Pioneer AVIC-U260

Add-On GPS Navigation System for Select 2010 or later Pioneer AVH Model Stereo Receivers


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General Features:

  • Upgrade your DVD receiver with navigation
  • For use with 2010 or later AVH model receivers
    • 2016: AVH-4200NEX, AVH-X5800BHS, AVH-X4800BS, AVH-X3800BHS, AVH-X2800BS, AVH-X1800S, AVH-X7800BT, AVH-X6800DVD
    • 2015: AVH-4100NEX, AVH-X5700BHS, AVH-X4700BS, AVH-X3700BHS, AVH-X2700BS, AVH-X1700S
    • 2014: AVH-4000NEX, AVH-X5600BHS, AVH-X4600BT, AVH-X3600BHS, AVH-X2600BT, AVH-X1600DVD
    • 2013: AVH-X8500BHS, AVH-X7500BT, AVH-X6500DVD, AVH-X5500BHS, AVH-X4500BT, AVH-X3500BHS, AVH-X2500BT, AVH-X1500DVD
    • 2012: AVH-P8400BH, AVH-P4400BH, AVH-P3400BH, AVH-P2400BT, AVH-P1400DVD
    • 2011: AVH-P6300BT, AVH-P4300DVD, AVH-P3300BT, AVH-2300DVD
    • 2010: AVH-P5200BT, AVH-P5200DVD, AVH-P4200DVD, AVH-P3200BT, AVH-P3200DVD
  • Simple installation process
  • NAVTEQ map database and updated user interface
  • Covers United States, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • Displays maps in 2D or 3D
  • Text to Speech feature
  • Built-in TMC Traffic Tuner
  • 8 million points of itnerest
  • 1-year Sonic Electronix Warranty

Product History:

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(newest, current model)
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(previous model, replaced by Pioneer AVIC-U280)
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(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.
SD Card
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.
These are the maps that come with the navigation unit.
Complete 50 USA
Puerto Rico
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
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
Quick Search
Recent (Previous) Searches
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.
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.
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Warranty and Return Policy

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

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Fulfill Expectations

July 30, 2016

Linked with an AHV-X8850BT is working perfect; notwithstanding, next time I would buy an AVIC radio, GPS integrate from factory is better.

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in my opinion i believe if I'm going to purchase a radio with the option of nav sys then why not go all the way, i know i can always use my phone but the pioneer avic-u260 doesn't use data just need to update once in a wile at least thats what i believe on, never own one as well so I'm happy and exited to try this one out...
Jose L on Jul 7, 2016
need it
Ramon F on Aug 10, 2014
they work well together
lloyd k on Jan 7, 2015
Is this navigation unit when added to my Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS capable of voice activation and hands free programming of locations and where to go on the fly?
geoffrey h on Oct 26, 2014
The installation manual says "This product cannot be installed in a vehicle without ACC (accessory) position on the ignition switch", but one page later it says to "connect black to ground and yellow to constant power". That would leave the unit always-on. Am I reading this right, and would that present a persistent power drain?
Rene C on Dec 29, 2015
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Does this add on have the same UI/software/features that the higher end NEX head units have in their already featured Nav. Basically I want to know if there are any benefits to buying the head unit and nav separate as apposed to buying them together? i.e. the avh x5700bhs and u260 or an avic 7000NEX.
james C on Feb 22, 2015
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Best Answer: There is an advantage, no extra bulk; also the NeX is the latest and is much faster than the older units. Also if you happen to have an Apple device you can download the software update from Pioneer and have "Apple Carplay" right on the same system.

The maps are fantastic for me, like anything you will have to configure how you want them to work and then it just works. At what volume you want the guidance voice... Etc
Reply · Report · Joseph P on Feb 22, 2015
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am trying to use this unit with Pioneer AVH-X1600 and want to know if it is compatible with this unit and if the add on GPS includes maps of Canada and Mexico. Meaning operating in Canada and in Mexico ? Thanks Ken
Ken C on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: Hello,

Yes, you headunit is compatible. In addition, The manufacture specifies the following geographical locations: US, Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Puerto Rico . Therefore, it is safe to assume Mexico is NOT included. You must contact the Manufacture and/or the Third Party Map Provider for the Possibility of Adding Mexico.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Aug 12, 2014
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is this compatible with my 2006 SAAB 9-3 AERO?
scottie on Dec 1, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Erich,

The Pioneer AVIC-U260 is only compatible with select PIONEER headunits, NOT specific vehicles.
Reply · Report · Rick MStaff on Dec 2, 2015
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can this add on navigation be plugged into a hdmi monitor?
troy r on Mar 17, 2015
Best Answer: Thank you for the recent inquiry!

After researching this specific product, unfortunately we don't have the necessary information to assist you. Due to the limited information at our disposal, we're not in the position to provide you with the answer you're seeking. Therefore we invite you to contact the manufacturer directly for additional support. Since they have additional resources at their disposal, they're much better equipped to aid in your request.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Mar 18, 2015
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Who is the map provider?
Ben H on Oct 18, 2014
Best Answer: Hello Ben,

The mapping and updates/add-ons are provided by "naviextras", link below.
Reply · Report · Customer SStaff on Oct 19, 2014
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Truck route included?
A shopper on Dec 3, 2015
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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-U260

Add-On GPS Navigation System for Select 2010 or later Pioneer AVH Model Stereo Receivers


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