Pioneer AVIC-U250

Add-On GPS Navigation System for Select Stereos


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Product Features:

  • Add-On Navigation System for Select Pioneer In-Dash Multimedia Receivers
  • Compact size fits in smaller locations behind dashes and panels
  • Includes the GPS satellite antenna
  • Fast and simple installation
  • Comes pre-installed with maps for the entire United States and Canada
  • Over 8 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
  • Internal trip computer
  • SD card slot and USB input will allow future map updates
  • 20-channel GPS receiver
  • 1-Year Sonic Electronix warranty

Compatible Pioneer Multimedia Receivers:

  1. Pioneer AVH-X8500BHS
  2. Pioneer AVH-X7500BT
  3. Pioneer AVH-X6500DVD
  4. Pioneer AVH-X5500BHS
  5. Pioneer AVH-X4500BT
  6. Pioneer AVH-X3500BHS
  7. Pioneer AVH-X2500BT
  8. Pioneer AVH-X1500DVD
  9. Pioneer AVH-P8400BH
  10. Pioneer AVH-P4400BH
  11. Pioneer AVH-P3400BH
  12. Pioneer AVH-P2400BT
  13. Pioneer AVH-P1400DVD
  14. Pioneer AVH-P6300BT
  15. Pioneer AVH-P4300DVD
  16. Pioneer AVH-P3300BT
  17. Pioneer AVH-P2300DVD
  18. Pioneer AVH-P5200BT
  19. Pioneer AVH-P5200DVD
  20. Pioneer AVH-P4200DVD
  21. Pioneer AVH-P3200BT
  22. Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD

Product History:

Pioneer AVIC-U280 thumbnail
(newest, current model)
Pioneer AVIC-U260 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVIC-U280)
Pioneer AVIC-U250 thumbnail
(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVIC-U260)
Pioneer AVIC-U220 thumbnail
(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.

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.
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Puerto Rico
Navigation During Audio Playback
This feature allows the driver to listen to music while the unit is still navigating them to their destination.
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.
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.
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.
8 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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.
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Warranty and Return Policy

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

Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Bakersfield, Ca

Great add on

September 15, 2013

Great add-on to my 7" display radio. Only issue i see is the unit takes a bit to track the satellites after starting up.

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is the maps upgradable?
A shopper on Aug 26, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Yes. Per the manufacture, To update your existing map or get additional content, such as new maps or 3D landmarks and useful applications on the AVIC-U250, visit
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Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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Pioneer AVIC-U250

Add-On GPS Navigation System for Select Stereos


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