Reviews & hands-on

  • Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Mio MiVue 388 review

    By 14 February 2014

    Dashcams leapt into the consciousness of the average driver in the UK following the spectacular meteor shower in Russia in 2013. The clear footage captured from a dashcam seemed to awaken some public interest in this class of in-car gadget. Mio has a...

  • Sports Fitness 3.5 out of 5

    Mio Cyclo 505 HC review

    By 15 July 2013

    We've had a love/hate relationship with the Mio Cyclo 505 in the number of weeks that we've been using it. Love because there's as much here as any cycling computer can offer these days and its full mapping and routes have come in handily plenty of times;...

  • Online

    Mio Cyclo 305 HC pictures and hands-on

    By 22 May 2012

    Mio has announced a new line of bike computers which draws on the company's experience in the satnav arena. We've managed to get our hands on the Mio Cyclo 305 following its announcement yesterday. The Cyclo 305 is a complete package for your bike, including...

  • Online 2.5 out of 5

    Mio Navman V575 TV review

    By 7 March 2011

    Mobile phones have been cutting into the MP3 player market for some time now, and with more and more handhelds offering built-in GPS and car kits to provide navigational aides for drivers and ramblers, we’d expect the dedicated in-car satnav market...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Mio C620t GPS receiver review

    By 22 November 2007

    Mio's latest satnav solution comes with 3D maps complete with landmarks, but is it just gimmickry or does it actually help your driving? We take to the road to find out. The Mio C620t comes with a 4.3-inch widescreen as found in the competition from TomTom,...

  • Phones 3.5 out of 5

    Mio A501 Digi Walker GPS PDA phone review

    By 26 September 2007

    The Nokia N95 isn't the only phone that promises, a phone, a camera and a GPS in one device to take with you wherever you go. But can the Mio A501 live up to the challenge? We take a closer look. Best decribed as fat and stubby, the A501 is the follow-on...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Mio C520 GPS receiver review

    By 6 July 2007

    Like Garmin and TomTom, Mio have followed the pack and gone widescreen with their latest range of satnav devices, but does the extra width help? We drove across the country to find out. Tech specs of the C520 include a 4.3-inch widescreen display with...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Mio H610 GPS receiver review

    By 10 January 2007

    Satnav's are so manly aren't they? - Well according to Mio, they are, and so it's taken the satnav out of the car and into the handbag with the Mio H610, which of course comes complete with a series of decorated interchangeable covers. Fashion faux par...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Mio C250 GPS receiver review

    By 26 December 2006

    Did you find that you got lost over the Christmas break? GPS units are great, but if you're one of these people that don't really drive that much then trying to justify the outlay for an expensive GPS system is tough. Mio thinks it has the answer with...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Mio P350 GPS receiver review

    By 29 October 2006

    The Mio P350 is the latest GPS enabled PDA from the Mio “DigiWalker” stable. The distinct difference between this model and previous A201 version is that the GPS receiver is now part of the PDA case – no more flipping out an extra blob. This is...

  • Online 4 out of 5

    Mio C510E GPS receiver review

    By 9 September 2006

    The Mio C510E is to the Mio C210 like Arnold Schwarzenegger is to Danny DeVito in the 1988 film comedy Twins. The bigger and more powerful of the two models, it's amazing that they've come from the same factory, in fact that only real sign is that underneath...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Mio C210 GPS receiver review

    By 26 August 2006

    As criminals find the urge to steal more GPS units, manufactures are finding the urge to make them smaller, so can Mio's entry-level unit, the C210, which is smaller than a tennis ball be the answer? We take a closer look. The Mio C210 comes with the...

  • Phones 4.5 out of 5

    Mio A701 GPS mobile phone review

    By 3 April 2006

    The trouble with dedicated GPS units is that once you take them away from the car they don’t really offer that much. So what are you options, well you could go the Tibo route and add an MP3 or MPEG4 movie player to keep you entertained in the next traffic...

  • Online 3.5 out of 5

    Mio A201 GPS review

    By 21 March 2006

    GPS devices are having to evolve if they want to stay in the game and Mio has opted to offer its GPS devices on the back of a Pocket PC device running Windows Mobile. But does it work? The Mio A201 is an integrated GPS PDA that offers both portrait and...

  • Online 3 out of 5

    Mio Digiwalker 269 plus review

    By 3 November 2005

    If there is one technology that is driving handsets sales it is GPS (Global Positioning Systems). While an in-car solution will cost upwards of £2000 as part of a new car installation, the DIY route taken by the DigiWalker and its ilk comes in at a fraction...