Updated on 2 January 2014 by

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 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
Average Rating
 3.3 stars
 3.0 stars
 4.0 stars
 2.9 stars
 3.0 stars