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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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Overall 6
6.0

Good basics; not intuitive; no more updates

skaizun, epinions.com
5 July 2013
  • Summary: As I said, above, nice unit, but, given all the peripheral issues, it's best to just buy a different (and more consumer-friendly) manufacturer's GPS.
  • Pros: Easy view; voice directions easy to understand, but drown out in heavy/noisy traffic.
  • Cons: User interface is tricky and hard to get used to (more in the review body).
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Overall 6
6.0

"Good basics; not intuitive; no more updates"

skaizun, CNET
4 July 2013
  • Pros: Screen is easy to view, and voice directions are easy to understand, though it tends to get drowned out in heavy/noisy traffic, even with the volume setting at maximum.
  • Cons: User interface is tricky at times; battery life is short; battery cannot be replaced, easily (there's a big rigamarole you can go through to do so (see summary), but, if you only use it while plugged into your car lighter, then there's no problem).
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Overall 6
6.0

Mio DigiWalker C230 Portable GPS Navigator

V. Gurevich, Amazon
26 June 2009
  • Summary: 1. Very poor battery performance. 2. Very high current drain. 3. Small and nice 4. Good GPS performance, time to 1st fix is short.
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Overall 6
6.0

MIO digiwalker C230

Henry A. Holst "Hank", Amazon
26 May 2009
  • Summary: Reasonable value for the price, but it does have its shortcomings. Example:Rather than stay on a particular street, directs me to take 2 turns, which puts me right back on the street. No obvious reason for this! Biggest complaint is the POOR QUALITY OF CUSTOMER SERVICE. Repeated requests for a printed manual (for which I indicated I was willing to pay for!)resulted in grudging assurances BUT NO MANUAL.
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Overall 6
6.0

Mio c230 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Gerald Martin, Amazon
17 May 2009
  • Summary: The Mio c230 is a great GPS device but it has a one major flaw. It uses maps that are old and out-dated. While no GPS device is perfect this works pretty well once you get used to the old map - New road contruction has elimated the "detours" or routes this unit takes you on. Voice guidance is better than my wife's Garmin and although its maps are newer it can also take you on some unual routes that will take you in circles if you don't know where you are going.
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Overall 5
5.0

"disappointed with this unit"

jrpanting, CNET
21 July 2008
  • Pros: has great Canadian maps
  • Cons: very poor USA maps just the main highways
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Overall 6
6.0

"Still trying to determine the situation"

thestumps, CNET
23 March 2008
  • Pros: Sized icons, accuracy, voice.
  • Cons: No manual, hard to figure out some things
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Overall 6
6.0

Not bad for the price

Q. "solrac1970", Amazon
14 February 2008
  • Summary: I'm pretty happy with this product so far. It usually gets you where you want to go, eventually. It's good in the sun, and the voice to text is easy to understand. The cons are that the maps arn't all that good, it thinks my own home is at the other end of my street and it think my friends house is on a road that is still unpaved (it was paved 20 years ago). I know this is probably a database error and not thier fault entirely, but it still exists in thier product.
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Overall 6
6.0

It's OK BUT?

Thomas Richard Kennedy "Tom", Amazon
4 February 2008
  • Summary: The Mio C230 is OK especially for the price. Most text to speech units are more expensive. It works pretty well but there are some problems. First, the suction cup mount is too high if you want to mount it to the dashboard instead of the windshield. Secondly, it refuses to work if you use a screen protector. The battery life is not great. The instructions on the disc cannot be printed out(the hardware instructions can..the software can't).
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 10
10
Audio & image quality 10
10

don't bother

Overstock
3 February 2008
  • Summary: disappointing. lots of poi not avaible. for instance, no grocery stores or starbucks. if you try to type it in you can't.it anticipates after 2 or 3 letters and comes up with something completely different. easy to use but limited poi.
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