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Mio Spirit 687 satnav

Vocal performance

In-car entertainment

Something I’ve not come across before on a PND is an AV jack that lets you hook up a DVD player or after-market rear-view camera to the unit. Mio even bundles the necessary cables.

Mio Spirit 687

Needs some vocal refinements, but otherwise a good feature set

Mio’s map rental programme also deserves a quick mention – a map of the USA and Canada will only set you back £20 for a month, a map of Oz a tenner for a week from the MioMore desktop app.

Verdict

Although, alternatives announcers can be installed manually, for the price, there really should be more than one bundled voice character on-board. Also, it's a shame that the voice command system doesn’t really further the breed in any way. Yet, for the money, the Mio 687 delivers a lot of functionality and has all the navigation bases thoroughly covered along with a few less common functions like Roadside Assistant. ®

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Mio Spirit 687

Mio Spirit 687 satnav

A fully laden but affordable widescreen satnav with voice-command and Bluetooth.
Price: £150 RRP