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Pioneer AVIC-U3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 194 reviews of Pioneer AVIC-U3. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and design. The performance and price are also appreciated. The route planning and size get negative opinions.

usability, price, performance, design, screen

reliability, durability, size, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Pioneer AVIC-U3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Pioneer AVIC-U3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 171 user reviews of Pioneer AVIC-U3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. People really like the screen and design. The performance and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the route planning and size.

usability, price, performance, design, screen

reliability, durability, size, route planning

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: PIONEER AVIC-U310BT 4.3-Inch In-Dash Navigation Receiver with CD Player and Bluetooth

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Pioneer AVIC-U310BT review: Pioneer AVIC-U310BT

 

Pioneer's goal with the AVIC-U310BT, the entry-level model in its AVIC in-dash navigation line, was to meet the three major needs: GPS navigation, digital audio playback, and Bluetooth hands-free calling.

The Pioneer AVIC-U310BT supports digital audio playback from USB storage devices, MP3 players, and iPods. The hands-free calling feature automatically imports contacts form a paired phone. The touch screen is detachable and powered, for destination...

The preloaded point-of-interest library is severely limited. Multiple menu sources make it hard to find the parameter you want to change. No video playback options.

The Pioneer AVIC-U310BT isn't perfect, but it meets most people's needs for navigation, hands-free calling, and digital audio playback at a very affordable price.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: (carstereomall.com)

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Consumer review by: FrankSim011 (cnet.com)

"Just not reliable"

 

I had this unit replace 2 times (3 radio so far) at dealer. Every winter, this unit freeze and unit stop responding to Bluetooth and display stay black. Recharging front part and keeping it warm help but if my car can sustain Canadian winter, why...

Still trying to find some (price I would guess)

Constant battery problem

Nov, 2013

Consumer review by: Sebass (newegg.com)

Best Budget Navi Deck

 

For the price, it is a no brainer.

This deck transformed my car. I now have bluetooth, ipod, HD Radio and navi running in the car. The BT works flawless! It feels like it made the car more modern

Navigation sometimes looses its location. Menu is laggy sometimes. Very weak POI database. Small screen for where the deck is located. No DVD or video input

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: dan (newegg.com)

overall a good unit

 

overall this is a very decent entry level navi unit at a decent price. i have a usb flash drive connected to the unit for music, one annoying thing about it is that you can't search the folders on the USB drive, it just plays straight through in the...

built in bluetooth and navi. usb connection. price

very limited POI's, no traffic updates. the POI's are VERY limited. you can update them on pioneer's site, but it should have came stock with this unit

Mar, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Decent, but...

 

Basically, it's not a bad selection for a radio with built in GPS. However, as seems to be the case around the holidays, most of the local car audio places in town are suddenly offering the same system for about $100 cheaper than I purchased it here.

Good navigation, iPod connection works fine for music, bluetooth pairs very easily

The mic is not very good for picking up voice during a phone call. Also, the navigation system does not include all of the Point of Iterest items that a Garmin or TomTom would have (gas stations, etc.). Finally, the iPod navigation is relegated to...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

AWESOME

 

I UPGRADED MY FACTORY ROCKFORD FOSGATE SYSTEM WITH THIS HU. IT HAS MADE MY WHOLE SYSTEM SOUND AMAZING. I REALLY LIKE THIS STEREO.

SOUND QUALITY. OVERALL EASE OF PRODUCT. SETUP FOR BLUETOOTH WAS A BREEZE

NONE SO FAR

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: lea2800 (viewpoints.com)

A great product ”

 

I think this is a good product.  Pioneer has always been a brand you can trust.  The best thing about this is being able to bring your music from your MP3 or IPod with you in to your car.  You don't have to worry about leaving a stack of CD's in your...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: starbert (viewpoints.com)

The Pioneer AVIC-U310BT come with excel. functions and sound. ”

 

The Pioneer AVIC-U310BT come with excel. functions and sound. 

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Masterboob (viewpoints.com)

Painful on the ear ”

 

Bluetooth low energy is a recent enhancement that allows two types of implementation, dual-mode and single-mode. In a dual-mode implementation, Bluetooth low energy functionality is integrated into an existing Classic Bluetooth controller. The...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

The AVIC-U310BT is provides the ideal solution for those who are ready for a fully integrated in-dash solution and want the full-featured navigation for which Pioneer is known. Out of the box, this system comes with large points of interest directory and an extensive map database to help you find your next destination. The built-in text-to-speech engine clearly pronounces turn-by-turn direction and street names to ensure smooth travels.

Car AV System

Functions:Amplifier / CD player / Digital player / GPS navigation system / LCD display / Radio tuner/LCD display / GPS navigation system / Radio tuner / Digital player / CD player / Amplifier
System Control Bus:IP-Bus
Type:Navigation system with CD player, LCD monitor, digital player and radio

CD System

Car CD System Type:CD player
MP3 Playback: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:6.2in
Height:3.9in
Weight:3.7lbs
Width:7in

GPS System

GPS Navigation:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Pioneer
Model:U310BT
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pioneer AVIC

Monitor

Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Image Aspect Ratio:16:9
Type:LCD monitor

Radio

Car Radio Type:Radio tuner
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