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Mio Unveils All-in-One Sat Nav, Digital TV and Media Player

25 January 2011 For Immediate Release

Latest addition to the Spirit TV range combines multimedia with the latest in navigation technology

London, UK:  Leading sat nav company Mio has announced a new model in its Spirit TV series: the Spirit V575 TV. Combining the latest in satellite navigation technology with a built in Freeview TV and multimedia player, the V575 is the first 4.7” Mio sat nav device that allows users to watch, listen to and enjoy their own movies and music in or out of the car.

The V575 takes the digital entertainment capabilities of last year’s Spirit TV devices and adds the state-of-the-art navigational features from the Spirit 2010 range, making it the perfect companion for any driver. Its widescreen design and industry-leading navigation technology will get you to your desired destination safely and in the shortest possible time, with the new Spirit QuickStart menu specially designed to get you on the road in as few clicks as possible. Meanwhile the integrated Freeview TV and multimedia player provide passenger entertainment on the move and for the driver once the final destination has been reached. With support for movie playback (WMV format) and a fully featured MP3 player alongside the TV tuner and sat nav, the V575 is ideal for long journeys, family outings and camping trips, putting everything needed for a hassle free driving experience at your fingertips.

Matthew Wallis, Country Director UK & Eire, Mio, said: “The Spirit TV range has proven hugely popular with our customers. Because of this we wanted to expand the range, while still keeping in line with Mio’s philosophy of providing customers with cutting edge innovation in navigation. The V575 encompasses all this and provides more entertainment than ever before.”

Entertainment wherever you are

The V575 comes with built in Digital TV and multimedia player, meaning there is something to suit everyone embarking on a car journey. Drivers can put their feet up and tune in to their favourite TV programmes during breaks in driving or once the final destination has been reached, while passengers can make use of the multimedia player to watch films or listen to music via the SD card when in motion. The auto-tuning is easy to set up and with an EPG (Electronic Programme Guide) available at the touch of a button, finding what you want to watch has never been so simple. Combine this with its widescreen display, crystal clear picture and powerful speaker and you have the perfect solution for those looking for a little bit more from their sat nav.

Also available is Mio’s handy headrest mounting bracket, which acts as the perfect accessory for securely mounting the V575 behind the front seat headrests in the car. This means kids can be kept entertained while on the road, or drivers who want a more relaxing break can stretch out on the backseat.  

The sat nav that gets to know you

The V575 boasts built-in LearnMe™ technology, synonymous with Mio’s latest range of stand alone sat nav devices. This innovative function will learn your driving habits over time and adapt its route options to suit individual preferences. For example, whether you are a keen motorway driver or prefer the scenery of the country lanes, your device will learn as you drive and find the best routes to suit your driving style.

Intelligent routing

The V575 also helps you avoid heavy traffic with IQ Routes™. IQ Routes™ is an intelligent feature that anticipates congestion on roads at peak times, so they can be avoided – resulting in a faster and more efficient journey. Together, LearnMe™ and IQ Routes™ make this the sat nav that gets to know you and makes your driving experience truly individual.

Easy to use

The V575 is designed to provide complete ease of use from the start of your journey until the end, using Mio’s new QuickStart menu to get you to the features you need in as little time as possible. Mio’s touch-screen capabilities and QuickSpell™ keyboard, which intuitively suggests words as the user types, means searching for your destination is a breeze. Combined with 3D Junction Views for clear guidance at complex junctions, safety camera warnings and Text-to-Speech for spoken street names, this sat nav does all the hard work for you.

Real-time traffic information at your fingertips

Real-time traffic information is becoming an essential tool for modern day drivers. The Spirit V575 TV includes built-in traffic information and updates, ensuring users are always informed of traffic alerts in real-time and can take action to avoid those long queues.

The V575 is available in stores in now For more information please visit eu.mio.com

Spirit V575 TV key features:

  • Digital TV with Electronic Programme Guide
  • Multimedia player for video and MP3 playback
  • 4.7” widescreen
  • Slim lightweight design
  • IQ Routes™ for optimized routing**
  • LearnMe™ – for your own navigation experience
  • Built-in Traffic Information***
  • QuickSpell™ keyboard
  • Spirit QuickStart™ menu
  • Keyword Search
  • 3D Junction Views and Lane Guidance – never miss an exit
  • Spoken street names (Text to Speech)
  • Pre-loaded safety camera data – free trial****
  • Speed limit information for specific roads
  • Tunnel guidance
  • Ultra-high speed GPS fix with SiRFInstantFixII™
  • Google Send-to-GPS
  • Latest map data with Total Refresh latest map guarantee

* Subject to coverage
**IQ Routes is a registered trademark of TomTom International BV
*** Subscription may be required, see eu.mio.com for details.
**** For a limited period of 12 months.

About Mio

Mio develops and markets products which enable users to take advantage of the latest developments in mobile services. The brand was established in May 2002 and now has operations in Europe, Taiwan, mainland China, North America, Australia, Japan and South Korea. Mio currently employees 1,700+ employees worldwide and sells and markets its products in over 58 countries and territories.

It is Mio’s prediction that mobile life and mobile business will be the main-stay of life in the future. Products, including car navigation, portable navigation and navigation PDA systems, have been developed by focusing on the needs of customers. Mio’s brand tagline, “Explore More”, focuses on changing the way people experience the world and letting users know that they can explore the world easily and freely.

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