Rand McNally - OverDryve 7 Connected Car Tablet with GPS - Black
- Model: OVERDRYVE 7
- SKU: 5557700
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- Power adapter
- Rand McNally OverDryve
- Screen protector
- Vehicle mounting kit
- Vehicle power charger
Ratings & Reviews
Make phone calls and text hands-free via Bluetooth.
Integrates with your phone's built-in voice assistant (Siri, Google, etc.) so you can use voice commands to read and send text messages, place hands-free calls, and more.
Stream music, podcasts and audio books from apps on your phone or OverDryve, or download content and play from OverDryve.
The built-in dash cam can help provide documentation of driving incidents as well as a video memento from the road.
Get where you're going with Rand McNally's award-winning, on-board navigation. Simply speak your destination and you're on your way.
Download popular Android apps, games and more. Take OverDryve with you and use as a tablet when you're away from the car.
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Great, and better than I expectedSeptember 19, 2016
I like this a lot better than I thought that I would. The short review for those in a hurry, setup was easy, it connected easily, the NAV is spot on accurate and the big screen makes everything easy to do. In more detail, I read somewhere of the Overdryve that it can turn your dumb car into a smart one. I'd say that's very accurate. Connecting to the Overdryve by Bluetooth from your phone is simple. If you've done it anywhere before, you can do it here. Setup and playing music through the FM transmitter was super simple. It tells you which channel to tune to, you tune to it, open your app and start playing music. I like that you can swipe left and right to skip tracks. Nice little touch while driving. The best part of this system is the size of the screen. I could never get a car mount that I liked and have my phone in an orientation that made navigating the best, even though I have a large phone. The screen size is definitely an asset here. It's also very clear and due to the size, you can fit a lot of the options on it while not covering the map too much while navigating. Speaking of options, I wouldn't even try to tell you all of them. But there are many to customize the NAV (Voice, day/night mode, etc.). The prompts are perfectly timed, and even then there's an option to change how far away you get each of the 3 prompts. Most important is the accuracy of a a navigation, and so far this thing beats Google Maps and Waze, my two preferred navigation apps (Google Maps for directions, Wave for navigating. Don't judge.). Along with places I don't know, I tested is by putting in the grocery store down the street. It actually took me to an entrance that I didn't know was there that leads right to the front of the place and is way better than the way I would usually go or Waze would take me. Also, Google Maps and Waze have never had my home at the right place on the map. The neighborhood is a large oval that has homes and townhouses lining both sides. Google maps and Waze both place my address on the top middle of the circle. We're on the bottom right. The first thing that I did with the NAV here is put in my address and it was spot on. I've stopped using the others and this is my NAV now. It also has live traffic and gas prices if you connect through a hotspot on your phone, but there are restaurants and other things programmed in that you don't need a hotspot for. Plus, if you're short on data, the NAV will not use any. The magnets on the smart mount are strong and hold it in place. But I must highly recommend the bean bag dash mount. The smart mount connects onto it, and then you just set it where you want on the dashboard. I had doubts that it wouldn't move, and that thing has stayed still even when I got cut off and had to hit the brakes and swerve. Plus, since it's not connected you can easily pick the whole thing up and take it to another car and plug it in, place it on the dash and you're on your way. The last thing that I'll mention is the speed of the Overdryve. Typing inputs are instant and suggestions load very fast in the NAV. Overall, if you have a "Dumb" car then this could be a great fit. I would recommend it, and the bean bag dash mount.
