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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver
alaScore 78

97 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 reviews of Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maps and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the route planning and reliability get less positive reviews.

performance, usability, screen, price, maps

reliability, 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 78/100 = Good quality.

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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...

Feb, 2008

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT GPS Navigator


While pricey, this Pioneer unit has the largest screen of all tested (5.8 inches) and a variety of cool features that might make it appealing to a gadget fiend. In addition to spoken street names, turn-by-turn directions, and 11 million preloaded...

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator


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Expert review by : Ross Catanzariti (

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT


Dash-mounted navigation and entertainment system

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.

Aug, 2008

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Good GPS set!!! ”


Pros: Instant On! AM/FM/Single Disk CD Player with 18 FM presets; 6 AM presets Total iPod control thru unit Basic GPS with text to speech Hands Free Bluetooth (when it works) Detachable faceplate Cons: There's a software glitch in the bluetooth...

Nov, 2010

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.


Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No


Built-in camera: No

Car AV System

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


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5.8
Display Resolution:800 x 480
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Power source type:DC

File formats

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
Video compression format:MPEG4
Video formats supported:MPEG4

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No

GPS type



Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer AVIC


Map coverage:All Europe
Map view options:2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes
Number of countries covered:33


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Storage media type:Flash


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


3D landmarks: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:1.2

Other Features

Audio system:MOSFET 50W x 4 Amplifier
GPS receiver:L1, C/Acode GPS SPS
Power Requirements:5V DC, 3.0A
Storage Capacity:2048
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Power source type:DC

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Languages support:Multi
MP3-player: Yes

Weight & Dimensions