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Still with a strong hand to play at entry level, Mio is following in the footsteps of TomTom with its new sat nav, the Spirit 485. With more features than the Navman 470, it has traffic info, parking assistance and the Michelin Green Guide for tourist information. At 148 grammes, the Mio Spirit 485 is very light and although it's well assembled, it doesn't stand out for its build quality. The plastic seems rather thin but the fittings are fine and we like how slim it is (15 mm). Style-wise, it's a shame Mio has gone for rather outdated glossy black plastic on the front as this picks up dust and dirt and is easily scratched. From a technical point of view, the Spirit 485 also has 2 GB of internal memory for extra maps, though unfortunately this can't be extended as there's no memory card port. You can buy or hire maps for other countries if required, though you are limited space-wise. The screen is a standard 4.3-inch, which would however have benefited from being a bit brighter. The speaker is less than convincing. It isn't very powerful and saturates rapidly.
By DigitalVersus, published 10-05-2011
On sale at just under the £80 mark, the Mio Spirit 485 is targeted much in the same way as the TomTom Start 20 and 25: low pricing but...
By TechRadar, published 21-04-2011
Mio has unveiled four new sat navs for its Spirit range, with the 480, 485, 685 and 687 all claiming to meet every need of today's traveller. The latest sat navs from Mio include the headlining 687 which has a choice of routes feature, AV-in port for connecting up a rear-view camera, voice entry and Bluetooth. With the exception of the 480, the devices bring built in traffic information with no ne...