The must-have feature in most cars today can be built-in
GPS and Sat-Nav has become a very important feature for a new car. But these necessities can also be retro fitted to virtually any vehicle. If it is time to replace your existing car radio to one with GPS Sat-Nav then an android headunit can do this (and so much more).
An android headunit is an ideal upgrade for a failed or out-dated car radio if GPS mapping with satellite navigation is what you need.
Google maps is a free app that runs on an android headunit. There are also many, very good paid options and you don’t have to stick with just one. The flexibility of android means you can have more than one GPS Sat-Nav app on your android stereo at any one time and just switch between them. It is an ideal way to audition apps until you find the ones for keeps.
Google maps gives voice instructions and will work without and internet connection but you loose the real time traffic updates, so adding a data option (mobile phone link) can help there,
Not just maps
You don’t just get maps in an android car radio with GPS, you get the apps in the play store. So you can get the extra apps you need to make the daily drive more enjoyable. Spotify or Amazon music are two such options. But DAB+ is well liked. A reversing camera (often included in the box) is an unexpected bonus to view the blind spot at the rear when reversing.
Have a look at our reviews of Car Radios with GPS – all of them android headunits – to avoid the pitfalls to buying this tech and choose the right one for you (and your car).