Mio Technology Mio Spirit 7500 LM FEU Car Navigation – Space Grey : Gets You From A to B (Just Rather Slowly)

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Fantastic satnav better than any other products out there.

Very good item and delivery service thank you.

Use the disc to get instructions not the best as getting in the car with instruction manual better. Once got the hang of it, it did what i wanted, use the disc to get instructions not the best as getting in the car with instruction manual better than trying to remember all the info.

This mio spirit is fine – and no more. Having been a long-time user of tom-tom and garmin sat-nav devices, i was interested to see what the competition was offering, especially at a reasonable price point well, you get what you pay for. This mio spirit is fine – and no more. It works, and has the sort of useful features that you would expect from any sat-nav, including parking assistance, lane assistance and an easy to use interface. Unfortunately the device is extremely slow, especially when trying to input addresses or search – it is extremely frustration to use because you have to wait for each ‘press’ to be registered, which can result in it almost taking over a minute to input a postcode. First-world problems indeed, but not ideal. The battery life is pretty terrible, which is moot if you plan on plugging the spirit 7500 in while you’re using it, but it doesn’t hold a charge well, which means if you are planning on using this device outside of your car, you can forget about it. It also frequently struggled to pick up a gps signal, despite having a clear view through a windscreen to the sky – not a problem exclusive to this manufacturer, but certainly more frequently than its competitors. Would i recommend this sat-nav?.Only if you can’t stretch to a more expensive model from a more reliable and well-known competitor.

Straightforward to use and reliable. . I haven’t felt the need to buy a sat navigation system before as i have a good sense of direction and can read a map with zero difficulty. However when this came up on amazon vine i thought i’d give it a go. I’m glad i did because recently i’ve been getting sent to far flung remote areas on business and this little beauty has made life so much easier for me – no more pulling into laybyes to check road maps. It is not too clunky looking on the dashboard and is easy to connect and disconnect. Downloading the software was straightforward even for a technophobe like me. Setting the functionality to suit the dimensions of your vehicle is also straightforward and it is simplicity itself to enter your intended destination postcode. So far i’ve been using it for a couple of weeks and it hasn’t let me down yet. I’ve arrived at all my destinations without a problem and have not ended up in any dead-ends or remote farm tracks (as happened more than once when using the gps on my phone). I’m sure there will be technologically more sophisticated and sleeker looking systems out there but this gets you from a to b and is reliable and competitively priced.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Good for the value
  • use the disc to get instructions not the best as getting in the car with instruction manual better
  • our Son has a similar one which is really good. Only used it once so far but we

This is a good solid sat nav. It’s a sturdy unit with a firm suction grip holder. The screen is clear and voice commands clear and easy to follow. I found the software a little counter-intuitive. It’s not immediately obvious how to return to the main screen and cancel route guidance, which is likely to be when you’re halfway through a journey. It also takes a bit of familiarity to enter addresses with anything other than the postcode, street and town names can be irritating. I tried deliberately going a different way and on correcting the route automatically it told me to turn down a neighbour’s private drive, drive past his front door and get back onto the road onto a track. He wouldn’t have been impressed if i’d done that. I suppose that is a failing in the map data rather than this particular satnav, but i haven’t come across it before.

Our son has a similar one which is really good. Only used it once so far but we. Bought to replace aging garmin. Our son has a similar one which is really good. Only used it once so far but we are very happy with it.

Good for the value, had some missing bridges. On average having truck mode make this model a budget option. Go for more expensive models if you want a better product. This one fits it purpose, value and easy to use.
Good for the value, had some missing bridges. On average having truck mode make this model a budget option. Go for more expensive models if you want a better product. This one fits it purpose, value and easy to use.

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My sense of direction is crap. The screen is clear to read for directions and lanes well in advance. I feel secure in the knowledge it will get to my destination.

This review is from : Mio Spirit 7500 LM FEU Car Navigation – Space Grey

My sense of direction is crap. The screen is clear to read for directions and lanes well in advance. I feel secure in the knowledge it will get to my destination.
A well manufactured item which navigates very well showing 3d junction views and lane guidance.

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A well manufactured item which navigates very well showing 3d junction views and lane guidance.

This review is from : Mio Spirit 7500 LM FEU Car Navigation – Space Grey

Had previous mio,s and this is just as good good directions and acquires gps fast.

This review is from : Mio Spirit 7500 LM FEU Car Navigation – Space Grey

Had previous mio,s and this is just as good good directions and acquires gps fast.
Got me where i wanted to go on several occasions. . Easy to use, not worth the effort of breaking windows to nick at this price.
Got me where i wanted to go on several occasions. . Easy to use, not worth the effort of breaking windows to nick at this price.

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Ideal for delivery driver. . Pin point real-time accuracy and fast loading. With lifetime uk and europe maps and upates.
Ideal for delivery driver. . Pin point real-time accuracy and fast loading. With lifetime uk and europe maps and upates.

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I have had about 5 mio sat navs went away from them tried a garmin but came back to mio because they are the only ones that have house numbers along the bottom as you drive down a road. Well pleased with it and a good price for a 6 inch sat nab.
I have had about 5 mio sat navs went away from them tried a garmin but came back to mio because they are the only ones that have house numbers along the bottom as you drive down a road. Well pleased with it and a good price for a 6 inch sat nab.

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Sat nav was ok but be warned advertised it comes with live traffic alerts but doesnt had to return.

This review is from : Mio Spirit 7500 LM FEU Car Navigation – Space Grey

Sat nav was ok but be warned advertised it comes with live traffic alerts but doesnt had to return.

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First rate satellite navigation. Well packaged and quick delivery. I have used this particular model before, i have found it to be very reliable. The maps are accurate, audio is clear and crisp, display is sharp, very friendly user interface a child could operate i highly recommend this product before buying more expensive versions.

This review is from : Mio Spirit 7500 LM FEU Car Navigation – Space Grey

First rate satellite navigation. Well packaged and quick delivery. I have used this particular model before, i have found it to be very reliable. The maps are accurate, audio is clear and crisp, display is sharp, very friendly user interface a child could operate i highly recommend this product before buying more expensive versions.

This review is from : Mio Spirit 7500 LM FEU Car Navigation – Space Grey

Not as good as previous models. This will be the last of several mio satnavs that i have purchased. It was faulty at the beginning but i was able to sort that with resetting with help from the supplier. It is the most expensive one i have bought but definitely the worst. Useful features from previous models have been omitted and stupid ones have been introduced. Most irritating is that it switches on when you enter the car and then automatically switches off when the engine is started, leaving you having to press buttons on the screen just at the moment you wish to pull away. To pinpoint a location is now a three stage operation instead of an external button. The worst thing is that the mapping hasn’t caught up with pedestrianised roads that have been around for ages, and it is very slow in coming up with a detour. In fact i think it is too slow generally which is a nuisance on large multiroute roundabouts. I curse this model every time i go to a big city and have completely lost confidence in it.
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