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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and value for money are on the whole positive. The usability and performance also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the route planning.

screen, performance, usability, value for money, size

route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 7 user reviews of Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

screen, value for money, size

14% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Hybrid Navigation with Bluetooth HandsfreePioneer AVIC-F500BT Hybrid Navigation with Bluetooth Handsfree

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Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

performance, screen, usability, value for money, voice guidance

route planning

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pioneer AVIC-F500BT 5.8-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS NavigatorPioneer AVIC-F500BT 5.8" Advanced Multimedia GPS

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Hybrid (In-dash and Portable) GPS Navigation Device

 

Pioneer call their AVIC-F500BT a hybrid device as it will function as and in-dash navigation device as well as a personal navigation device (PND) when removed. For portable use the AVIC-F500 has built-in speakers and a rechargeable battery. The at 5.8...

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT GPS Navigator

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator

 

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT

 

A navigation and entertainment system designed to work with a standard car audio system, Pioneer's AVIC-F500BT is an unusual device.

Allows you to keep your standard car audio system, touch-screen display, USB and SD card connectivity, iPod connector, hands-free Bluetooth calling, includes amplifier

Isn't compatible with SUNA traffic system just yet, uses V14 maps not V15, reversing camera costs extra

The AVIC-F500BT is a unique but welcome addition to the navigational market. This is the perfect device if you want to add the latest in navigation and entertainment to your vehicle without altering your existing stereo.

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love it, is great...!

 

I am a driver and i been using this product for about 2 years, every single day, and the only thing i can said is .it is Fantastic, my money was well spend,not only that but the size for me is great, because i can see everything at night.

works great not only in the USA but also in Puerto Rico,and Canada

Battery last a minimun time

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Good but not great!

 

CONS: -Blue Tooth functional but not great and can be quirky. It might be better with included microphone but haven't used it yet. -Owners manual is on disc so you can't look at it in the car or you can print off 100+ pages. -Did not calculate for ......

Screen Size->It's huge ; Accuracy->accurate to within 10 feet ; Recalibration->Very fast ; Tons of POI ; Comfortable transition coloring between night colors and day colors ; 2D and 3D map options ; Shows expressway lanes with multiple arrows

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battery life is sucks! runs for 30 minutes only!

 

Updated on Mar 17, 2009

this is not only navigation but its good media player too! its MSN ready! plays MP4 and MP3. Real time traffic alerts ; I love pioneer brand! so i bought this

too heavy and big! so its not portable. battery life is only 30 minutes, its sucks

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Good but not great!

 

CONS:

Screen Size->It's huge ; Accuracy->accurate to within 10 feet ; Recalibration->Very fast ; Tons of POI ; Comfortable transition coloring between night colors and day colors ; 2D and 3D map options ; Shows expressway lanes with multiple arrows

Sorry see summary to get full explanation of Cons...Not enough room here

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Good but not great!

 

CONS: -Blue Tooth functional but not great and can be quirky. It might be better with included microphone but haven't used it yet. -Owners manual is on disc so you can't look at it in the car or you can print off 100+ pages. -Did not calculate for...

Screen Size->It's huge ; Accuracy->accurate to within 10 feet ; Recalibration->Very fast ; Tons of POI ; Comfortable transition coloring between night colors and day colors ; 2D and 3D map options ; Shows expressway lanes with multiple arrows

Sorry see summary to get full explanation of Cons...Not enough room here

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battery life is sucks! runs for 30 minutes only!

 

this is not only navigation but its good media player too! its MSN ready! plays MP4 and MP3. Real time traffic alerts ; I love pioneer brand! so i bought this

too heavy and big! so its not portable. battery life is only 30 minutes, its sucks

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Product Specifications

You've been holding out for something that links all of your devices together into one seamless experience. You love the idea of a system that can be operated by the sound of your voice. It's time to stop wishing for the next great thing because it's here. This is your life made easier. A traditional portable navigation device lacks the extensive mapping commonly found with in-dash navigation systems. It also can be completely void of any entertainment value. The AVIC-F500BT brings the convenience of portable navigation together with the robust entertainment features found only in Pioneer in-dash units. Now you don't have to worry about map discs being misplaced, damaged, lost, or stolen. The entire TeleAtlas Database that was previously on the two-DVD set has been taken, compressed down, and stored internally on flash memory. The AVIC-F500BT offers a new generation of voice recognition capability for controlling iPod playback and making calls hands-free via connected Bluetooth-enabled cell phones. The technology accepts and recognizes conversational phrases and language, filters out superfluous sounds and phrases, and if the user doesn't give enough information in the command, the unit will ask additional questions to clarify the request. The AVIC-F500BT comes with built-in Bluetooth. Now you never need to miss a call, even if your tunes are cranked up or your phone is buried in your bag. Simplified menus and intuitive icons shorten the learning curve, allowing you to quickly and efficiently start using the system. Quickly enter destinations, browse music libraries, or adjust settings. It is easy to play various digital and audio formats like: DVD-R/RW and CD-R/RW discs, Portable Media Players like iPod, USB memory devices, and SD Cards. You can play a wide range of files types as well, such as MP3, WMA, iTunes AAC, and MPEG-4 video files. The WVGA display is much higher quality at 800 x 480 pixels. Images become sharper and more defined, just like maps and menus on these units. The display's enhanced GUI (Graphic User Interface) has also advanced, making system control and management effortless. Fast and easy control through USB, the AVIC-F900BT also features iPod Album Art display, Alphabetical Speed Search, and much more.

Car AV System

Functions:Digital player / GPS navigation system / LCD display
Type:Navigation system with digital player and LCD monitor

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Pioneer
Model:F500BT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer AVIC

Monitor

Diagonal Size:5.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):14.7cm
Form Factor:External
Type:LCD monitor
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