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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: This is the worst GPS system I have ever interacted with. It took a long time to figure out how to set the system up, and eventually I just gave up reading the manual and experimented till it worked. Other issues: -Computerized voice is sometimes unintelligible -Doesn't provide street names in audio directions, instead gives instructions like "turn left in 400 feet." Unless you've got a tape-measure on-hand, good luck. "Turn down Main Street" would be more helpful!
Summary: Spent six hours at night try to get this device to work. You must be very patient to read through a 90-page user manual just to get some basic idea of how this device operates. I had an old Garmin C320 and there is no comparison. Although Mio C230 has more features, Garmin C320 is much more user friendly and ease of use. Something I really hate on Mio C230: 1. There are only two favorites locations that I can save: Home and Work.