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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automotive GPS Receiver. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the maps and price. The screen and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability and route planning.

performance, usability, screen, price, maps

route planning, reliability

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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 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 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and maps are overall positive. The screen and price also get good views. Some have doubts about the performance. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

price, screen, maps, size

performance

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

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

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

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 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. People really like the maps and price. The screen and performance also get good reviews, whereas many are less positive about the route planning and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, price, maps

reliability, route planning

73% 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

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: (gpstekreviews.com)

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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Expert review by: (goodhousekeeping.com)

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...

Expert review by: (carstereomall.com)

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator

 

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Expert review by: Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dash-mounted navigation and entertainment system

 

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.

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

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: (pcworld.com)

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator

 

After using both Garmin and Magellan units, I am absolutely blown away at the feature set on this unit... and the price at 6ave is unbeatable. Do yourself a favor and buy the Amp/GPS bundle... not a simple install, but exceeded my every expectation!

Re-routing is spot on, database is huge and accurate, Display & Audio/Video capabilities are unmatched in the market today

Battery life - that's it

Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: (pcworld.com)

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator

 

No proper istructions on the features.Most of the time I never find the street name that I want in the database. So I have to look for the near by Street names.Also it doesn;t speak street names

Route recalulaiton is very good

Most of the time I never find the street name that I want in the database. So I have to look for the near by Street names

Jan, 2004

Consumer review by: (pcworld.com)

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator

 

Currently on my third GPS and the Avic-F500 is by far the best in every way especially the construction,well built and very good looking unit.I have been using my new Poineer for 3 week now and I extremely pleased especially with the Bluetooh operation...

5.8'Display,Bluetooth Integration,Audio out to aux in,12 Million POI's

None so far

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (pcworld.com)

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator

 

Alot of people either like it or hated, I love it. It's hardwire into my car so it boots up fast, Syncs to my phone with no problems, all my contacts are there. Bought the amplifier and now all the sound goes directly to my car speakers. And last but...

5.8" Screen; Bluetooth Integration; SD Media Player; Audio From Built-In Speaker

Battery life, doesn't really affect me tho because i did a hardwire install on my car and it is the BOMB

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: (pcworld.com)

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Automobile Navigator

 

The AVIC-F500BT is a very good and affordable GPS unit. The screen is nice and large. The audio level from the built-in speaker is loud and clear. It blows away my HP IPAQ 310.

5.8" Screen; Bluetooth Integration; Built-In Media Player; Audio From Built-In Speaker

Battery life

Jan, 2002

Consumer review by: BalaSubramanian (viewpoints.com)

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
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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