TranzIt Blu: The iSimple TranzIt BLU (ISFM23) lets you add Bluetooth
wireless audio streaming for Apple iOS and Android devices to almost any vehicle
through your vehicle's factory or aftermarket radio's FM turn or Aux input.
Note: The iSimple TranzIt BLU only provides Bluetooth wireless
audio streaming and does not offer wireless hands-free phone communication.
Apple iOS & Android Compliant: The iSimple TranzIt BLU (ISFM23)
supports Bluetooth audio streaming from Apple iOS and Android devices.
Compatible Apple iOS devices include the iPhone touch (3rd gen & newer), iPhone
(3GS & newer), and iPad (1st gen & newer). The iSimple TranzIt BLU is also
compatible with many Android smartphones and tablets.
Installation Options: The iSimple TranzIt BLU features a
wired FM transmitter with Motorola antenna input/output connections and is
fitted with stereo RCA outputs, so it can connect to your vehicle's factory or
aftermarket radio via its FM radio or auxiliary input.
- For a wired FM transmitter installation, you will need to unplug your
factory antenna from your factory or aftermarket radio. The TranzIt BLU's
male Motorola connector will plug into your factory or aftermarket radio's
antenna port and your factory antenna will then plug into the TranzIt BLU's
female Motorola jack.
- Using the stereo RCA outputs, you can connect the TranzIt BLU to your
factory or aftermarket radio's auxiliary input (if equipped). An
RCA-to-minijack adapter (sold separately) may be needed.
Note: The TranzIt BLU also requires a hardwire power and
Bluetooth Operation: The iSimple TranzIt BLU (ISFM23) features
built-in Bluetooth A2DP. Once connected to your vehicle's factory or aftermarket
radio, the iSimple TranzIt BLU wirelessly receives audio from your compatible
Apple iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, and then sends the audio to your
factory or aftermarket stereo via FM radio or Aux input. Now, you can listen to
stored music and music apps on your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS or Android device
through your vehicle's stereo system. You'll will continue to control your music
and music apps and view song/artist information from your Apple iOS or Android
Note: Your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS or Android device
will need to be paired with the iSimple TranzIt BLU. After being paired, the
TranzIt BLU will automatically reconnect with your compatible mobile device
when returning to the vehicle.
FM Frequency Selection: The factory-set operating frequency
is 88.3 FM. If an alternate frequency (106.3 or 87.9) is desired, the frequency
may be easily adjusted using the selector switch on the side of the module. For
full frequency tuning control, download the TranzIt Blu app for your Apple iOS
or Android device. Make sure your factory radio is tuned to the same frequency.
Auto Interrupt + Toggle Switch: The TranzIt BLU (ISFM23)
automatically interrupts the incoming antenna signal when in use, to deliver
audio from your Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS or Android device to your car
stereo. To regain standard FM operation without interruption, simply pause the
Apple iOS or Android device, and approximately 8 seconds later the full FM band
will be accessible again. If manual power on/off control is desired, you can
connect the included toggle switch to the TranzIt BLU's power harness, so you
can manually turn the TranzIt Blu on or off at any time.
Note: If you are using the TranzIt BLU's auxiliary output,
simply select the Aux input on your in-dash receiver to hear audio from your
Bluetooth-enabled Apple iOS or Android device.
TranzIt BLU App: The free TranzIt BLU App from the
Apple App Store or
Google Play Store provides full control of the iSimple TranzIt BLU interface
through your compatible Apple iOS (4.3+) or Android (2.1+) device. The app
allows for infinite channel selection, an auto power on/off, and manual on/off
option. The TranzIt BLU app enhances control of the iSimple TranzIt BLU
interface through your compatible Apple iOS or Android device, but is not
required for basic operation.
- On/Off/Auto: On (turns FM radio interface on and keeps
it on while App is running), Off (turns FM radio interface off), Auto
(automatically turns FM radio interface on or off according to Bluetooth
- FM Broadcasting Frequency: Provides full-frequency
tuning control to tune the best performing FM frequency.
- FM Radio Region: Allows selection of FM radio region;
North America, Japan, or Europe.
Note: Using AUTO mode and while listening to certain
sources of music (such as Pandora) that have extended pauses between songs,
it is possible that the radio interface of the TranzIt BLU will disengage.
When this occurs, the FM radio will play through your car stereo again
momentarily. Once the next song begins, the TranzIt BLU will reengage and
your compatible mobile device will play through your car stereo again. The
TranzIt BLU behaves this way due to the Bluetooth A2DP signaling. If this
functionality is not desired, you can choose not to use the AUTO setting and
instead select ON in the TranzIt BLU App. This will provide a less
disruptive listening experience.
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