Summary: Bought one years ago for my wife. In hindsight, worst purchase I have ever made. At the current price, you can do much better with a low end TomTom. No updated maps have ever been released for this series and never will. It's obsolete before you even buy it.
Summary: Not Happy with the unit 1)The battery is a joke, you get more of a charge from a balloon rubbing it on your head. Once its unplugged, the battery dies and when you plug it back in, you have to recalibrate it again.
Works great if you can actually run the update program
Daniel Bassett, Amazon
1 February 2011
Summary: I've had Mio GPS units before, never had any issues with it. Thi will be the last Mio I buy due to the Tech supports lack of common sense and the amount of time wasted trying to get this little thing to work. This one came with a map update SD card program. Its from 2008 or 2009.
Summary: This product seemed like a winner when I went to buy it... Spoken street names are nice.... However, there are a few issues to consider about this product and Mio as a company: - Mio never came out with a map update for the c230. To me this is unacceptable!
Summary: There are very few products that I have bought that have failed on as many levels as the Mio. Just the other day, after getting me hopelessly lost - again, and causing a 35 minute trip to take 2 hours - again. I finally threw the thing on the ground and stomped that baby to pieces.
Summary: I had this unit for two years now. It works great with voice turn by turn instructions and quick response. touch screen works great. only problem with the unit is the slow initial connection to get a signal, but that's a small problem.
Summary: I purchased this model of Mio last year for more money. It has held up well. It has many of the features of more expensive gps's. It is simple to use and gets the job done. i purchased this one as a gift for my wife. My only complaint is that battery life is not so great.