"Impressively versatile"3.5 starson by ronepowell
Pros: Does a lot of things well. The MP3 player is very good, which can be used in many situations. The GPS is responsive and has good voice instructions.
Cons: Screen a little small for auto use. POIs very inadequate.
Summary: I really like this little device. It does many things well, but has to make some compromises. The screen is a little small for a dedicated auto gps, a little large to use when jogging. But it can do the job in both instances. The MP3 player is very good, especially compared to other gps multimedia offerings. I have a Garmin, and while the Mio has almost equivalent direction finding ability, with excellent voice directions, the POI database is quite inadequate. I can find almost anything with Garmin, but the Mio is frustrating as its database is just not complete enough--- at least in comparison.
All things considered, the Mio packs a lot of capability in a small package.Updated
This a bad news - good news followup. The external speakers failed on my h610 after one months of use. The warranty service I received was outstanding --- turnaround time only 5 days. Now I notice that the battery will only accept a charge to 50%. Will have to check that out next.
So there may be some quality issues with this little unit.Updated
The more I use the unit the less I like it. The map is just adequate at best. It will get me close to some locations, but not exactly there (in Canada - maybe better in the USA). The power button got stuck, so had to send it for repair. Once again, received great repair service, but that does not compensate for the fragility of the h610.
Updated on Sep 10, 2009I have not been able to find out how to update the maps, or if there are indeed any updates available. So this little unit is becoming of less and less use with each passing day. Mio has to work on its product support. Hope this lack of interest is not typical of all this company's products.