Pioneer - AppRadio 2 7" - Built-In Bluetooth - Apple® iPod®-Ready - In-Dash Deck
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Geek Squad® installation
is strongly recommended for this product. Please visit your local Best Buy store for details.
50 watts peak power x 4 channels
For powerful sound.
Direct control for Apple iPod and iPhone®
Lets you connect and control your iPod or iPhone from your deck.
Advanced App mode
Provides on-screen access and control of select Android and iPhone apps, including MIXTRAX, Pandora, Rdio, Aupeo!, StreamS, Livio, Maps, MotionX GPS Drive, INRIX, Waze, DashCommand, Calendar, Contacts and Photos.
With an included microphone for hands-free calling from your Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone.
Rear camera connectivity
Lets you easily connect a back-up camera to aid in parking.
2 pair of preamp outputs (2V)
For connection to a separate amp (not included).
7" WVGA capacitive multitouch panel
For control of your car audio experience.
Tuner with 24 presets (6 AM, 18 FM)
So you can quickly find your favorite channels. Also supports Radio Data System information.
8-band graphic EQ
Lets you adjust the audio balance to suit your preferences.
External GPS antenna
Provides enhanced positioning accuracy to help you quickly and easily arrive at your destination.
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- Pioneer AppRadio 2 7" - Built-In Bluetooth - Apple® iPod®-Ready - In-Dash Deck
- Apple iPod, iPhone and 4th-generation iPod touch direct control cable
- Owner's manual
- Advanced Sound FeatureEEQ Performance Chip
- Built-In HD RadioNo
- Car Stereo CategoriesDigital Media Receiver
- Bluetooth Built-inYes
- Built-In GPSNo
- Front AuxiliaryNo
- Front USBNo
- Rear Camera ConnectivityYes
- Remote ControlNo
Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews(75 Reviews)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great and easy to installPosted .
This is a great radio. I bought it after I saw it in a friends truck. I was able to install it myself with relative ease. I used a wiring harness to hook up to the factory wiring. The radio runs great and it is fairly easy to use. Makes a nice addition to my truck.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Awesome double din for the pricePosted .
Very easy install, overall the unit is easy to use and perfect.. The only thing that it doesn't have is a CD player... It's 2013 everyone has a mp3I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Better than a stock CD PlayerPosted .
I had a stock CD player in my car for over 6 years, I decided that if I was going to get something, it needed to feature the latest in in-car technology, be reasonalbly priced, and exceed the functions that my stock deck had. Word of advice to anyone who is interested in purchasing this deck: DO YOUR HOMEWORK! I was surprised at all of the negative reviews posted about this product. By doing some reasearch on this product - I had a clear understanding of the App Radios limitations. (1) Its not apple TV nor is it meant to be a mirror image of your apple device.. Pioneer has done a decent job of providing basic apps that allows you to do what most people want when you hook up an ipod.. Play music! (2) There is no other product like App Radio.. that said, the folks at Pioneer were clearly worried about folks starring at the screen and not on the road while manuvering through apps.. as a result, the unit will display a warning screen everytime you start up the radio. Its not unlike having to unlock your ipod or iphone just to access it so I dont see it being a big deal.. however just an FYI. (3) People have found ways to add more functionality to App Radio. Some people (including myself) can now watch Youtube and run other unsupported apps... this is truly the best part about the unit. However, it will not work for the iphone 5 or anybody running iOS6 on their phones. (Just a heads up) Given these issues, its clearly not for everyone. However, I now have hands free capabilty, no longer have to carry CD's in the car, and can run apps like WAZE which provides GPS and turn-by-turn directions. It can sync up with your phones contact list, provide charging capability and has built in bluetooth (in some radios, you have to pay extra to get this) Overall, way better than a stock CD player.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great Product but...Posted .
