Large points-of-interest database
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.
Ease of use
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.
Easy to unlock, sideload additional maps
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.
FREE Life-time traffic
The Mio Moov R503T is the perfect navigation device for your needs! Featuring FREE Life-time traffic, 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.
Street names are spoken and can be clearly understood
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. 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 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.
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