Outdoor http://www.stuff.tv/outdoor/all en-GB Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe http://www.stuff.tv/mio-cyclo-305-hc-western-europe/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With a bigger touchscreen than the average bike computer, how does the Mio Cyclo 305 HC measure up to rivals like the Garmin Edge 800? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mio-305-review-001.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Mio Cyclo 305 HC brings a raft of cycling stats and comprehensive route-planning with GPS to your handlebars. With a larger touchscreen and friendly-looking rounded casing, it doesn&#39;t look like the average bike computer. In a market dominated by Garmin models such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/stuff/10-of-the-best-mountain-bike-gadgets">Edge 800</a>, can the Mio compete?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Setup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As with most GPS cycle computers, basic setup is fairly painless. You don&#39;t need to attach anything other than the handlebar mount to get a speed reading via GPS. However for improved speed accuracy and cadence (that&#39;s RPM for your legs) you&#39;ll need to cable-tie the two-in-one sensor to the bike and attach a magnet to the left crank and one to the back wheel. The 305 works out the size of your wheels automatically.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-004.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Navigation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Enter an address or point of interest and it&#39;ll find a route to the cafe or bike shop within 15 seconds or so. There&#39;s even a difference between bike and car directions &ndash; the Mio successfully picks quiet side roads rather than busy main roads where possible. The Surprise Me feature is a nice idea &ndash; suggesting three random routes based upon desired ride distance or time. There&#39;s also a choice between TeleAtlas (better for roads) and OSM (better for off road) maps. The MioShare online route-saving and sharing service isn&#39;t a patch on Garmin Connect, but look around and you&#39;ll find the web is full of .GPX route files which you can easily drop onto the Mio via PC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-008.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 3-inch resistive touchscreen display isn&#39;t as responsive as your high-end smartphone&#39;s capacitive one, but it gets the job done and works even with gloves on. The bigger problem is that it&#39;s rather hard to see in bright conditions and lacks &quot;glanceability.&quot; Although you can rearrange the screen layout to show just the information you want, it never appears big or clear enough, and we felt we were spending too much time squinting at the display instead of the route ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-007.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Accessories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HC moniker means this version comes with both a heart rate belt and cadence sensor, both of which are quickly picked up by the 305. The belt is relatively slimline, with a popper fixing system that&#39;s easy to get on and off. The cadence sensor takes a bit of cable-tying and alignment with magnets, but since it&#39;s also wireless is also relatively straightforward.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-006.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Mounting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make no mistake &ndash; the Mio is big, and dominates the handlebars. Its twist-lock mount design is simple to get on and off, but astoundingly didn&#39;t allow for mounting it in the middle on the stem which we would have thought essential given its bulk. Its slightly chubby form lends it a novice rather than pro feel, and considering most novice cyclists would shy away from paying almost &pound;400 on a bike, never mind an accessory, the Mio 305 could fail to appeal to exactly the market it is selling into.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-003.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mio Cyclo 305 HC ticks lots of boxes in the specs department and its routing capabilities are impressive, but in use it falls a little short of the standard we&#39;d expect from a bike computer costing nearly &pound;400. Most of all the display quality lets it down&nbsp; though it&#39;s bigger than that of rivals like the Garmin Edge 800 it lacks the clarity of layout and contrast required to convey information quickly without taking your eyes off the road or trail for too long.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-009.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Comprehensive features and navigation but loses its way with a lacklustre display and bulky mounting</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-cyclo-305-hc-western-europe </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/mio-cyclo-305-hc-western-europe/review#comments Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe Mio Outdoor Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 422611 at http://www.stuff.tv Motorola MotoACTV http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-motoactv/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola&#039;s solution to (sound) track your fitness </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £250.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Price from </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola MotoACTV – small and light </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>At only 46x46mm and weighing just 34g, this music player and GPS sensor is both light and barely noticeable. It’s like an iPod Nano with a built-in tracker. </p> <p>Oh, but there’s even more – not only does it track your position while you’re running, but also your heart rate using a revolutionary pair of (optional) wireless headphones that read your pulse using infra-red beams. It’s even ANT+ compatible, meaning it’ll link up to most other sensors that you’re carrying around (such as bike cadence readers) without fuss.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/L1040605.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/L1040615.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Motorola MotoACTV – touchscreen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Gorilla Glass touchscreen works well, even while moving at speed, thanks to the included armband. The music player’s sound quality won’t blow your mind next to the best MP3 players, but it’s good enough for running, and smartphone connectivity means you can even take calls through it. </p> <p>And when the work is done, you can sync your stats wirelessly to <a title="MotoACTV.com" href="https://motoactv.com/">motoactv.com</a> via its built-in Wi-Fi.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/L1040622.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A revolution in GPS that blurs the boundaries of MP3 player and training aid</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/motorola-motoactv </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/motorola/motorola-motoactv/review#comments MotoACTV Motorola Outdoor Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:56:19 +0000 Tony Horgan 419818 at http://www.stuff.tv Magellan eXplorist 710 http://www.stuff.tv/magellan-explorist-710/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don&#039;t take your iPhone out to where it might rain. Get a proper outdoor toy with OS maps and a useful little camera </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/explorist-710-press-1.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/explorist-710-press-2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The eXplorist 710 is a rugged GPS device, coming in a rounded, heavy, solid case, with the screen deeply recessed in the body for extra protection. Magellan claims it’s waterproof enough to survive rain and occasional puddle immersion, but it also offers turn-by-turn navigation for those who want to leave it attached to a warm, dry car dashboard.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £399.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magellan eXplorist – multimedia integration </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>You also get multimedia integration. The 710 has a decent 3.2 megapixel camera, plus a microphone for recording audio clips - which contain geo-tag data so they can be associated with your treks. New in the eXplorist 710 is support for geocaching, plus there's a USB connector for easy access to its internal memory or any SD card you've installed for extra storage.