The C220 has the same rather clumsy POI management its predecessors had. Instead of one screen for looking up petrol stations, parks and local landmarks, there are two: if you want to display them on the map you have to use the Manage POI screen; if you want to simply look them up for routing purposes you have to use the Find POI screen. Using either method requires several button presses too, so it’s not a tool you’ll want to use while on the move.
Address entry is still confusing. You have to enter the town you want first before you can use the post code or address search. And, last but by no means least, there are no external controls. All you get is an on/off button and no quick way of adjusting the volume using the on-screen controls.
But despite its quirkiness and peculiarities – and the irritating lack of external controls – the Mio C220 is a capable, no-nonsense portable navigation device and one that is reasonably priced as well, though you do have to pay extra for European maps.
It may be a little confusing to use in places, but the C220’s weaknesses are easy to get used to over time. Most importantly, both mapping and route-finding are strong points – this is one navigation device that does exactly what it says on the tin.
Score in detail
|Screen Size (inches) (Inch)||3.50 in|
|General Features||3D Map View, backlit display, compass, ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival), Odometer, speakers, Touchscreen, turn by turn navigation, voice guidance, WAAS Enabled|
|Battery life (Hour)||4 Hourhr|