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.
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.
Summary: I received this device as a Christmas present, and have enjoyed it overall. The ability to dynamically find points of interest and route to them is quite useful. It also has some more advanced features, such as the ability to customize the routing method and exclude certain roads, set via points, etc. I also enjoy the text-to-speech capability of the unit. Its pronunciation of street names is a non-stop source of comedy. However, I have many issues with it.
Summary: This unit performs well in terms of accuracy - I dialed in corrdinates to a place out in the middle of nowhere and it got me within 10 feet. Despite its smallish size, the display is bright and easy to read; the "night mode" inverts the colors for easier viewing at night. There are also many different ways the unit can display maps, zooming in, out, different angles, even 3-D modes. The c230 Locks in after less than a minute.
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.
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).
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.
Summary: Unit works well and located itself quickly. My only complaints are there is no written manual and a few times when I used it to go somewhere that I knew the location of it took me in a round about way to get there no matter what I had the route setting on. Once it told me to drive right past the location I wanted and then took me around two more blocks to get back to where I was from the other end of the road?