The Mio Moov 200 is a portable navigation unit. It is a very compact size that can be used in the car or slipped into your pocket for portability. It has a nice text-to-speech feature where it speaks street names in its directions. For updates, the Mio connects to your computer via USB cable. There's also a SD card slot. The Mio does a good job of what it's supposed to do - it directs you to your destination. It's affordable and lightweight/compact. However, it has several faults in it's interface and usability. Of course, it's compact size has the trade-off of only having a 3.5 inch screen. This might make its visibility a concern for those of us that don't have perfect vision. The screen also has the negative of being a poor touchscreen. I'm not sure if it's because the screen is so small that it's difficult to accurately touch the virtual buttons or the touch screen just has bad pressure sensitivity. Unfortunately, it's very difficult to get the touchscreen to operate well with your fingers. Because of this, I almost exclusively use a pen to program directions - using this method, it works fine. The specs say that the battery life is about 2.5 hours, but I've found that the unit dies within about half an hour from full charge if it's not connected to a power source. Lastly, the internal antenna (if there is one) stinks. Don't expect the unit to capture satellite signals effectively without attaching the included external antenna. With the external antanna in place, the reception is good. For a cheap unit, the Mio Moov 200 works, but there are better options out there.
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