I would recommend this to a friend
No-Brainer If You Want A Great All-In-One SystemSeptember 16, 2016
I wondered about creating a GPS system nowadays with so many people having their smartphones with their own GPS functionality or with most cars coming with some kind of infotainment system, but after using the OverDryve 7 for the last two weeks, I think it is a great system and is a no-brainer for anyone looking to add GPS functionality to their car. First off, my favorite thing about this device is the mounting bracket. I kid you not. One of the things I always hated about car GPS systems was having to lock it in place and reconnect the power and such. In the process of doing that I would invariably mess with my carefully set up positioning and would have to do it all over again. The Overdryve has an awesome bracket that you keep set up in your car and plugged in to everything and the Overdryve unit itself links via magnets and the connections are made through little contacts on the back. Easy-peasy. On top of that, the basestation also has an additional GPS antenna to improve location accuracy. Now I have rarely had problems with previous GPS devices and but the additional antenna could probably help when you are in the 'canyons' of the city, though I haven't gone downtown to try it yet. The GPS system is great. While my car has one built in, it acts a bit too much like my mother and won't let me input anything if I am not at a complete stop. My wife can't even do it from the passenger seat because if we are moving at all it completely locks out the GPS controls. I understand why, but it would be nice for some kind of override. With the Overdryve, we don't have to worry about that. She just plucks the device from the mount, types in the destination and clicks it back into place. The guidance voice is kind of grating but so is my wife yelling directions at me from her phone! I played around with the handsfree and entertainment applications and they are fine, but my car handles that pretty seamlessly, so I don't think I will be using that function of the Overdryve. The voice commands are much more responsive than those for my car system so I will give it that. The other thing I don't have to worry about is the backup camera or tire pressure monitor, because my car already has that, but if your car doesn't, this is a really cool feature. While each of those systems is an add-on, they are both only about $150 each and I guarantee I paid more for that functionality from the auto maker. As for the Overdryve also being an Android tablet, and can be used off the mount like any other tablet, it is true that it can do so, but it is a little bulky for that and it is an Android tablet with all that entails. Sorry, I have an iPad and I can't really see myself ever using this as just a regular tablet, but perhaps if you forgot yours and you have a fussy kid in the back and want to send it to the back seat to quiet them down, this could be a lifesaver. Now for my few quibbles with the device. I had a little trouble syncing it to my phone for the first few tries but after I did a phone restart I didn't have a problem and it had maintained the sync no problem, so it could have been my phone and not the Overdryve. My only other problem is the name. Seriously, Overdryve?! I realize that Overdrive was probably taken but I kind of feel like some hipster should be on TV telling me how 'swaggy' this thing is. Every time I have had to type Overdryve into this review, I have had to roll my eyes and they are getting tired. In summary, if you want a great functioning GPS system, and that is all, this is a phenomenal GPS and it costs about the same as other 7-inch GPS systems. If you need the functionality of an infotainment system, and want the ability to add safety features like a back-up camera and tire pressure monitoring, this is a no-brainer because you get all of that for the price of a basic 7" GPS. On top of all that, you get a fully functional Android tablet! I really can't see why anyone would buy any other standalone car GPS system now that this is out. Even if you don't need the other functions, they are nice to have and Rand McNally has created the best GPS device I have ever used, for the same price as other systems. Seriously, this is the unit to get.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rand McNally made a tablet into a smart car!September 15, 2016
First off I really can't stand Android so I will avoid any negative issues with that since this isn't really Rand McNally's fault other than they chose to run it in this tablet. The tablet itself is solid feeling and has a nice rubber grip in the back to keep it from sliding around and for holding a good grip on it. I have owned iPads since inception and I am never happy with other tablets touch and sensors but this one has me saying, wow they got it. The sensitivity is great and no need to apply lots of pressure. I like the weight of it as well, a tad heavier than ipads but feels like it should take some abuse for a while. My unit came with all necessary cables, screen protector, dash pad and the heavy duty bean bag dash pad. The packaging and box were solid and well thought out. I have not tested out the tire pressure monitoring system nor the backup camera since it didn't come with it and is an added accessory. I also haven't dabbled in the vehicle monitoring yet. I also did not install any games or apps, no reason for me as I wouldn't use those features. It can link to your phone and hotspot which is great. I enjoyed the pop up text and call features, SIRI links up great as well. The mapping was strange to me but I am very used to google maps for directions on my phone. I have a dash camera but tested out the dash cam option on this tablet and wasn't very impressed, it's very choppy and the tablet is quite heavy so it bounces around just enough to make the filming annoying, but the option is there and integrated into the unit. Mind you though my dash cam was close in price to this tablet and it's only a dash cam. I don't really dig the antenna but that's just me, you would think with the technology these days it could have been integrated into the unit. I may order the back up camera and tire monitoring system to get this baby totally integrated and see if I enjoy it even more. Get this unit and make your non smart car a smarter car. I see big potential and need for these in every car.
I would recommend this to a friend
Nice GPS deviceOctober 27, 2016
The Rand McNally – OverDryve is a next generation GPS unit which is basically a highly customized version of an Android tablet. In addition to providing traditional navigation like any GPS, it comes with a series of features. Personally I like the voice – controlled voice assistant as the best feature as when you are driving around it easy just to give voice commands and not take your hands off the wheel. I can do hands free calling and messaging and also change music via Bluetooth. It comes with a nice mounting device and it’s very easy to install as well. Overall a nice product and good value for money.
