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Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

Smartphone receiver

142 Reviews

Item #: 130APPRAD2

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Original Price: $139.99

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Overview

Our take on the Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

If you love using apps on your smartphone, put them to work in your car. Pioneer's SPH-DA02 AppRadio smartphone receiver puts them front and center on a bright and clear 6.1" capacitive touchscreen. With your iPhone 4/4S, you won't have to fumble around with your phone while you're driving — just reach out and touch the screen. It recognizes zoom, swipe, and pinch gestures just as if you were using your smartphone.

Control iPhone® apps from your receiver

If you love using apps on your smartphone, put them to work in your car. Pioneer's SPH-DA02 AppRadio smartphone receiver puts them front and center on a bright and clear 6.1" capacitive touchscreen. With your iPhone 4/4S, you won't have to fumble around with your phone while you're driving — just reach out and touch the screen. It recognizes zoom, swipe, and pinch gestures just as if you were using your smartphone.

Pioneer SPH-DA02

An ever-expanding pool of apps

AppRadio works with many popular music apps, like AUPEO! Personal Radio, Pandora® Internet radio, DashCommand, Rdio, and Pioneer's MIXTRAX. And over time, you can bet that more and more apps will be available to use with the sleek app interface. Pioneer includes a GPS antenna, so you can use the MotionX GPS Drive™ and INRIX® traffic apps to add navigation to this receiver's arsenal of features.

Talk hands-free and enjoy Pioneer sound quality

Built-in Bluetooth® adds to the versatility of this cool receiver — pair your phone and you'll be able to talk hands-free, and have access to your phone book from the touchscreen, too. And this full-featured receiver includes Pioneer's powerful MOSFET built-in amp, a 3-band equalizer, AM/FM tuner, and a set of preamp outputs for connecting an outboard amp or powered sub.

Want to keep your steering wheel controls?
In most vehicles, you can use an adapter (not included) to connect your vehicle's steering wheel controls to this Pioneer stereo. Connect a few wires, then program the adapter for your particular car and the Pioneer, and you'll retain the convenience of your steering wheel controls. Check the "Accessories" tab for compatible adapters.

Bluetooth note: Use of this receiver's Bluetooth features will depend upon your phone's Bluetooth capabilities. Learn more in our article explaining Bluetooth profiles.

Note: This receiver is not compatible with the iPhone 5. If you're going to use your iPod with this receiver, be sure to check "Details" for specific iPod model compatibility with this receiver.

Complement your setup with a phone mount

This receiver requires input from your iPhone from time to time during operation — most notably when running the MotionX GPS Drive app. It's a good idea to mount your iPhone where it's easy to reach. Check out our selection of Pro.Fit mounts.

This smartphone receiver will not play CDs. If you want to play CDs in your vehicle, we offer a wide selection of CD receivers.

What's in the Box:

  • AppRadio (Smartphone receiver)
  • Power harness
  • Speaker harness
  • Steering wheel control/Camera input harness
  • USB/Preamp harness
  • 6.5' iPod AV cable (with a iPod dock connector on one end and a proprietary connector/USB connector on other end)
  • Microphone (with attached 13' cable terminated by a right-angle male 3.5mm connector)
  • Sun-visor clip
  • Self-adhesive mounting bracket
  • GPS antenna (with attached 12' cable terminated by a SMB connector)
  • 8 Pan-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • 8 Flat-head ISO screws (M5 x 6mm)
  • Double-sided tape
  • AppRadio Start Up Guide (Eng/Fre)
  • Installation Manual (Eng/Fre)
  • Important Information for the User (Eng/Fre)
  • Warranty Information (USA/Canada)
  • Online Product Registration

Product Highlights:

    General features:
    • digital media receiver with AM/FM tuner (no built-in CD player)
    • touchscreen control over select iPhone 4/4S apps
    • built-in amplifier (14 watts RMS CEA-2006/50 peak x 4 channels)
    • built-in Bluetooth for hands-free calling
    • 6.1" touchscreen display
    Audio features:
    • Easy EQ 3-band parametric equalizer with 7 preset tone curves
    Expandability:
    • built-in iPod control (cable included)
    • included GPS antenna for boosting signal while using GPS apps
    • inputs: rear USB input for iPhone 4 or 4S (cable included — not compatible with other USB devices)
    • outputs: 2-channel preamp outputs (2-volt rear/subwoofer)
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    Reviews

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio Reviews

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    142 Reviews

    Appradio huh?

    Written by: Anonymous from Nebraska on February 22, 2014

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I never really used it how it was expected because when it came out I expected to be able to hook up my iPhone 5 to it. I went with purchasing a used iPhone 4 and leaving that hooked up to the radio at all times and connecting it via hotspot on my iPhone 5. It never worked how i had hoped. I suppose that's no fault of the head unit. It did lack many cool features that jailbreaks did provide, such as background photo change and an app icon list that included any phone apps that you wanted to display. I did have some communication problems with the cable on occasion.

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    Enjoying till ISO 7

    Written by: Kevin from Ohio on December 6, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    I was very happy with this unit till I downloaded the ISO 7 now it has become a pain.

    Pros: Sounds great looks cool

    Cons: Startup time a little slow and ISO 7 makes it crash I have no clue what to do but hit the rest button!

    Not a Long-Term Solution

    Written by: SactoC from Sacramento, CA on October 10, 2013

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    If you are looking for a company that will support its products over the long term, Pioneer might not be the company for you. I have had the AppRadio for a little over two years now. When the unit worked, it worked very well. However, the biggest problem has been Pioneer's failure to keep up with the iOS updates. Pioneer had problems with both the iOS6 and iOS7 updates, and in fact did not release a warning not to upgrade to iOS7 until late in the afternoon of the iOS7 release date. By that time, I and may other AppRadio owners had already updated. It's now three weeks later and Pioneer has been completely silent about any fixes. On top of that, the iPhone cables are expensive and poorly constructed. I have had two cables go bad just through daily use. After the second one failed, I tore it apart and re-soldered all the connections so that I wouldn't have to pay for a new cable.

    Pros: Great interaction with navigation and music apps (when it works)

    Cons: Slow boot-up; expensive cables; no iOS7 support (yet); clock does not stay current (loses time). The native iTunes/iPod app is clunky (the CarMedia App has a far better interface). Poor cable construction and quality.

    Really????

    Written by: Kurt B from Palm Springs, CA on October 1, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Cannot believe that after only 9 months I now have a worthless piece of junk in my dash. By updating to IOS7, this App radio will no longer recognize my iPhone or iPod. What a waste of money. Shame on you Pioneer! After all the great products I have purchased from Crutchfield over the years, I would hope they'd see the wrong and try to make it right. Crutchfield do the right thing and drop Pioneer products. We'll still buy products from you, just not Pioneer.

