Navigation systems are a popular product category here at Handcrafted Car Audio in Phoenix. As more and more people use smartphones and their included GPSs, people often wonder about which style of navigation system is best for their needs. That is a great question and one you want to think through clearly, since it will be the way you get from point A to point B. Follow along as we explore the differences, advantages and disadvantages.
In-Dash Navigation Systems
Installed, in-dash navigation systems are where it all began. They are still the best-performing, most-accurate systems available, but is one of these the right one for you? Do you work in a job where getting to your destination in a timely fashion is very important? Or maybe you are the kind of person who is anxious when traveling in unfamiliar areas. Is long-distance travel something you like to do?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, an installed system is perfect for you. The accuracy of the mapping software, coupled with the ability of real-time traffic rerouting, makes an in-dash system the best you can get. You will spend more money on this system, but in our opinion, it is money well spent for many of our clients. It also has a few other benefits. It won’t use any of your phone data to work, and doesn’t rely on an Internet connection for the mapping data. It also continues to work while you’re on a phone call, so you don’t have to worry about missing a turn. Many of these systems also include Apple’s CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto for the ultimate in convenience and ease of use.
Smartphone-Based Navigation Systems
Are you in love with the navigation system included with your phone? Do you think it works fine for you? Wouldn’t it be great if it could be displayed in your dash like an installed system?
If you answered yes to these questions, then one of Handcrafted Car Audio’s CarPlay or Android Auto systems would be perfect for you. At this point, most modern iPhones or Android phones have the capability to use these cutting-edge software systems. Any of the staff at Handcrafted will be glad to get you up to speed on your phone’s capability. Here is how it works in a nutshell: We install a new in-dash touchscreen stereo system in your vehicle. You plug your phone into the USB port (Android phones also get paired with Bluetooth), and your phone’s navigation system is now displayed in your dash. You now get voice control over many features of the navigation system, as well as phone calls, text messages and music.
Stop By To Learn More About Our Navigation System Category
In closing, if you want to know for sure which navigation system is right for you, we invite you to stop by our store at your convenience. Remember to bring your phone as well as the vehicle where you want this technology installed. One of our highly trained staff will look over your vehicle with you, get to know you better and give you a live demo of the technology in our store. In the end, you will know for sure which style of navigation system is best for your needs.
Handcrafted Car Audio is conveniently located at 2775 N. Arizona Ave, Suite 5, in Chandler, Arizona. You can reach us at 480-550-8944 or click HERE for more information.