Today, many DVRs have the func­tion of warn­ing about sta­tion­ary con­trol posts: they cor­re­late the cur­rent posi­tion of the car with the GPS data­bas­es of such posts stored in the mem­o­ry. Hybrid devices also have a radar unit that can also detect mobile ambush­es. Rel­e­vant if you often dri­ve on unfa­mil­iar roads or just like road trips. Mio MiVue i90 is just one of these devices.

Specifications Mio MiVue i90

  • Dis­play: 2.7 inch­es
  • Record­ing res­o­lu­tion: up to Full HD 1920x1080 60 fps
  • Video sen­sor: Sony Starvis CMOS
  • Record­ing for­mat: MP4 (H.264)
  • View­ing angle: 140°
  • Bat­tery: yes

Radar sig­na­ture data­base

  • Strel­ka, Cor­don, Robot, Chris, Gyr­fal­con, Vocord, etc.
  • K band (Radius, Are­na)
  • X range (Fal­con)

Radar oper­at­ing modes

  • Track (all radar bands includ­ed)
  • City 1 (X and K bands off)
  • City 2 (X, K and CW bands off)
  • Smart (auto­mat­ic switch­ing from High­way to City 1)
  • Radar off

Construction and installation

Mio MiVue i90 can be called com­pact com­pared to oth­er hybrid devices. When prop­er­ly installed, it does not inter­fere with the view at all and does not catch the eye from the out­side. The build qual­i­ty is decent, the plas­tic case is tac­tile­ly pleas­ant.

The screen is quite large, 2.7 inch­es. But not touch: to con­trol the hybrid, you need to use the but­tons on the right side.


The top three but­tons do not have a fixed pur­pose: their func­tions are cur­rent­ly dis­played on the right side of the screen. This allows you to use the but­tons blind­ly, by touch. The low­er one allows you to pro­tect the record if some­thing crit­i­cal hap­pens. The menu is as log­i­cal as pos­si­ble, you can fig­ure it out with­out instruc­tions.

At the bot­tom is a slot for a mem­o­ry card. Here it is used not only for record­ing video / pho­tos, but also for updat­ing firmware and GPS data­bas­es.


For fas­ten­ing, a brack­et with a suc­tion cup on the wind­shield is used. At the end of this brack­et is a mount­ing plate that is insert­ed into the groove of the case. The mount is quite tight: on the one hand, this is good (the device will be secure­ly fixed), on the oth­er hand, it is dif­fi­cult to dis­man­tle the hybrid.


Video quality

Mio MiVue i90 is pow­ered by Sony’s Starvis sen­sor. The same is used in many oth­er Mio DVRs. The device can record video in FHD qual­i­ty at 60 frames per sec­ond. We rec­om­mend pur­chas­ing a mem­o­ry card with a capac­i­ty of at least 32 GB and using this mode. An exam­ple of shoot­ing is on the video below (do not for­get to change the res­o­lu­tion if it turns out to be low by default).

The pic­ture qual­i­ty is decent as expect­ed. WDR tech­nol­o­gy helps to equal­ize the bright­ness across the entire frame, due to this, even with back­light, all ele­ments of the road infra­struc­ture are clear­ly vis­i­ble, the signs remain read­able. At city speeds, you can also dis­tin­guish the num­bers of num­bers of neigh­bor­ing cars, which are with­in a radius of 10 meters. Here is a freeze-frame of an oncom­ing sid­ing with a rel­a­tive speed of about 60 km / h.


The view­ing angle is 140°. Quite enough, although the “extra” 10 ° would not hurt.

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Operation of the radar unit

Mio MiVue i90 can rec­og­nize almost all types of radar that are rel­e­vant today, includ­ing laser meters. At the same time, the device has a GPS-base of con­trol cam­eras, and in the city it is quite enough. Tra­di­tion­al­ly, there are modes for the high­way and the city, but it makes sense to use the auto­mat­ic “Smart”, which itself will select the opti­mal one.

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When issu­ing a warn­ing, the hybrid takes into account the cur­rent speed. As a rule, there is enough time for a reac­tion. Warn­ings are quite spe­cif­ic: for exam­ple, the device can report on the con­trol of an inter­sec­tion, a traf­fic lane, a cam­era that is direct­ed “in the back”.

The Mio MiVue i90 has the signatures of most of the radars used, which improves accuracy and helps to avoid false positives.  When a signal source is detected, the hybrid recognizes it...
The Mio MiVue i90 has the sig­na­tures of most of the radars used, which improves accu­ra­cy and helps to avoid false pos­i­tives. When a sig­nal source is detect­ed, the hybrid rec­og­nizes it and marks it on the screen. The screen also dis­plays the approx­i­mate dis­tance to the radar.

This is not to say that there are no false pos­i­tives at all. Like oth­er sim­i­lar devices, Mio MiVue i90 reacts to con­trol posts locat­ed on back­ups, and some­times incom­pre­hen­si­ble warn­ings were heard when cross­ing inter­changes. On coun­try roads, it was not always pos­si­ble to check for the pres­ence of radars, but in about 5% of cas­es we did not find them. But there were no false sig­nals from the secu­ri­ty sys­tems of oth­er cars, auto­mat­ic door sen­sors.