    Pros: None

    Cons: Piece of junk that Pioneer promised to update but not living up to that promise.

    Difficult, then worthless

    Written by: MountainMan from NE Georgia on September 21, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Initially this system seemed to work great. Then all of thee screens I had to agree to some safety agreement became annoying. It's ability to play itunes from your phone is nice once you get used to the controls. IOS7: This installed on my iphone 4s basically made my head unit worthless. what a piece of junk!

    Pros: Easy navigation for itunes and apps.

    Cons: doesn't support IOS7 or the Iphone 5.

    Really sucks now

    Written by: George K from Memphis, TN on September 20, 2013

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    Ok, so I'm probably going to confuse a lot of readers here. I got this cheap, it does all I want it to do (although not always in a stellar manner) and I really love it! I built a dock, installed rear camera, etc. etc. etc... As I said, for the price - I LOVE IT! Despite some glitches, freezes and a number of other short-comings, I L-O-V-E IT!!! BUT!!!!! .....Now I am told that Pioneer will no longer support it with updates!? Since the Apple iOS7 update I am prevented from updating my phone and I am sooo mad at Pioneer, I will never buy another Pioneer item as long as I have breath left in me!!! WE, that bought the first Appradios, built the customer-base for subsequent AppRadios and this is how Pioneer thank us?! The main reason for going with a brand like Pioneer was because I had faith that they wouldn't desert me!? Everyone knows how fickle technology is lately?! Everyone releases products and maintains them with software revisions?! By not supporting their products, Pioneer has abandoned us as customers; is this what they have become?! What confidence can ANY consumer have that Pioneer will support ANYTHING in the future?! Do they think we will continuously keep buying new stuff?! If they don't sort this out, they will anger a LOT of their customers and they WILL get hurt - after reading dozens of angry blogs on the matter, that's my prediction - even from people who don't own Pioneer. Time will tell...?

    Pros: Great everything... Even though it only does it in a "good/decent" fashion, it does everything "I" need it to do:- music, navigation, hands-free telephone, radio, movies (via an app); it has decent sound and it looks absolutely great in my dash.

    Cons: It only does one thing at a time, the constant aggravation of the warning screens (we should be able to disable those screens and waive Pioneer's responsibility?), the chunky cable that connects to the phone is awful, it needed a dedicated one-touch mute button, I would've liked the ability to change my background on the home screen, a rotary volume knob would be much better than the stupid buttons, the screen locks-up about once a week. IT NEEDS A SOFTWARE UPDATE FOR iOS7!!

    Great radio

    Written by: Jeremy from Lincoln, Ne on September 11, 2013

    2008 Saturn Outlook
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is an awesome radio just wish that there were more available apps to use with it.

    Pros: Awesome display Great sound

    Cons: Hard to navigate sometimes Initial setup little tough

    Pioneer Does it again

    Written by: Matty- from Scottsdale, AZ on September 9, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Got it because it was heavily discounted. It's very cool. I really like the simple interface. The display is very nice too. The sound quality is great and Bluetooth phone work well.

    Pros: Cool Display, Great Sound, Clear Bluetooth, Easy Control Design, Coolness. Clean looking install!

    Cons: No Bluetooth streaming.. Boot up time slow, does not resume where it left off with your music, only compatible with phone that is soon to be discontinued. :-(

    AppRadio 2

    Written by: Tom in Maine from Searsport, ME on September 8, 2013

    2006 Ford Escape Hybrid
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    Bought this as a Scratch and Dent. It was a major discount and was a great deal. I would've been a bit disappointed if I paid full cost. The unit is slow to respond to the start up and when linking to the iPhone. Once things are turned on, it is not too bad. I wanted a Bluetooth unit because I had one in a 2013 Prius rental. That linked with the iPhone with no wired hookup for music and phone. That would be my holy grail. It was an elegant deal. This is reasonable for the cost. I suspect Pioneer will get it better as time progresses.

    Pros: Bluetooth phone. iPhone tie in via USB.

    Cons: Klunky software, not too annoying time lags when starting. You have to go through a process every time you start the car.

    Should have never been made.

    Written by: Robert from Virginia Beach on September 3, 2013

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Cheaply made with so many glitches one can't even list them all. The worst glitch is when you try to go from pandora to the iPhones music the radio tweaks out and defaults back to pandora. You have to treat the media cable like a dainty flower or it WILL brake causing you at least a weak of pain. The radio goes into this "screen savior" mode, which is a add for the radio, that you cannot turn off. Every time you exit the app section of the radio and try to enter back in you have to "confirm" the command on the iPhone, then half the time it will glitch out. Finally there is no off button! So during many of it's glitches you can't even shut the thing off.

    Pros: Good blue tooth function, sounds good when working.

    Cons: Glitchy, cheaply made

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: Taylor S. from Indianapolis, IN on August 28, 2013

    2003 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Okay, first off let me explain that I originally decided not to purchase this App Radio due to so many negative reviews. But the price of this unit is what kept me interested and my decision was made to purchase it. After all, we do have sixty days to decide right? Well, now I know that I will not be returning this unit in exchange for anything else. It is exactly what I need. I too am having a bit of trouble learning the system, but that is because I am currently learning how the system works. As with all electronic products, there is a breaking in period (for the operator as well). I enjoy listening to my music through Itunes and Pandora. I enjoy the bluetooth feature for phone conversations and I am still deciding on which Navigation App works for me. Also, Crutchfield is always there for us when we need them. Thanks to their Master Sheet and supplied accessories for the install, I was able to complete the install within an hour. Thank you again Crutchfield.

    Pros: For $150.00, I have myself an App Radio. Be sure to purchase through Crutchfield for their outstanding customer service.

    Cons: None.

    Great radio

    Written by: An from Fl on August 25, 2013

    2005 Pontiac GTO
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Awesome radio Its just what I was looking for . Especially at the price .

    Pros: Easy to use , nice interface and front screen clock

    Cons: No CD player sometimes the clock is off by 2 mins

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: Anonymous from Bastrop, LA on August 24, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Sent it back don't wast your time

    Pros: None

    Cons: To many steps just to listen to the radio way to complicated

    Pioneer App Radio

    Written by: Serge from Atlanta, GA on August 20, 2013

    2008 Mazda CX-7
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I've been waiting for the price to drop so I can grab it. The best thing ever if you no longer use CDs

    Pros: Works with iPod fourth gen as well.

    Cons: Can only use my iPhone 5 for voice calls.

