Summary: Nice enough unit I guess, but with fairly underwhelming features and overly complicated adapter pieces. I had hoped it would do alot more than it did, in particular the menu speeds were a little slower than I would have hoped. When I'm driving, I don't want to mess around with a slow menu system - not terrible, but definitely nothing like a present-day Android or iPhone.
Summary: I was the owner of two of these units, with the purchase of a replacment third. The unit was fantastic until......... Well first, The unit had real time traffic with auto-reroutes, gas prices, movie information, News headlines, etc. This was furnished by Microsoft. However, as of 2011-ish MS cancelled the service (even though I purchased a "lifetime" subscription). This was a death blow for me and many others on the AVIC411 site.
Summary: I purchased this navigation back in 2010. The most attractive features were relatively reasonable price, bigger screens, nice design, HD quality and voicing, and most of all, it was the NAME BRAND. When I purchased it, I was happy although the battery life only existed about 30 minutes with full charge (It was not a big problem as long as I could connected it with cigarette charger although it made little messy on dashboard) Honestly, for past 2 years, I have used it for...
Summary: On a good day this thing barely functions. Touch-screen requires multiple touches and unit freezes constantly. One becomes very, very familiar with the reset button. I bought the 3.0 upgrade cards thinking that might improve things, but now it crashes more often and hardly anything works. I've been using computerized devices since the 1980s (I used to write about them for a large consumer catalog) and this is the worst product I've ever encountered.
Summary: I am very disappointed with the unit and Pioneer in general. The interface is fantastic but the sound is crippled. The GPS signal is always dropping out - it takes 5 min to pick up a signal. TOMTOM less than 30 seconds. The unit can be hard... Touch screen stopped working. Obviously as the unit is totally reliant on the touch screen,the unit became useless. Reset can solve this problem but not when you are en-route.
Summary: Being the die-hard Pioneer fan I decided to buy Avic500bt about a year ago for my single din late model Dodge Durango. The Installation was quick and easy. This unit does everything. Built in Bluetooth, voice dialing, Ipod connection (additional cable required), Navigation. The unit did nothing but impress me the first couple of months I owned it.
Summary: BEWARE I was very happy when I bought my F series Navigation unit until it died during a Pioneer recommended upgrade. Go to AVIC411 forum and you will see hundreds of others are stuck with dead F series Nav units. Pioneer wants you to pay to have it removed, then shipped and tested on their schedule, which is backlogged by high demand. Just warning you that this may be just the beginning of the expense of an F series unit. When it works its good. When it doesn't ....
Summary: A bigger sreen makes all the difference...this allows for easy quick viewing while driving with the best 3D mode I've seen. Even others have commented on the clear large screen. Accuracy is has been spot on and once you figure out the controls the system is easy to use. my ITouch doesn't work with it...and that's my biggest complaint so far. Don't think this will solve all your problems but at the price I paid for a new unit $178 all-in it was worth it.