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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 4
4.0

Don't buy the Mio DigiWalker C230

locojohnanthony, Ebay
5 April 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Eh, at least it was cheap

GPS Reviewer, Amazon
1 March 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

mio c-230 gps

sulea123, Ebay
18 April 2010
  • Summary: very slow response very average looking and is not to intuitive you have to look in the manual to be able to use it
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Overall 3
3.0

"Stay away from Mio C230."

berniecampos, CNET
5 November 2009
  • Pros: It's small and probably won't break easily.
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Great if you like driving in circles"

Bri0, CNET
16 August 2009
  • Pros: Gets you there.
  • Cons: 200 feet off, so if you are in town or confusing intersections, you always go the wrong way
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Overall 4
4.0

"Very disappointing!"

AvalancheRyder, CNET
17 June 2009
  • Pros: Inexpensive, has text-to-speech.
  • Cons: - Doesn't speak directions in time for you to follow them. - Instructs driver to make illegal turns. - Maps don't seem to be up to date.
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Overall 4
4.0

Might want to pass

Spinnetti, Amazon
25 January 2009
  • Summary: Relative to a few years ago, its great, and if you like complicated gizmos likewise, but the interface is fussy, the battery life non-existent, and in the part of the country (OH) the directions are often just wrong. Not something you want to mess with while driving, but basically works decent.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Better for long trips and wide turns"

osudo09, CNET
22 September 2008
  • Pros: user-friendliness was adequate. text to speech saved me dozens of times. fly-over preview mode. the only fast thing was the recalculation
  • Cons: Satellite connection delay 5-15 min on startup. Lost signal in clear skies, urban area, short buildings. location detection off up to 200 yards. it's not intuitive for direction changes.
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Overall 3
3.0

"hidden costs..."

den24601, CNET
5 August 2008
  • Pros: nice display, and configurable
  • Cons: terrible trip calculations
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