    OK - for the money

    Written by: agamboa from Chesapeake, VA on August 19, 2013

    2001 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    For the price you get a pretty cool touch screen radio. Must have an iPhone to get extra benefits. The manual has directions on hooking rear channel as a sub channel and suggests that you can set the crossover points (this does not seem true). The sub crossover cannot be set for the internal amp, only works with the preamp outs. Do not try to adjust EQ while driving (3.5 stars overall)

    Pros: cool touch screen radio easy installation

    Cons: no loudness button difficult EQ crossover on preamp only AppRadio application is glitchy (but works) GPS too slow (not usable)

    Awsome

    Written by: Anonymous from Montgomery, AL on August 10, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    First off putting this in was a breeze no special tools needed. It works great with my iPhone and my son loves how it connects to Net Flix over all great app radio I ended up buying 2 additional ones that's 3 total yes I'm very pleased.

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    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: Anonymous from Cordova tn on August 6, 2013

    2007 Chevrolet Impala
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    It is great i love the appradio

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    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: tb from Detroit, MI on August 6, 2013

    2002 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Overall I really Like the unit. The sound quality is great, and I really like the functionality of the unit. The integration is great. So far, I have not had any technical issues with the product whatsoever. The only thing I dont like are the parking break safeties and that you have to specificly allow access to your phone everytime you want to use apps. I would recommend this product.

    Pros: Excellent quality and functionality, especially for the price.

    Cons: parking break safeties and that you have to specificly allow access to your phone everytime you want to use apps.

    Pioneer SPH-DA02

    Written by: Mike from Fountain valley, CA on August 5, 2013

    1998 Honda Accord
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Fantastic

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    Good unit for the price

    Written by: Dgap from Danville ia. on July 31, 2013

    2005 Chevrolet Colorado
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I liked this unit at first then realized I couldn't program the clock because the middle of the touch screen in that area didn't work. Crutchfield was great about sending me another one that seems to be working great

    Pros: Big touch screen dual din app radio for a great price

    Cons: Big clock home screen wish you could change the background. having to agree to safety every time the stereo powers on before music will play

    Lower your expectations

    Written by: JJ from Vn Nuys, CA on July 30, 2013

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    I had high hopes that the AppRadio would seamlessly integrate my iPhone into my car, no so. True is provide sound, telephone and navigation through my iPhone which is better that the factory installed unit in my wife's car. I found the catch being that I first had to recognize that it did not operate like a plug'n p lay apple product. The two main drawbacks are the AppRadio app that interfaces with the iPhone and the parking brake interlock. The works most to the time, requiring me to unlock my iPhone and allow the iPhone to connect to the AppRadio, it gets tiring on a day when you're in and out of the car repeatedly. This app sometime gets confused, required the app to 'forced to quit" and relaunched. THe parking brake interlock, requires a off/on/on sequence that also get confused and will then not allow that App Radio to display the iPhone on the screen. This also frustrating.

    Pros: Coolness. Car Intergation with the iPhone. A choice of Apps for navigation, though limited.

    Cons: Poor interface with the IPhone and parking brake.

    I like this unit a lot

    Written by: jjjtech from Arkasas on July 29, 2013

    2001 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    So I bought this unit as a "scratch and dent". Other than the open box, I was hard pressed to find anything sratch or dent about this unit. Saved a few bucks and got a really nice unit. This is an older model so I wasn't expecting much out of it. That being said, I am, so far, really impressed with it. The unit arrived ver quickly (ordered it on Friday, got it on Wednesday), not Amazon Prime quickly, but only a day longer. The packaging was excellent. I didn't get all the installation extras you would normally get from Crutchfield since I got the Sratch and dent unit, but I did get the Master Sheet which showed how to take my dash appart and how to attach the brackets and such. Installation was pretty simple, even with my odd Infinity system wiring. I didn't have to call Crutchfield for help, but it was nice knowing I could have called if I'd gotten stuck. It took me very little time to figure out how to navigate the screens. While there aren't a whole lot of apps that are compatible with the system, the ones that work are very usefull. You get several choices in each area. There are several music streaming apps, GPS apps, and location services apps to choose from. The sound from the unit is very good with plenty of control over the sound using the EQ settings. Radio staions are picked up well and sound great. I haven't made a phone call yet, so I can't review the Bluetooth other than to say the set up was easy and it connects quickly. Overall, I really like this head unit.

    Pros: Crisp, bight display with plent of control over brightness and contrast AND a nightime dimmer. Great sound Good selection of app types Easy Bluetooth pairing and connection Easy install Great looking unit iPhone/iPod cable included GPS antenna included External microphone included Lots of control over the souond quality

    Cons: Limited number of apps Screen is pretty responsive to touch, but could be better Using non-app features while using an app is a little cumbersome (until you realize swithing apps on your phone is easiest) No way to switch from app to app on unit with out backing out of app feature and relaunching app feature (use you phone, it easier)

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: Anonymous from Orange County, ca. on July 22, 2013

    2006 Toyota Tacoma
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio is a great stereo for people with an Iphone 4/4s. Replaced my single cd radio in my 2006 Tacoma and I am very happy. If you are on a tight budget this product might be for you.

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    Good Product, But....

    Written by: Logan H from Chesterton, IN on July 21, 2013

    2006 Pontiac G6
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    This is a good fun product for the price but i had to send mine back because mine would run an endless loop of the pioneer bootup screen for as long as the car was on, but called customer care and 5 minutes later they were shipping me a new unit. I LOVE CRUTCHFIELD!

    Pros: LOOKS SICK

    Cons: i got a faulty unit my first time lol

    Perfect sound but limited app application during drinving

    Written by: Mohammad from Boise, ID on July 21, 2013

    2006 Hyundai Sonata
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I am pretty satisfied with it. One problem is most of apps do not work during driving. The other problem is you cannot scroll down by finger and you have to use arrow sign in the display.

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    Bells & Whistles

    Written by: Sheff from Hickory, NC on July 17, 2013

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    When I saw this deck, I had to have it. REading reviews everything (for the most) was on the up and up, however not true. While this HU is very cool, it's just lacking. Far to many "bugs" and my patience was tested on a regular basis. I installed a rearview with it (Its an option, why not) but at least once a week the screen would freeze, you would think, just shut it off, it'll reboot, not so. There's no actual power button, crazy. Besides the constant freezing, the touch screen was far from precise, and really only worked when it wanted too. The Apps offered, suck, no way to sugar coat it. Too many units offer Pandora & iheart links to even be a selling point, and the rest are useless. If you looking for a Touchscreen, look elsewhere... I had this in my 06 Colorado, and it stayed in there when I traded it a few weeks back.

