Summary: I do not have extensive experience with GPS systems and this was my first purchase. Having seen and played with many OEM in-car systems and Garmin/Tom Tom systems I was surprised to see many retail stores advertising this for $200. I decided to take it for a test drive since we were hitting the road for a mini vacation. The kids were entertained but I was not as enthusiastic about the device. The price is very very good so no complaints there.
Summary: I compared the Mio C310X and Garmin Nuvi 350 head to head (my Brother has the Garmin). Here's my plain and simple observation: The Mio C310x is a very good unit with good route accuracy overall but not as accurate as the Garmin 350. (e.g. plugged in Newark Airport, NJ and the Mio routed me to the back of the airport and announced that I have arrived at my destination - I was closer to the runway than any terminal).
Summary: There are a whole bunch of presumptions about this GPS and GPS systems in general. Don't let them get in the way of your buying this system. This is what I've found from using the Mio: (1) Just about any GPS is better than no GPS. (2) This isn't a device to check the "rightness" of the routes you travel regularly. It's best when it gives you directions when you don't know where you're going. (3) No GPS will have 100 percent correct maps.
Summary: Ok, answering Steven's post on December 1st, I think he needed a bit more time with the unit. First of all, the quickstart manual IS a joke. I fully agree with that. If he had spent a bit more time with the unit, he'd have found that there is a full manual on the included DVD which is great and goes into detail on settings, etc. The interface is fine, although you do have to drill down and back out for several options.
Summary: I bought this unit for my wife, since I already had a PDA with bluetooth GPS setup running iGuidance v3, and she needed something that would be a bit simpler. This unit seemed to have the most capability/performance relative to price. However, after purchasing this for $200 (currently not the price at Amazon) w/ free shipping I discovered that you can freely customize the device in a WinCE 4.2 environment using a easily found hack.
Summary: might be a couple of years old...but works like a charm. I have to write a hundred chracters in this review, instead of tell you right off it's nice, so most of the hundred will be repeating how nice this GPS still is, and how nice it works. I'm telling you.....nice is what it is!
Summary: This GPS device probably didn't get as much as stars as others, but I really loved it, not because it has the latest map, not because it has best POI data, but because of its superb interactivity. It's has the best presentation (not in picture quality, but in usefulness) of routes, while you are driving, all its zooming (to make you focus on turns) and spinning animations (like on ramp) are smooth, automatic and CONTINUOUS, and you can pan and move the map whenever you...
Summary: I actually bought one of these several years ago when they first came out. This is my second and I keep it around just in case anything happens to the first one. I like it that much! Out of the box it's an okay GPS unit. Except for the styling and colors, it's pretty much like every other GPS unit out there. However, I found out it was running on Windows CE, and that means I could load other programs and applications on it.
Summary: I like this GPS because it has all the features I need. Its maps are upgradable at a reasonable price. It's really compact, very portable, can play music through the SD card slot. All the maps are in its own memory (1 gig internal). It allows you to set wave points. Though I don't care much for the mount because it's bulky and it has limited freedom to move it. All in all, it's a great product that I would recommend.
Summary: The Mio 310x GPS device comes with instructions on how to navigate menus, what buttons do, etc, but does not teach a beginner how to start and until this day I don't know how to only erase my last entry. I wrote to Customer Service and did not get an annser.