Mio Technology Ltd.
, a subsidiary of Mitac Int'l Corp.
, is a Taiwanese
electronics maker that manufactures and markets Pocket PCs
, Personal Digital Assistants
and Personal Navigation Devices
(PNDs). It sells products under the "Navman
" and "Mio DigiWalker
Mio Technology currently has operations in Taiwan, mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, US and Europe. Mio Technology is among the world's top three personal navigation device vendors, which also includes TomTom International BV and Garmin Ltd.
On April 12, 2007, it was announced that Mio Technology will serve as a secondary sponsor to the Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team for the 2007 Tour de France and all the 2007 cycling season.
Portable Car Navigation
- C7xx Series: C710, C720, C720t, C728
- C5xx Series: C510, C510E, C520, C520t
- C3xx Series: C310, C310s, C310x, C310sx, C320
- C2xx Series: C210, C210s, C220, C230, C250
- Axx Series: A201
- Pxx Series: P350, P550, P360, P560
GPS PDA Phone
- Axx Series: A501, A502, A700, A701, A702
This model is one of the most popular Mio-branded product, since at the launch it was of the few on the market that combined GPS
functions with a GSM
- CPU: Intel PXA 270, 520 MHz
- Display: 16 bit TFT, 320x240 pixels
- GPS receiver: SiRFstar III
- Expansion slots: SD/MMC (SDIO compatible)
- Accuracy (feet) < 9.8
- Voice-guided commands
- Display: 3.5" Touch-screen
- Memory: 1GB ROM, 64MB RAM, expandable
- MP3 playback
- Battery life : Up to 5 hours
- Dimensions : 4.3 x 3.0 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 6 oz
The C720t is a cumulative development on previous models of Mio Technology. This model has a 2-mega-pixel camera allowing the user to create their own points of interest (POI). The camera takes the picture of the destination and navigates back to it when needed. This camera also has business card recognition software, which detects the card and stores its information in the contacts folder of the device.
Besides the new camera, the C720t comes complete with full media powers (pictures, video, and music), as well as Bluetooth capabilities. Mio provides for over 12 million POI's, more than any other companies at this time (October 2007). Available with this is the Traffic Messaging Channel (TMC) which detects and notifies upcoming traffic and helps the driver navigate around it.
Mio C310x Review by GPS Lodge
Knight Rider GPS
Mio is set to release a new GPS that features the voice of KITT
(played by William Daniels
) from the hit 80's show Knight Rider
. It has two LED lights on each side that are in sync with KITT's voice. The GPS will be released on September 24, 2008 at RadioShack
to coincide with the season premiere of the new Knight Rider