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Mio DigiWalker C230

alaTest has collected and analyzed 546 reviews of Mio DigiWalker C230. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and maps. The performance and price also get good views. Many are less positive about the memory and route planning. There are some mixed views about the durability.

usability, price, performance, maps, reliability

route planning, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Mio DigiWalker C230 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Mio DigiWalker C230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Mio DigiWalker C230 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability, but there are some less positive reviews about the performance and reliability.

usability

reliability, performance

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: C230 (Western Europe) (Western Europe)C230 (Western Europe) (Western Europe)

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Mio DigiWalker C230

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 user reviews of Mio DigiWalker C230 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Opinions about the screen and maps are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. There are some critical views about the route planning and reliability.

usability, price, performance, maps, screen

reliability, route planning

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Mio C230 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMio DigiWalker C230 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMio DigiWalker C230 Portable GPS Navigator

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Mio DigiWalker C230 review: Mio DigiWalker C230

 

Back in May, we reviewed the Mio C220 portable navigation system , which we loved for its ease of use and affordable price, but ultimately we had to diss it because of an awful screen. Well, we're happy to say that its successor, the Mio DigiWalker...

The Mio DigiWalker C230 portable navigation system offers text-to-speech functionality and an affordable price tag. Its screen is much improved over its predecessor's.

The onscreen keyboard is a bit cramped, and we wish there was an easier way to adjust the volume.

With an improved display and the addition of text-to-speech functionality, the Mio DigiWalker C230 is a solid and affordable entry-level portable navigation system for GPS newbies.

Sep, 2007
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Expert review by: Claire Strodtbeck (the-gadgeteer.com)

Mio DigiWalker C230 GPS Review

 

Price, User-friendly interface, SD expansion, Price, User-friendly interface, SD expansion

Text-to-speech is annoying, Slow to charge while running, Text-to-speech is annoying, Slow to charge while running

Sep, 2008

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

entry level GPS device

 
Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Mio C230 review

 

I've been trying out the Mio C230 for the past week or so. Also know as the Mio DigiWalker C230, this unit updates the C220, adding one thing most low-end units don't have — text to speech. This means that you'll get "turn left on Oak Street in 200...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Grech (computershopper.com)

Mio DigiWalker C230 GPS

 

An excellent entry in the budget GPS market, the Mio DigiWalker C230 GPS will please cash-strapped shoppers with its solid performance, text-to-speech functionality, and entry-level price.

Clear, bright screen; highly portable; text-to-speech directions; good features, performance for the price

Some small onscreen icons can be tricky to press; cramped onscreen keyboard; no multimedia features or Bluetooth

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by: GPS Lodge (gpslodge.com)

Expert Review

 

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (gpstekreviews.com)

Mio DigiWalker C230 Car GPS Navigation Device Review

 

Mio have intended their DigiWalker C230 to be a compact and easy-to-use GPS navigator and importantly be an affordable purchase for consumers. Itâ'"s actually one step up from the entry level Mio DigiWalker C220 having text-to-speech functionality and...

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: skaizun (cnet.com)

"Good basics; not intuitive; no more updates"

 

I was given the Mio C230 as a gift by my brother, and used it "cold" on the way home from NY to KY via WV (i.e., even though I know the route by heart, I wanted to see what it would tell me to do; also, the boxed instructions are terse and not useful)....

Screen is easy to view, and voice directions are easy to understand, though it tends to get drowned out in heavy/noisy traffic, even with the volume setting at maximum.

User interface is tricky at times; battery life is short; battery cannot be replaced, easily (there's a big rigamarole you can go through to do so (see summary), but, if you only use it while plugged into your car lighter, then there's no problem).

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: DickPickens (shopzilla.com)

Useless in Hawaii

 

Compact, easy to carry around

Badly mispronounces names of streets (Hawaii)

Apr, 2008

Consumer review by: Staz (newegg.com)

Average performance

 

If you are an urban warrior and are going to use this walking you will need to purchase an AC to auto power adapter to per charge the unit.

Quickly recalculates route when a step is missed, fairly bright display, I like the SD card slot

Only ships with a auto power adapter and the battery life is poor. Interface not very intuitive but you eventually get the hang of it

May, 2009

Product Specifications

The Mio DigiWalker C230 is a slim and compact car navigation system featuring a highly sensitive GPS receiver and intuitive 3.5" touchscreen interface. Equipped with maps, POIs and turn-by-turn voice guidance, the C230 is easy-to-use and is ready out of the box. The lightweight and pocket-sized design makes it extremely portable. It's easy to move from car to car or carry in a bag. Just like portable technology should be. The bright 3.5" touchscreen interface is highly responsive and intuitive to use. Easily select destinations, preview route plans and go! Simple and straightforward. With clear voice and visual guidance, the C230 tells you your distance from the next turn and which direction to go. Hear the directions so you can keep your eyes focused on the road.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.9in
Height:3.3in
Weight:5.1oz
Width:3.5in

GPS Software

Maps Included:USA

GPS System

Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB/USB
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Mio Technology
Model:DigiWalker C230
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mio
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