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In-dash GPS Navigation: Articles & Videos

Video: Kenwood 2013 In-dash Navigation Receivers

Video: Kenwood 2013 In-dash Navigation Receivers

by Zak Billmeier

Kenwood's 2013 in-dash navigation receivers give you snappy GPS navigation, including free traffic updates. You can listen to Internet radio through your smartphone, talk hands-free, and play music from all kinds of sources. They're the perfect in-dash command center for your ride.

 
Video: Kenwood In-dash Navigation and iDatalink

Video: Kenwood In-dash Navigation and iDatalink

by Zak Billmeier

If your Ford vehicle comes with factory SYNC features, you don't have to worry about losing your favorite conveniences to get navigation and better sound - iDatalink's Maestro module lets you install a Kenwood navigation receiver without losing those factory features. For SYNC systems, you'll be able to retain voice-controlled features, steering wheel audio controls, and factory audio functions, plus enjoy expanded functionality including gauges, climate controls, a distance sensor, and tire pre

 
Video: Three ways to get GPS in your car

Video: Three ways to get GPS in your car

by Matt Freeman

Most smartphones offer some kind of GPS app right out of the box. So why would you want to buy a dedicated navigation device like a receiver or a portable? To investigate, we installed a nav receiver, secured a portable GPS device to the windshield, and uploaded a GPS app on an iPhone® 5. Then we hit the road for some performance tests.

 
Video: Demo of the Clarion NZ503 Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the Clarion NZ503 Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

Your single-DIN (2" tall) dash opening shouldn't stop you from taking advantage of in-dash navigation and DVD compatibility. Clarion's NZ503 navigation receiver sports a retractable 7" color touchscreen display that gives you access to detailed maps and a whole lot more. Check out the NZ503 in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT310 Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT310 Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

Whether you're hitting the road for a family vacation or braving the daily commute to work, you want a trustworthy guide leading the way. JVC's KW-NT310 navigation receiver features a beautiful 6.1" touchscreen that gives you quick access to its maps and 8 million points of interest. And the it's loaded with features that'll come in handy.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT510HDT Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT510HDT Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

JVC's KW-NT510HDT navigation receiver features rapid traffic updates and other alerts through its dedicated HD Radio™ tuner, so you'll be able to see congestion developing along your route and find a way around potential pitfalls. This handy travel companion also features Bluetooth®, HD Radio reception, and smartphone compatibility to make your drive more convenient. Check it out in this short demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT810HDT Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the JVC KW-NT810HDT Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

JVC's KW-NT810HDT navigation receiver features intuitive guidance and a 7" display. And you can tune in great-sounding HD Radio™ broadcasts and control select smartphone apps and functions on the go. Check it out in our demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9726BT Navigation Receiver

Video: Demo of the Jensen VM9726BT Navigation Receiver

by Ken Nail

Jensen's VM9726BT navigation receiver offers a full suite of in-dash delights at a very compelling price. You'll have a 6.2" high-gloss touchsreen at your command, plus control over your audio and video sources from the driver's seat. Hands-free calling and music streaming? Yep, that too. Take a closer look in this demo video.

 
Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

Testing Android™ compatibility with new car receivers

by Alexander Hrabe

Many receivers promise Android compatibility, but how many features you can access depends on your phone. We got hands-on with three touchscreens to get some answers. While we didn't find a one-size-fits-all solution, the hunt for the perfect fit proved more rewarding.

 
A tale of two Mustangs

A tale of two Mustangs

by Jon Paulette

A stock Ford Mustang is a beautiful thing, but for many owners, a stock model is just a starting point. A Mustang can always be made to go faster, look wilder, or, of course, sound better. Whether you own a classic or a contemporary model, we can help you build a stereo that's as legendary as the car you drive.

 
Video: Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

Video: Pioneer NEX in-dash receivers

by Video Guest

Pioneer's 2014 NEX receivers give you a touchscreen command center in your dash. You'll get the sound quality you expect from a Pioneer, plus a whole lot more.

 
Video: Kenwood HDMI connectivity

Video: Kenwood HDMI connectivity

by Video Guest

The HDMI input in certain Kenwood receivers lets you view your phone's screen right in your dash, and even control certain apps from Kenwood's touchscreen.

 
Why won't a double-DIN receiver fit in my car?

Why won't a double-DIN receiver fit in my car?

by Jon Paulette

When you're looking at a good-sized receiver nestled in an expansive dashboard, it's only natural to assume that a touchscreen DVD/nav receiver will fit right in. Alas, that's not always the case.

 
Video: Demo of the Clarion NX603 navigation receiver

Video: Demo of the Clarion NX603 navigation receiver

by Ken Nail

Clarion's NX603 navigation receiver provides directions, plays your media, and let you access your phone on the go - it also puts you in touch with a wealth of road-friendly apps through Clarion's Smart Access platform, which utilizes the cloud to keep you in touch with the world outside. All you need is a smartphone and the Smart Access app to enjoy real-time connectivity to social media, news, your calendar, and more. See this and more in this demo video.

 
Video: Demo of the Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

Video: Demo of the Clarion NX404 navigation receiver

by Ken Nail

Clarion's NX404 navigation receiver delivers accurate guidance and a wealth of entertainment options, along with safe ways to integrate your phone so you and your passengers can stay connected on the go. Check out some of what it can do in this demo video.

 
Andrew W's 2007 Toyota Tacoma

Andrew W's 2007 Toyota Tacoma

by Dominic Devito

Andrew W. from Charlotte, NC, loaded up his 2007 Toyota Tacoma PreRunner with a wealth of toys, including a Kenwood navigation receiver, some Alpine speakers, a pair of Rockford Fosgate enclosed subs, and an alarm system.