I would recommend this to a friend
Great ProductDecember 7, 2016
First off, I'm not a techie and when my husband saw that I brought home an OverDryve, he had a look, chuckled and said good luck. So for a person who has trouble pairing a bluetooth ear piece, I was very surprised that I was able to follow the OverDryve setup process which believe it or not was pretty easy. It has you go through the normal stuff, connect with wifi, connect with your phone, something about connecting to your car stereo which I didn't do, register your product and so on. Only took a few minutes and after I was done, I went to make a phone call expecting that surely something would have to be redone in order to get it to work. Well, guess what. It worked. It loaded my contacts, I called my sister and she and I could hear each other clearly. I brought it from my house to the car and have been loving it ever since. I've only used the GPS app a few times and while i could figure it out, I want to spend a bit more time with it before commenting too much. At first glance, it may be a little trickier to use than Google maps, but the directions seemed to be a lot clearer and I could much better see what lane to be in and how to get on or off a highway. I think it will become my preferred navigation app but want to use it some more before saying for sure. Haven't done much more that calls and texts, which work perfectly, and some directions, but in time will try out some of the other things I saw from the Best Buy display. Love it so far and recommend you give it a try.
I would recommend this to a friend
Overdryve OverachievesSeptember 11, 2016
The Rand McNally Overdryve 7 is a very strange and unique device. This device allows you the turn any car into a "connected car." There are so many features packed into this little device its not even funny. There is many things to break down with the Overdryve 7 but I will try my best to be brief which may be very hard to do... The Presentation: The black box is great very clear label brightly calling to you. Everything on the box makes it clear what the device is letting you know what it can do from every single feature. I applaud Rand McNally for being direct and to the point. Once you open the box you are greeted with most of the manuals and a quick start guide showing you how to set things up and of course all of the box contents. Rand McNally was kind enough to even drop a free screen protector inside for the "tablet" itself, THANK YOU! This is something most companies don't do. (Note: I used a iPhone 6 Plus and a Galaxy S6 Edge Plus on the device for Bluetooth Pairing.) Design: To me the Overdryve design is more of a 7 inch GPS then a basic tablet, Which lets be real here its nothing pretty. The tablet itself is small and compact but it feels extremely durable as well as weighted. I'm sure if you drop this on the ground nothing will break. There is grip material on the back that keeps it solid in the hand. Whats interesting is there are many speaker grills on the back. The sound from the Overdryve is down right phenomenal, You can hear this thing from so far away. People in the backseat will indeed be able to hear everything just from the tablet itself (I will talk about the sound more later.) There are a number of ports on the device for connection such as HDMI, USB, and Headphone jack. There is also a Micro SD slot to add even more storage (Love this feature personally because you can continuously record from the "dash cam.") The screen is 1280 x 800 which is not that bad to look at on the 7 inch device. Everything is readable and clear. Installation: Easy. There isn't much to be said. My review unit came with an coupon for installation for Best buy's Geek Squad but its surely wasn't needed. Its as simple as just placing the base down with the suction cups and connecting the ports. It isn't much to be done. Again you can use an AUX cord for the speakers, Use the speaker base, or use a radio station (which I do) to hear the device audio. They also sell an optional "Creascent beanbag dash pad." which securely hold the Overdryve in place. with the tablet being 7 inches it doesn't take up your flied of view when driving. Tablet OS (features): The OS is designed around driving but ultimately its Android no matter how you skin it. The Tablet / GPS is smooth when using with no slow downs or hiccups but you aren't doing much anyway. Lets get one thing out of the way, there is NO GOOGLE PLAY on this device, which means there is NO GOOGLE APPS INSTALLED. Instead what McNally have instead a place where you can get apps from with options of the app store. The best out of the bunch is clearly Amazon App store where you can download other / more apps and I highly recommend doing that. Another note, the device uses Nvidia chipset so also keep that in mind. The widget that sits on the first home screen is where the car features come in. Messaging - You can send messages with your voice without taking your hand off the steering wheel. I'm going to keep this short and sweet. The feature worked fine but you must speak clearly and loud for it to be flawless. Yes it worked with iOS just in a different way. Due to a limitation on iOS Apple requires you to Siri to send text...so all Overdryve does is activate Siri