    Pros: It looks really cool, and when it works as it should, it really is a decent unit. The sound quality was a huge boost to my aftermarket speakers. Crutchfield sent anything and everything needed for a quick & easy install.

    Cons: The radio itself. Glitchy, over sensitive, and even for the price, still not worth the aggravation. Pass on this one, spend a few more $.

    AppRadio Review

    Written by: Ethan from Shawnee, OK on July 16, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Very sleek design with cool features. Touchscreen along with iPhone integration allows users to control phones from touchscreen. Maps, Music, Photos, Contacts all in one. Overall good value for the price.

    Pros: Sleek design, good sound quality, good value for double-din touchscreen unit

    Cons: Limited app compatibility, limited iPhone/iPod compatibility. No iPhone 5 compatibility

    Pioneer sph-da02

    Written by: Roger from Spokane, WA on July 15, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    I bought this after selling my double din jvc deck. I like it a lot and it is better for me because I always listen to my music on my iphone.

    Pros: Easy to use. Convenient if you have up your cd's and dvd's and listen to music on your iphone or iPod.

    Cons: None as of yet.

    so far so good

    Written by: JonH from manassas,va on July 13, 2013

    2004 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    i purchased this product on a scratch and dent deal, it arrived in great shape and installed quite easily. i love the way it works and looks, the sound quality is crisp and clear. however there is no CD player....the iphone cord it comes with works great if you dont have a case, i have to use an adapter to get it to work with my life proof case and because of that it tends to be temperamental and cut in and out . the microphone i have been told sounds like a walkie talkie on the other end but im also told that is and easy fix. the APP pioneer uses can be a little frustrating to set up and get use to....its annoying that it doesn't automatically connect to the unit you have to always approve it and that your app use is limited such as you cant use google maps or maps...etc but overall it was a good buy and works well enough that i am happy with it, just be aware of what you are buying because it is what it is...plain and simple its called an APP radio for a reason.

    Pros: easy to use,easy to install, sounds great, touch screen

    Cons: only works with iPhone,the iphone cord is of the old style, can be a little temperamental , no CD player, microphone impute sound quality

    Greattttt

    Written by: Plezh from Atlanta , georgia on July 13, 2013

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    Great product

    Pros: Everything is awesome

    Cons: No CD player or aux

    Not bad

    Written by: Anonymous from Chicago, IL on July 8, 2013

    2004 Nissan Xterra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

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    My car stereo use is primarily using the radio and an occasional CD. The radio sounds clearer and the stations seem to switch faster. The radio will display text from the station, but it is presented awkwardly (it shows part of the info, but will correct the spelling and cut off the text randomly it seems). I also am still trying to find a mute or off button. The iPod controls are awkward- it's touch screen, but there are up/down and select buttons. Pandora is the big plus. The interface is nice when it's working (I've had the unit installed for a week and it has had issue loading 2-3 times, though it will play whatever the last station you had it on if you play it through the iPod interface). There have been 1-2 time the touch screen hasn't responded. It seems like a lot of negatives, but overall it has performed how I expected (after researching it).

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    This is an amazing deal

    Written by: Kent from Chicago ill on June 30, 2013

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    I bought this not knowing if I was going to have all the essential things I needed to use it however after installing and using it for three weeks in my vehicle I absolutely love it it looks great what a phenomenal product they converted it now to use with the iPhone 5 Bluetooth and all phones connectivity amazing amazing device.

    Pros: Eazy to use great interface .. I haven't used a cd in years lets be real ..

    Cons: The safety's reminders ..

    Awesome Deal

    Written by: Joey from Atlanta, GA on June 19, 2013

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Was on sell so I took a chance. It's great with my jailbroke IPhone. I can use Netflix and any unsupported app I want. iPod controls work flawless and the navigation apps work perfect. Eq could be a bit better but it sounds good. It does everything I need for a fraction of the price of other radios. The only thing I miss is a CD player but I'm getting over that.

    Pros: Price, app control

    Cons: Minor bugs no CD player

    Great Touch-screen Receiver for the Price

    Written by: Wrangler1868 from Dallas, TX on June 17, 2013

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This in dash double din radio is unbeatable for the price. It has a very clean look, both while on and off. It doesn't attract much attention with shiny buttons while off, which probably helps trick thieves into thinking it's a stock radio. The App Radio has a lot of cool features and apps. Sound quality is great / easy to adjust. Screen resolution is fairly good. Better than more expensive units. The backup camera works great. Ipod functions are very easy to control.

    Pros: Looks awesome. Easy to use. Inexpensive. Good resolution. Good sound quality. Relatively quick processor.

    Cons: Slow to startup. Cannot get rid of button "beep" sound. App Radio apps are a bit glitchy. A bit limited selection for frequency range in mid to low speakers.

    AppRadio SPH-DA02

    Written by: Jeff F from Chesapeake, VA on June 13, 2013

    2010 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this radio about 2 weeks ago. I wanted something to control my Pandora as well as Bluetooth. This radio is pretty awesome. I read a lot of negative reviews on this radio, but I am here to tell you, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!! I did a lot of research with this particular radio and the iPhone 4S (which I have). If you read the instruction book, install the radio correctly and understand that ALL electronics have bugs, you will love this radio. The only issue I had was understanding that the radio will not play once you are in app mode. Videos show fine. All of the apps offered by Pioneer are not needed. I only have Pandora, iHeart, NavFree, Car Media player (which is the best) and MotionX.

    Pros: Easy to use, once you learn how it works.

    Cons: Does not support music through Bluetooth.

    AppRadio SPH-DA02 Review

    Written by: CGO from Nantucket MA on June 7, 2013

    2003 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very well built and extremely simple to install. Gives my interior a modern touch that I love, not to mention the boost in sound quality! The integration with iPhone is flawless and being able to use pandora and GPS apps through the head unit is incredibly satisfying

    Pros: Sleek, excellent quality, simple to navigate through menus, no bugs

    Cons: Limited support for apps, although new apps are added regularly. I do wish there were more supported apps but the ones chosen are very helpful

    Looks amazing in my wrx

    Written by: Quinten from Eudora, Kansas on June 4, 2013

    2002 Subaru Impreza WRX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This is a very stylish and easy to use unit. Although there are a few newer models out today, it still looks and feels like a new product. The touch screen is capacitive and is very easy to manipulate. The radio feature is what you would expect, but there are a few cool additions. I like how you can type in any station you want. The ipod feature works very well and now i don't have to hook up my phone using a cassette adapter! I do not use apps really but the gps and pandora work great. Finally the bluetooth stores your contacts and lets you talk hands free with the included microphone. You can even dial a number directly from the unit. I knew nothing about car stereos or wiring and was able to install everything just fine.

