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Mio-c230.32729224
5.5 out of 10

Mio C230

The Mio DigiWalker C230 is a slim and compact car navigation GPS Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Mio C230

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Overall 2
2.0

Just say NO

Amazon Customer, Amazon
29 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

I threw mine out!

L. Snow "Reasonable Person", Amazon
17 January 2010
  • 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. The biggest issue I had with the thing is that when you put in a new address, 20% to 25% of the time it would take you to a different address that it had in its history.
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Overall 2
2.0

Can not get new maps

innovision237, Ebay
6 January 2010
  • Summary: Mio does not support this product...maps are old 2007 and they do not offer new maos...Do not buy from Mio they do not support their own products for over 2 years!! Get a Garmin and you will be better off. Mio is a poor company to deal with.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad Product, wasted money.

mjcr, epinions.com
15 May 2009
  • Summary: Don't buy it. It dies on you, it doesn't keep the settings updated. Ask for directions, it's cheaper. Or, buy one that works, other brand.
  • Pros: Small, light, reasonably priced.
  • Cons: Not reliable, doesn't hold the date and time settings once you turn it off.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Never worked properly"

berscak, CNET
28 January 2009
  • Pros: None! User interface is "clunky"
  • Cons: No map updates available at Mio.com. It worked a few times when I first got the C230, but now very unreliable. It would reset itself in the middle a trip and would adjust itself to old trips!!
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Overall 2
2.0

Never received item

pdeckcat "Peggy", Amazon
7 January 2009
  • Summary: The item was apparently sent to Fl, and I live in Ga., so I can not review the item. Amazon gave me a refund.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never again in a million years

Vacaferret, Amazon
31 December 2008
  • Summary: The only good thing about it is that the touch screen works well. Mio does not provide upgrade maps. Directions are very iffy. ( if you're on a freeway it can and will send you through interchange lanes that it doesn't need. ) If you ask for the shortest route, it will send you on the same route as all the other optional routes.
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Overall 2
2.0

Please do not bother!!!!!!!

Jillian M. Martino "lilac dust", Amazon
14 December 2008
  • Summary: My father bought one of these things for my brother and me last year for Christmas. I was so excited because I'd never owned a GPS system and now I could have the freedom of just plugging it into my car charger, typing in an address or selecting a favorite address and being on my way. WRONG. It's almost a year to the date later and I still haven't figured out how to get this thing working the way it claims to work. I read the manual provided online for this model.
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Overall 2
2.0

Slow to start and poor POI database

Eduardo Reis, Amazon
22 November 2008
  • Summary: It takes 2-3 min for the equipment to get updated coordinates upon start. The built-in POI database is very unpopulated, making it useless. I have tried a Garmin GPS (nüvi 200). It update coordinates quickly (as long as there is signal of course) and the POI database is amazing. Botton line is that it is preferable to expend a couple of dollars more in a Garmin GPS to have a much more useful product.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Counterintuitive navigation; inaccurate positioning"

hvoegeli, CNET
20 September 2008
  • Pros: It does have a nice display; voice volume is ample
  • Cons: Software seemed to have no logic - counterintuitive. Difficult to navigate the software. Voice commands and display were at least 250 yards behind actual position. Downloaded the manual - worthless. I took it back to the store.
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