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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT

5.8" TFT-LCD Portable GPS Navigation System with A/V Playback and Built-in Bluetooth Hands-Free Technology

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT

5.8" TFT-LCD Portable GPS Navigation System with A/V Playback and Built-in Bluetooth Hands-Free Technology

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We all know that the Pioneer AVIC-D3 was a great product. What could ever replace Pioneer's AVIC-D3? The feature-packed AVIC-F series in-dash navigation will certainly be this outstanding replacement and much, much more for many years to come!

The AVIC-F500BT is a new twist in the design. It is not an in-dash receiver with navigation, but rather a portable GPS navigation device with in-dash receiver features. Measuring at only an 1" thick, the AVIC-F500BT is an excellent and versatile GPS system.

Integration
Integration is a crucial element to the AVIC-F Series design, just like the old AVIC-D3. This portable GPS navigation unit has an entirely new look with a much more minimalistic and upgraded look. Users are given the choice of 32,768 customizable illumination colors, allowing this GPS unit to look good with any on-dash mount in any vehicle

HDD Navigation
Where the AVIC-D3 failed, the AVIC-F units will triumph. The AVIC-D3's obsolete DVD-based GPS navigation system has been replaced by an all new hard drive based GPS software that holds over 12 million points of interest. No more shuffling navigation discs, no more stopping or pausing your music! Users will also experience a much smoother and faster response system while navigating since everything has already been preloaded onto the hard drive. In addition, the built-in navigation is at an "always-on" power state that is always ready to go when you are.

Bluetooth, iPod, USB, so... what more can you ask for?
The AVIC-F500BT has built-in Bluetooth technology that allow users to make hands-free phone calls with caller ID and call status displayed on the screen. You won't have to buy any additional accessories or add-ons. It is also capable of controlling any iPod audio or video sources through its USB port that supports other media devices that contains AAC, MP3, and WMA files.

Conversational Voice Command
The unique voice control technology is found built-in with each of the AVIC-F units. You can now control what music you want to play without even the push of a button. You could simply say "Play artist Chris Brown" and it will play all songs with that artist. In addition, you could likewise do the same for hands-free dialing. What's unique about the voice command feature is its ability to decipher pausing words or fill-in words such as "ummm, uhhh... the uhhhh..." It will still recognize names even if you say "Call uhhh Alison" If phonebook entry Alison has more than one number, the AVIC-F unit will ask "Found three numbers for Alison, which would you like to dial?" It's almost like a SCIFI movie or something from iRobot. This breakthrough feature will definitely impress you and everyone else riding in your car!

MSN Direct
The AVIC-F500BT features the innovative built-in MSN Direct receiver which could display traffic information, movie times, weather, and much more! It is capable of receiving data for most major US cities and will display corresponding information on the screen. You'll never be late to a movie again, you'll always be able to avoid traffic jams, and you'll always know what to expect from the weather on your next road trip!

General Features:

  • AVIC-F Series Portable GPS Navigation
  • 5.8" LCD Touchscreen display
  • 32,768 Customizable illumination colors
  • Dimensions: 7-1/4"L x 3-7/8"W x 1-1/8"H
  • 1-year SonicElectronix.com warranty

Navigation Features:

  • 12 Million points of interest
  • Built-in TeleAtlas map database, covering all US states, Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii
  • Text-to-speech technology
  • 3D Landmark icon displays
  • Receives traffic information, weather forecasts, gas prices, and even movie times while navigating through MSN Direct technology
  • POI creator interface (allow users to set their own POI location)
  • "Always-on" Navigation with no need for navigation discs

Media and Expandability Features:

  • Bluetooth Ready: Built-in Bluetooth technology with integrated microphone and voice command controls and dialing
  • iPod Ready: Pioneer CD-IU200VM iPod adapter is required and sold separately
    • Compatible iPods using Direct Connection:
      • iPod Video: 5th Generation
      • iPod Classic
      • iPod Touch
      • iPod Nano: All models
  • Information Connectivity: Built-in MSN Direct Tuner for traffic updates, movie times, weather, and more!
  • Auxiliary input: SD Card and 3.5mm AV (headphone jack) allows connection to portable media storage and devices such as MP3 players, etc.
  • Backup Camera Ready: Pioneer ND-BC2 standard backup camera or Pioneer ND-BC20PA backup camera with Parking Assistant are required and sold separately
  • Capable of easy integration to factory audio system (Pioneer ND-G500 4-channel gateway amplifier required and sold separately)
  • MP3 ID3 Tag Display (Title/Artist/Album)
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack output
Read more details about the Pioneer AVIC-F500BT in our blog.