    Pros: Sound quality Build quality Style Touch screen Radio iPod cable that also charges your device Apps! Bluetooth/phone cohesiveness

    Cons: I'm pretty sure that you can't play music through Bluetooth... But I may be wrong...

    SPH-DA02 Appradio

    Written by: MarcM9000 from Fruitland Park, FL on June 3, 2013

    2004 Land Rover Discovery
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I am enjoying the DA02. I was told by tech Supp that it was a iPhone 4S only model. That was fine by me as I don't have plans to upgrade soon and the radio was on a great sale. I additionally had a coupon so the head unit was more than reasonable. The App menus are a bit quirky. It seems lawyers got hold of the software before it went out. There has to have two pulls of the parking brake to get apps to work and since app are where the GPS resides it doesn't make much sense. reading the forums, there are some complicated workarounds. Other than that its cool.

    Pros: Iphone, GPS and music in the car including SIRI!

    Cons: Parking brake on for apps.

    Great up-grade

    Written by: New England journey from Metro Boston, Ma on May 28, 2013

    2005 Ford F-350
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I was looking for an upgrade for my work truck. I spend 40 plus hours a week in my truck, and much of this time is responding to text, emails and calls. This app radio is so very helpful for me for daily work. Beyond this I love the sounds, love the look and the touch screen. Very happy with the purchase.

    Pros: Easy install, easy to navigate.

    Cons: Limited to only I phone 4 and 4S, and ipod 4

    Appradio good or bad?

    Written by: Brian from Raleigh nc on May 27, 2013

    2005 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great product. A little anoying in the safety way ( to much warning displays and way to difficult to bypass) its slow on startup in advance mode no clock display no clock on radio or iphone playback. Great resolution in screen. Easy to make modification if u have a jailbroken iphone. Sometimes its said iphone failed if u connected before it start up. Starup take about 10 seconds. Anoying. Bluetooth horrible quality

    Pros: Great resolution. Iphone specific. Easy installation. Great looking unit. Cool factor a+

    Cons: Too long to boot. (Startup) horrible bluetooth. Hard to bypass. No clock in any app exept for main screen. No even in music player screen. And if u dont bypass it. U only have fm and playback. Nothing else

    Horrible

    Written by: Austin from North Dakota on May 27, 2013

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The problem is that u have to use your phone to run the radio more then the actual radio.

    Pros: Nice screen

    Cons: Too many to list.

    Amazing bang for your buck

    Written by: JustMe from Columbus, OH on May 23, 2013

    2004 Mazda RX8
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I couldn't believe the value. If you have moved beyond using CD's, this is perfect for the digital media user.

    Pros: Nice resolution, beautiful looking head unit, not hard to navigate and use.

    Cons: Not very versatile. It delivers a basic use unit that is limited to digital media. You must be a bit technically savvy in order to bring out some "coolness" features.

    Great Deal for the Money

    Written by: Jamie from Texas from Dripping Springs, TX on May 20, 2013

    2005 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I bought this based on the price... this price with all the installation stuff included was great. I added a backup camera and set up my wife's F150 pretty sweet. Yes, it is a bummer that it only works with iPhone 4 and 4s. But that is what she has for now. I figured, just for the backup screen alone it was worth the price. And even if she gets an iPhone 5, she can still listen to music on it. I just wished that it had Audio Streaming.

    Pros: Nice looking, pretty easy to install.

    Cons: No BT Audio Streaming.

    Awful Interface

    Written by: Charles K from New York, NY on May 17, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    What's the point of a touch screen that controls your phone if you constantly have to touch your phone to use this unit. There are too few buttons on this unit first of all. In order to make a phone call you need to navigate the menus instead of simply having a phone/voice control dedicated button. The biggest issue here is that when you choose the Apps Icon on the head unit, this automatically launches the App on the iPhone. Every time it launches you need to tap "Allow" on the iPhone. This means that if you switch to radio or iPod, you need to tap "Allow" on the iPhone when you switch back to Apps. This can somewhat be disabled requiring the "Allow" to be tapped on the first launch, but there is another big problem. When you play Pandora, the Pandora app takes over and there is no way to switch to another app unless you quit the app from the iPhone. Essentially you'll need to mount your iPhone next to this head unit since you'll be touching it constantly, which makes the entire touch screen somewhat irrelevant. There was a firmware update which I did run, but the problems still existed, prompting it to be returned for a basic head unit with a dedicated phone button and Pandora. I will mount the phone on the dash next to it and simply use the iPhone's navigation. Solved... Nice try Pioneer, but obviously your software engineers are not using this product in every day use. BTW I was using an iPhone 4S for this review.

    Pros: Nice Looking Decent Sound Quality

    Cons: Functionality Lack of dedicated buttons Buggy software compatibility

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: kenk from stockton,ny on May 16, 2013

    2003 Buick Rendezvous
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    i bought this for my wifes 2003 buick Rendezvous,this is a great idea as we both have I Phone 4S,the sound is great and works well with the existing bose system ,Although it is very difficult to operate the apps,sometimes they work just fine and other times it wont work?has my wife so frustrated she wanted the stock radio back.

    Pros: great features sound is good and apearance is good to.

    Cons: Very difficult to get Apps to work all the time .

    Pioneer app radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Everett, wa on May 15, 2013

    2013 Honda Fit Sport
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It's ok, the reason I gave it a low score is because all it is is a iphone in your dash. No DVD, the microSD is only for firmware updates, no video in or outs, start up is very slow. I do not recommend this unit if you wana use it for anything other the iphone apps, and there are not very many good apps, or apps at all.

    Pros: Play your iTunes movies and tv shows

    Cons: No video in or out, microSD is only for firmware, and no DVD.

    Great Buy for the price

    Written by: Tommy from Miami, Florida on May 8, 2013

    2010 Honda Civic LX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    If you are feel gutsy go ahead and install this kit. I have no prior experience what so ever installing audio equipment. I have a 2010 Civic. Installation was do-able but took me a good amount of time. I had to hop on the computer every so often. With my civic, I matched the supplied harness connections to the Pioneer unit (I did this while watching some tv). BUY POSI CONNECTORS!!! item 669PP500 Tips on installing The supplied antenna harness, the BLUE WIRE Is for a power antenna (aka rear windshield) make sure you connect this to the supplied BLUE wire harness. Also the Brake Switch is on the E-Brake underneath the center console. With an Itouch 4 generation I am able to access My Music, I downloaded NAVFREE, and am able to navigate (WITH NO DATA CONNECTION) using the supplied GPS antenna, THIS UNIT COST LESS THAN MY ITOUCH! BUY IT BEFORE IT GOES!

