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2.0 out of 5 stars Extremely frustrating - waste of money, 21 Aug 2013
This review is from: Mio Spirit 695 LM UK Satelite Navigation System (Electronics)
I did not buy my 695 LM on Amazon, if I had it would have gone back. The actual sat nav unit works ok, even if it does feel a bit platicy, but at the price the unit seems fine (which is why I give it 2 stars). The problem is with the PC software supplied on the CD, finally got it to work on windows 7 but cannot get the unit to connect to use the free map updates. Bought a new USB cable especially for this device and it still is not picked up by the PC no matter what I try. I will use it for 12 months or so with the preloaded map then get a Garmin or something similar, the mio is very frustrating and you should not have to faff about on your PC to get the software to work and then not be able to get the unit to connect. Waste of money unless you enjoy stress.
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Initial post: 28 Aug 2013 21:05:09 BDT
D. J. Bailey says:
i am having this problem too. is there a fix for this?

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2013 21:31:33 BDT
Last edited by the author on 31 Aug 2013 21:32:58 BDT
R. Thompson says:
No. There isn't.
The downloader part of the MioMore software can be bypassed - if you contact their support they'll send you the links to download the >1.5GB ISO images that contain all the maps.

However, apparently there is no way whatsoever to put said maps onto the satnav without using the MioMore software, which does not run under Windows 7 64 bit (as far as I can tell the developers never tested it).
I had some success running it on an older 32-bit Windows 7 machine, but it was still incredibly unstable - no less than five reboots and resetting the satnav itself twice before finally getting some of the downloaded maps onto it - but not all. Not sure if really any of them did.

It's very strange because the functionality should be trivial. I don't understand how even the worst of the fly-by-night software houses could be this bad!

In reply to an earlier post on 31 Aug 2013 22:16:10 BDT
D. J. Bailey says:
It does seem a shame. The unit was really good and had some nice functions for the money. Mine has gone back to halfords and I now have a tomtom .

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Oct 2013 04:55:03 BDT
R. E. Bond says:
Just use Windows XP Mode, you can run programs that were designed for Windows XP on computers running Windows 7. Windows XP Mode works in two ways-both as a virtual operating system and as a way to open programs within Windows 7. It runs in a separate window on the Windows 7 desktop, much like a program, except it's a fully-functional, fully-licensed version of Windows XP. In Windows XP Mode, you can access your physical computer's CD/DVD drive, install programs, save files, and perform other tasks as if you were using a computer running Windows XP. To use Windows XP Mode, you need to download and install Windows XP Mode, and Windows Virtual PC, the program that runs virtual operating systems on your computer, use Google to find.
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