The Good Fast processor; large, high-res screen; integrated GPS receiver; includes extensive, detailed maps.
The Bad Disappointing battery life; minimalist software bundle (aside from the maps).
The Bottom Line Despite its poor battery life, this Garmin is a powerful PDA and an accomplished GPS device.
Garmin iQue 3600
Getting lost just got a lot harder. Garmin has started shipping its long-awaited iQue 3600, a Palm-based organizer with an integrated Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver. Load up your maps and connect to a few satellites--you are found. Though the device lacks some of the software found on high-end Palm handhelds and could have better battery life, the iQue proved itself an all-around capable PDA and a top-notch copilot.
For a handheld with a GPS receiver and a large, 320x480-pixel display, the iQue is relatively light and compact, weighing 5.2 ounces and measuring 2.8 by 5 by 0.8 inches. The depth tapers slightly to about 0.5 inches, making the device a bit more pocketable.
The protective cover of most handhelds attaches to the top of the device, but on the iQue, the attachment moves to the bottom and gives its standard position to the flip-up GPS receiver. To start satellite acquisition, you turn on the unit and pop open the antenna, whose hinge lets you choose the best angle for reception.
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