Pioneer AVIC-F500BT / NavGate 500

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT / NavGate 500

NavGate 500 integrates a hands free Bluetooth kit from Parrot, an RDS/TMC module for traffic information, voice commands, a processor running at 600 M...

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Review of "Pioneer AVIC-F500BT / NavGate 500"

published 19/10/2008 | akuji69
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Pro Good quality nav
Cons far too fiddly with lots of wires
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"Pioneer Avic F500bt"

Good quality nav unit - locates satellites very quickly, dosen't come with a case which is disappointing at this price. Will work with iphone but for control only, no audio via unit or video from iphone. The built in TMC is very good but only works if connected to the gateway amplifier, if used as a standalone with the supplied cigarette lighter adaptor then TMC is not available, this seems odd as the amp and the lighter lead both supply 5v to the unit.

Speed camera updates are available free for the first year but you need a SD card to add them to the unit.

Built in microphone for the bluetooth is a bit weak, constantly having to shout.

All in all a good unit, but not perfect. If your vehicle has a standard DIN socket then i'd change the factory unit but if you can't then there isn't much better at the moment.

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Product Information : Pioneer AVIC-F500BT / NavGate 500

Manufacturer's product description

NavGate 500 integrates a hands free Bluetooth kit from Parrot, an RDS/TMC module for traffic information, voice commands, a processor running at 600 MHz and of the course the SiRF StarIII GPS chip.

Product Details

Monitor Type: Fixed Monitor

Monitor Format: 16:9 Monitor

Integrated Radio: Without Radio

Monitor Size In Inches: 5.8, 5.8000048828125

Traffic Message Channel (TMC): with Traffic Message Channel

Manufacturer: Pioneer

Lane Assistant: Yes

Text-to-Speech: Yes

Reality View: No

Pedestrian Mode: No

EAN: 4977729894349

Touchscreen: 1-Point Touch, with Touchscreen

iPod Control: Via External Device

Internet Connectivity: No

USB: Yes

Voice Control: Address only

Bluetooth: Yes

Hard Disk Capacity in GB: 2

Telephone Included: Handsfree Function via External Device

TV-Tuner: No

FM Tuner: No

Traffic Message Channel: Yes

CD Player / Recorder: without CD Player / Recorder

DVD Player / Recorder: without DVD Player

MP3 Playback: Yes

Screen Size in Inches: 5.8

Map Sharing: No

Map Provider: Teleatlas

Map Coverage: Single continent

Map Storage Medium: On Board Flash Memory

Category: Portable Navigation Device

3D Elevation Mode: Yes

3D Landmarks: Yes

Application: Car

Long Name: AVIC-F500BT Hybrid

Product Type: GPS receiver

Weight: 450 g

Dimensions (WxDxH): 18.5 cm x 3 cm x 9.8 cm

Receiver: 30 channel

Recommended Use: Automotive

Voice: Navigation instructions

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Product Description: Pioneer AVIC-F500BT - GPS receiver

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Features: Digital player

Internal Memory: 2 GB flash

Interface: USB

Touch Screen: Yes

Display: 5.8" colour widescreen


Product Type: GPS receiver


Features: Hands-free calling via Bluetooth, 2D / 3D map perspective, TMC (Traffic Message Channel) ready, Text-to-Speech (TTS)

Internal Memory: 2 GB flash

Aerial: Built-in

Voice: Navigation instructions

Interface: USB

Card Reader: SD Memory Card

Integrated Components: Digital player

Receiver: 30 channel

Recommended Use: Automotive


Features: Anti-glare

Display Illumination: Yes

Diagonal Size: 5.8" - widescreen

Type: TFT - colour - touch screen

Media Player

Supported Audio Formats: MP3, WMA, WAV, AAC

Supported Video Formats: MPEG-4

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 450 g

Height: 9.8 cm

Depth: 3 cm

Width: 18.5 cm


Included Qty: 1


Interfaces: Audio input - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm ¦ Composite video input ¦ Headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty


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