Summary: Pitiful piece of equiptmen, it was outdated the day I got is and they wanted $50 to upgrade it after i bought it. This was the worst $100 I ever spent. I will never purchase another Mio at any cost.
Summary: I bought this for my son a few years ago and I wrote a review then but apparently it is missing. It was a good gps at the time we purchased it. The ones today do much more. We used it last year in San Francisco and it was very accurate. Good price at the time as well.
When in "Established Areas" Five stars....for Display/Features/Ease of us/
8 August 2013
Summary: I have a Mio unit. It actually works very well "BUT" only in " ESTABLISHED AREAS". I live in an area where there are many new roads and sub-divisions that were built in the last few years. When driving in these areas it looks on the screen as if you are driving in space, it is blank. With that being said, I do like the Unit, I like the way the data is displayed, it has served me well. If they did have updates I would have stuck with it.
Summary: I do not recommend this item becausse the battery life eventually begins to not hold a charge. I recommend just using phone GPS. It saved money and is less of a hassle. Also, with the growing economy, maps are expensive to update with new roads. Bad BUY!!
Summary: 3/2013: Bought mine about 5 years ago, it works well, and is faster to program than any other GPS I've used. However, the internal programming is a little funky: (a) If it calculates route is 500 feet shorter, it will take you off the main route and through a maze of sub-division streets. YIKES! (b) It sometimes gets confused on a multiple stop route, and goes back & forth on same street again and again. Machines are *not* necessarily very smart.
Summary: So far been really fun along with helpfull. I origanly got it so that my wife could access etc. That takes away the time we spend together. Our Fun is all the way of the house. Often I found it isolated. This smart thing has allowed us along with myself less restricted or confined to the back on which it displays me. I have never even manipulated a befor. I always thought they were veryi limited and could not perform the average tasks. However I have been proven wrong.