for messages. Please take note of that. Phone - Use any smartphone with Bluetooth you have. One of the best feature of the tablet and the calls was very clear coming from the device. It syncs your contacts so you don't have to input anything into the device. Maps / Navigation - Yep the maps are spot on and accurate want to know the best part? (and probably the main reason you are buying this device.) YOU DON'T NEED AN INTERNET CONNECTION to use it! I can't tell you how much I appreciate a dedicated GPS with the maps built in. They use "here" maps and its own data so everything is already perfect as far as accuracy. But as usual there is a little bit lag when using the maps application. The Smart Mount improves the GPS signal with the pin connectors on the back of the device you can reassure you will never get lost on the road and from my experiences it does the job. Remember none of the device have to be on a internet connection. Camera* - Uses the camera on the back of the tablet to record whats in front of you. It's pretty much a dash camera. The camera isn't of good quality but for what its suppose to do its awesome. and to have it on the device just make your life easier if an accident occurs. Monitoring* - Untested. *Rand McNally sells an optional Wifi Backup camera and Tire Pressure Monitoring System. Which I was unable to test since it was not supplied. Entertainment - You have a "Bluetooth player" which plays music from your smartphone, "Media" that you can put music on an SD card, and "FM Transmitter" which pushes sound from an FM station you set it to. Since its Android you can Sideload apps such as Netflix, Hulu, Spotify and so on for kids int he backset if you so choose. I side loaded Apple Music on to the device and it played pretty well. Not much outside of these features but for a connected car GPS tablet these features are great when used on the tablet. I wouldn't recommend playing any android games on this and it shouldn't even be thought. Sound: The sound on the Overdryve is amazing. Everything and I mean everything is loud and clear. There are many speakers on the back of tablet itself but the real shining star here is the smart dock. The speakers on the smart dock are extremely powerful where you can hear the conversation while driving with the window open. Rand McNally was smart to include the smart dock and all of its packed in features. Without this Overdryve wouldn't be even half as good as a product that it is. That's pretty much it as far as the Overdryve goes. Its not much here and that is a good thing. Overdryve is made for the cars and it excel at it. Sure they say you can use it as a standalone tablet but I personally wouldn't but as a device to turn your car into a connected car it does the job pretty well. I would certainly recommend it to people who don't have a connected car.
I would recommend this to a friend
Cool way to add safety and technology to a carSeptember 8, 2016
RandMcNally OverDryve 7 SUMMARY: This is a lengthy review of a feature-rich product, so let me provide a quick summary. While it’s not cheap, I think it is a bargain when you complete a few calculations. Compared to what you pay on new cars for similar features, it’s down-right cheap. When you consider the safety features, it might be a life saver, which is hard to put a price on. Value is a personal calculation, but this device is intensely cool and . . . . really useful. I would not be surprised to see car salespeople whispering in your ear to go check it out and save money on upgrade packages. UNPACKING: After first unpacking and inspecting the rugged tablet, the mounting brackets and assorted charging cables I can report that Rand McNally (RM) is following the lead of premium electronics companies. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but over the last few years, luxury manufacturers have pampered their purchasers by presenting their products in premium packaging. It’s a nice introduction to a new product and adds to the experience. INITIAL SETUP: [ There is a COUPON for FREE installation in the box!!! I wanted to create a setup that I can move between vehicles, so I chose to do my own install so I ignored the coupon. You will certainly want to let the BB Geeks do this if it’s in your everyday vehicle.] I’m not sure I’ve seen a product based on new software and multiple applications that is so well thought out. And I DIDN’T read the instructions through most of this. I set up my device by plugging it into its USB wall plug, connecting to my WIFI and connecting to my phone’s Bluetooth. 