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Mio C510E

alaTest has collected and analyzed 91 reviews of Mio C510E. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the screen and price are generally positive. The maps and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed views on the memory and design. Many are negative about the size.

usability, performance, maps, price, screen


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Mio C510E is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Mio C510E from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People really like the usability. The price is also appreciated.

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75% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mio C510E Full EU Maps GPSMio C510E Full EU Maps GPS

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

MIO DigiWalker C510


The DigiWalker C510 is MIO's latest flagship model in their range of dedicated in-car GPS units. In addition to solid GPS navigation, the C510 also of...

External controls, Display, Maps, Clear voice instructions, Bluetooth hands-free

Stubborn window mount, Mixed menu system, Soft voice levels, Small on-screen keyboard, Suburbs not filtered by state

A massive improvement over earlier MIO models, the C510 includes good maps, clear voice instructions and added features like Bluetooth hands free.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Siddharth Raja (

Mio C510


A portable GPS device with excellent maps and handy features such as Bluetooth and MP3 playback.

Quick route calculation ; Very pretty maps ; Separate AC charger

Expensive ; Small inbuilt memory ; Mount can be difficult to remove

Entering your destination via the onscreen QWERTY keyboard is quick and can be done using your fingers instead of the stylus. Once data is inputted, the route calculation takes less then 10 seconds, which was very impressive. Recalculation for a missed...

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : admin (

Mio C510E Review


Miotechs C510E offers a portable design with maps of Western Europe. Its also features a wealth of extras that can give TomTom a run for its money.

The Mio C510E is really good device, more so now that its price has dropped to £168 - used to be £240 when it first came out. It may not have the instant access quality that TomTom possesses but it does nip at its heals.

Apr, 2007

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Mio C510


Nice and reliable item, with nice features.

Bluetooth, choices of voices,favorites places features

Continiously reseting, need to change the power source angle. Need updates for San Diego CA. and Tijuana México

Jul, 2008

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Mio C510


Awful, buy anything else. This unit has been so unreliable I would never buy anything Mio again.


Fails on all account, cannot be trusted

Jun, 2008

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Mio C510


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Dec, 2007

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Mio C510


Great direction finding, clear instructions, easily demountable.

fast route recalculations, clear large display, changes automatically from "smart 3D" to overview display of maps

short battery life, no map upgrade information, POI outdated by approx. 8 years. Where are the listed "name-of street announcements

Dec, 2007

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Mio C510


This is my third GPS and for useability this is the dogs whatsits.

Good volume ; excellent phone handsfree through bluetooth ; nicely presented maps

Maps are quite outdated ; The power/interface connector would be better if it were right angled ; Often will not start up and needs a hard reset to boot which requires you to reconnect your phone otherwise the mio doestn't see the phone

Nov, 2007

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Mio C510


This was my first GPS unit and probably a good choice for an entry-level with bluetooth.

great unit for the price

needs a bigger screen ; battery runs down too quickly ; aussie voice is not aussie ; the bluetooth indicator light is distracting and way too bright at night time ; mio aus website is full of bad/missing links and unhelpful info ; maps out of date with...

Jul, 2007

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Mio C510


Excellent system. Search options are comprehensive once you know how to operate the system. For example, to search for a specified street in all suburbs in the Perth metro area, search for the street name using "Perth" and not "Perth CBD" as the...

Great maps ; Clear instructions ; 240V to USB power adaptor supplied ; Bluetooth for Mobile phone ; Navigate to ""coordinate feature ; Comprehensive Point of Interest list ; FREE upgrade to V14 maps to end of July 2007 (Australia) ; super quick route...

Cannot use the MP3 player and map at the same time, its one or the other. (Not something I would want to do anyway.) ; Some software features are not obvious and you need to allow some time to learn the fine detail of how the system works ; Windscreen...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The Mio C510E offers the latest satellite navigation technology at a surprisingly affordable price. Small enough to fit in your pocket, the C510E comes with a big range of useful features that make it an ideal travel companion whether you travel by car, by bike or on foot. The C510E has the map of one region and the Major Roads of Europe pre-installed on the internal flash memory. The package also contains maps of 24 European countries on DVD.


Run Time (Up To):5.5hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 480 x 272
Display size (HxV):3.5 / 4.7
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.5 / 4.7
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4.5
Battery performance:1200 / 720
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

Channels quantity:20

GPS Software

Maps Included:Alps / Major Roads of Europe/Andorra / Austria / Belgium / Czech Republic / Denmark / France / Germany / Great Britain / Ireland / Italy / Liechtenstein / Luxembourg / Monaco / Netherlands / Norway / Poland / Portugal / San Marino / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / Vatican/Italy / Major Roads of Europe/Major Roads of Europe

GPS System

Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Speed Camera Warning: Yes
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running):No / Yes

GPS type



Country Kits:Italy
Manufacturer:Mio Technology
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mio


Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
GPS receiver:SiRFstar III / SiRFstarIII
I/O ports:-USB 1.1\n-3.5 mm
Internal memory:512 / 64
Storage Capacity:512

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:1200 / 720
Battery life (max):4.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Built-in processor:Samsung S3C2440
Processor:Samsung S3C2440 / Samsung S3C2450
Processor frequency:400
Processor model:Samsung S3C2440 / Samsung S3C2450


Bundled software:Mio Map v3
Operating system installed:Windows CE 4.2

System Requirements

Minimum RAM:64

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: No
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Interface Type:Touch Screen

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.705 / 4.33
Height:0.787 / 3.3
Weight:6 / 6.88
Width:2.76 / 5.47