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Pioneer AVIC-U220

Add-On GPS Navigation System for AVH-P2400BT, AVH-P3200DVD, AVH-P3200BT, AVH-P4200DVD, AVH-P5200DVD, and AVH-P5200BT

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For the all new Pioneer AVH multimedia receivers, adding GPS navigation is fast and simple with the Pioneer AVIC-U220 navigation module. Once installed, all you have to do is press the mode button on the receiver and the navigation screen will appear. The full featured navigation system features over 12 million points of interest, maps for the entire United States and Canada, voice prompts, multi-destination route planning,and more. Choosing between the 2D or 3D map views lets you get the look that fits your taste. Whenever you need a map upgrade, the AVIC-U220 makes it simple! The SD Card slot and the USB port allow maps to be updated quickly, getting you on the road faster. Utilizing the AVIC Feeds PC software, you are able to log driving data, optimize fual efficiency, customize personal points of interest, and more! Never get lost again with the Pioneer AVIC-U220.

Product Features:
  • Add-On Navigation System for Select 2010 Pioneer In-Dash Multimedia Receivers
  • Fast and simple installation
  • Compact size fits in smaller locations behind dashes and panels
  • Includes the GPS satellite antenna
  • Comes pre-installed with maps for the entire United States and Canada
  • Over 12 million points of interest for convenient traveling
  • Navigation system is displayed on the units video screen
  • Voice prompts with turn-by-turn guidance make the navigation system convenient and safe
  • Multi-destination planning allows you to set a route with several destinations
  • Quickly reroutes if turns are missed
  • Compatible with the Pioneer AVIC Feeds system
  • Internal trip computer
  • SD card slot and USB input will allow future map updates
  • 20-channel GPS receiver
  • Dimensions: 6-3/4"L x 3-3/8"W x 1-1/8"H
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix warranty
Compatible Pioneer Multimedia Receivers:
  1. Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD
  2. Pioneer AVH-P3200BT
  3. Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD
  4. Pioneer AVH-P5200DVD
  5. Pioneer AVH-P5200BT

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVIC-U250)

Navigation Features

Compatible Brands
This is the manufacturer(s) that the item is compatible with. Unless it is universal, usually the item will only be compatible with the same manufacturer.

For example, a JVC Bluetooth adapter will only work with JVC units. A Pioneer iPod adapter will only work with Pioneer head units.

Pioneer
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 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
Traffic Lane Guidance
Traffic Lane guidance is a convenient feature among navigation units. It enabled the navigation unit to tell the driver which lane that they should be in at any given time. This becomes quite useful when a particular lane is needed to exit the freeway or make a necessary turn.
No
Maps
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Canada
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
Yes
Navigation During Video Playback
The feature allow the head unit to play videos while the navigation unit is still guiding them to their destination. This is ideal for those that use overhead or headrest monitors that receive a video signal from the in-dash navigation unit.
No
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
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
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
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
Coordinates
Favorites
Home
Map Browsing
Point-of-Interest (POI) Name
Point-of-Interest (POI) Vicinity
Points-of-Interest (POI) Type
Recent (Previous) Searches
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.
No
Removable Memory Type
If the unit includes a removable memory card slot, then it allows you to load maps, digital photos, MP3s, and possibly other digital media files using a removable digital media cards such as an SD Card. Often times, you can expand on the typically small memory card included with the unit and purchase a higher capacity memory card that stores more data. Removable digital media cards include SmartDigital™ (SD), MultiMedia Card (MMC), TransFlash™, and Memory Stick®.
SD Card
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.
No
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
Spanish
French

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Sonic Electronix

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

Rating Distribution

5 Star
45%
4 Star
20%
3 Star
15%
2 Star
10%
1 Star
10%

Average Attribution Rating

Durability
4.4
Value
3.9
Features
3.6
Design
4.0
Usability
3.7

Max

Canada

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Needs a Major Overhaul

March 2, 2012

Don't get me wrong, the AVIC-U220 does what it says it does, it just doesn't look like it's as update as it should be for 2012. It's dated and looks more like a GPS unit from a decade ago. The roads are just lines, and there's no effort made to embellish the experience. If you're hoping for something that will look like Google maps or anything your smartphone can deliver, keep looking, this is not the unit for you. You also can't enter information while the vehicle is on the move, even if the passenger's doing it, even with the handbrake bypass. It detects GPS movement and there's no way around it. That being said, if all you care about is a device that will get you from point A to point B, the AVIC-U220 does the job. Knowing what I know now, would I buy it again? Nope. I'd spend the extra bucks and get a head unit with it's own nav.

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P. I.

Decatur, GA

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Great product

May 23, 2012

The AVIC-U220 navigation has worked great for me ever sene I installed it. It is a little different to operate than the otther navigation unit that I had. But once you learn to operate it, it works great. No problems. I would recommend it !

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d'ville

gainesville, FL

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good and bad, but still cool

March 5, 2012

The Pioneer Avic-u220 is a pretty decent gps unit considering that it is my first one, but on my next purchase i will most likely get an all in one unit. The unit is very useful and I would reconmend it to anyone looking for a basic GPS unit.