Portable GPS Features

Screen Size
The screen size dimension is measured diagonally in inches.
5.8"
Touchscreen
If a unit is touchscreen capable, you can control a majority of it's functions by touching the screen.
Yes
Resolution (pixels)
A display's pixel resolution defines its ability to resolve fine details. Digital TVs and projectors measure screen resolution in pixels. The higher the resolution, the more detailed the picture will be.
800 x 480 
Waterproof
Does not allow water to pass through the device keeping it dry.
No
Built-In Antenna
Provides superior reception and can provide position accuracy.
No
Built-In Compass
This means that the device has a compass built into it. The compass can make traveling and finding your destination easier.
Yes
Built-In Altimeter
This means that the device has a barometric altimeter integrated into it. This is used to determine your current elevation and altitude.
No
MP3 Playback
If "Yes", MP3 files can be played back on the car stereo either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how MP3 files are loaded to the unit.
Yes
WMA Playback
If "Yes", WMA files can be played back on the navigation unit either on a memory card or loaded directly from your computer using a USB cable. We recommend reading the item description to see how WMA files are loaded to the unit.
Yes
3.5mm Stereo Jack
Uses a 3.5mm stereo jack to connect to an audio source. This is the common size found on most CD and Mp3 players, as well as most home computers.
No
A/V Input
A/V (Audio/Video) inputs allow the unit to playback external audio and/or video sources typically using common, composite RCA connections. For example, you could connect an external DVD player, XBox360 or other audio or video device if the unit has an audio and video input. 1 A/V Input refers to 1 set of audio and video inputs. Other inputs may be included on the unit and we recommend you read the product description to find what type the unit has.
Yes, 1 A/V Input
USB Port
This means that the item has a USB port. The port can be used to provide the unit with updates or to transfer data on to it.
Yes
Bluetooth Connectivity
Bluetooth® technology allows two or more electronic devices to communicate with each other wirelessly, such as using your cell phones "hands-free" or transmitting music to Bluetooth enabled receiver. If a unit is Bluetooth capable, it typically can allow you to connect to your Bluetooth cell phone to make and receive calls. Others can access your phone and address book too via Bluetooth. Other Bluetooth capable units offer even more services, such as live traffic information and map upgrades.

More uses of Bluetooth technology include transmitting music to a compatible receiver, printing wirelessly from a computer, and many other wireless uses. Please see the item description for more specific information regarding what features the unit includes.

Yes
Traffic Tuner
In-dash navigation units with satellite radio have the option for a traffic tuner, also called a Traffic Message Channel. A Traffic Message Channel (TMC) is used to deliver traffic and travel information directly to the driver. When the TMC is built-in a navigation unit, it can help direct the driver to take alternative routes when traffic is bad.
MSN Direct Traffic Tuner (Subscription Required)
Languages
These are the different options for language. If you are looking for a specific language, please verify that the unit will be compatible with that language.
English

Navigation Features

Portable Navigation Use
This is the intended use of the navigation device.

Road: These navigation devices assist in driving.

Sports: These navigation devices are used primarily for sports such as golf, cycling, and other fitness sports.

Trail: These navigation devices are used for off road and trail applications.

Water: These navigation devices are used on boats and for marine applications.

