Mio http://www.stuff.tv/mio/all en-GB Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe http://www.stuff.tv/mio-cyclo-305-hc-western-europe/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> With a bigger touchscreen than the average bike computer, how does the Mio Cyclo 305 HC measure up to rivals like the Garmin Edge 800? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mio-305-review-001.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Mio Cyclo 305 HC brings a raft of cycling stats and comprehensive route-planning with GPS to your handlebars. With a larger touchscreen and friendly-looking rounded casing, it doesn&#39;t look like the average bike computer. In a market dominated by Garmin models such as the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/life-etc/stuff/10-of-the-best-mountain-bike-gadgets">Edge 800</a>, can the Mio compete?</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £400.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Setup </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>As with most GPS cycle computers, basic setup is fairly painless. You don&#39;t need to attach anything other than the handlebar mount to get a speed reading via GPS. However for improved speed accuracy and cadence (that&#39;s RPM for your legs) you&#39;ll need to cable-tie the two-in-one sensor to the bike and attach a magnet to the left crank and one to the back wheel. The 305 works out the size of your wheels automatically.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-004.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Navigation </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Enter an address or point of interest and it&#39;ll find a route to the cafe or bike shop within 15 seconds or so. There&#39;s even a difference between bike and car directions &ndash; the Mio successfully picks quiet side roads rather than busy main roads where possible. The Surprise Me feature is a nice idea &ndash; suggesting three random routes based upon desired ride distance or time. There&#39;s also a choice between TeleAtlas (better for roads) and OSM (better for off road) maps. The MioShare online route-saving and sharing service isn&#39;t a patch on Garmin Connect, but look around and you&#39;ll find the web is full of .GPX route files which you can easily drop onto the Mio via PC.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-008.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Display </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 3-inch resistive touchscreen display isn&#39;t as responsive as your high-end smartphone&#39;s capacitive one, but it gets the job done and works even with gloves on. The bigger problem is that it&#39;s rather hard to see in bright conditions and lacks &quot;glanceability.&quot; Although you can rearrange the screen layout to show just the information you want, it never appears big or clear enough, and we felt we were spending too much time squinting at the display instead of the route ahead.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-007.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Accessories </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The HC moniker means this version comes with both a heart rate belt and cadence sensor, both of which are quickly picked up by the 305. The belt is relatively slimline, with a popper fixing system that&#39;s easy to get on and off. The cadence sensor takes a bit of cable-tying and alignment with magnets, but since it&#39;s also wireless is also relatively straightforward.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-006.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Mounting </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Make no mistake &ndash; the Mio is big, and dominates the handlebars. Its twist-lock mount design is simple to get on and off, but astoundingly didn&#39;t allow for mounting it in the middle on the stem which we would have thought essential given its bulk. Its slightly chubby form lends it a novice rather than pro feel, and considering most novice cyclists would shy away from paying almost &pound;400 on a bike, never mind an accessory, the Mio 305 could fail to appeal to exactly the market it is selling into.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-003.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Cyclo 305 HC – Verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Mio Cyclo 305 HC ticks lots of boxes in the specs department and its routing capabilities are impressive, but in use it falls a little short of the standard we&#39;d expect from a bike computer costing nearly &pound;400. Most of all the display quality lets it down&nbsp; though it&#39;s bigger than that of rivals like the Garmin Edge 800 it lacks the clarity of layout and contrast required to convey information quickly without taking your eyes off the road or trail for too long.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" alt="Mio Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe review" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/mio-305-review-009.jpg?1400503167" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Comprehensive features and navigation but loses its way with a lacklustre display and bulky mounting</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-cyclo-305-hc-western-europe </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/mio-cyclo-305-hc-western-europe/review#comments Cyclo 305 HC Western Europe Mio Outdoor Wed, 06 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 422611 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio Spirit 687 http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-spirit-687/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Take a Mio Spirit V575 TV and remove the rubbish TV and media player. Now you have the Mio Spirit 687, and a very good product </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="777" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/5_0.jpg?1364298665" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mio-Spirit687-hands-on-2.jpg?1364298665" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mio-Spirit687-hands-on-3.jpg?1364298665" /> </div> </div> </div> <p><strong>Mio Spirit 687 vs Mio Spirit V575 TV</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A brilliant navigation experience and an enticing price make this satnav a real winner. Don’t expect it to be pretty, though</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-spirit-687 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-spirit-687/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-spirit-687/review#comments Mio Sat-nav Spirit 687 Fri, 16 Sep 2011 16:57:33 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 417924 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio Spirit V575 TV http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-spirit-v575-tv/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It’s a TV, it’s a sat-nav and it’s temptingly priced </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="667" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mio-spirit-v575tv-main.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="611" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mio-spirit-v575tv-2.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mio-spirit-v575tv-4.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="346" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mio-Spirit-V575TV-hands-1.JPG?1364298551" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="387" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mio-Spirit-V575TV-hands-2.jpg?1364298551" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>With phones taking more sat-nav territory by the day, some sat-navs have started fighting back. The Mio Spirit V575 TV adds a Freeview TV tuner and media-playing skills to its directional talents. </p> <p><strong>Mounting: a challenge</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £235.