Mio DigiWalker C220
If you’re looking for a sleek easy to use GPS navigation device, the Mio DigiWalker C220 is the perfect choice. Updated with the latest map data, it is competitively priced, and ideal as a start up system or as a second system. Developed by Mio Technology Ltd., a worldwide supplier of personal GPS navigation systems, it is a fantastic choice for a broad range of consumers, from college students leaving home for the first time to retirees heading to spring and summer locales.
The Mio DigiWalker C220 is pre-programmed with U.S. maps (Alaska and Hawaii included) on an SD card, allowing users to open the box and start using it. Turn-by-turn voice and text navigation lets the user focus safely on the road, whether receiving directions in English, French or Spanish. The Mio DigiWalker C220 also uses an anti-glare, 3.5-inch display so that bright light will not interfere. Available with over a million points of interest, finding your way to a new café, watering hole, fancy restaurant or sports arena is a easy.
Although the device is powered via a DC charger, it lasts about four hours unplugged, so you can use it for many portable applications. The local search option is very impressive, which allows quick search for the closest drug store or any other local destination. Though it doesn't have a dedicated pedestrian mode, there is no problem using the device on foot, letting the user navigate around any city or area.
The Mio DigiWalker C220 in cockpit mode displays the route information, including arrowed directional info, estimated time of arrival, speed, and a 2D or 3D map. These easy to use features is why most people can use this navigation system with limited training, making it truly ideal for people who have little or no interest in high tech gadgets. The rectangular-shaped design is sleek and simple. Its only external button is for power. You'll find an external antenna plug on top, a mini USB charging port on the bottom, and an SD card slot and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the right.
The device is powered by a 1,200-mAh lithium ion battery with a claimed life of 5 hours. Boasting the latest 20-channel SiRFStarIII module, it offers excellent sensitivity. Onboard the C220, you'll find TeleAtlas maps for all 50 states. When you first turn on the Mio DigiWalker C220, you see an opening screen that has only two options: Setup and MioMap. The settings menu allows you to configure system-based settings such as screen brightness, volume, date/time, and language. If you enter the the MioMap program, you don't have to come back to this initial screen unless you decide to leave the program. With the power button you have the option of suspending the device, which enables a faster restart.
The Mio DigiWalker C220 supports Fastest, Shortest, and Economical routes and has vehicle profiles for car, taxi, bus, truck, emergency, pedestrian, and bicycle. You can also choose to avoid or allow unpaved roads, highways, ferries, U-turns, toll roads, permit needed, and cross-border planning.