Excerpt: The MIO C230 is a gps system that has simple features that will do everything you need and it is very inexpensive. The menu is basic, all you have to do is tap on the address button with your finger and you can type in where you are going …
Maps are outdated, but still does the job. Good basic GPS.
19 August 2012
Summary: Keep in mind the maps on this are from 2007, and some roads that were changed (some are now dead ends, others now go through, others have been re-aligned) decades ago have not been updated. New housing developments that were finished and sold out by 2007 are not in there, but others, still under construction in 2012 some of the roads are. Some points of interest are not where it says they are, best get the correct address first.
Summary: I'm now in my third year with the Mio 320, and first I'll say it's not perfect as the maps are not upgradeable(along with a few other quirks), nor are there maps for Canada. It's now nearing the end for it's useful life. But, what makes this device a winner, is price, and being able to enter Lats/Longs directly via the user's interface. A very simple process to say the least.
Great, cheap, flexible TEXT to SPEECH unit with old maps.
29 October 2011
Summary: Expeditor for a living. Text to speech, easy multi-point trip, configurable display I have a newer 5" MIO and it doesn't do several things that this one does. I am about to get another one to run alongside new one for some of these things. Entry seemd faster and a lot more logical on C230 than new 5" unit. The C230 can set up a multi-stop route and then allow you to see the whole thing, scan how far and how long to each point just by touching a timeline.
Summary: For the price this is a fine little GPS. It works a little faster than the old 220 model. I drive truck and I don't follow it exactly (or I would get into trouble) but the good thing for me is that this unit follows the interstates more than other GPS units that I have used.
Summary: Takes a while to get used to this one. it looses signal regularly which can be frustrating. the worst part is that it does not hold coordinates or addresses, and if you touch the screen your destination will change. But if you want a simple first time gps, its good for you too!
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: The GPS was a good value when I bought it in early 2008. Pretty easy to use. The maps were 2007, but I didn't mind much because I figured they could be updated, and I figured I would wait another year to update. I kept checking the Mio website and they kept saying that an update was coming soon. It never did. They stopped supporting this model because they started using different map software that couldn't be used on this model.