Pros The radio works great, bluetooth is reliable and allows me to run Pandora through the system from my cell phone.
Cons The GPS is abhorent. It doesn't allow you to make any changes while you're moving other than possibly replacing your current destination with your home address. Doesn't allow searching for POI's enroute, doesn't allow for adding stops while moving, noth
Summary The unit is highly recommended as a radio and hands free cell phone device. It's NOT recommended if you're looking for a full feature GPS device and radio combination. Keep your Garmin.
"Shotty at best."on by Bort2
Pros It makes nice phone calls, and the sound quality is... okay. Usually.
Cons The GPS is ridiculously outdated. There are major highways that were extended in the late 90's that don't show up on the maps. Research shows that new maps purchases only update POI's and not the map database.
Summary More Cons:
When playing music from my phone via bluetooth, it plays the first two songs, then it stops pulling the song names from the device.
The faceplate is poorly made. It bulges out at the bottom and doesn't sit cleanly in the base.
You can't change anything while moving. Ever.
Try something else. For over a thousand dollars I expect to be WOW'd to the point I say OMG what a sterio. This is more of a meh.
It worked(sort of) for barely two years and then the screen pooched. $250 for just a new screen IF that fixes it. Na. I'll try something with a decent map database.
Pros Tons of feature, works with all my extras and HD radio is great
Cons Wish there was more online forum support
Summary Great buy!
"Kicks Arse!"on by TurtleWrangler
Pros *Intuitive user interface
*Lightning fast start-up and satellite acquisition
*Dual HD tuners
*Superb audio quality
*Xlnt Bluetooth audio and cell phone performance
*Subwoofer line output & internal bandpass circuitry
*SD & US
Cons *No support for personalized splash screens
*Lacks music visualization capability
Summary The KW-NT3HDT is packed with content. Dual built-in HD tuners enable independent traffic/news updates and HD-radio music listening, and the updates/alerts are free, courtesy of Clear Channel's Total Traffic+ HD network.
The unit's well thought out, intuitive user interface makes on-the-go adjustments and selections safe and easy. The GPS navigation with lane guidance acquires satellites quickly, and additional circuitry enables guidance even when satellite signals are temporarily lost, such as sometimes happens in urban canyons. Voice guidance is both clear and pleasant, and the configurable speed alert feature can warn you when you're entering ticket territory.
This unit is also equipped with outstanding customization capabilities. Individually customizable illumination colors for the controls and the display enable matching the control colors to the instrumentation and the display background to the vehicle's interior. Internal subwoofer circuitry supports selectable crossover frequency and slope. 7-band EQ enables tailoring the system's excellent audio quality to specific vehicle and speaker characteristics. Independently adjustable input levels for the various media sources eliminate large volume jumps when switching sources. The Speed-sensitive adaptive volume circuit can be configured to compensate for the road noise transmitted by your particular vehicle.
Cell phone integration is intelligent, solid, and well integrated into the unit's other functions. Your phone book is automatically available through the in-dash unit, and A/V sources are automatically muted during calls.
Pros Play MP3 off SD, Thumb Drive. Loads ipod quickly evern with 5000 songs, same way with SD card and Thumb Drive. Fast route calcualtion. Shows Chinese Charcter on ID3 tags for MP3s and Ipod songs. HD Raido sounds great and Bluetooth is effective.
Cons The screen could be higher resolution. Needs to tell what side of the street destination is on.
Summary I really likes the fact that it start player my music quickly on all my connections. Love the fact that it's the only deck out there that actually shows ID3 tags in East Asian characters as I have lots of chinese music. Everyone that seen this deck in operations has been amazed by this features. If you have chinese or japanese MP3 songs in your Ipod, SD cards or thumb drive, give this a try and you will be pleasantly suprised.