This was one of the first PDAs I tried with my digital mapping.
I did not purchase the PDAs for the mobile diary and word things, it was purely for GPS and digital mapping.
This was bought second hand from eBay so with out any warranty and witgh a used battery etc.
This was very obvious as the battery really did not last long at all. It was probably lasting about 2 hours with the GPS on. This did not work when walking for four hours!
I use Memory maps and Anquet maps. Whilst Memory maps works well with this unit the anquet maps was awful and it kept freezing on me. The screen did not move freely and the GPS fixing on this was not good.
For the GPS on this unit you have to flip a bit up on the back. This did not make safe for putting in your pocket and hiking as I was paranoid it would snap off. For this reason I ened up holding this in my hands the whole time when I just wanted it to slip in my pocket.
It feels very plasticy in your hands and too light when holding it. It looks and feels on the cheap side and not really what I like.
I ended up selling this quite quickly to try another unit.
The other programs on the unit were okay but the whole thing ran slowly. The probelm probably that I am now used to the iPhone. The screen is so clear on the iPhone and the screen really lets this unit down, it is unclear and the only way to see the OS maps was in one zoom which did not give enough detail. As soon as you zoom out there is no detail in the screen shots.
This was probably good in its day but there is so much better tech on the markey now that this is really obselete, well for what I want it for anyway.
Mobile diary and mobile word - this is probably okay. However there is better out there.
I've had one of these for the last couple of years. It's got a couple of rebadged variants, it can go by the name of Mitac Mio 168, Medion Navigon, or like mine, which is a Micromaxx MDPPC 150, but they're all the same and are supplied with the same Navigon software running on Windows Mobile 2003. I have to say I found the Navigon software confusing and not very intuitive to use. It also doesn't do full 7 digit postcode searching, and will only take you to the town or locale of your postcode if you don't have the street name and number. I've now replaced Navigon with Tom Tom, which is much easier to use. This can be done simply as the Mio 168 has an SD card slot on top which holds the mapping software, and if you buy a big enough card, it can hold photos and music as well.
It gets a GPS lock fairly quickly for a device that doesn't have server assistance, and will usually not lose it, even while under a bridge or short tunnel, it will simply assume that you are stationary.
Don't forget that it's also a fully functional PDA as well as a SAT NAV system, and on the second hand market, where you are most likely to find it now, it represents excellent value for money.