Mio DigiWalker C230
Mio DigiWalker C230, unit updates the C220, adding text to speech feature one which most low-end units don’t have. This means that you’ll get "turn left on Main Street in 200 feet" rather than just "turn left in 200 feet." It also offers a much brighter screen than that of the C220, along with pre-loaded maps of all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
The "Cockpit" screen, is the main navigation screen. You can also use this screen to see the map for route planning. The top part of the "cockpit" shows the next available option. Below that is the distance to your next turn. At the bottom is a button that will take you to the main menu. The three pale green fields in between can be customized with your choice of the following: Distance to destination, next via point, time to destination, time to next via point, time to next maneuver, arrival at next via point, arrival at destination.
There are two interface items particularly useful, one is the "Follow" button. This comes up under certain circumstances, such as when you browse the map. Pressing the follow button brings the map back to your current GPS position.
With the Mio DigiWalker C230 address screen defaults to recent cities, and allows you to search by zip code and navigate to a city center. The navigation system also offers multi-segment routing, and you can avoid a maneuver or route segment, allowing you to customize a route with your preferences. In case of traffic problems, a "Bypass" function allows you to leave your planned route, rejoining it after your choice of 1, 5, or 20 miles.
The Mio DigiWalker C230 allows you to conduct a full search while navigating. If you are searching for a POI while navigating with a competitive unit, it will kick you out of the search, returning you to the map screen each time a turn is announced. Then you have to start the search over. With the Mio DigiWalker C230 verbal directions for your current destination continue while you search for a new destination.
A smart keyboard restricts you to valid selections and reduces typos. The keyboard can be set to QWERTY or ABC. This is another upgrade from the Mio DigiWalker C220. Safety cameras can be added. If you know where the red light cameras in your area are located, and you have the time and inclination, you can add them yourself.
Designed for people on the go, the Mio DigiWalker C230 is a stylish, affordable and easy to use GPS navigator. Featuring preloaded maps and real time Text-to-Speech, the C230 delivers incredible performance and unbelievable value in a single great looking package.