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Mio Moov M612 5-inch Satnav £69.99 instore @ Tesco
Mio Moov M612 5-inch Satnav £69.99 instore @ Tesco

Mio Moov M612 5-inch Satnav £69.99 instore @ Tesco

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Just spotted this in-store in the sale section with an "introductory offer" price tag, can't find the model online at all although a similar M610 seems to be available for £90+ from various retailers that I've never heard of.

Features a 5-inch screen, IQ Routes, Lane Guidance and Text-to-Speech... seems like a lot of features for the price. Anyone have any experience with Mio satnavs?

Comes with UK/RoI maps.

Not sure whether store-specific, perhaps others can tell me.

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For an extra £20 you can get a TomTom Start from Argos which I think would be the better of the two but not voting either way

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momartin

For an extra £20 you can get a TomTom Start from Argos which I think … For an extra £20 you can get a TomTom Start from Argos which I think would be the better of the two but not voting either way



Seems to be an extra £10 judging from the deal just posted. On the other hand, that's a much smaller screen and doesn't have lane guidance or spoken street names, from what I can tell?

Yes you're right. I posted the deal. I blame being at work for my inability to read correctly! It does have a smaller screen but it does have lane guidance and spoken street names. I bought one yesterday and am very happy with it. I used to have a Binatone which was abysmal and a tiny Garmin which I unfortunately destroyed...

Mio who?

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momartin

Yes you're right. I posted the deal. I blame being at work for my … Yes you're right. I posted the deal. I blame being at work for my inability to read correctly! It does have a smaller screen but it does have lane guidance and spoken street names. I bought one yesterday and am very happy with it. I used to have a Binatone which was abysmal and a tiny Garmin which I unfortunately destroyed...



Yes, I just realised as well that it was you who posted the other deal! Definitely a good price for the TomTom, I stand corrected about the lane guidance and TTS. I might be getting confused with another model, have looked at so many satnavs recently... which is why this Mio stood out as it seems to have a lot for the price and I'm wondering if its too good to be true?

My mistake, there's no Text to Speech but the polite lady does tell you the streetnames unlike other cheaper satnavs. I think the Mio is cheaper as it's a budget brand trying to establish itself. I can't imagine it'd be as smooth as say a TomTom or Garmin but I reckon it'll do the job.

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momartin

My mistake, there's no Text to Speech but the polite lady does tell you … My mistake, there's no Text to Speech but the polite lady does tell you the streetnames unlike other cheaper satnavs. I think the Mio is cheaper as it's a budget brand trying to establish itself. I can't imagine it'd be as smooth as say a TomTom or Garmin but I reckon it'll do the job.



Sorry... what's the difference between TTS and spoken street names? I figured text-to-speech is how the nice lady is able to tell you the street names?

This is perhaps why I'm getting so confused...
Edited by: "Samme" 28th Dec 2011

Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick but I thought text to speech was where you could say the address to the satnav and it would navigate to it. It has been known for me to be.... er..... wrong sometimes though!

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momartin

Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick but I thought text to speech … Maybe I've got the wrong end of the stick but I thought text to speech was where you could say the address to the satnav and it would navigate to it. It has been known for me to be.... er..... wrong sometimes though!



Well, I'm not sure either... but if the nice lady can tell me the street names that's good enough for me. Have to admit that I'm a little behind on sat nav technology - have used Garmins in the past but never bought one myself, but I've become intrigued by the IQ routes feature that might actually choose a decent route instead of the "always down the motorway regardless of how busy it might be" approach of the Garmins.

Would appreciate some feedback from those voting cold. Mio aren't an unknown brand, seem to be the biggest after TomTom and Garmin... so if anyone has used one?

This is the European version
Automatically tracks from anywhere in Europe directing to UK
Highly rated from illegal immigrants
Named after them politely asking on arrival "Mio moov into your country"

Much as I hate to say it Tomtom or Garmin would be better... neither of them are perfect either but better than moo who took over navman..

from what i can see this is the mio spirit 685 without the TMC traffic function

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Just bought this product (Mio Moov M612) from Tesco Durham, I was very pleased as I got what I wanted for a very good price. When I opened it and read the instructions I was told to charge it for 8 hours- not a problem until I went to get the charger out- they only supply an in car charger. Therefore I am currently searching the internet to find a charger I can use at home.
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