Mio DigiWalker C520, The GPS Device That Talks To You


Mio first showed off the DigiWalker C520 portable GPS device during the heady days of CES back in January. Well now it’s out there, waiting for you to buy it so you can go on all sorts of GPS-guided adventures together. You’ll probably first notice its 4.3-inch widescreen, which, based on some of the company’s other devices, should be more than adequate to navigate the mean streets of your local town.

What you can’t see but will no doubt appreciate is the C520’s new text-to-speech feature. Just like it sounds, the unit will read out directions and so forth in an English that’s slightly less robotic-sounding than you might think. Go ahead, listen for yourself if you don’t believe me.

All I know is, everything Mio I’ve used has been solid. Just like previous ones, this one has basic multimedia capabilities and pre-loaded maps for both the U.S. and Canada. Personally, I don’t have an extra $400 to drop on a GPS unit, but if you’re in the market this should do the trick.

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