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MIO Spirit 687 LIVE TMC

MIO Spirit 687 LIVE TMC
alaScore 87

135 reviews

Mar, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews of MIO Spirit 687 LIVE TMC. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the maps and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the MIO Spirit 687 LIVE TMC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of MIO Spirit 687 LIVE TMC from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Views about the screen and durability are generally positive. The route planning and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, route planning, durability, screen

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2018

Expert review by : James Morris (

Mio Spirit 687


Does Mio's higher-end Spirit 687 offer as good value as its keenly priced Spirit 685?

5in screen ; AV input ; Maps for 44 European countires

Not as good value as the 685 ; Live services require tethered 3G smartphone ; No full UK postcode search

The remaining differences are inside. The 687 comes equipped with twice the memory of the 685 - 4GB instead of 2GB. Both are supplied with maps for 44 European countries, but the 685 only has 23 countries preinstalled, and if you want to install any...

Nov, 2011

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Mio Spirit 687 review


Take a Mio Spirit V575 TV and remove the rubbish TV and media player. Now you have the Mio Spirit 687, and a very good product

A brilliant navigation experience and an enticing price make this satnav a real winner. Don’t expect it to be pretty, though

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (

Mio Spirit 687 satnav


Review The 687 sits at the top of Mio's new range of Spirit satnavs and is a good illustration of exactly how much navigational kit you can expect to get for £150 these days. For your money you get a 5in, 480 x 272 screen, voice command, Bluetooth,...

Although, alternatives announcers can be installed manually, for the price, there really should be more than one bundled voice character on-board. Also, it's a shame that the voice command system doesn't really further the breed in any way. Yet, for...

May, 2011

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Mio Spirit 687


Does it all at a good price

Tends to send you the wrong way as and when it wishes. Can also send you to a place one way then back another way?

Mar, 2012

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It's ok, there are better


I bought this to replace a stopped-working Navman. The Mio is essentially an upgrade with more modern features, and traffic alerts built in. It is an improvement in many ways : the 5" screen is nice & clear, the lane guidance is very helpful , though...

Jan, 2012

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Mio Spirit 687


Good size and clear. Not sure you can change the voice.

Software not up to date when bought. Took it away and motorways in France that had been there a year or so were not on it.

Jan, 2012

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fantastic sat nav


I did my home work before i purchased this product i and can not give its credit worth,

Jan, 2012

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Mio Spirit 687



Jan, 2012

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Mio Spirit 687 UK, ROI and Europe 5in Sat Nav


Best Navigation I ever had

Jan, 2012

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Mio Spirit 687 UK, ROI and Europe 5in Sat Nav


Most of the things on offer where good big screen was very usefull, but could not get it to connect to the web using my Orange mobile. Spoke to Mia and told speak to Orange, and Orange said speak to Mio. So no help there, so returned and got a Tomtom...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:1


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:720
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Channels quantity:20

GPS Type

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


Map coverage:All Europe
Map view options:2D / 2D, 3D / 3D
Maps included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes


Compatible memory cards: No
Internal RAM:128
Internal storage capacity:4
RAM capacity:128
Storage media type:Flash / SSD


Automatic routing: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
House numbers: Yes
Lane guidance: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes
Trip computer: Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):5.59 x 0.689 x 3.48
GPS receiver:High speed SiRFstarIII with InstantFixII / SiRFstar III / SiRFstar III with InstantFixII
Internal memory:128
Storage Capacity:4096

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:AV
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):6.1 x 3.03 x 5.31

Ports & interfaces

AV input: Yes
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:720
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter


Built-in processor:Samsung 6443
Processor:Samsung 6443
Processor frequency:400
Processor model:Samsung 6443


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported


Bundled software:Spirit QuickStart

Technical Details

Built-in Microphone: No
Color of product:Black / Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: Yes
Speed controlled volume: Yes


TV tuner integrated: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.669 / 0.689
Height:3.46 / 3.48