• Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings

    Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin and Mio fitness bands criticized for privacy failings

    Several of the most popular fitness wearable makers have been criticized for having obscure and asymmetrical terms and conditions that impinge on Europeans’ consumer and privacy rights. Read More

  • The Surprisingly Comfortable Mio Alpha Heart Rate Watch Does Away With Those Pesky Chest Straps

    The Surprisingly Comfortable Mio Alpha Heart Rate Watch Does Away With Those Pesky Chest Straps

    The Mio Alpha made a bit of a splash on Kickstarter earlier this year when it promised a heart rate-sensing watch that didn’t use chest straps or similar encumbrances to measure your exertion. They went $200,000 over their goal of $100,000 and just started shipping in time for pre-marathon season. Read More

  • Mio’s Alpha Kickstarter Project Is A Very Cool, Touch-Free Heart-Rate Monitor Watch

    Mio’s Alpha Kickstarter Project Is A Very Cool, Touch-Free Heart-Rate Monitor Watch

    Mio made some fairly cool heart-rate watches a few years ago but they required you to place a finger on two little pads while running in order to take the measurements. It was interesting, and when you consider that most other heart-rate watches require a chest strap, fairly unique. However, nobody wanted to touch a little thinger just to get their heart rate. Enter the Mio Alpha. This new… Read More

  • Tele Atlas to load realistic 3D city images onto PNDs

    Remember this day. Today is the day that you saw the future of GPS navigation. Tele Atlas has partnered with Norway-based BLOM to provide photorealistic maps to personal navigation devices. So far only 40 cities in Europe have been ported to the service, but many more are scheduled to be released in the coming quarters. Soon the days of having basic 3D boxes to represent buildings will be gone… Read More

  • Magellan jumps the consumer GPS boat

    Magellan is moving past the highly competitive consumer GPS market. The entire sector will be sold off to MiTAC International, the folks behind the Mio GPS brand, at the end of January ’09. The future of Magellan’s three brands, RoadMate, Maestro, and Triton, is unclear but one thing is for certain: there are way too many GPS options available. Sure, everyone should have… Read More

  • Garmin comes out on top of J.D. Power GPS rankings

    The J.D. Power and Associates just released the 2008 Portable Navigation Device customer satisfaction rankings with Garmin taking the top seat and TomTom following closely behind. These scores are a composite of six factors that include: ease of use, routing, system appearance, speed of system, voice direction, and navigation display screen.  Garmin ranks highest among portable… Read More

  • Review: Mio Knight Rider GPS

    There are lots of GPS units out there, talking to lots of drivers.  Some people may even enjoy the voices produced by their GPS units. But only the Mio Knight Rider GPS can speak to you in the voice of William Daniels, the original voice of KITT from the Knight Rider television show. Sure, it’s gimmicky, but it’s also a lot of fun to hear Daniels’ voice giving you… Read More

  • First live shots of Mio Leap K1: Literally half cellphone, half GPS device

    Several live shots of the Mio Leap K1 have appeared online. The half cellphone, half proper GPS navigator first started making the rounds in early June, but now that there’s live shots we’re excited all over again. It looks to be a standard candybar, which in and of itself isn’t bad. Obviouslly you’d need to be some sort of GPS fiend (or traveler in a foreign city… Read More

  • Video: Hands on with the Knight Rider GPS from Mio

    http://blip.tv/scripts/flash/showplayer.swf?enablejs=true&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fcrunchgear%2Eblip%2Etv%2Frss&file=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Frss%2Fflash%2F1026250%3Freferrer%3Dblip%2Etv%26source%3D1&showplayerpath=http%3A%2F%2Fblip%2Etv%2Fscripts%2Fflash%2Fshowplayer%2Eswf Oh, it’s true, folks. This is the real deal. The Knight Rider GPS from Mio has a tentative launch set… Read More

  • Finally, a GPS unit voiced by the Knight Rider guy

    If your name is Michael and you’re into GPS systems, then have I got the unit for you. The Knight Rider GPS by Mio features voice directions by none other than William Daniels, the voice of KITT on the Knight Rider series. When you fire the gadget up, you’ll hear “Hello, Michael. Where do you want to go today?” No word on a release date, but the price will be $270 when… Read More

  • Mio embeds GPS in digital cameras now

    Oh let’s just embed GPS in every little thing from now on. Mio, known for its stand-alone GPS navigation devices, will debut two smartphones at a trade show in Taiwan this week. (Think of that Garmin phone from a few months back.) Surprise, they have built-in GPS! Even more interesting, perhaps, will be a digital camera with built-in GPS. Why, if it’s more interesting, it… Read More

  • Mio launches foursome of inexpensive GPS units

    [photopress:526216540001_392_1.jpg,full,left]Mio’s dropped a quad of new dash-bound GPS units that are aimed at first-time buyers. The Moov series now has four additional units, the 300, 310, 200 and 210. The 300-series have 4.3-inch widescreen touchscreens, while the 200-series have 3.5-inch screens in a more squarish form factor. The 200 and 300 have 20-channel GPS receivers and… Read More

  • Mio adds 3D support to GPS units

    You know that cool feature in Google Earth where in decent-sized cities you can have 3D renderings of buildings and so forth? Mio Technologies is bringing that fun to the GPS world with the new C620 and C620t GPS receivers. The map like most receivers, but simply overlay the 3D imagery of more than 1000 European landmarks. There’s no reason to believe that if the company brought these… Read More

  • Mio Wants You To Lose Some Weight, Fatty

    I had the opportunity to sit down with Physi-Cal CEO Liz Dickinson the other day and chat about Mio and their upcoming line of watches. The Mio line isn’t just another line of cheapo heart rate monitor watches, but more of a lifestyle watch line that wants to keep you healthy and at the top of your game. I’m a gym rat looking to finally get in shape this year even if it kills me… Read More

  • 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… Read More

  • Mio C220 In-Car GPS Receiver: Everyman Cheap

    Mio’s got a low cost, entry level GPS receiver with your name on it. It’s the C220 and has a 3.5-inch LCD and doles out turn-by-turn directions (in English, Spanish or French) thanks to its SiRFstarIII receiver. Supposedly this receiver is the best one out there, so, theoretically, you shouldn’t run into the same GPS problems that I did trying to get a signal in the canyons… Read More

  • Mio C320, C520 and C520T Widescreen GPS Units

    Mio makes, like, a lot of GPS devices of various shapes and sizes and just showed off three hot little numbers at CeBIT. There’s the C320, C520 and C520T, all of which have a 4.3-inch widescreen, touchscreen display and the latest Tele Atlas maps. Awesome. Mio’s also quite proud of its new split screen interface, which supposedly helps show more information on the screen than… Read More

  • Mio H610: The iPod of GPS

    Not only does the Mio H610 have a glossy iPod front, there’s a metallic iPod backing as well. It’s “cute, smart and charges with a standard mini-USB connector”, which more and more devices are using nowadays. What’s so great about it? It’s got 3D-capable graphics, anti-aliasing, a decent screen size, fast CPU (400MHz), MP3 and Video playback, and… Read More