5 minutes. The rest needed to be accomplished in the car. That didn’t mean I couldn’t play with the various apps. The Rand McNally applications pop up in front of the basic Android apps. Messaging, Phone Access, Navigation, Camera(s), Monitoring and Entertainment take up the 6 part grid. I have the 7” screen and it is an ideal size for most vehicles. I played with the camera App first. Under this selection you can choose to use the tablet as a DASH CAM, or as a COLLISION WARNING SYSTEM, or as a standard CAMERA. It’s all pretty intuitive. Typical Android SWIPES, touch sensitive ICONS, and a few surface mounted BUTTONS handle everything. Beneath the nifty Car Apps, there is a nice Android (5.1) Tablet with 32Gb storage, front and rear cameras, and added microSD storage slot. IN THE CAR: I’m ready to install my mount in the car and see how this all works. Other than the Setup instructions which are in a simple brochure and also on the tablet, there doesn’t seem to be a more thorough description of the Apps. I’d prefer having a comprehensive USER GUIDE. Yeah, I saw the advertising overviews but I’m just a bit more obsessive than average and I’m not so familiar with Android devices. Oh well, let’s se how intuitive this is. Plugged into AUX and plugged into Power and set it on the dash of my Genesis using the INCLUDED beanbag/clamshell mount. [The Bean Bag Pad shows separately for $29, so it may be an extra.] It’s all a bit imposing sitting on the dash. I suppose it doesn’t interfere with my view more than what Audi and others do with their NAV units mounted on a dash, but it might interfere with the view of shorter drivers or those with equally high dashes. The entire device is hefty, and I wouldn’t want to be hit with it. I haven’t tried the glass mount but it looks up to the task. The Tablet to mount interface earns special attention. Once the mount is attached to your car (permanent, beanbag, or windshield) the tablet MAGNETICALLY attaches to the mount. Easily, Reliably, No Fuss, and it can be quickly grabbed . . . leaving all mounting hardware behind . . . and stuffed in a jacket or purse. If you drive around with a co-pilot, this is a great feature so they can use some Apps or adjust settings while it’s in their lap and not have to strain against a seatbelt. Wife loved this. The DASH CAM. I love the idea of the Dash Camera so I got that working immediately. Really sharp video . . . it captured a late summer dragonfly skimming near my hood and everything was sharp across a wide field of view. Nice videos. (The really responsive SUPPORT LINE informed me that the videos can be downloaded to a computer for editing. I was surprised to discover limited control via Android, so I called.) Next up, I wondered if I could simultaneously use the camera in Collision Avoidance mode. Nope. The camera will not go into another mode until you bail out of the current mode. That’s OK for me but you might feel differently. NAVIGATION. This was all fairly standard, but I did have to be patient for the first few uses. It may be using a buffer to store initial locations because it started slow. I’m not sure why it didn’t list local Supermarkets when I searched, but it got most other places of interest. The NAV voice appears over the FM station I used, and it was loud enough. I need to look at the settings. PHONE App. This is important to me so I tested voice quality and ease of access. The contact list takes up the right half of the screen and is easy to scroll and select. Once you select the contact, an easy-to-see and select phone button appears and initiates dialing. Voice quality was judged fine by the test recipient. I liked the way the phone operates in much the same way as it does on cars where it is built in. It took disconnecting my Bluetooth and reconnecting to get my initial contact downloads, but it works now. It beats grabbing for a phone out of my pocket. MESSAGING: I don’t ever TEXT Message. But, I test drove the OverDryve and discovered how easy this is. Because I have an iPhone, the device uses SIRI for texting. Really, really simple. I used the same contact list but I pressed the MICROPHONE ICON and SIRI pops up asking what to write. It’s just sitting there ready and waiting from one press. This has got to be safer that the silliness I see on the roads around me with head down, car weaving, and imminent danger for the rest of us. Very impressive. Having MUSIC stored on my phone readily accessible without added wires was great. Sound quality was good but not better than a straight AUX into my radio. I don’t have the service monitoring Dongle or the Tire Pressure accessory ($149), but others might find those especially useful — for an added price. There is also a WIRELESS BACKUP CAMERA available for $130. I have one already, and couldn't live without it. CONCLUSION: I’m not sure there is a similar device on the market. You can, of course, order up electronics packages in most cars, with prices varying from $600 to more than $2000, but you get what they want to give you, not necessarily what you want. Some popular vehicles have no navigation at any price, none have a Dash Cam, and when all else is considered, this is a tablet that you can bring with you while vacationing, or at school, or for activities in the home. Apparently, Rand McNally has a full array of products for truckers, including tablets and dash cams. While average consumers may view them as the new kids, this product proves that they are quite capable with these tools and may teach the traditional players a thing or two. For me, this device is a bargain and it adds safety and technology features to an entry level vehicle (or used car, rental, recreational vehicle or fixer-upper.) I liked it and I’m going to keep it.
I would recommend this to a friend
Best vehicle smart deviceDecember 2, 2016
Has everything you would need to travel to work, on a trip, or just to cruise around.
I would recommend this to a friend
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