    Pros:

    Cons: Can't Bluetooth any other phone besides iphone 4 and 4s Cannot use MP3 port

    Exceeded expectations for price

    Written by: James R from Lynnwood Wa on May 7, 2013

    2004 Ford Explorer
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    For the price I paid, this unit exceeded my expectations.

    Pros: Pretty screen, good sound, good ipod interface.

    Cons: No hd radio, annoying prompts on start up.

    Excelent!!

    Written by: Tejon from Calexico CA on May 6, 2013

    2006 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This stereo is excelent and very good audio and video!

    Pros: Audio, video, screen, etc!!

    Cons:

    Pioneer app radio

    Written by: Anonymous from Enumclaw wa on May 3, 2013

    1995 Honda Accord EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall looks like a nice stereo but it freezes up, startup is very slow and sometimes the touch interface just stops responding.

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    App radio pioneer (wow)!!

    Written by: Giovanni from Los angeles california on May 3, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Well first of all i did my review and rattings for weeks before buying my next truck radio. And i found the app radio from pioneer ive always loved pioneer. This stereo has it all for iphone users and android as well. So much to do with it its like your portable tablet or ipad.. The sound is better than o thought i run it on a 10" kicker cvr and a 600 watt crunch amp with 2 6.5 pioneer speaker and two 6.5 alpine's and boy does the sound explode in my system who knew the small system i have could be so awesome. The gps is perfect and safe to use the web browsing is awesome as well movies youtube facebook woah i could go on and on oh yeah! And the bluetooth is the best as well. Well foremost if you have space for a double deck stereo in your vehicle and love long or short drives this stereo rocks in so many ways i cant explain. A litle slow to activate when it turns on but its the begigning of smart car stereo's and with updates you can expect many more great options to make your drive pleasent or awesome and safe as well. So i give this stereo 5 stars and beyond.. I recomend this stereo to anybody . Thanks crutchfield for the great price and thanks pioneer for the great stereo..

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    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: Mphs from Memphis TN on April 23, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Supa str8 for the price

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    Love it

    Written by: Big Nate from Bartlesville, OK on April 20, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I love the app radio! The sound is great and the installation was simple!

    Pros: Touch screen works great it integrates with my iPhone 4 and looks amazing in my truck a 2002 F250! Pandora and iheart radio are awesome and integrate flawlessly.

    Cons: Will not work with any app that isn't app radio compatible. Does not duplicate iPhone screen. Has way to many annoying warning screens.

    Good concept, Bad execution

    Written by: Scottp from Aliso Viejo, CA on April 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    The unit looks cool and went in with not too much difficulty, however there are multiple safety screens that need to be passed during every power up (which is already pretty slow). The sound was great, however I would have liked to see a real 11 band eq, not 3 adjustments of 3 of the 11 bands. You can use the RCA out as a separate Sub out, which worked out well. Bluetooth worked well for phone calls, stopped and started media before and after phone / direction transmissions(using 1 IPhone for media, the second, over bluetooth for directions). However you cannot connect to your media system over bluetooth. IPhone 4 only, no support for IPods, IPads or Android. The 'Apps' are mediocre at best, and the support for this model appears to be lacking from Pioneer.

    Pros: Price on Crutchfield was great on discount and scratch and dent - Bluetooth phone support - Concept of apps and onscreen maps could be good, if properly developed.

    Cons: Constant screens prompting your attention to click disclaimers - In consistant connection to Iphone - Lack of support for anything but a Iphone4 (a lot seems to be tied to you data connection as well, which might run up bills) - EQ only allows 3 adjustments(high / mid / low) of only 3 of the 11 bands offered.

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: DvonDutch from Albany New York on April 19, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    After this I will never buy anything from pioneer... Nothing on the Appradio works even after all the updates!!! Stay away from Pioneer!!!!!

    Pros: No pros to this radio at all

    Cons: It's the biggest scam from pioneer, nothing on it works and the cord to your IPhone falls apart..

    Works good with proper software

    Written by: LarryS from Casper, WY on April 16, 2013

    2006 Ford Expedition
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    OK so the first thing you need to do is upgrade the firmware with the Europe version of 4.16. This found on the Pioneer Europe site. Then you don't have to worry about warning signs. Then jailbreak your 4S and load up AppExtensions. That will let you view all your apps on the screen. I agree that some of the Pioneer recommended apps are not what I wanted but with AppExtensions it will automatically connect to the appradio program on your phone, etc.

    Pros: Great looking unit in the dash. Great buying experience from Crutchfield. So good I ordered another one. Bluetooth, IPOD control, Maps, etc.

    Cons: Still a work in progress but worth every penny at this price. Scratch and Dent for a great price! and it was in perfect shape.

    Half Baked...Needs lots of work

    Written by: RSTinNJ from Jersey Shore on April 14, 2013

    2010 Volkswagen Jetta
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Just the same as many other reviewers, I really wanted this radio to thrill me. Instead I was left in dismay how a half-baked product comes to market. This radio does anything but liberate you from your phone and make interacting with your phone and apps pleasurable. It would be nice if you could plug in your phone, toss it into the glove compartment and then do all your manipulating with the radio. No...sorry, it doesn't work that way. Even just turning the radio on requires you to address a notification on your phone to allow the radio access. I could live with that if that were the only time it required me to access my phone; but it gets worse, Some apps will open and close nicely while interacting with the radio alone. Other apps, such as Rdio won't quit unless you quit the app from your phone. Then there are other apps, such as INRIX which failed to open at all on the radio, The app opened on the iPhone; but I was left staring a black screen on the radio. This happened every time I tried to access the app. Then there were the random crashes and freezes. Speaking of apps, don't expect to have use of all your favorite apps with the Appradio. You only have a handful to choose from. Even though Pioneer shows 30 apps on their website, only 27 were available to me. Finally some are just plain ugly; and you feel as if someone threw them together over the course of a couple of days. The Appradio takes the great user interface of the iPhone and ruins everything you love about it.

    Pros: Sound quality is good

    Cons: Requirement to constantly interface between the iPhone and the Appradio Inconsistent behavior of apps Apps crashing and freezing Too few apps that are of any value

    App radio

    Written by: Coleman from Leominster ma on April 9, 2013

    2008 Subaru Impreza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It's a great radio, takes a while to load up that's the only problem

    Pros:

    Cons:

    glitchy

    Written by: Dan from Iowa on April 8, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very cool. Concept is awesome. would like to see a dock rather than a cord. it is glitchy changing from radio to apps and from app to app. Most of this appears to be due to the safety interloc. It is my opinion that the "safety" features actually make the use of the radio MORE DANGEROUS. IF used as intended, while not moving, it is very cool. But lets be serious, who buys a CAR RADIO to use only when they are parked. As everyone else seems to be saying; For the price, you really can't go wrong here.

