Mio MiVue 65LM Dashcam / SatNav Review
Whilst the humble sat nav has been around for what seems an eternity, they are now very much in a different form. Stand alone devices seem to have become less common with more people using their phones or internal systems of their car. But whilst the stick on sat-nav has diminished in numbers, the rise of the dash-cam has never been more prevalent. Thankfully Mio are encompassed both.
The Mio MiVue Drive 65 LM comes with an ‘Extreme HD’ dash cam (shooting 1296p @ 30fps), as well as an extra-large 6.2 inch screen to offer you high end car navigation.
On the navigational front, the MiVue Drive 65 is packed with premium addons such as lifetime map updates, so you never have to worry about new maps or road changes as well as real-time traffic alerts also ensure you know if delays are ahead.
The dash cam and the navigation run smoothly simultaneously, capturing every moment without stopping the route directions. The Drive 65 has a high quality glass lens with a wide field of view of 140 degrees and an F1.8 aperture. When it comes to real life use, the dash cam is very much top of its class – with a crystal clear picture and easier to access features on the large and responsive touchscreen.
The slight issue with the Mio MiVue 65LM is the business end, the sat nav. Over a three hour journey, the location point strayed from our road a few times. Not a massive issue when you are on a single road, but more of an issue when you come to junctions and flyovers when it did follow the wrong road on one occasion.
The 65 LM does boast two smart Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features to support you on the road: Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) and Forward Collision Warning System (FCWS). These two features add great safety value to the device, as LDWS warns you in case your car moves out of its lane, while the FCWS warns you if the distance between your car and the one in front of you suddenly decreases.
Something generally only found on brand new cars and premium cars at that – two very nice features for the safety conscious.
At £279.99, the Mio MiVue 65LM Dashcam isn’t cheap and the real world use of the sat nav will never come up to par against the likes of Google Maps on your phone – but the addition of a class leading dashcam and new safety features do make this a great option as a stand-alone product.
Available now on the Mio website.