Summary: I bought this hoping it would be a good product cause of it's features and it must be the best radio cause look at the price. I remember reading some of the bad reviews but I choose to roll the dice and take the chance with it and now I'm paying for it.
Summary: I bought this refurbished which was my first mistake. I should have listened to all the other reviews about how crappy a product this was. After having this in my car for 3 months the LED screen died. I could not get this to come back on for anything.
Summary: As many here have mentioned, the subsequent software updates have fixed many issues, but the unit is still iffy. If you need to replace an old car stereo with something newer and cooler, this may be it, depending on your needs and budget. Let's start with the bad.
Summary: I just installed this unit in my 2006 Ford Escape & I love it. I grounded the green wire so all functions work, then rooted it and got the google app store working. That allowed me to dump the awful igo gps app, install a 32 gig card and get both google maps & CoPilot working.
Summary: This unit replaced a JVC KW-NSX700 in my Chevy Colorado. The JVC was a real disappointment, mostly because the MirrorLink connection didn't have enough power to keep my phone charged while I was using it.
Pros: Price, Connectivity - Screen Quality (much better than the JVC) - ease of installation, lots of input ports. Easy extension due to it running on Android.
Cons: No built-in Satellite Radio connectivity (had to use a portable Sirius XM radio - Lynx - and FM Direct connection)
Summary: Out of box, the Smart was functional and very easy to install. The media player app isn't perfect, but it's fine. It was simple to get Waze running, tether it for data, connect an OBD-II reader, and more. If you root it and install the Google Play store, it gets far better than it was stock.
Pros: Sideload any app you want, very easy to root, full Android device, excellent sound.
Cons: No hard buttons for volume/track change. Asteroid Store is rather limited. Rooting was required to get the Play store to get access to most apps. The volume on-screen soft-button doesn't work in Waze. It runs an old version of Android (2.3) and the hardware is a little slow compared to what's out...