Built-in Car Sat Nav Devices

Car Video Units with GPS

With car video units with GPS, you will be able to see brightly detailed maps while in the car, providing you with safe and easy directional options during long rides. These units are equipped with a large variety of features, ranging from full GPS to touchscreen capabilities. These in-car GPS devices also come in a variety of screen sizes, including 6.2 inches, 7 inches, and 8 inches.

What does the unit size indicate in a car video?

Within any car are areas that allow for the installation of one of these GPS units, referred to as a DIN. A DIN opening is set automatically to a size of 2 by 8 inches, although a double DIN comes in at a size of 4 by 8 inches. These openings are important when determining if the model you are considering selecting will fit into your vehicle. Some models are single DIN while the vast majority are compatible with a double DIN opening. A small number of these systems can also fit into a 1/2 DIN if your vehicle allows for this type of installation. Once you have determined how much space the system requires, you can start making space for it in your vehicle.

What are some features of these car video units?

These GPS systems come equipped with a wide range of features, although the exact ones that are provided differ with each model. All are outfitted with GPS navigation, while the majority come with touchscreens that allow you to navigate the system without a remote as well as a built-in auxiliary input that allows you to connect a digital music player or a pair of headphones directly to the video unit. Many of these built-in and stand-alone models also classify as DVD players, which means that they are compatible with your DVD collection as well as your CD collection. A small number of these devices provide you with a detachable face that allows you to attach a faceplate of your own, while a large number are high-definition radio ready, which means that they are compatible with music stations on AM and FM radio that provide their content through a digital connection. Some additional features available on a selection of these models include a memory card input, Bluetooth capabilities, a 2-way radio, an MP3 player, a television tuner, a USB input, voice commands, dash cams. Some may even hook up to a smartphone for use with your preferred navigation app.

What is the GPS feature in these systems?

A global positioning system is a navigation system that is satellite-based, providing you with access to data that is provided by a total of 24 satellites that orbit the earth on a continual basis. By detecting exactly where you are located when on the road, this unit will assist you with routing to wherever it is you want to go. All you have to do is input your destination and full directions will be provided to you as well as additional features such as traffic data. In some systems, the directions are relayed to you vocally so that you do not need to look at the screen for your next turn.