My wife just bought me a Mio 168RS Pocket PC GPS Navigation System for $469.99 Canadian dollars.
I don’t care much about the pocket PC functionality or MP3 playback, etc. so is there a compelling reason to own the Mio 168RS over other similarly priced GPS’s? Would the Mio 168RS be the most useful for a bike and a sports car or are there better & more cost effective solutions than the Mio 168RS?
Does the Mio 168RS already contain the needed software and/or hardware to (at a minimum) map out southern British Columbia (including Vancouver and the Lower Mainland) plus the western US, or will I need more software ad/or hardware purchases?
If you strip away all the hype and marketing mania are GPS's truly worth the time and trouble, given that they still are not exactly cheap, and I have found maps to be reliable, if not exactly fast and accessible when driving alone or in unknown territory?
Here is a list of GPS's reviewed and prioritized from best to worst by ZDNet
Here is a review of the Mio 168RS by ZDNet in which they rate this latest version as average saying basically it cost more and does not do more than the older version
I searched bcsportbikes.com but could not find anything very current.