Decent back-up or good regular GPS if you can get it cheap enough.
20 July 2011
Summary: Getting a little old and outdated, but if you can get one for under $45 or $50, it makes a great back-up GPS. Mio just purchased Magellan, so will probably stop making GPS units under the Mio name.
Summary: I bought this GPS a week ago and was immediately impressed with the number of features available on this GPS Mio C520. It has full functions map, video and pictue player, BT, and speakerphone. The 4.7 size is perfect for carrying in a pocket and the battery has a pretty good lifespan of roughly 2.5 hours. Only thing is that if accessory included MapDVD, it will be more better.
Summary: would have been nice to get the software with it that came with the unit when it was bought new...i din't need the unit, i needed the software to use on the one i already have. now i have 2 that i can't use....
"mio service is horrific, upgrades irreversible,BEWARE,"
24 May 2010
Pros: the mio is a magnificient device except for one thing, the maps are terrible, they lead to blind alleys and stores which are not there,,the upgrades are worse, no "nearby" selections and GPS lock takes 20 minutes, do not buy MIO,,
Cons: everything, customer service, device upgrades, they charge 80 bucks for anything, and no warranty, the upgrade stinks and is not repairable,,,
Summary: My Mio was stolen and I liked this model so much that I had to find a replacement. I found the identical model on Ebay and it runs flawlessly. I suggest to anyone looking for a GPS unit to look at the Mio line of GPS's. They are by far the best units I have worked with.
Pros: I like the map and its easy to use. It gets me around perfectly. I like alot of the features that come with the map.
Cons: The battery went out really quick now it won't stay charged for more than 1 minute. When using bluetooth, the speakers are not very loud. I also wish it would list POI located on the route your following. Some of the features can be confusing.