Summary: Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Navigation System with Digital Player and LCD I won't provide excruciating details on what this unit doesn't do. I spent enough time researching online for "all in one" GPS units that can do bluetooth hands free, iPod, and GPS.
Summary: I own several GPS systems. Garmin NUVI 660, TomTom 920, Magellan 3450, Pioneer AVIC-D3 (built in) and this. I wait til they get cheaper before I buy them. I just got this AVIC-F500 from Amazon. Its got a 5.8 inch screen, portable and as a GPS system probably better than the others.
Summary: Well, what can i say. What a superb device. I was very dubious about buying this as i had read some not so good reviews. I set it up in the states and could not get my ipod connected, no picture on video when ipod was connected. I brought it back to canada and set it up on my kitchen table.
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.
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.
Summary: I've been using F500BT with a Pioneer AMP, backup camera, iPod for the last two years. Overall it's a nice unit - it is portable (you can take into a different car, but it's not meant to be operated off of battery.
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.
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.
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.