Road
Maps
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Canada
Map Database
This is the map database that the system uses. The map database provider supplies the digital map, as well as the Points-of-Interests, map updates, fastest routes, and many other features.
Tele Atlas
Map Source
Maps are typically built into the navigation unit or they can be uploaded from a disc or memory card. They usually cover the United States and all or parts of Canada. Built-in flash memory maps typically respond faster than disc loaded maps.
Built-In Flash Memory
Map Dimensional Display
This is the manner in which the navigation maps are displayed. The majority of navigation units have either a 2D or a 3D map display, however some have options for both.
2D
3D
Customizable POI
Customizable Points Of Interest (POI) allow the user to customize, select favorites, and add their own points of interest. This enabled the driver to get directions quickly to previously visited destination.
Yes
Points of Interest
The number of points of interest included on the maps. Points of interest may include gas stations, restaurants, city centers, hotels, airports, and tourist attractions.
12 Million
Search Options
Search options are the many different ways that the navigation unit is able to find your destination. Below are the definitions of what these mean.

Address: The user is able to enter a specific address and the unit will navigate there.

City: The unit is able to navigate to a city, without a specific address needed. A great feature when traveling across several states or provinces.

Coordinates: This is a convenient feature for when you have specific longitude and latitude values.

Favorites: These are shortcuts that you can set for easy access to commonly traveled locations. Examples could include your home, office, favorite restaurant, movie theater, or any other frequently traveled location.

Home: Program and save your home address for fast and simple navigation to your home.

Intersection: Searches for specific cross-streets rather than a specific address.

Map Browsing: This feature enables the user to point to a location on the navigation screen and choose to navigate there. A great feature for when you visually know where you want to go, but are not sure of the address or intersection.

Phone Number: Search for locations by their phone number. Perfect for when you know the phone number of a restaurant or similar locations, but do not have the address. Also convenient when a store has many locations and you need to go to the one that you have previously called.

Point-of-Interest (POI) Name: Search by name for Points-of-Interst such as restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity: Search for Points-of-Interst that are close by to your current location. Points-Of-Interests include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Points-of-Interest (POI) Type: Search for Points-of-Interst by there category. These include restaurants, ATMS, banks, hotels, recreation, hospitals, shopping, and more!

Quick Search: Allows the user to search for specified POI's that are commonly used.

Recent (Previous) Searches: This feature will load the users recent searches for fast navigation back to them.

Route: This allows the user to select a route that has been previously established.

Address
Phone Number
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Points-of-Interest (POI) Type
Speed Display
Speed display is a feature that allows the unit to display the speed of the vehicle. Using GPS technology, this feature also assisting in determining the estimated time of arrival on compatible units.
No
Text-to-Speech
Text-to-Speech (TTS) converts normal text into speech. Mostly used in navigation units, text-to-speech allow the audible playback of street names, driving directions, and any other text that the driver needs to hear.
Yes

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Labor Warranty Duration
Not warranted
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
33%
4 Star
67%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.7
Value
5.0
Features
5.0
Design
5.0
Usability
4.3
Infiniti

Rockwall, TX

Overall
Durability
Value
Features
Design
Usability
Lots of features

March 21, 2009

This product has a lot of features. The only complaint I have is the map updates. I've gotten lost around Downtown Dallas because of the new roads. Other than that, I love it!

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Kisan

Dade City, FL

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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT

November 19, 2008

This product is good. it is very easy to use. I like how you can see everything on the screen. This GPS has the great touchscreen modification and also the hands free blue tooth technology. It can read your SD card and also it can play back MP3 and WMA also. I give this product a 10/10

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Matt

encino, ca

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Value
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Usability
Portable and Full featured

October 26, 2009

This has a ton of amenities that other GPS' do not. I had Premium Pioneer in-dash touch screen that was stolen and wanted all of its features replaced in a portable unit. This delivered almost all of them. I would have liked more accessories hook ups to be on the mount side versus the actual GPS itself. Only down fall is that the zoom is extremely sensitive (zooms 4 or 5 times in or out to one touch). The screen did scratch relatively quick but I was using my finger nail and not a stylus.

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AVIC-F500BT

UPC

012562894331

Weight

6.00lbs

Internal SKU

avicf500bt

Internal Product ID

13358

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