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Pioneer AVIC-F500BT
5.2 out of 10

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT

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Reviews and Problems with Pioneer AVIC-F500BT

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Overall 4
4.0

Meh..

Brad Conner, Amazon
7 May 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disaster for Pioneer

hankho, Amazon
25 January 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

stopped working after 10 days

Theresa M. Silvius, Amazon
31 December 2010
  • Summary: contacted seller by email on 11/28 about product and asked for instructions to return avicF500BT, no reply yet.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Touch Screen Problems

Yakov Fisher "yanfox", Amazon
4 April 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great features

J. R. Feeney "vette32693", Amazon
26 April 2009
  • Summary: I bought this because of its intergeration with a backup camera ,large screen and other great features. Problem is it's not a good navigator maps need updating badly and it's find local businesses/attractions is so inferior to my son's cheap Magellan it's pathetic
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Overall 4
4.0

The potential is there - fingers crossed for FW updates

Amazon Customer, Amazon
3 February 2009
  • Summary: Pros: - Large LCD screen. - Decent maps and navigation. - Plays video and music files from SD and flash drives. - Relatively cheap. Cons: - Touch screen response is erratic. - Text to speech (TTS) voice quality is poor. - Voice recognition does not work particularly well. - No photo viewer. To start off, I am already running the new 2.0 FW. If you are not, make sure you update. The biggest complaint that I have is overall sluggishness.
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Overall 4
4.0

Pioneer AVIC-F500BT Touch Screen Problems

Keith Williams, Amazon
8 February 2009
  • Summary: I bought this item just before Christmas,and after just 3 weeks of it being fitted in my truck,the touch screen stopped working completely. Obviously as the unit is totally reliant on the touch screen,the unit became useless. Pioneer said that the battery should be removed for a few minutes and the unit will reset itself. It didn't! It is now with Pioneer Europe in Belgium,who,it has to be said,were not too helpful over the phone.
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