Published: February 13, 2013 10:00 AM
By Fabien Pionneau
Translated by: Hugh Ehreth
One year after the pleasant surprise that was the Spirit 687, Mio is back with the next version of its high-end sat nav, the Spirit 697 LM. Among the advantages is unlimited GPS map updates.



Technologically identical to the Spirit 687, the Spirit 697 LM has the same glossy black facade and mid-range plastics as before, giving it a similarly unflattering finish. Fortunately, the matte 5-inch touchscreen (it's resistive, not multitouch) has 480 x 272 resolution, which is a step up from last year's model with a bright and overall pleasing display.

Does it have enough on its side to correct the shortcomings of the Spirit 687?

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