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....
Summary: Mio C520 GPS menu is somewhat cumbersome and I've had occasions where I too easily pressed the wrong command. It is sometimes slow in re-calculating if you miss a turn and you'll have to think a little like a computer when you listen to its instructions. It is probably the same with any GPS devise but I would use it more as a supplement to a map than a replacement.
Summary: I bought this GPS about a month ago. Acquisition time, route calculation and recalculation times are excellent. My previous Gramin took forever to find POI's and calculate and recalculate routes and this was the main reason for purchasing the new GPS. Routing is OK. I discovered a few errors in the maps in the Boston area but nothing that will make it a deal killer.
Summary: I boght the item because I wanted a Navigation system at a fair price. The list of features is great but something as simple as cancelling a destination is a task. You need to press 5 buttons to do so. Other than that it is a good system.
Summary: Well, I really wanted to like this unit. It has TTS, Bluetooth, and tons of POI's. It was widescreen and the price was great. I currently own a Mio C230, so I was comparing them side by side. Well, there was one BIG glaring issue with the unit. The maps are all out of date! They are all 2006 maps. My C230 came with 2007 maps. So I call customer service and get a lady who can just barely communicate in English (at least they answered quickly).
Summary: This is a great device for directions and navigation, and comes with everything you'll need to get up and running, charge at home or in the car, and connect the c520 to your PC (not mac) to transfer movies, music, etc. As a navigation guide it's great, and recalculates / re-routes you on the go if you take a different route or drive past where you were "supposed" to go.
As a GPS Unit, it does the job - Bluetooth features, not so much
Super Dolfan "superdolfan1313", Amazon
22 December 2007
Summary: Having owned a Mio product for over a year (C310X), the C520 caught my eye for several reasons, including some of the extra features. First, the good. As a GPS, it does the job just fine. Mio's map feature is, for the most part, pretty accurate. Unlike it's little brother which only offers one, the C310X, the C520 offers a couple of voices to choose from in American English, as well as a number of foreign voices.
Summary: The unit works fairly well, but could be improved. Gets me to my destinations, but sometimes via obscure routes. For instance, when I am returning home, even when I turn onto my street about 1/2 mile from my house, it still does numerous "route recalculations" to try to get me to use a parallel street until I am less than a block from my house. Next, the touch screen buttons could be a little larger - it sometimes takes several taps to get the screen to change.
Summary: I have been using this device for at least 6 months now and have been experiencing some annoying problems, now I feel compelled to share my experience and thoughts about this unit. The pros are pretty common knowledge and have been listed by many other reviewers, so I will not repeat them here. I'll just list the cons that I have not seen mentioned by anyone else. Some problems are just dangerous if you follow the instructions without double checking them.
Summary: BELOW IS AN UPDATE OF MY FIRST REVIEW, BASED ON A NEW UNIT (THE FIRST ONE CRASHED DURING ITS INITIAL USE) Mio C 520 revisited I usually get positive comments on reviews that I have written on various posting sites. Therefore, I was a bit surprised to get two negative reviews, plus a pretty "parental" comment.