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    Pioneer appradio

    Written by: Sb from Lebanon, IL on April 8, 2013

    2003 Ford Mustang
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    It was a quick install and I got it at an amazing price. Couldn't ask for more.

    Pros: Great price and free shipping along with free installations parts for my car.

    Cons: None!

    cheap product with pioneer name

    Written by: texasmike from longview texas on April 7, 2013

    2010 Toyota Venza
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    i found it to be a cool concept, But! It stops there

    Pros: cool concept

    Cons: everything else

    Great Product

    Written by: Marc5280 from Denver, CO on April 3, 2013

    2006 Toyota Tundra
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Very cool and easy to use! Must have an adaptor for my install, OEM JBL system sues a remote amp. After 15-20 minutes of reading I was out to the truck and had it installed in about 20 min!!!! Downloaded the app from the Apple store for free and off I went enjoying my new radio, GPS, APPs, Bluetooth and so much more for ONLY $130.00!!?? Really, only $130.00. The only catch is that you must use an I-phone 4 or 4S.

    Pros:

    Cons: None Yet

    Good System for the price

    Written by: DanP from Kissimmee, FL on April 2, 2013

    2011 Nissan Altima
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Overall its a great radio for the price. Good sound quality and iPhone capabilities.

    Pros: Value, sound, iPhone features

    Cons:

    Appradio SPH-DAO2

    Written by: BJO from Houston,TX on April 1, 2013

    2003 BMW X5
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    At the price, I thought what the hack why not purchase it. The reviews were really mixed but I figured, I could live with the issues at that price. Installation was straightforward in my 2003 X5. I really tried to like the headunit but after a week, I returned it. The main issues were that it was too slow to start/boot up. The unit would take a few minutes to start, then a few minutes to initialize the Iphone, then a few minutes to allow me to fwd songs if I didnt like what was playing. The apps are also not the best since you are stuck with the ones pioneer allows. In the end it felt like a version 1.0 of a good concept. It still needed work.

    Pros: Cool display Bright screen.

    Cons: Slow to start and initialize. Warning screens Screen not very sensitive.

    Sounds much better than my factory system

    Written by: Walker from Houston, TX on March 27, 2013

    2008 Honda Civic EX
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great idea but needs work, but hopefully with future updates it will get better I hope. I'm satisfied overall

    Pros: I like the fact that this radio uses my iPhone The price Customer Service :-)

    Cons: Needs better resolution Slow No security feature

    La mejor compra

    Written by: Luis from Puerto Rico on March 24, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    Es la mejor compra It is the best purchase

    Pros: Precio,sonido Price, sound

    Cons: Nada None

    Crutchfield response on March 26, 2013 Translation provided by Crutchfield's Spanish Sales & Support team. Visit our new Spanish-language site at www.crutchfieldenespanol.com:

    Right for the price.

    Written by: Nochturnal1 from Raleigh, NC on March 22, 2013

    2010 Toyota Camry
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    For the price this Radio is a steal! Navigation, Bluetooth calling, Streaming Pandora, how many decks give you all of this under $150? True there are a few quirks that a user has to deal with because of the warning screens for everything, but there are a few work arounds. Sound quality is great, but antenna reception not that much. The deck is easy to install, and crutchfield instructions were perfect! Overall I am satisfied with my purchase, but I would like to see another firmware up grade for a few things.

    Pros: Functions, sound quality, and price!!

    Cons: Warning screens, need more Apps, fix the Apps that are out,.

    Good for the price

    Written by: Scott from Cross City Fl on March 21, 2013

    2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Great idea. Needs more thought. Over all I like the unit. I am pleased with the sound quality. Would be better if it utilized more stock iPhone apps and not want you to pay for more apps that are duplicates of apps you already have.

    Pros: Great sound, iPod controls, phone features, looks good

    Cons: No Bluetooth streaming (phone control only) (must use iPod connection to stream music), requires downloading of compatible apps which many are expensive instead of utilizing iPhones stock apps like navigation.

    Pioneer rocks

    Written by: Anonymous from Phoenix, AZ on March 21, 2013

    2006 Infiniti G35
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    This receiver is the bomb if have you use your phone for media and apps it comes with everything but a disc player and can't beat it for the price.

    Pros: Pioneer quality and iPhone capabilities built in without anything else to buy. For the price and seem less operation of media, applications, and steering wheel controls all built in no one can touch it at that price.

    Cons: Has only one pre out for an amplifier connection but the newer models and the DVD models all have more, and all I needed was one.

    APP RADIO

    Written by: ChrisS from Oroville, CA on March 16, 2013

    2007 Ford F-150
    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
    • Build Quality
    • Ease of Use
    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    I've always really loved Pioneer products which is the only reason I decided to risk this app radio venture, anybody that loves their iPhone is likely to enjoy this product! The more I use it and get used to it the more I like it, the only thing I hate is the start up warning, its really a pain to deal with each time you power up. On the bright side the hands free phone thru blue tooth is great, and believe it or not it works really great, no more cell phone tickets for me. Bottom line is you cannot beat this product for the price that its going for, like I said anyone with an iPhone is sure to enjoy this.

    Pros: Navigation interface and hands free phone.

    Cons: The warning you have to deal with on each startup!!

    Piece

    Written by: Anonymous from Riverbank ca on March 13, 2013

    Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

    • "Coolness Factor"
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    • Sound Quality
    • Value

    Worked great for about 2 months then everything started freezing and bugging out

    Pros: Looks cool great idea

    Cons: Way too many bugs

    Great Radio

    Written by: Glen from Richmond, VA on March 13, 2013

    2002 Ford Explorer
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    Awesome radio love it

    Pros: A lot of apps to choose from

    Cons:

    Pioneer app deck

    Written by: Bo from Las vegas on March 12, 2013

    2000 Ford Excursion
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    Dirt cheap but good deck awesome. My buddies though I spend a fortune for unit

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    Appradio

    Written by: Nick from AZ on March 11, 2013

    2004 Buick Rendezvous
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    For the price right now it's a good deal. The app parts don't really work but you can still play music through the stereo using the iPod function

    Pros: Very cheap. Installation wasn't too bad

    Cons: Doesn't really work for the apps

    Great product

    Written by: Ionut N from Flushing, NY on March 11, 2013

    2000 Audi A6
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    Is a great product for the money i pay, cant find something better at this peice with gps, bluethoot, 6.1" screen. Very happy with it

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    The worst

    Written by: Yednor from Arkansas on March 11, 2013

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    The product mgr in charge of this product should be fired! This is quite possibly the best concept with the poorest execution I've ever seen. The user interface on this radio could not be any worse. I have no idea how pioneer or apple for that matter let this radio come to market. Save yourself a major headache and look elsewhere. Apple please take over this platform and do it right, we'll be more than willing to pay a little extra for something actually works. In the meantime pioneer lets call this radio what it really is " crapp radio 2"!

