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MIO Spirit 685

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews of MIO Spirit 685. 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. Reviewers really like the screen. The price is also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the reliability and durability.

usability, price, screen

durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the MIO Spirit 685 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of MIO Spirit 685 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the usability. The price also gets good opinions.

price, usability

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

This summary is based on the product: Mio Spirit 685 europe

Nov, 2015


Expert review by: (

Mio Spirit 685 review


Unlike most budget satnavs, the Spirit 685 has a large 5in resistive touchscreen. Its resolution is no higher than the standard 480x272 resolution, but everything is much larger and more easily readable.

At this price, we can forgive the 685's flaws. It's easy to use and has a larger than average screen

Oct, 2011


Expert review by: James Morris (

Mio Spirit 685 EU


A sat-nav with a 5in screen for £110? Surely there's been some mistake?

5in screen ; Keen price ; RDS-TMC traffic updates

Build quality inferior to TomTom and Garmin ; Build quality inferior to TomTom’s and Garmin's

The Mio Spirit 685 doesn’t feel quite so solidly built as TomTom or Garmin’s device. But it is phenomenally good value. You would normally expect a sat-nav with this range of features to set you back closer to £200, but Mio has managed to pull it off...

May, 2011

Consumer review by: HARVE (




Jul, 2012

Consumer review by: Lizzie T (

best sat nav so far!


much better than my last basic one...and fully recommend this one. Very easy to use. Only had it one week and its taken me way for a few days and brought me back again. Excellent 3D on motorway junctions....saves me going off in the wrong direction!

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Stefan (

Brilliant Sat Nav


This one is easy to use, no patronising voice and saved us from traffic jams, what more do you want. Looking forward to trying it out abroad soon.

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Jesszal (

This is a Great SAT NAV ....


I have only had mine for a short time but in that time it has taken me to the midlands and back without any probs at all. I would have no prob buying another in the future if this keeps working the way it is now. Key point for me is a little reminder...

Sep, 2011

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Head up Display: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks:No / Yes
Lane Assistant: Yes
Map Coverage:PART CONTINENT / Single countries + Major continental roads
Map Provider:Teleatlas / TomTom Maps
Map Sharing: No
Pedestrian Mode: Yes
Reality View: Yes
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel: Yes
Voice Control: No


DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No