Summary: Not that bad for the price. The screen's touch response isn't the best, but again for the price I can deal with it. The only thing that I was upset with was the product was supposed to come in new, but was definitely used. There was Velcro tape on the back that wasn't even taken off before trying to resell it. The company stated that they would refund half my money and were very prompt in getting back to my e-mail.
Summary: I replaced a Mio C220 that I'd had for almost 5 years. It cost $180, but the R403 was $90. The configuration changes were much easier by comparison...more intuitive. If hardware and software has to be navigated via a 200 page manual, it's too complex(with the necessary exceptions, of course). A GPS should not be so complex a manual is necessary to read (to have, yes, but not forced to read). The navigation compared to the C220 is not better in the routes it chooses.
Summary: I recently purchased a Magellan 5220 GPS and then, after supreme disappointment with the Magellan, a Mio R403 GPS. I was looking to replace an old Mio C220 that had died on me. After I had issues with the Mio and contacted support, I found out that Mio and Magellan are "sister companies" (their words) and is probably why I was unsatisfied with both units.
Summary: Like others who have commented so far, I had an older model Mio 200-series GPS that I had bought at the now dissolved Circuit City, years ago. Back then, any kind of GPS that actually spoke street names cost at least $300 or more, and that old unit did it at around $180, so back then it was a real bargain.
Big Screen, Nice Picture, Hard to see during daylight, Text to speech is poor
A. Product Reviewer, Amazon
11 October 2010
Summary: I purchased the R403 used as a replacement when a much older MIO C210 broke. It looked good on paper, and is in some areas. Some areas are a disappointment and clearly feel like a step down from my previous older and lower end unit. Here is a break down. Pros: - Large 4.3" screen... this is a good size for trips that require medium attention to the GPS.