It's a great product with a lot of potential although the UI is a bit difficult to use but once you get used to it and accept it for what it is then it's not bad at all especially when compared to other products in the category. The unit is also very simple and light weight! There's no disc drive so there's basically no moving parts which means vibrations are less likely to cause failures to the unit. This was also lighter than my previous Alpine CDA-9884 (a 1DIN cd player). I primarily use it with my iPod for music along with watching music videos (it wouldn't do this unit justice if you just used it for radio or plain music); so far so good. The CarMediaPlay works but it would be great if it had the ability to play videos because you would have to exit the native iPod function to enter the Apps, then go to CarMediaPlay or any other apps that are compatible to the AppRadio and have been installed to your iPhone/iPod Touch. This will cause the music to cut off and also takes a some time to load. The sound is definitely much improved, my speakers sound amazing even when compared to my last setup with an Alpine deck with the alpine plug-n-play amp. The sound has a lot more warmth and bass along with great adjustability from customizable EQ settings. The GPS function is not bad and is an added bonus to the list of features. The unit has a standalone GPS antenna and will basically assist in locating your current position in Google's Map App on your iPhone/iPod Touch. The app will function just as it would on the AppRadio Head Unit much like it would on your iPhone/iPod Touch. The bluetooth functionality is great but I've experienced a buzzing sound when talking on the phone but this could be caused by my speaker volume and mic placement. So far the unit has been great and has done everything I've asked. This was my first double din headunit in my car but I've played around with a lot in other stores to get a feel for what it's like and this one has been one of the smoother ones. I would recommend this to anyone just looking for a head unit that doesn't look tacky and functions well and has the ability to play movies from your iPod Touch or iPhone. This will also work with android phones through a HDMI to MHL cable but I have yet to try that. I'm also looking forward to trying the DashCommand App. I feel like many of the faults and redundancies can be addressed and fixed if Pioneer took the time to listen to their end-users not just letting software engineers do their thing because many people don't have the ability to think in a complex manner and go "hey so if I follow this architecture, then maybe I can get there..."I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Good but not so good...Posted .
This review is based off of a Droid Razr. I love the concept of this radio, I had it installed Saturday, June 9, 2012 and it looks perfect in the car. The radio is very accessible, and I have an ipod that is plugged into it 24/7 which is nice to have. It does not offer satellite radio, which I have been used to until this got installed. The bluetooth connects almost all of the time. It syncs your contacts, missed calls, etc. but some of the time it will sync then you have to turn the bluetooth off and resync it which is annoying. With the cords connected you can access about 5 applications which are basically useless, two of them are navigation applications (which actually work perfect), and one is an app like pandora but rarely works. There is an update for the system but it didn't seem to help anything after I installed it, which by the way, had to be installed via flashdrive. Heres a short list of the negatives: - Screen on your phone has to be on all the time - You CANNOT listen to pandora or your ipod, or even the radio, while in "apps" so basically when you have navigation on you can only listen to that one app that rarely works. Which to me is a huge negative. I have spent about 12 hours with this system since installed because I drove across state the next day and those are the problems I had. I expected more from Pioneer considering their reputation, but I will be returning this product soon since it malfunctions too often and doesn't offer all of its features at once. I can't speak for people who have iPhones but I know there are more applications available to them.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
I installed and Connect to Nexus Galaxy AndroidPosted .
I have been waiting for an Andriod radio to hit the market and I thought I would give this one a shot. I have a Nexus Galaxy Andriod phone and purchase this radio before the device was on their compatible list, it has since been added. I installed the radio in my Tahoe, was pretty easy. I have been using the radio for 2 weeks now. I also received the Android cable, normally $100, for free with a bundle Best Buy had that week. Some issues I had. First issue was the calibration of the screen after install, it boots up to one white circle, it never tells you that it is waiting for you to touch it to calibrate it. Once I figured that out and connected my phone to the cable and bluetooth, the interface came right up. So about 1 in every 10 times the phone does not connect but I just have to unplug it and plug it back in to work. I would like an app for google music because even if you mark the song for offline play, it does not show up in the music app. Things I do like. Pandora plays great and the interface is perfect. Downloaded the Waze app for traffic and GPS, this is an interesting app and the GPS connection is fast. Bluetooth phone works great, all my contacts are listed on the app radio and I can dial and answer easily. The Car Media app works well and will display all the music that is loaded on the device and moves fast in between songs. Things I don't like. You cannot listen to the radio and use the Waze app at the same time. No button to go from one preset to the next. Hoping that some of these improvements will come but I am enjoying the new radio.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Unusable - buy JVC for same concept insteadPosted .
