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: 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: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: This unit comes with 2005 maps from the manufacturer and MIO does not have map updates for this unit. Do NOT purchase this device if you intend to drive on any road that has been built since 2005.