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Michael

Durham, NC

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Works Great!

February 23, 2012

The nav system works great. Easy to navigate and read. Very user friendly.

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Mike Sunde

Palm Bay, Florida

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The Best In the West

February 16, 2012

The technical representatives for Sonic have to be among the best in the world, to be able to understand my babbling (over the phone) as I described a minor problem I had with my U220. They were patient, professional and most technically adept. I was imediately sent a replacement and my problem was resolved. Customer care is paramount with Sonic and only the best treatment will ever be afforded there. As for the unit; When I glance at my GPS I feel as if I am actually looking through my windshield, because of the screen size, resolution and dynamics. The accuracy in location and clarity in directions is without a doubt the best you will find. Perfect unit, perfect seller and a tremendous support staff throughout this fine company. Look no further to buy.

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David

Burbank, CA

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Great buy

January 23, 2012

I love it, it works great!

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Kristyne

tullahoma, TN

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Poor reliability

January 20, 2012

This gps sends me on wild goose chases. Buy the tom tom / sony, or the kenwood with Garmin for a real gps experience!

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BEN

FOREST JUNCTION, WI

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Great Add-on Product

December 16, 2011

I got the U220 as an add-on GPS unit for my Pioneer AVH-P6300BT and they work great together. I took a 1500 mile trip using it about 2 months after I got it and found everything I wanted.

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Matthew

Grand Forks AFB, ND

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Great product

October 14, 2011

This product works great with the Pioneer radios.

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Nep

Canada

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Good, but not great

October 4, 2011

I have had other gps devices before and this is hands down the worst one I've had. The interface is not too bad but not as slick as say a Tom Tom, where it really falls down is the add ons, there are no, I repeat no free map updates, pioneer seems to annually offer an add on that you can buy to update the maps. Poi's is another thing, mine came with a offer for free points of intrest update (downloadable), I have placed three orders for it, several phone calls to pioneer, and still have not got the bloody download. Another point that is just dumb is that you cannot program the device unless you are stopped with the e-brake on, this does not take into account that you may have passengers that are doing it for you, you can do favorites at least though. Not updateable without an expensive update, weird interface, add on apps seem to be non existent (in Canada anyways), if your planning on a deck and u220 purchase I would skip this one and go for a name brand gps add in like Garmin or Tom Tom.

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Mrm

texas

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Good buy

October 3, 2011

Good buy, but navigation could be better.

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Victor

Tustin, CA

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great product

October 1, 2011

Map updates per year cost $130 :(

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Hubbs

North Little Rock

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Poor Value

September 30, 2011

I have used the product 10 times and out of the 10 only 6 times has it had the address i was looking for. All Pioneer will tell you is that you have to be 100 percent correct with the address. Even then it wouldnt work. I would not buy this product.

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Carl

Stratford, CT

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GPS add-on for Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD

September 28, 2011

Though I didn't absolutely need a GPS, I figured it would make sense to buy the unit and get it installed simultaneously with the Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD and Sirius radio adapter. The unit has basic functionality found in most GPS units but not much more. Biggest disappointment was that it did not have a built-in speedometer as even my cell phone GPS does.

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Miles

Decatur, IL

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Great GPS

August 6, 2011

This GPS unit integrates well with the Pioneer head units. Easy to use and navigate. Somewhat different from Garmin but integrated with the dvd units. If you use a tom tom or something other than Garmin, you'll love this add on.

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Erik

Glendale, CA

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Great Navigation System

July 26, 2011

Pro: It does it job, pretty fast updates to driving conditions. Cons: The options take some time to get used to and it was hard at first to find out where to go to edit the driving options. I test it for the first time going home, it showed me a long way to get home, but i ignored it and drove home the way i wanted to. Next day i tested it again, and the second time around it showed me the right way, so i am not sure what that was all about, it might have learning ability, that would be awesome. I had this for 1.5 years now.

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Theresa

San Ramon, CA

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Good unit!

July 26, 2011

I would recommend this unit to anyone who is looking for a quality system for a great price. Bought two of them. One was for me (a low-end user) with the steering wheel controls and XM. The other was for my 17 year old son who pushes the sound system to its max. We are both very satisfied with the Pioneer system.

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Evilsin

Canada

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Pretty Sweet

July 22, 2011

Well let me start off by saying next time I purchase a deck it will probably be a navi deck. This deck is pretty sweet I will list pros and cons. Pros: -you get navi in your car -it is pretty accurate and the deck zooms in when you are turning a corner which for some intersections this function becomes so valuable -price is pretty good cons -I wish it would tell you the address at all times or atleast when you get there, you input the address but then you never see it again -some highways it will tell you to get off and then throw you back on the highway -overall its pretty cool and I like it I do recommend.

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Chuck

Dawsonville, GA

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Fair not Good

May 19, 2011

Updates location on map very slow. Getting updates to map information is difficult. Detail on map is good.

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jcharlot8@aol.com

garfield, NJ

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Good

September 29, 2010

Works well with the Pioneer Unit

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

AVIC-U220

UPC

884938107105

Weight

2.12lbs

Internal SKU

avicu220

Internal Product ID

27463

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Product Name: Pioneer AVIC-U220