NOTE: This review is in conjunction with an iPhone 4S. I have no idea about how this unit works with an Android device, there are two buttons that say they are only used with Android, so maybe it is better - given my experience I wouldn't count on it, but I can't say first-hand on Android. BACKGROUND As I watched car commercials over the past year, and started to notice that about half of them focused on the stereo instead of the car, I decided to update entertainment systems in 4 cars instead of buying two new cars. I have purchased the following in the last 12 months Jensen Navigation stereo put in a 2001 SaaB 9-3 Parrot Asteroid put in a 1996 Mercedes SL 500 (about the best stereo ever for what it is - don't expect full nav, but bluetooth, voice control, and iPod integration is absolutely TOP NOTCH) $159.00 2 Din - motor screen - Chinese Special from e-Bay put in a 1998 Sebring Convertible Pioneer App Radio 2 put in a 2003 Mercedes ML-500 (replaced factory Bose with Nav, but no blue tooth and the auto-volume had gone funny and would randomly go up and down). JVC KW-AV60BT REPLACED Pioneer AppRadio 2 in 2003 Mercedes ML-500 Also purchased a 2011 Corvette Grand Sport with Bose Nav system The reason I give this background is to document that, in the past year, I have dealt with 10 car stereos, between the stock stereos and their replacements. I would rather have used any of them, even the stock with a cassette adapter for the iPod, and the cheap chinese special, over the App Radio 2. REVIEW First, I will say that the sound from the App Radio, using the internal amp, was better than the sound from the stock Bose. The screen was relatively bright, high resolution, and, for the short time I had it, the hardware quality seemed average to better than average. Now the big problem - USER INTERFACE! 1- When the car was started, I would have to say OK to the nanny screen NO MATTER WHAT I wanted to do, NOT JUST NAV OR VIDEO. 2- Then, if I was using anything other than the tuner, the App Radio application would ask for access to on my iPhone - EVERY TIME 3- After I say OK on the iPhone THE NANNY SCREEN COMES BACK UP. 4- The stereo never remembers what I was doing, unless the last thing was the tuner OR if I hadn't used any other application on my iPhone (phone, music, anything) since I was last in the car. Nearly every time that I got in the car it required a sequence of no less than 4 clicks, some on the phone and some of the stereo, before I could even start to choose what I wanted to do. Then I had to manually go back to what whatever I was doing 10 minutes ago before I walked in the grocery store and answered a call from my wife. In comparison, the Asteroid doesn't do a good job of remembering what I was doing before I turned it off, but I only have to click one button, 2 or three times, to get exactly back to where I was, and I never have to touch the phone. Not ideal, but I am back to where I was in 5 seconds - I am not exaggerating when I say, if I was going to drive for less than 10 minutes I wouldn't even bother turning the AppRadio back on because it would take me a full 2 minutes to navigate through everything to get back to what I was listening to. I agree with other reviews I have seen here, and in other places; this is a good concept completely destroyed by half-hearted user design and terrible software! The stereo does a lot, especially for the price, but it is very difficult to use, and, as I mentioned, incredibly cumbersome for even simple tasks. The JVC is essentially the same concept, the screen isn't quite as big, and doesn't seem quite as good, but the user experience is soooo much better that I don't care at all. The JVC screen is better than the screen on the Bose in the Corvette, and I never look at it and even notice the screen. Save yourself some money and a lot of heartache and buy the JVC instead. Last point, the installer that has installed all of the units above for me said that, since the App Radio (not the 2, but the original) came out, he has installed ONLY ONE AppRadio or AppRadio 2 that has not been removed within 30 days. He tried to warn me off when I bought it initially, but I ignored him.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Works Great - Needs UpdatesPosted .
I love the radio. The Geek Squad at Manchester NH did my install and they were spectacular. Josh went over the entire process with me and made sure that I was happy with everything. Josh ran the bluetooth microphone to where I wanted it and hid the NAV antenna under my hood. Josh was great. Skilly helped out with a technical issue and he did a great job as well. As far as the radio goes, it's a great radio with cool functions. However, if you use the motion X app, you need to pay an additional $25 to have control of the stuff on the screen. The navigation stuff shows on the screen, but you have to control it using the iphone. Also, other than Pandora and Radio, you need to play with the Emergency Break to get it to allow you to see the apps and you get constant warnings that you can't use video etc... while driving. Whats the point of having Navigation Software show on the screen if you need to have the E Break engaged to get it to show on the screen. Also, some of the apps need my iphone to be awake in order to show on the screen, which means my iphone overheats. It should be able to pass the data to the app radio without the iphone being awake. Now, all of this stuff is tolerable because of how awesome this is overall. I love being able to control Pandora from the Radio and not the phone. The bluetooth phone portion works perfectly and I am in a wrangler with the top off and the person on the other end can still hear me. The great thing is that there is already an update out and it took me 5 minutes to get the latest update. So keep the updates coming pioneer and keep up the good work. Thanks to the Geeks at Manchester Best Buy and I look forward to more work being done on my ride.I would recommend this to a friend
Q: QuestionCan I make phone calls hands free through this systemI'm looking for a blue tooth car stereo that I can make hands free phone calls through. Is that feature available, and if not, can you point me towards one that will?
Asked by Anonymous.
- A:Answer System does do hands free phone calls. Sound quality for person you talk to may not be the best. Microphone pics up a lot of noise. That may be the placement of were i put the mic though.
Answered by jj125111