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Mitac is a Taiwan-based electronics MNC and its subsidiary Mio Technologies produces GPS devices and markets them in over 56 countries. The other subsidiaries of Mitac include, Navman and Magellan Navigation which are also the GPS related companies. Mio Technologies is considered to be among the world's top three personal device vendors after TomTom and Garmin. Along with the US, Mio has GPS device operations in Taiwan, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

Mio manufactures GPS for handheld mobile devices, and also for car GPS - mainly the company is into manufacturing of portable GPS.

The latest GPS devices from Mio Technologies under the Moov and Moov R product lines support some of the much anticipated features such as free life-time traffic alerts, pre-loaded maps and point of interests (POI) of the US and voice navigation guidance.

The Lane Guidance feature on the Moov R series GPS devices helps prepare the driver in advance for upcoming turns. Also the visual indicators on the screen direct the driver into the proper lane for a safer navigation.

The best Mitac GPS devices also come with touchscreens and an exclusive option called the Mio Spirit navigation software. This software is responsible for intuitive new menu screens, easier to read maps, faster searches and other useful functions.

The below listed top-rated Mio GPS devices can be affordable under the $200 price range including those which are fixed (automobile) and handheld (outdoor).

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Mio Moov S501

Mio Moov S501


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Mio Moov S501
Mio R503T
Mio Moov R303
Mio Moov R403
Mio Navman M400
Mio Moov S501
Mio R503T - 5 in. Car GPS Receiver
Mio Moov R303
Mio Moov R403 GPS Receiver
Mio Navman M400 - 4.3 in. Car GPS Receiver
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Release Date
Sep 2012
Feb 2011
Jul 2010
Sep 2010
Mar 2010
Map capabilities
Internal
Map cartridges / Data cards
Internal
Internal
Internal
Designation
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Automobile
Form Factor
Portable
Fixed
Portable
Fixed
Fixed
Input Method
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Screen Size
4.7 inch
5.0 inch
3.5 inch
4.3 inch
4.3 inch
User interface
Touch Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Screen, Voice Command
Touch Screen
Touch Screen

  • The $200 Mio Moov S501 offers a lot of features, including a roomy 4.7-inch screen, for less than $200. But comparable devices deliver even more, and a better navigation experience, for only a slight price bump.


  • If you're in the market for a basic GPS navigation system, Mio Technology's Mio Moov S501 might fit the bill. Priced at just under $200 (as of August 31, 2009), it offers a large, uncluttered screen, voice directions that name streets, and a generous points-of-interest database in a sleek, good-looking package. But the device has some usability issues, and you must forgo (or pay extra for) connected GPS features (such as real-time traffic alerts) that several competitors offer at no extra charge.

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    Overall I was impressed with the performance, ease of use and design of the Mio Moov S501. The touchscreen could be slightly more responsive and I wish the battery life was a bit longer than 2.5 hours. While the battery life isn't a problem when the unit is being used in the car as it can be plugged in, it would be nice if it was a bit longer for pedestrian use.


  • The Mio Moov R503T is a portable GPS receiver designed primarily for a vehicle, though it can be detached and used elsewhere for up to 2 hours. As a premium GPS receiver, the R503T comes with free life-time traffic alerts.
    This provides users with up to date traffic information so that the receiver can better calculate routes based on what's currently happening in one's city. Plus the receiver comes with pre-loaded maps for the United States and Puerto Rico, though additional maps can be obtained from Mio.

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    The Mio Moov R503T is the perfect navigation device for your needs! Featuring , now you can avoid traffic delays and get to your final destination on time. The R503T has a vibrant anti-glare 5.0" touch screen making viewing your map screen quick and easy. With voice guidance, navigating is made simple as the R503T will announce the upcoming street name you will turn on to next.


  • The Mio Moov R403 is a mid-cost car GPS receiver. The NavPix Photo Navigation feature of the 4303 allows you to see the destination you are headed to by means of geo-tagged photos. The R403 has four million Points Of Interest pre-loaded, including gas stations, hotels and restaurants.


  • If you're looking for a 4.3-inch GPS navigation device at a bargain price, the Mio Moov R403 delivers.


  • If you're looking for a 4.3-inch GPS navigation device at a bargain price, the Mio Moov R403 delivers. But also be on the lookout for Magellan's RoadMate 1424 which currently has the same list price and a similar feature set. While either would be a good choice, with both having the same price, I'd give the nod to the RoadMate 1424.


  • The Moov M400 will appeal to many given its rock-bottom price, but Mio cuts too many corners along the way, and delivers a GPS that's difficult to use.


  • The Mio Navman M400 is no feature-rich powerhouse. In fact, apart from the free search facilities for addresses and POIs, it's actually a bit behind some of its competitors in this respect. But then there's the price. We were particularly impressed by Navigon's 1210 for providing adequate features alongside full Western European maps for under £100. But the M400 offers the latter with a better interface and a 4.3in widescreen for similar money.


  • The Mio Navman M400's picture tagging skills don't make up for an otherwise last-gen satnav - unless you need to go abroad