Summary: Purchased less than a year ago. Unit has crashed, will not reset. Called Kenwood customer service, explained the problem; rep asked if it was a desk top or a lap top. When I said it was a car navigation system/radio he said he would call back, hung up and nothing since. Suggest buying a different product from a different manufacturer.
Summary: The factory Bose radio in my 2004 Nissan Armada left a lot to be desired even when I bought it 10 years ago. I have been wanting to upgrade it for a long time. My family and I take a lot of long road trips. This was a really nice upgrade to our SUV. Kids love it. My daughter got music streaming via blu-tooth from her iPhone to the Kenwood within 30 minutes after I installed it.
Summary: This Navigation is garbage given the price. I've seen superior Navs 3 years older. The load time is slow, the menu, and over all display is unattractive. GPS display no better than a cheap plug in unit. Due to inferior programming the unit doesn't connect to the steering wheel controls on my Honda, rendering blue tooth worthless. Kenwood mine as well have included the SiriusXM reciever, but doesn't. Thats an additional $75 dollars.
As advertised. This thing is great and has a ton of features.
C. Tuttle "TuttleTalk", Amazon
28 October 2013
Summary: As advertised. This thing is great and has a ton of features. I bought this to replace the factory stereo in a Saturn Sky so I could add weather, nav, and Sirius XM. The only issue I had was trying to get the right harness to wire it up.
Summary: I bought this unit for the Garmin functionality which works great but the touch screen response is marginal at best. The boot up time is excessive and the log in security is foolish and from the documentation provided with the unit it can't be by-passed..
Summary: Kenwoods device is simply pure, unadulterated fun when the wife and I are on the go. we absolutely loved our device, and the guys at our local Best Buy gave us a great deal on the unit and speakers to match. We are considering adding an amp and a subwoofer to this badboy yet. Great for drive in movies as well due to the 2.0 dts.