Add-on navigation drive for select Alpine DVD receivers
Item #: 500NVEM300
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Original Price: $399.99
Add navigation to select Alpine DVD receivers with the NVE-M300 navigation module. Just connect the NVE-M300 to the receiver using the supplied cable, and take advantage of high-powered navigation and detailed maps of the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Alpine's easy-to-use interface makes navigating a breeze, and 6 million points of interest mean that you'll be able to find a nearby restaurant, hotel, or gas station when you need one. Handy icons let you know what you'll find at the next three highway exits, so there'll be no more guessing on your next road trip.
Voice prompts call out the street name ahead of your next turn. You can call up your average speed, estimated driving time, or other helpful info on your screen, or you can overlay your maps with info about the tunes you're listening to, with the navigation prompts popping up at the proper time.
- navigation module for select Alpine DVD receivers
- 6 million points of interest
- text-to-speech calls out street names
- preloaded memory with maps of Puerto Rico, Canada, U.S. Virgin Islands, and the entire U.S.
- multi-destination routing: up to 3 waypoints per trip
- updatable memory via USB connection
- dimensions: 4-5/16"W x 3-5/16"H x 1"D
- weight: 9.3 oz.
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Alpine NVE-M300 Reviews
Average Customer Review:
Love Alpine audio but Alpine GPS stinks!
I purchased the M300 to replace my Blackbird II that I was using with my IVA-W205 in dash unit. Alpine decided to not update the maps on the Blackbird II so if I wanted current maps I had to make a switch.
The M300 integrates into my W205 just like the Blackbird did and it works pretty well. The maps are much better than that of the Blackbird and it's nice to hear the names of the streets so there was some improvement. On the other hand I gave up a lot to make the switch. No traffic updates, no bluetooth connection and the display just isn't as nice. As has been mentioned before the voice on this thing is pretty bad, actually I would have expected this kind of text to speech 5 years ago but not now. Add to the bad voice the fact that I have had numerous times where the voice is just plain wrong and different then what the screen is telling me. It's kind of annoying when the voice says left turn and the screen says right turn.
I like the fact that I don't have something stuck to my window but as far as a GPS goes this thing is pretty bad. My wife uses a Garmin Nuvi that is 3 years old and it's by far the superior unit. If you have to have a GPS that will integrate with your Alpine head unit this will work but if you want a good GPS this ain't it.
NVE-m300 w/Navteq software
While there are definitely some things Alpine can improve upon, such as availability and
timeliness of updates, this unit is a good deal for the money. You don't have something
hanging off of your dash or suctioned to the windshield. I have found the maps to be
very comprehensive although slightly outdated. The voice is comical, but
understandable. The turn by turn is extremely accurate and the update speed when
recalculating routes is adequate. Best of all is the ease of use and seamless
integration into a compatible Alpine head unit. Its a good buy when considering the
alternatives and would be even more so if the manufacturer and software provider
would step up their games! Overall an excellent unit.
NVE-M300 Owner Review
I am not the least bit impressed with this unit. I never thought I would regret replacing a Blackbird PMD-B100T with this unit. But I do regret it.
As previous review mentioned, the Voice recognition is TERRIBLE. stutters, pitch changes in voice in mid sentence, slow to respond, your head unit remote control will not work for NAV only the touch screen. poor display. Display quality not at all as advertized.
Im embarrassed to operate this thing in front of friends AND family. Its comical. We laugh out loud evey time directions are muttered by this thing.
you have been warned.
I love it! its better than having a suction cup on the window. maps are very detail and easy to use and set up. Alpine at its best.
This unit is a great choice for a nav add on. After playing with this unit the voice over is good quality, the 3D maps are very clean and detailed. Compared to any other navigation add on, this is a clear cut choice for a clean, detailed and intuite navigation system.
Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)
the voice for the guidance is the worst i have ever heard!!! the maps are very un-detailed, cheesey, cartoonish, and not sharp at all.. do we need the zoom buttons to be the biggest thing on the screen? i say no.. i also love that very few of the streets on the map have names displayed and they dissappeer then reappeer and back and fourth.. but i can only blame myself for buying it.. buy another brand!!!!
What's in the box?
- GPS Navigation System
- 79" Power harness
- GPS Antenna with attached 16.5' cable
- 2 Dual-adhesive Velcro strips (1" x 2")
- Waterproof antenna pad
- 5 Self-adhesive cable clips
- Self-adhesive antenna mounting plate (2-3/4" square)
- 82" Alpine 13-pin RGB cable
- 4 Self-tapping screws (each with flat and split lock washers)
- 78" USB cable (with Type A USB on one end and mini-B USB 2.0 on other end)
- Owner's Manual (on CD-ROM)
- Owner's Manual System Requirements sheet
- Quick Reference Guide
- Guide for Installation and Connections
- Important Installation Instructions for the NVE-M300
- Customer Care registration card
Overview: The Alpine NVE-M300 is an add-on GPS Navigation unit for use with select Alpine multimedia head units. The system provides an easy-to-use user interface, with clear, easy-to-understand spoken driving instructions. The unit has a built-in 12-channel GPS receiver and a SiRF Titan processor.
Compatible Head Units: The NVE-M300 is compatible with the following head units:
Touch Panel Compatible: If the unit is connected to an Alpine touch panel-compatible monitor or AV Head Unit, touch operation can be performed by directly touching the monitor. While you are in navigation mode, the selected audio source still plays, and is integrated into the display, allowing you to change radio stations or search for a song on your iPod.
OnPoint Advanced GPS Positioning: The NVE-M300 uses Alpine's OnPoint Advanced GPS Positioning, which uses three technologies: satellite-linked GPS positioning data, gyro sensor technology to determine the vehicle's direction, and accelerometer technology to gauge the vehicle's speed. These three technologies, used simultaneously, gives you continuous coverage of the location of your vehicle. OnPoint also keeps your vehicle accurately positioned on the map, even in tunnels, around tall buildings, or other areas where it's difficult to receive GPS reception.
Included Maps: The NVE-M300 has a built-in 4GB flash memory, pre-loaded with maps of the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The map data includes over 6 million Points of Interest (POIs) so you can easily locate the nearest ATM, gas station, grocery store, hotel, restaurant, etc. The places can be found near your current location, near your destination, along your route, or near a city center.
Map Updates: Whenever map updates are available, you can obtain the updates via the built-in USB 2.0 interface. A USB cable is supplied.
Voice Guidance/Text-to-Speech: In addition to displaying your route on the monitor screen, you get turn-by-turn voice guidance to help you keep your eyes on the road. Street names and exit information are announced to assist you to your destination.
Driving Data: The NVE-M300's dashboard view provides you important information about your driving, such as your current, maximum, and average speed, as well as your driving time, idle time and overall time, right on the Alpine monitor.
GPS Status: The NVE-M300 can display the strength and status of the GPS signal right on the monitor, so you can see how many satellites are locked into your position.
Map Views: You can choose how the maps are displayed on the monitor. The regular map views can be set to a Heading-up view or a North-up view. As an alternative to these 2D views, the unit offers a 3D map view, which provides a more realistic view. The map is tilted with a horizon line, and the streets are viewed as you approach them, instead of an overhead view.
Highway Exit Screen: When selected, the Highway Exit screen allows you to view up to three of the next upcoming exits. Along with the exit number and name, the icons for hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and other points of interest located at the exit, are displayed.
Custom Settings: You can choose from eight color schemes for the maps, four menu colors (aqua, ruby, emerald, amber), and select from several icons to represent your vehicle on the map. You can configure the map display with as much or as little detail as you like.
Trail Dots: The Trail feature, when activated, will indicate on the monitor where you have traveled along your route. This is especially helpful for off-road enthusiasts.