The guys from Mio recently launched a new product – designed to adjust to the increasing trend of using video cameras to record car traffic events. With a reputation in the navigation systems industry, now they came out with a hybrid called Mio Combo 5207 LM.
The device is both a navigation system and a car video camera, eliminating the need for having two separate gadgets in the car (more cables, lighter connections, obstructed windshield, e.t.c).
Mio Combo 5207 LM has a 5-inch screen, and comes with preinstalled Europe map, with free updates for life (44 countries). I won’t talk too much about it, you all know the software Mio GPS from Spirit range are using. The cam has interesting specifications for this hybrid: shooting at 720P HD quality, with 30 frames/second and encoding of files in a H.264 MPEG-4 format quality.
The functions of this GPS & car camera are ok, the combination chosen by Mio is, from what it seems, very useful for any driver: “The video camera integrated into Mio Combo 5207 LM can operate simultaneously with the GPS module, registering both the direction, speed and geographical coordinates, which it syncs with Google Maps. Also, for a complete picture of the journey, the recording will start automatically, after inserting the key in the ignition. The new combo has a integrated G sensor, on 3-axis, which records travel directions on a wave chart. It will show the point of origin and the force of the impact, even in a car collision from the back, becoming the reliable eyewitness in relationship with the insurer. ”
Of course a version is available with maps for trucks called Mio Combo 5207 LM TRUCK (restrictions, etc) but the price is considerably higher.
The price of this hybrid (recommended by the manufacturer) is 200 Usd in for the classic version and 350 Usd for the truck version.