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/explorist-hands-on-1.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magellan eXplorist – glove-friendly </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The eXplorist 710's resistive touch screen is nothing like as responsive as the slick capacitive options we’re now used to seeing on modern smartphones, but the key advantage here is it works by touching pressure - so can be used with gloves on. The screen is also very legible outdoors. Even in direct summer sunlight it's easy to read maps and menu screens without having to max the brightness.</p> <p>You'll need to buy additional maps if you want good resolution OS data for rural hiking away from the safety of uniform pavements, with the device only offering road-based maps for drivers out of the box. But even in its standard configuration, it's very versatile. Once a route is set you can adjust it, selecting as-the-crow-flies data for walking, or pedestrian, cycling and road-based routes if you're using it as an in-car satnav replacement.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/explorist-hands-on-2.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Magellan eXplorist – GPS, direction and altitude </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The GPS signal is great. We had no problem achieving and maintaining a reliable lock, while its electronic compass and barometer mean you're also aware of how high up you are - and if you're facing the right way.</p> <p>Power is supplied by AA batteries, so longevity depends on the quality of batteries you stick in. On a pair of 2000mAh rechargeables we managed a full day of constant use and tinkering. If you're careful and always suspend the eXplorist’s screen when not actually staring at it, it'll last even longer.</p> <p>Now, if the extent of your mapping needs is whizzing Google Maps about on your iPhone to work out which one is Poland Street and which one is Wardour Street, or being politely told which exit you need for the Sainsbury’s car park, the eXplorist 710 will feel like a slow, clunky dinosaur of a device.</p> <p>But if you're more used to struggling through bogs to try and find what the Ordnance Survey map makers found, it’s a very useful tool. Waterproof, robust, with a decent 3.2megapixel camera for documenting any dead animals you may find up where the air’s thinner, the eXplorist 710 is a solid, well made choice that can handle exposure to all elements without letting you down.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/explorist-hands-on-3.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_42.jpg?1364298577" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Strong, long-lasting and adaptable, it’s perfect for stress-free outdoor trips into the wild</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/magellan-explorist-710 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/magellan-explorist-710/review#comments eXplorist 710 Magellan Outdoor Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:27:51 +0000 Stephen Graves 418291 at http://www.stuff.tv Garmin Forerunner 405 http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-forerunner-405/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Garmin’s flagship GPS watch combines fitness data and basic navigation without looking too geeky to wear to the pub </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1214" height="911" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/forerunner405_3.jpg?1364299492" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Of all Garmin’s fitness watches, the Forerunner 405 is the most sophisticated, but also the most stylish. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £200.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Looks great for a training tool and works well, but not the easiest to use when you’re hot and bothered </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/garmin-forerunner-405 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-forerunner-405/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-forerunner-405/review#comments Forerunner 405 Garmin Outdoor Fri, 03 Apr 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 12137 at http://www.stuff.tv Garmin Edge series http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-edge-series/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More capable than your average handheld GPS, the Edge series give you navigation, a cycle computer and a fitness-measuring device all in one </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="375" height="336" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/garmin-edge-705_0_0.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Garmin sells plenty of superb GPS devices under £100, but the Edge series is the ultimate do-it-all cycling computer. While basic speed and distance computers are available for under a tenner, no device combines sat-nav and performance measurement better or more conveniently than this tiny, waterproof device.&nbsp;</p> <p>Take your pick</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £155.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Buy an Edge and you won’t need to strap another gadget to your bike </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/garmin-edge-series </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-edge-series/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-edge-series/review#comments Edge series Garmin Outdoor Tue, 23 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8046 at http://www.stuff.tv Suunto X91 http://www.stuff.tv/suunto/suunto-x91/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Suunto X9i has built-in GPS, an altimeter, barometer and compass – ideal for adventurous types </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="819" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/26932e5b5f998f2934cedffa28d4beef--mm1000x1000_0.jpg?1364300841" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It may be a big chunk of plastic but don’t let that fool you into thinking this came out of a cracker. Built-in GPS, an altimeter, barometer and compass make it perfect for adventurous types.</p> <p>The GPS, while reliable, takes an age to get a satellite fix but this is still a clever little blighter. Download the info to your PC and you can keep records of your treks, and share them with a burgeoning online community.</p> <p>It’s great for outdoorsy stuff, especially when nobody can see you because, we’re loathe to admit, it’s not a pretty thing.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A handy companion if you’re into trekking but just too ugly for everyday use </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/suunto-x91 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/suunto/suunto-x91/review#comments Outdoor Suunto X91 Wed, 20 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 1985 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio 268 Plus http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268-plus/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 268 Plus has a chunky build, a bright touchscreen and doubles as an MP3 player with maps covering the UK, Ireland, and major European roads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="550" height="427" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mio268_1.jpg?1364300925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Mio 268 Plus is a chunky beast, complementing a bright touchscreen with a jumble of buttons. </p> <p>It’s a clever little thing, too, doubling as an MP3 player to give you even more to fiddle with while driving. </p> <p>The maps, which cover the UK, Ireland and major European roads, arrive handily on a 512MB SD card and there's an impressive range of POIs that includes McDonalds.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 268 is a chunky beast which doubles as an MP3 player, but despite fast route calculation the screen lags behind the action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-268-plus </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268-plus/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268-plus/review#comments 268 Plus Mio Outdoor Wed, 13 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 194 at http://www.stuff.tv