The Mio ALPHA 2 Heart Rate Watch Adds an Accelerometer and a Backlight

The original Mio ALPHA was the first fitness-tracking wearable to keep tabs on your heart rate using the same technology as the highly-accurate finger-worn pulse oximeters used at hospitals, instead of an awkward and uncomfortable chest strap. And now the company has finally revealed its successor, the Alpha 2, which… » 1/05/15 11:00am 1/05/15 11:00am

9 Gift-Worthy Sex Toys That Don't Look Like Sex Toys (and 1 That Does)

There's something romantic about the holidays—the nice smells, the crackling fire, the snuggling under blankets. So it's understandable that you might want to get your boo a special toy. It's also understandable that you might be nervous about putting that toy under the tree. Because, you know, family. » 12/19/14 1:05pm 12/19/14 1:05pm

Mio Is Bringing Heart Rate Monitoring to Your Wristband

Mio, which was one of the first companies to make a watch that could accurately measure your heart rate without an additional chest strap, has decided to downsize. They've taken the brains of the Mio Alpha, then they shrunk it and got rid of its face. What we've got left is a pulse reading wristband called the Mio… » 1/07/14 10:00am 1/07/14 10:00am

NSFW: The Sex Toys That Will Make the Future More Orgasmic

According to a new study that I just made up, sex and orgasms are fun. Fortunately, the evolution of technology doesn't stop at smartphones; it wants to make our sex-lives better. Here's a quick look at some of the latest tech-tastic sex toys. » 5/18/12 4:00pm 5/18/12 4:00pm

Mio Creates 'Kosher' GPS Unit, For The Most Orthodox of Geeks

And it is certain that if ever you turn away from the Lord your Mio, and go after the Garmin, I bear witness to you today that destruction will overtake you. —Deuteronomy 8:19(ish) » 2/19/09 6:05am 2/19/09 6:05am

Knight Rider KITT GPS Now Available

Just a few days after the new series premiere, RadioShack has announced that it scored exclusive rights to sell Mio's Knight Rider GPS » 9/26/08 5:30pm 9/26/08 5:30pm in the US. I already have a GPS unit, but the geek in me wants to buy this thing just to hear William Daniels tell me where the nearest McDonald's is. The KITT GPS is available now for…

Mio Leap K1 GPS-Cellphone Reveals Its Dual-Sided Strangeness

The two gadgets in that image aren't a separate cellphone and GPS navigator, oh no, they're something far stranger: a dual-sided gizmo dubbed the Leap K1. From Mio (recently in the news with its Knight Rider » 9/05/08 6:30am 9/05/08 6:30am themed GPS) the device is a quad-band phone with 2-megapixel cam and Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional, that also…

Mio's Knight Rider GPS Now Available For Pre-Order

The Knight Rider GPS » 8/11/08 4:48pm 8/11/08 4:48pm that everyone was drooling over a few months ago is now available for pre-order on the Radio Shack website in the US and Sears in Canada for $270 and $290 respectively. The device is set to ship on September 24th. [ and ]

Mio's Knight Rider GPS Test Drive Video

I got a sneak peek at Mio's new Knight Rider GPS, and it's more fun and cheesy than I expected. As you can see in the video, William Daniels, the original voice of KITT, guides you as you cruise the streets, fighting crime. Flashing red LEDs are synced up to the speech, and the screen marks your location with a… » 6/24/08 6:00am 6/24/08 6:00am

Knight Rider GPS With KITT's Voice!

I already have a GPS unit but I'll be dammed if I'm not throwing it out because the guys at Mio have come up with a Knight Rider branded GPS unit with voice prompts by the one and only Mr Feeny KITT William Daniels. Apparently, you will recognize his familiar voice as soon as you fire it up and hear "Hello Michael,… » 6/20/08 4:55pm 6/20/08 4:55pm

Mio DigiWalker C720T Navi Has 2MP Camera to Geocache Your Memories

Mio is taking advantage of the combo of GPS and the digital camera in the DigiWalker C720T. Take a picture with the 2-megapixel cam on its back, and it becomes a navigable point of interest, so you can return to that one romantic spot (or the scene of the crime). This GPS navi, introduced today at DigitalLife, also… » 9/27/07 1:50pm 9/27/07 1:50pm

Mio Nomad System: Create a Wall Anytime, Anywhere

The Nomad is a modular system for creating partitions designed by Mio. What sets them apart from other partitioning setups? Well they're made up of tons of little recycled-cardboard pieces that fit into one another in order to create your desired wall shape. You can even create openings that you can walk through, ala… » 7/25/07 9:00pm 7/25/07 9:00pm

Mio A501 Pocket PC Has GPS, Lacks WiMo6

The GPS fiends over at Mio plan to release the A501, a Windows Mobile 5-based Pocket PC that features the highly sensitive SiRF Star III GPS chip. (If only GPS reliably worked in Manhattan... damn buildings.) Putting aside the fact that it's not running the surprisingly good looking Windows Mobile 6, the A501 doesn't… » 2/15/07 9:16am 2/15/07 9:16am

Couple Days Left in Our Black Friday Story Giveaway

Remember, we are giving away a Mio H610 Personal GPS Navigator for the best Black Friday or holiday shopping story. We are getting in quite a few entertaining stories. Hit the jump to read one more and get the details for our contest and how to enter and win. » 11/29/06 2:06pm 11/29/06 2:06pm

3 Days Left in Black Friday Story Contest

We are receiving some pretty good entries in our Black Friday Story contest. There are only three days left to submit your best holiday shopping/Black Friday story. Here is a story about a Wii bit of misfortune from Luke: » 11/28/06 12:48pm 11/28/06 12:48pm

This is a bit longer than we wanted, but a funny and well written story. Bravo, Luke. Hit the…

Enter the Black Friday Story Giveaway

The dust from Black Friday and the following big shopping weekend has settled and we want to hear what adventures you encountered. Lied about your Grandma's dying wish to own a cheap HDTV for a cut in line? We want to hear about it. Mio has provided a H610 Personal GPS Navigator and Media Player for the best Black… » 11/27/06 12:17pm 11/27/06 12:17pm

Black Friday Story Giveaway—Win a Mio H610 Personal GPS Navigator

I know a bunch of you gadget freaks braved the cold to get some hot deals, and there has to be some great stories that emerged from your experiences. Steal an old lady's walker so you could beat her to the HDTVs? We want to hear about it. Jot down the story and email it to contests@gizmodo.com with Black Friday Story… » 11/24/06 3:30pm 11/24/06 3:30pm

Mio C250 GPS Device Hits UK Running: They Still Make Standalone GPS…

Gizmodo loves it some GPS and resident GPS nerd Charlie White recently drove around his neck of the woods with several thousand of them simultaneously yelling at him to turn right . One of the featured GPS units is by Mio, who have just unleashed its C250 navigation system over in Albion. (The UK, folks.) The big news… » 11/13/06 3:09pm 11/13/06 3:09pm

Insanity: Four GPS Navs Shouting From One Dashboard


The voices in Charlie's head are nothing compared to the cacophony coming from his dashboard. Take a look at this video, where you can hear the voices of four GPS units as he test which tell us to turn soonest. The smooth-sounding male voice is that of the Honda Civic Hybrid's built-in GPS unit, the robotic male… » 10/16/06 4:22pm 10/16/06 4:22pm