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Mio-c520.3134767
5.3 out of 10

Mio C520

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Reviews and Problems with Mio C520

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Overall 2
2.0

Disappointing

Steve McAlister, Amazon
6 June 2008
  • Summary: I bought the C520 in Jan 2008 and found it to be pretty easy to use, although the interface can be maddening at times. The biggest complaints I have are (1) Re-boots frequently and (2) Maps hopelessly out of date. The re-boots occur when the volume on the text-to-speech is muted - after a while I get really annoyed at the 'GPS babe" announcing that I'll need to turn in 700', 400', 200' etc (it's like having my wife giving me directions!
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Overall 2
2.0

don't expect good customer service

wolf, Amazon
29 April 2008
  • Summary: I was using this device and its working perfect. Then I bought a map update CD for $80+tax+shipping. I did the firmware update. Then for map update, you have to go on the site to receive the activation code. When I put all the information, this is what I get msxml3.dll error '80072efd' A connection with the server could not be established /mapupdate/inc/conn.asp, line 21 Now the bad side is that due to firmware update, I can't use the map application and have to wait...
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Overall 2
2.0

Great Features, Bad GPS for Hawaii

Davant95, Amazon
10 April 2008
  • Summary: I hate to return this unit because of the great features in one unit. I received my refund from AMAZON yesterday. Five stars with all the features except for the main purpose of this item, the GPS/MAP for Hawaii, i.e. Honolulu, Maui, Big Island, and Kauia need to be completely revise. I travel to different island for my work a month ago and the MIO map is unreliable. A lot of streets are wrong or will give you a wrong direction.
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Overall 2
2.0

Super GPS but useless maps

R. Hewitt, Amazon
9 April 2008
  • Summary: I bought this product on April 4, 2008 and the features are very nice. I had no trouble connecting 'bluetooth' devices and setting destinations without reading the manual (since you have to print the 100 page MioMap manual and the 100 page hardware manual. BUT, I cannot find my way home!! I have lived in a relatively new house for 3 1/2 years and my street does not appear on the maps. Checking, I find the maps on my NEW Mio C520 are dated 2006.
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Overall 2
2.0

Save yourself a headache... Buy a Garmin!

S. Gajdos, Amazon
12 January 2008
  • Summary: Let me start by saying that I love the "idea" of this item. Tons of features including bluetooth and MP3 playability built in to a really advanced GPS navigator. Tons of mapping and routing options. Split screen control and more information displayed at a given time than any other brand of GPS. Great concept, but the Mio C520 is an absolute failure in execution. Sorry, Mio lovers (is there such a thing), but it's the plain and simple truth.
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Overall 2
2.0

Big promises but not a good product

D. Sonnamaker "ttugrad95", Amazon
26 November 2007
  • Summary: I purchased this unit last week because I had kind of been looking at them and was preparing for a 1400 mile trip so I decided to go ahead and get it. I had read C-net's reviews and they ranked this as one of the top 6 GPS must have units. I was impressed by the looks and features offered. I wanted bluetooth capability which this unit had and not many others at this price point. I had a few days to try it out around town and on my trip and I am extremely dissapointed.
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Overall 2
2.0

User Review

ben920, Ciao
26 November 2008
  • Summary: Attention, mio est une grosse arnaque. Pas de mises à jour des cartes, il faut encore payer et utiliser "36" logiciels pour transférer des données (quand cela marche). A jeter au plus vite, Mio est nul et leur SAV est inexistant. A bon entendeur ...
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Overall 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0

Aspettate a comperarlo

mario2400, Ciao
10 June 2007
  • Summary: Io ne ho preso uno due giorni fa. Ha alcuni problemi. Il più fastidiosio è che il sintetizzatore vocale spesso si inceppa ed emette delle scariche fastidiosissime. Dopo mezzora ti viene voglia di buttarlo dal finestrino se non costasse quello che costa. In più è molto lento, ad elaborare i dati, a volte si inceppi e si blocca. Più di una volta ho dovuto resettare il tutto perchè rimaneva la clessidra per più di mezzora.
  • Pros: _   _
  • Cons: si inceppa l'audio
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Overall 2
2.0
Features 8
8.0

ASPETTATE A PRENDERLO

mario2400, Ciao
8 June 2007
  • Summary: Io ne ho preso uno due giorni fa. Ha alcuni problemi. Il più fastidiosio è che il sintetizzatore vocale spesso si inceppa ed emette delle scariche fastidiosissime. Dopo mezzora ti viene voglia di buttarlo dal finestrino se non costasse quello che costa. In più è molto lento, ad elaborare i dati, a volte si inceppi e si blocca. Più di una volta ho dovuto resettare il tutto perchè rimaneva la clessidra per più di mezzora.
  • Pros: -  -
  • Cons: FUNZIONA MALE
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