Advanced Multimedia On-Dash Navigation System.
Simple integration into dashboard
Play music from your iPod® and make hands-free Bluetooth® phone calls just using your voice
You've been holding out for something that links all of your devices together into one seamless experience. You love the idea of a system that can be operated by the sound of your voice. It's time to stop wishing for the next great thing because it's here. This is your life made easier.
A New Class of Navigation
No more hassling with map discs. Now you don't have to worry about discs being misplaced, damaged, lost, or stolen because we've done away with them for the F-Series navigation line. We've taken the entire TeleAtlas Database that was previously on the two-DVD set, compressed it down, and stored it internally on flash memory. Read More.
Freedom of Speech
The AVIC-F500BT offers a new generation of voice recognition capability for controlling iPod®* playback and making calls hands-free via connected Bluetooth-enabled cell phones. The technology accepts and recognizes conversational phrases and language, filters out superfluous sounds and phrases, and if the user doesn't give enough information in the command, the unit will ask additional questions to clarify the request. Read More.
In touch, hands-free
The AVIC-F500BT comes with built-in Bluetooth wireless hands-free. Now you never need to miss a call, even if your tunes are cranked up or your phone is buried in your bag.
Subscribe to a Better Solution
The AVIC-F500BT comes equipped with a built-in MSN® Direct tuner. At a glance, see updated road conditions, search for movie times, find the best gas deals in your area, and get directions - all without leaving the car! See current conditions and the three-day forecast to better plan your day. The service is available through MSN® Direct data subscription service. Read More.
Simplified Menus and 3D Landmarks
Simplified menus and intuitive icons shorten the learning curve, allowing you to quickly and efficiently start using the system. Quickly enter destinations, browse music libraries, or adjust settings. Enhance your map with 3D Landmarks. Our advanced iPod integration allows exclusive features like iPod album art overlayed on the navigation display
We've created a line of Navigation systems that make it easy to play various digital and audio formats such as portable media players like iPod, USB memory devices**, and SD Cards. We can play a wide range of files types as well, such as MP3, WMA, iTunes AAC, and MPEG-4 video files. Read More.
Make It Personal
Personalize your drive. AVIC FEEDS freeware contains POI Creator, Driving Report, and Picture Editor applications. You never know where the road will take you, but our POI Creator can help you get started on the right path. Read More.
Seeing Is Believing
The old WQVGA displays that most Navigation units use are 480 x 234 pixels. However, our WVGA display is much higher quality at 800 x 480 pixels. Images become sharper and more defined, just like our maps and menus on these units. The display's enhanced GUI (Graphic User Interface) has also advanced, making system control and management effortless. Read More.
iPod Control Made Simple
With the new CD-IU200VM cable, you can directly control your music and videos from your iPod. Fast and easy control through USB, the AVIC-F500BT also features iPod Album Art display, Alphabetical Speed Search, and much more. Click Here to see iPod® compatibility chart.
Adding Another Set of Eyes
For safer parking, try using the ND-BC2 or ND-BC20PA backup cameras. The system automatically displays images shot from a connected camera as the vehicle shifts into reverse.
NOTE: Do not use your Pioneer system if doing so will divert your attention in any way from the safe operation of your vehicle. Always observe safe driving rules. In some states certain operations of devices while driving may be illegal. Where such regulations apply, they must be obeyed.
*To use Voice Control to access all iPod content, first connect an iPod to the navigation system, select “iPod” as the AV source, and remain in “iPod” mode until cataloguing is completed -- a message will be displayed when cataloguing is completed. Cataloguing of iPod content will not occur otherwise, which may limit use of Voice Control to access all iPod content.
**If music files stored on an external storage device (USB or SD) are played when the system is in Route Guidance Mode, the volume of the navigation guidance voice will be the same as the volume of the music files being played, even if a different “Master” volume or “Voice” volume or “Dynamic” volume has been selected in the “Sound Settings” menu.
"VOICE BOX" and "VoiceBox Conversational Voice Search Platform™" is a registered trademark of Voice Box Technologies, Inc. Availability of voice command depends on availability of data extraction for iPod and Bluetooth-enabled cellphone, functionality may vary and may be limited.
Bluetooth functionality requires a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer navigation system and a compatible Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone. Certain Bluetooth features may not be supported by all compatible Bluetooth-enabled devices, and/or the functionality of such features may be limited in certain devices or by certain wireless carriers. Some Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones may not be fully compatible with (and certain features/functionality may be limited with) a Bluetooth-enabled Pioneer navigation system.
iPod® control requires CD-IU230V (included with AVIC-F90BT). Navigation systems are compatible with third generation and newer iPods® featuring the dock connector. Functionality of iPod Touch series may be limited. iPod and iTunes are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Unauthorized copying of music or other files is strictly prohibited.
iTunes® AAC means AAC file encoded by iTunes®; not compatible with AAC DRM files downloaded from iTunes® music store. iTunes AAC files can be played via iPod, but iTunes AAC files via SD/USB are not compatible
Not every USB device is compatible. Compatible with MSC (Mass Storage Class) and USB memory device only. Not compatible with DRM (Digital Rights Management) contents and MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) connection players. Unauthorized copying of music is strictly prohibited. Note: Some files might not play.
MSN® Direct is available for AVIC-F900BT, AVIC-F90BT and AVIC-F500BT. MSN Direct requires service subscription (sold separately by MSN Direct). Free 3 months trial of MSN Direct Service is included. To receive MSN Direct on an MSN Direct-ready device, you must be within an MSN Direct coverage area. Coverage areas are affected by reception limitations of the FM network as well as other factors, which may affect the ability of the unit to receive FM broadcasts. MSN Direct is a trademark of the Microsoft group of companies.
Pioneer is not responsible for the accuracy of the MSN Direct content. The MSN Direct content may not be current or available at times, and is subject to change without notice. Please visit http://www.msndirect.com/pioneer for more information.
XM Satellite Radio and XM NavTraffic™, are subscription services not affiliated with Pioneer Electronics - service is available only in certain locations within the continental U.S.. More information is available at www.xmradio.com.
Sirius Satellite Radio is a subscription service not affiliated with Pioneer Electronics - service is available only in the 48 continental U.S. states (not available in Alaska, Hawaii, or U.S. territories). More information is available at www.siriusradio.com.
Note: The rear view camera is NOT intended for entertainment purposes. It is specifically designed to allow the driver to observe a towed boat or vehicle during transport. The optional rear view camera must be a "reversed image" type.
Bluetooth Wireless Technology
- Built-In (Parrot Technology)
iPod Control Capability
- Direct (with CD-IU200VM)
USB/SD Memory Card Control
- Front A/V Input (Mini-Jack)
- 1 Year
Important Note: One of the benefits of registering your Pioneer product is automatic email notification of new firmware and software updates, so register today.
- Important Notice about Firmware Update 2.006 for AVIC-F500BT
- AVIC-F500BT Firmware Change History
- AVIC-F500BT Firmware Update Instructions
- AVIC-F500BT Firmware Update (Includes all previous updates)
Updated on 6/26/09
Bluetooth Software Updates
- AVIC-F500BT Bluetooth Software Update Instructions
- AVIC-F500BT PRIMARY Bluetooth Software Update (Version: HW100-SW330 RC3)
- AVIC-F500BT ALTERNATE Bluetooth Software Update (Version: HW100-SW290 RC3)
Updated on 10/29/08
- Download AVIC FEEDS: freeware software to customize your Pioneer Navigation experience