Overview: The XM SkyDock allows you to receive
XM Satellite Radio in your vehicle, using your iPhone or iPod touch. The XM
SkyDock has a built-in XM Satellite Radio tuner which is controlled by your
docked iPod touch or iPhone, using the free XM SkyDock App available from the
Apple App store. The XM SkyDock then transmits the XM Satellite Radio
audio to your vehicle's stereo system via its built-in FM transmitter or your
headunit's auxiliary input (if applicable). The XM SkyDock
will also charge the battery of your iPod touch or iPhone while docked, as long
as the dock is receiving power from your vehicle. In addition, you can listen to
any music or audio application stored on your iPod or iPhone through your
vehicle's stereo system using the XM SkyDock.
Note: Apple iPod and iPhone sold
XM Satellite Radio: The XM SkyDock requires an XM Satellite
Radio subscription. XM Satellite Radio offers a great
variety of programming such as commercial free music of almost any genre (Pop,
Rock, Dance, Hip-Hop, R&B, Country, Christian, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Latin),
sports (MLB, NHL, college games, PGA tour), talk radio (NPR), comedy (Laugh
Attack, The Foxxhole), news (CNN, CSPAN, CNBC, BBC), and entertainment (Oprah,
Cosmo). XM Radio provides superior digital sound quality coast-to-coast. XM also
offers instant traffic and weather alerts for 21 major US cities.
Note: . You can also add "The Best of SIRIUS"'
to enjoy premium channels from the SIRIUS lineup.
XM SkyDock APP: A free XM SkyDock application is required and available for
download from the Apple App Store for your iPod touch or iPhone.
Interchangeable: The XM SkyDock App on your iPod
touch or iPhone is not linked to a specific dock. You can use your iPod touch or
iPhone in any XM SkyDock as long as that dock has an active XM subscription. All
of your personal settings, including your Favorites list, Tagged Songs, Sports
and Stock Tickers, will follow your iPod touch or iPhone to any other XM
Note: Some channels available on your XM
SkyDock may not be available on a different dock, if it does not have the
same subscription package as the original. The available channels are
controlled by the subscription package of the XM SkyDock.
iPod/iPhone Compatibility: The XM SkyDock is made for Apple
iPod touch (1st/2nd/3rd/4th generation) and iPhone (3G/3GS/4/4S). iPod touch and
iPhone models require iPhone OS 3.0 or later.
Note: Apple iPod/iPhone software updates may change
functionality results. If you download a newer software version, you may
need to reset the device and your iPod/iPhone to regain functionality. If
this doesn't work, you may need to revert to the older software version or
wait until an newer software update is available.
iPhone Capability: If you leave your iPhone in
the XM SkyDock when you answer the call, the phone audio will come from the
speakers built into the iPhone. However, if your vehicle has a built-in
Bluetooth hands-free system, then your call will be heard through that system
and not the iPhone speakers. As long as you do not remove the iPhone to take the
call, the XM SkyDock will automatically tune to the last channel you were
listening to before you answered the call.
Magnetic Antenna: The unit comes supplied with a magnetic
antenna that is designed to be run outside of the vehicle and placed on the roof
of your vehicle. The magnetic antenna will adhere to your vehicle's sheet metal.
The magnetic antenna measures 1.4375" wide x 0.5625" tall x 1.75" deep, and
features an attached 11' cable terminated by a SMB connector.
Connection: The XM SkyDock Satellite Radio Receiver provides three
connection options to transfer XM Satellite Radio audio to your vehicle's audio
- PowerConnect: The XM SkyDock Satellite Radio receiver
feature an integrated PowerConnect FM transmitter/cigarette lighter
adapter which allows the XM Satellite Radio receiver to wirelessly transmit
audio to your vehicle's in-dash headunit over and FM frequency. You can
choose from any FM frequency between: 88.1 and 107.9 MHz. You can store up
to 4 FM stations so you can quickly access the stations which give you the
best audio reception when using the PowerConnect. The PowerConnect FM
transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter simply plugs into the power port
of the included vehicle dock and the cigarette lighter or 12-volt accessory
port of your vehicle.
- Auxiliary: The XM SkyDock Satellite Radio receiver also has a minijack audio output (3.5mm) to connect the unit
directly to your in-dash headunit's auxiliary input (if applicable), using
the supplied stereo minijack cable. When using the line output jack, you can
adjust the level to match your headunit's other sources.
- FM Direct (optional): The FM Direct Adaptor (607FMDA25,
sold separately) connects directly in-line with your vehicle's existing
AM/FM antenna input (Motorola) and the XM Satellite receiver's
FM output (2.5mm). This optimizes the XM receiver's built-in FM modulator to
your vehicle's radio, especially in regions with a high density of FM radio
stations and few open FM channels.
Mounting: The XM SkyDock mounts into your vehicle's cigarette lighter
or power adapter socket. The XM SkyDock's integrated PowerConnect FM
transmitter/cigarette lighter adapter features a flexible stalk which allows you
to adjust the angle of the XM SkyDock. The XM SkyDock's flexible stalk give you
lots of freedom to position your iPhone or iPod touch so it is convenient for
you to use. You can twist the stalk up to 90-degrees in either directions, and
bend it to the be clear of controls or other items in your vehicle.
Portrait or Landscape View: The XM SkyDock allows you to use your iPod
touch or iPhone in portrait or landscape view. Your iPod touch or iPhone will
display XM Satellite information such as the current tuned channel, the song or
show being played, the artist's name, an other information.
Note: The XM SkyDock is not equipped with its own display.
Controls: The XM SkyDock only has two control buttons which allow you
to power the unit on/off and select FM presets. You will use your docked iPhone
or iPod touch to control all other functions of the XM SkyDock from the
downloaded XM SkyDock App.
Real-Time Channel Guide: The on-screen Real-Time Channel
Guide allows you to browse programs, artists, and songs playing on other
channels, without having to channel the channel you are currently listening to.
Favorites: You can save and enjoy fast access to up to 12 of
your favorite XM Satellite Radio channels.
Direct Tuning: An on-screen keypad (0-9) allows you to directly tune
in an XM Satellite Radio station.
Song Tagging: Song Tagging allows you to discover new music and easily
purchase from iTunes to expand your personal music library. You can tag any
artist/song combination and set the XM Sky Dock to alert you when either the
artist or song is paying on any channel at any time. You can then choose to
purchase the song from iTunes. The XM SkyDock can track up to 50 of your
favorite songs or artists.
Alert: You can set alerts to notify you when your favorite song,
artist, or sports team is playing on other channels.
Stock and Sports Tickers: The Stock and Sports Ticker allows you to
track your favorite stores and sports teams. The XM SkyDock can display a
ticker that shows you the scores of y our favorite sports teams and the prices
and movement of your designated stocks (up to 64).
Traffic & Weather: You can jump to your pre-selected traffic and
weather channel with one touch.
Parental Controls: The Parental Control screen lets you lock channels
you do not want others (such as children) to access without your permission.
Your locked channels are protected by a 4-digit code.
Sleep Mode: The iPhone or iPod touch screen will be allowed to
go to sleep after the XM SkyDock App is not interacted with for a specified period of time.
XM Radio sound will continue to play even though the iPhone or iPod touch screen