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Fair enough sat-nav skills for the price and the TV is a bonus, but not a great one</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-spirit-v575-tv </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-spirit-v575-tv/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-spirit-v575-tv/review#comments Mio Sat-nav Spirit V575 TV Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:37:57 +0000 Tony Horgan 416972 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio Navman 575 http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-navman-575/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio&#039;s latest sat-nav offers value over extra features. Is it enough to keep the smartphones at bay? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="800" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mionavman575a.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="1000" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/MioNavman575.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="688" height="568" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mio-Navman-575.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Simple and straightforward are the watchwords for the Mio Navman 575. Sat-nav manufacturers have all reacted in their own way to the smartphone-powered cloud of doom that hangs over dedicated GPS systems, and Mio's plan is to stick to solid performance and good value. You don't need to be Duncan Bannatyne to know that it's a business plan that works.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £150.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A good value option, but it’s a tad slugglish and feels a little dated </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-navman-575 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-navman-575/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-navman-575/review#comments Mio Navman 575 Sat-nav Thu, 16 Sep 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 15068 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio Navman sat-nav trio announced http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-navman-sat-nav-trio-announced/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mio Navman has introduced three new sat-nav models to its range, with the 470, 475 and 575 all vying to be your new dashboard travel buddy.The 575 mod </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/176110313mn.jpg?1364405370" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Mio Navman has introduced three new sat-nav models to its range, with the 470, 475 and 575 all vying to be your new dashboard travel buddy.</p> <p>The 575 model leads the pack with its 4.7-inch screen and slightly slender, more stylish body, while the 470 and 475 pack slightly smaller 4.3-inch screens and a more bulky design.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/satnav-and-gps/stuff/mio-navman-sat-nav-trio-announced </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-navman-sat-nav-trio-announced/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-navman-sat-nav-trio-announced/news#comments Mio Navman Mon, 19 Apr 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14373 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio C520t http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-c520t/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 520t might just show why TomTom, Navman and Garmin won’t hog all the market share for ever </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="800" height="534" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Mio_C520_0.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Belgian company Mio has a range of handheld, in-car and mobile phone based sat-nav solutions, but none of them had eked more than a raised eyebrow out of us, Until now.&nbsp;</p> <p>It’s refreshing when something comes along which rocks the boat: we weren’t expecting the Mio C520t to be as good as it is. But, having read that, don’t run out to the shops just yet. There are some things about the Mio you need to know before you buy one.&nbsp;</p> <p>Traffic alerts </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £265.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Expressive, clever navigator would like to meet confident, slim-fingered driver for long drives and fun </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-c520t </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-c520t/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-c520t/review#comments C520t Mio Sat-nav Mon, 22 Oct 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8022 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio 268 http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mio 268 doubles as an MP3 player and contacts store and, with a 3.5-inch colour screen and 256MB map storage, will guide you all over the UK and Ireland </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="536" height="536" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/73636_mio_digiwalker_268_1.jpg?1364300747" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Whether with its smartphones or its GPS systems, Mio always manages to break value barriers. Not content with its low price-point, the 268 doubles as an MP3 player and contacts store. </p> <p>Thanks to the Windows software running behind the scenes, you can get out of your car, swap the map SD card for one loaded with tunes, and off you wander. </p> <p>Sat-nav with multiple personalities</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Mio 268 is a bargain package that offers functionality for beginners and experts alike, plus MP3. If only it wasn’t… so… slow-… witted… </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-268 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268/review#comments 268 iPod and MP3 Mio Tue, 10 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 211 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio 268 Plus http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268-plus/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 268 Plus has a chunky build, a bright touchscreen and doubles as an MP3 player with maps covering the UK, Ireland, and major European roads </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="550" height="427" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/mio268_1.jpg?1364300925" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Mio 268 Plus is a chunky beast, complementing a bright touchscreen with a jumble of buttons. </p> <p>It’s a clever little thing, too, doubling as an MP3 player to give you even more to fiddle with while driving. </p> <p>The maps, which cover the UK, Ireland and major European roads, arrive handily on a 512MB SD card and there's an impressive range of POIs that includes McDonalds.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £130.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The 268 is a chunky beast which doubles as an MP3 player, but despite fast route calculation the screen lags behind the action </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/mio-268-plus </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268-plus/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-268-plus/review#comments 268 Plus Mio Outdoor Wed, 13 Sep 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 194 at http://www.stuff.tv Mio joins the GPS moby battle http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-joins-gps-moby-battle/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Here&#039;s proof that sat-nav is the next thing for mobiles - a GPS-toting Windows Mobile smartphone from Mio. But does the A701 have what it takes to beat Motorola&#039;s A780? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2051001cemn.jpg?1364475889" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>So it's a fact - the next big thing after music mobiles will be sat-nav phones.</p> <p> This is the Mio A701, the second GPS phone we've this week and a darn handsome Siemens-esque beast to boot.</p> <p> Along with the GPS and Mio's own impressive mapping software, the smartphone is one of the first to feature Windows Mobile 5.0 and its push email feature. The phone's unlikely to earn the title of Blackberry killer, however, as it doesn't have a keypad - you have to dial and type using the stylus or onscreen fingerpad. </p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/phone/stuff/mio-joins-gps-moby-battle </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-joins-gps-moby-battle/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/mio/mio-joins-gps-moby-battle/news#comments A701 Mio Fri, 26 Aug 2005 05:00:00 +0000 admin 503 at http://www.stuff.tv