    Pros: Great concept

    Cons: Terrible product development

    Not bad for price

    Written by: Anonymous from asheville, nc on March 11, 2013

    2003 Ford Ranger
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    not bad for the price, but only works with the iphone 4s, not compatible with other apple products, ie touch and regular ipods

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    Not a fan of the IPhone

    Written by: Marcus from Watertown, NY on March 5, 2013

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    For the the price I paid it was a good deal. I tried to hook up the Bluetooth with my Doid but was limited to phone calls. No apps would run so I got an IPhone to run the apps THE BAD; the menu on the radio is a annoying to operate. The radio will display safety messages about operating the radio while driving when you switch between apps. When you open an app from the phone you get a message asking if you want to give the radio permission for the operation. So it's not a real hands free operation. If you forget to give the radio permission on the IPhone, the radio will take you to a window with limited functions without telling you why (so keep an eye on the phone) I was not able to load the phone book from the IPhone so I had to scroll through the call history to make calls. There are only a few apps that will work on the radio (22 or so), most of them you have to pay for, you can't just load any app from the IPhone. The free navigation apps are not user friendly, they will display your current location with ease, but to put in a destination you have to mess with them quite a bit. Over all; if you like the IPhone you can't really beat the deal, specially on Crutchfield, they offered everything you need for installation for free ( They also have great customer service and technical service (technical service is free for one year when you purchase a unit)

    Pros: Nice big touch screen makes it easy to operate while driving. Once it is set up you can go from one app to another from the IPhone. I got good sound quality from the unit even though there is no sub-woofer hook up. If you were running Pandora when you shut off the vehicle it will resume Pandora when you return, even if you unplugged the phone and plug it back in when you returned.

    Cons: The safety messages are the most annoying part of this unit

    Great radio!

    Written by: chirosc from Mt.Clemens, MI on March 4, 2013

    2010 Honda Civic LX
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    I almost sent this radio back but I gave it a second chance. A few things you might want to do if you buy this item. checkout avic411 & buy a 2 way switch from any auto part store. For a GPS solution waze works the best. Upgrade the firmware you can get it directly from pioneer.

    Pros: Price, the touch screen quality, works great with the iphone 4s, simple layout

    Cons: The radio does glitch now and again

    Great unit for the price

    Written by: Erik B from NY on March 4, 2013

    2001 Ford Explorer Sport
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    For the price, this was a great buy. The unit has a few quirks, but there are a few workarounds for the overwhelming safety features, but aside from that I am pleased with my purchase. Switching between apps does take a bit, but it isn't unbearable. Double pressing the home button on the unit brings up music controls which is a great touch. If I paid full price I don't think I would be as pleased.

    Pros: Cheap! Navigation with iPhone Workarounds for most of the issues

    Cons: Too many safety features Quirky

    Now I Know Why It Was So Cheap

    Written by: bob98 from Houston, Pa on February 26, 2013

    2009 Chevrolet Impala
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    Just too many bugs, I thought the purpose of this head unit was to control apps from touch screen, but there is too much going back and forth between iPhone and head unit, not safe when driving.

    Pros: Good idea.

    Cons: Buggy, safety concerns.

    Perfect fit in bmw e39

    Written by: Dennis J from Arecibo, Puerto Rico on February 25, 2013

    2000 Ford Explorer
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    Crutchfield says that not fit in my bmw e39 but i put it in my bmw e39 with no problem with their kit. Also i installed the steering wheel adapter and function perfectly.

    Pros: Gps, bluetooth, ipod, pandora, netflix for a very cheap price

    Cons: Sometimes its freeze and i have to reset it. Dont have a remote control. To access pandora or the gps you have to unblock the iphone and access the pioneer app and this is very annoying.

    You get what you pay for

    Written by: Britt from Florida on February 23, 2013

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    Giant piece of junk. Seriously. The touch screen isn't very responsive, the menus are not well organized, it take FOREVER to start up, if you back up before it starts up it freezes up on the back up camera screen, and it randomly freezes up and stops responding to touch. Utterly ridiculous. Sound quality is the only thing good about it. If I'd paid full price for it, I would be royally ticked.

    Pros: Sound quality.

    Cons: Everything else.

    Works but Glitches.

    Written by: App Radio from Saint Augustine on February 19, 2013

    2007 Nissan Xterra
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    So I recently bought the Pioneer APP radio and installed it. As usual Crutchfield Rocks. THe instructions and wiring harness are a excellent touch. The Appradio is excellent but it has glitches. For example if I answer the phone I have to restart the APP. Also I think the safety steps you have to take are a bit much.

    Pros: Great price right now. Sound quality.

    Cons: Glitches and the boot time. NO MUTE BUTTON (really no mute button). Bluetooth mic is right infront of me and it still sounds distant.

    Ok

    Written by: bigdog from minneapolis mn on February 18, 2013

    2004 Subaru Impreza WRX
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    it's ok. I didn't like how slow it was and the stereo range wasn't great for where I lived. So I sent it back

    Pros: great price for basic functions with ipod music playing..

    Cons: slow, stereo range poor and apps blow

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: Matt from Knoxville, TN on February 13, 2013

    2000 Mazda Millenia
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    Great radio for the price I would consider another Pioneer radio in the future.

    Pros: Big screen! Big display.

    Cons: Every time you press a button it beeps and it is way to loud of beeps! Download the appradio app really does not help. Make it so when you turn the car on you don't have to click OK on the screen each time you start the car.

    Pioneer SPH-DA02 AppRadio

    Written by: Paul from Forney, TX on February 10, 2013

    2004 Mercury Mountaineer
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    great radio, great price. very easy to install.

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    AppRadio!

    Written by: Michael Baker from Muncie,IN on February 8, 2013

    2005 Ford Explorer
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    I've been on the hunt for an in dash GPS for my explorer for awhile, when I saw the AppRadio on Crutchfield discounted so low, why not get it! I didn't have very high hopes considering the discount but this head unit is great! (As long as you have an iPhone 4 or 4s) the menus and all around styling is very modern and professional not like what you would see from say a jvc DVD player that has cartoony emblems and menus. And with the recommended apps it really turns it into a great head unit changing apps does take awhile b