After setting up the system, and requesting it respond to me by the name “Jonathan” (it can recite 300 different names), the Knight Rider GPS personally welcomed me every time I turned it on. “Jonathan, where would you like to go today?” Unfortunately the system was unable to transport me back to the 80s. You know what? That’s probably a good thing. It was, however, able to help me find my way to the nearest bank. It also helped me navigate to the closest fast food joint. According to Mio, the system offers up more than 4 million points of interest including restaurants, gas stations, emergency services, and bank ATMs.
As for visuals, all the action takes place on a 4.3-inch TFT anti-glare touch screen. Just like the original K.I.T.T., this GPS unit features two LED indicators which flash as Mr. Daniels, a.k.a K.I.T.T., speaks to you through a built-in speaker. In terms of technology, the system utilizes a 20-channel SiRFstarIII with SiRF InstantFix II GPS receiver. This is said to result in faster communication to the satellite which results in a faster fix on your position. It's also said to help out in dense areas surrounded by skyscrapers or rocky terrain.
Charging and Installation
Depending on your personal preferences, the system can be mounted to your windshield or your dash board via a mounting kit with suction cup.
The Final Take: Knight Rider GPS by Mio
If you're a fan of the original show, or have always wanted your own Knight Rider Mustang, this product is a great buy. If you're not a fan, you're better off purchasing one of Mio's other portable GPS systems such as the Mio MOOV 310. You'll get many of the same great features with less overall cost.