software rather than the E610s CoPilot software.

 

Pros

Supports full 7 digit postcodes

This unit came complete with maps for Europe although Acer website says UK & Ireland

Can be used on foot as well as in-car

Built-in MP3 player

This pocketable unit weighs only 130g

 

 

Cons

2.8 inch TFT screen is a little cramped

300MHz CPU struggles a little at times causing occasional delays in calculations etc.

At these prices the P610 represents better value for money for most users

 

Lowest UK price found: £184.45 inc. VAT

 

Star Rating: 7 Stars