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.
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. The USB Mini charger that comes with it has to be used to charge it up, or it will think you are connecting it to a computer for update. 2)Maps need updating in the worst way.
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. Mio tech support was a huge hassle.
Summary: I bought this GPS unit December 2007 because it was on sale at Radio Shack and I was beginning a new job that require a lot of driving. I kept the unit because it was okay for a beginner for the first several months, then I started to realize all the problems... 1. There is a calibrating screen that comes on quite often and I would sit and tap the little crosshair repeatedly as it moved around the screen over and over.
Summary: This thing is a piece of garbage. I've considered throwing mine out the window twice because it's caused me so much frustration. I'm not saying that it can't get you on the right track if you're lost, but it usually takes the longest route to get you where you need to go, it doesn't give you ample notice before you need to turn, and it's pretty hard to get the map looking the way you want it to. This thing really is not worth it.
Cons: It's completely unreliable. Twice in the last week it's taken me to a different address than the one I input. If it does take you to the right place, it will definitely take you on the longest route possible. Don't buy it.
Don't do it! Don't be lured in by the price. Pay more for a good one!
A. Dansby, Amazon
10 February 2009
Summary: This gps would be fine except that it has issues with its OS and frequently crashes-in the middle of your trip. So always good to have the next exit memorized as it takes about 30 seconds to reboot. Also, here's a fun piece-you can't back up your saved points of interest. I just talked with customer service and the SD card slot? Useless. No way to back it up.