By default, two types of noti­fi­ca­tions are enabled: audio and visu­al (on-screen). If the sound inter­feres (for exam­ple, a child is sleep­ing in the car). it can be turned off.

Total: our opinion about Mio MiVue i90

We liked the device with its com­pact dimen­sions (for mod­els with a horn anten­na) and a reli­able mount­ing sys­tem with the abil­i­ty to quick­ly remove / install. The high frame rate at FHD res­o­lu­tion allows you to rec­og­nize small details in the video, such as the let­ters of license plates, if nec­es­sary. And the radar unit does not both­er with the detec­tion of false sig­nals and works fine in all ranges.

Here are a cou­ple more mate­ri­als that will be use­ful to motorists:

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The top three but­tons do not have a fixed pur­pose: their func­tions are cur­rent­ly dis­played on the right side of the screen. This allows you to use the but­tons blind­ly, by touch. The low­er one allows you to pro­tect the record if some­thing crit­i­cal hap­pens. The menu is as log­i­cal as pos­si­ble, you can fig­ure it out with­out instruc­tions.

At the bot­tom is a slot for a mem­o­ry card. Here it is used not only for record­ing video / pho­tos, but also for updat­ing firmware and GPS data­bas­es.


For fas­ten­ing, a brack­et with a suc­tion cup on the wind­shield is used. At the end of this brack­et is a mount­ing plate that is insert­ed into the groove of the case. The mount is quite tight: on the one hand, this is good (the device will be secure­ly fixed), on the oth­er hand, it is dif­fi­cult to dis­man­tle the hybrid.


Video quality

Mio MiVue i90 is pow­ered by Sony’s Starvis sen­sor. The same is used in many oth­er Mio DVRs. The device can record video in FHD qual­i­ty at 60 frames per sec­ond. We rec­om­mend pur­chas­ing a mem­o­ry card with a capac­i­ty of at least 32 GB and using this mode. An exam­ple of shoot­ing is on the video below (do not for­get to change the res­o­lu­tion if it turns out to be low by default).

The pic­ture qual­i­ty is decent as expect­ed. WDR tech­nol­o­gy helps to equal­ize the bright­ness across the entire frame, due to this, even with back­light, all ele­ments of the road infra­struc­ture are clear­ly vis­i­ble, the signs remain read­able. At city speeds, you can also dis­tin­guish the num­bers of num­bers of neigh­bor­ing cars, which are with­in a radius of 10 meters. Here is a freeze-frame of an oncom­ing sid­ing with a rel­a­tive speed of about 60 km / h.


The view­ing angle is 140°. Quite enough, although the “extra” 10 ° would not hurt.

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Operation of the radar unit

Mio MiVue i90 can rec­og­nize almost all types of radar that are rel­e­vant today, includ­ing laser meters. At the same time, the device has a GPS-base of con­trol cam­eras, and in the city it is quite enough. Tra­di­tion­al­ly, there are modes for the high­way and the city, but it makes sense to use the auto­mat­ic “Smart”, which itself will select the opti­mal one.

  • What is the difference between a radar detector and a radar detector and what do they have in common

    Tech­nol­o­gy

    What is the dif­fer­ence between a radar detec­tor and a radar detec­tor and what do they have in com­mon

When issu­ing a warn­ing, the hybrid takes into account the cur­rent speed. As a rule, there is enough time for a reac­tion. Warn­ings are quite spe­cif­ic: for exam­ple, the device can report on the con­trol of an inter­sec­tion, a traf­fic lane, a cam­era that is direct­ed “in the back”.

The Mio MiVue i90 has the signatures of most of the radars used, which improves accuracy and helps to avoid false positives.  When a signal source is detected, the hybrid recognizes it...
The Mio MiVue i90 has the sig­na­tures of most of the radars used, which improves accu­ra­cy and helps to avoid false pos­i­tives. When a sig­nal source is detect­ed, the hybrid rec­og­nizes it and marks it on the screen. The screen also dis­plays the approx­i­mate dis­tance to the radar.

This is not to say that there are no false pos­i­tives at all. Like oth­er sim­i­lar devices, Mio MiVue i90 reacts to con­trol posts locat­ed on back­ups, and some­times incom­pre­hen­si­ble warn­ings were heard when cross­ing inter­changes. On coun­try roads, it was not always pos­si­ble to check for the pres­ence of radars, but in about 5% of cas­es we did not find them. But there were no false sig­nals from the secu­ri­ty sys­tems of oth­er cars, auto­mat­ic door sen­sors.


By default, two types of noti­fi­ca­tions are enabled: audio and visu­al (on-screen). If the sound inter­feres (for exam­ple, a child is sleep­ing in the car). it can be turned off.

Total: our opinion about Mio MiVue i90

We liked the device with its com­pact dimen­sions (for mod­els with a horn anten­na) and a reli­able mount­ing sys­tem with the abil­i­ty to quick­ly remove / install. The high frame rate at FHD res­o­lu­tion allows you to rec­og­nize small details in the video, such as the let­ters of license plates, if nec­es­sary. And the radar unit does not both­er with the detec­tion of false sig­nals and works fine in all ranges.

Here are a cou­ple more mate­ri­als that will be use­ful to motorists:

  • Third eye: how to choose a DVR for a car?
  • How to choose a car com­pres­sor: guide and rec­om­men­da­tions of the best mod­els