"Does the job for $199!"4.0 starson by vasanisalim
Pros: Preloaded US maps, decent POI database
Cons: No text to speech, very low volume, usage not intuitive
Summary: Recently purchased the MIO C220 from Staples. They had it on sale for $199, with an additional $25 for a two year replacement plan. I bouth this unit for my trip to Southern California. My heart was stuck on the the Nuvi 360 for its text to speech, but couldn't afford the price tag.
The MIO actually surpassed my expectations. It's very accurate and route recalculations were right on. The device came with a 1GB memory disk that has the US map and POI database pre-loaded. The POI database is decent and well categorized.
The feature I found most useful and that mitigated the lack of 'text to speech' was the display of next maneuver on the top line. So when the voice says, "Take right in 100 yards", you can glance over the top line and know what street is being referred to.
Cons: No text to speech and very low volume.
Not the best GPS out there, but definitely the best GPS for that price.