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Mio C520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 629 reviews of Mio C520. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Comments about the maps and screen are generally positive. The performance and price also get good reviews, whereas there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, screen, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Mio C520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Mio C520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Mio C520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the maps and size. The performance and usability also get good views. The memory and durability get less positive views.

price, usability, performance, size, maps

reliability, durability, memory

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: C520T (Europe) with TMC CradleC520T (Europe) with TMC Cradle

Sep, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Mio C520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 403 user reviews of Mio C520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The performance and price also get good views. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, performance, screen, design

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mio C520 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS NavigatorMio C520 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator

Sep, 2018

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Mio C520 Navigation Receiver review

 

Mio C520 Navigation Receiver

The Mio C520 GPS device offers a thin and sleek design with a spacious touch screen. The system also has text-to-speech functionality, integrated Bluetooth, and multimedia capabilities.

The C520 was slightly off the mark when tracking our location, and route recalculations weren't always efficient. In addition, the Bluetooth and multimedia features are slightly limited in functionality.

The sleek Mio C520 is a good-value GPS device, packing in advanced navigation features, a large screen, and other extras for an affordable price. However, you can get a better user experience and smoother performance from competing systems.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Mio DigiWalker C520

 

This feature-packed widescreen GPS with multimedia players threatens the Garmin nüvi's supremacy.

Large 4.3-inch screen. Sensitive 20-channel SiRFstar III receiver. Deep, searchable POI database with predefined national retailers. Includes multisegment routing and pedestrian profiles.

Bluetooth phone interface connected, but didn't work with our test phone.

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Jun, 2007

Expert review by : gpsfaq.com (gpsfaq.com)

Expert Review

 
Dec, 2013

Expert review by (gpstekreviews.com)

Mio C520 Portable GPS Navigator Review

 
Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Jason Jacobs (techwarelabs.com)

Mio DigiWalker C520 Portable GPS

 

If you travel or drive quite a bit then a GPS is a must. It is quite simply one of the greatest advancements in getting from one place to another since the airplane. GPS makes it possible for you to know precisely where you and more importantly, how to...

The Mio C520 is a very nice product that comes with an amazing amount of built in functionality and even more added functionality if you start thinking outside the cube. As a GPS device the C520 presents a wide range of features and enough useability...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Consumer Electronics Net (consumerelectronicsnet.com)

GPS with widescreen TFT display

 
Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Scott Martin (gpslodge.com)

Mio Digiwalker C520 Full Review

 

The Mio C520 is Mio's first foray into the widescreen market, riding on an updated and often times innovative operating system that may just be leading instead of following. The Mio C520 has a sleek design that is not some bargain block on a suction...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Mio C520 review

 

Before we get into the details, lets talk about the basic feature set. The Mio C520 comes pre-loaded with TeleAtlas maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. It has a thin, flat form factor, 4.3" wide touch screen, SiRFstar III chipset, 6 million POIs,...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Scott Martin (gpslodge.com)

Mio C520 Review

 

PCMag has a new review up of the upcoming Mio C520- the new widescreen entry from Mio that offers a lot for a small price. The unit also offers a split screen when navigating so that you can be aware of your upcoming turns. The unit runs an updated...

Jun, 2007

Expert review by (gpstekreviews.com)

Mio C520 Car GPS Navigation Device Review

 

Mio Technology Limited is a Belgian company with operations around the world. It holds the number thee position for mobile GPS services across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Mio leveraged off their PDA experience to launch the world's first GPS...

May, 2007

Product Specifications

Enjoy a widescreen view of the world. The new Mio C520 is based around its 4.3" widescreen. The new screen size makes it easier to use than ever. You'll quickly learn to rely on your Mio C520 for everything from location finding and route planning to looking up essential services as well as leisure or entertainment sites when you're in unfamiliar places.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Design

Color of product:Grey
Form Factor:Handheld

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:3.2in
Weight:6.7oz
Width:5in

Display

Display:LCD
Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):4.3

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
Battery performance:1300
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

Channels quantity:20

GPS Software

Maps Included:Andorra / Austria / Belgium / Denmark / Finland / France / Germany / Gibraltar / Great Britain / Ireland / Italy / Liechtenstein / Luxembourg / Monaco / Netherlands / Norway / Portugal / San Marino / Spain / Sweden / Switzerland / Vatican/Canada / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:WAAS
Speed Camera Warning: Yes
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

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

Header

Manufacturer:Mio Technology
Model:C520T/DigiWalker C520
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mio

Map

Map storage:Internal storage

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Operational Conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Operating relative humidity range:0 - 90
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 90
Storage relative humidity range:0 - 90
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Other Features

Additional map options:MioMap v3.3
Basemap: Yes
GPS receiver:SiRFstarIII
I/O ports:2.5mm jack\nUSB 2.0\n / 2.5mm jack\nUSB 2.0\nTMC\nBT / USB 2.0
Internal memory:64
Storage Capacity:1024

Power

Battery Capacity:1300
Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Processor

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

Software

Bundled software:MIOMAP V.3.3
Operating system installed:Windows CE 5.0

Technical Details

Color of product:Grey
Form Factor:Handheld
Interface Type:Touch Screen

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:3.19
Height:0.783
Weight:6.7
Width:4.96