GO HANDS-FREE THROUGH CAR AUDIO PHONE INTEGRATION
Using your hands to control your car stereo is so last decade. With Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Andriod Auto you can jam out to your tunes, get directions and make calls over your car stereo system. Not to mention, it’s illegal to use your phone while driving, so… Since we’re all so reliant on using our smart phones, why not empower your car to listen and respond to your voice? It’ll be like Kit from Night Rider!
Many new vehicles come with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto already installed, and it’s often the only upgrade from the previous model! You can get that “new car” tech feel through the installation of an aftermarket head unit. We’ve got a bunch of awesome head units we highly recommend. Have a look and get in touch to see what would suit you and your car.
Join the revolution! Find out about Apple CarPlay, Andriod Auto and Bluetooth integration with your car. Have a look at head units and get in touch to see what would suit you.
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MOVE INTO THE FUTURE: GET IT INSTALLED
If you’re an Android person, then you’ll find the Android Auto interface stupidly easy to use. It’s clean, and easily navigable through simple “cards” that show when needed. And you can just talk to it. Yip – their speech technology is second to none – even in the kiwi accent.
- Navigate: Hands free navigation using the world’s leading maps provider, Google Maps, Waze or the app of your choice.
- Play music: Listen to almost any song you can find online with Google Play Music, Spotify, or any Android Auto compatible apps.
- Talk to friends: Make phone calls or send and receive messages while keeping your hands on the wheel.
But there is so much more. Android Auto has hundreds of compatible apps that help keep your eyes on the road and your hands on the wheel. Check out the list here.
Android Auto is the copilot you never knew you needed. It does have some limitations. So talk to us about the best way forward for you.
Much the same as Android Auto, Apple CarPlay is a must have for modern drivers. Perfect for Apple users, it has a minimal user interface, much like all Apple products. The major difference is the available apps. It still has a great range of the most popular maps, music and communication apps on the market, just a slight Apple bend.
- Navigate: Use Siri and Apple Maps to navigate the mean streets by voice. You can also use Google Maps, Waze or many more navigation apps.
- Play music: Get your tunes cranking with iTunes and Apple Music while out an about. Search with Siri, or use your favourite music streaming app.
- Talk to friends: Call, chat, and message while on the go.
Siri is right at your finger tips and at the end of your voice box with Apple CarPlay.
BLUETOOTH HEAD UNITS
The magic that is Bluetooth technology is pretty standard now. You can find it in portable speakers, household appliances, data sharing and much more. But what really is it?
Bluetooth is pretty much a radio. Well, it transfers data over short distances via UHF radio waves. Which means it can communicate WITHOUT WIRES.
So, a Bluetooth compatible head unit helps you control the stereo from connected phones anywhere in the car. Your passengers can play music right from their phone! Just make sure they have good taste before letting them connect.
Bluetooth head units also let you wirelessly talk on your phone, use Google or Apple voice controls, and get directions through your car speakers.
If you’re looking hands-free stereo use without the fuss of installing a new head unit, get a Bluetooth kit.
Hands are so last decade – with Bluetooth you can jam out to your tunes and make calls over your car’s speakers. Join the revolution!