M. Koller on Amazon
4 years ago
01/05/2018, 16:15 PM
Despite minor quirks, very functional.
I purchased this item to install in a 2014 Jeep Compass. The unit itself has a variety of features, moreso than Jeep's own Uconnect units (such as the one in a family member's 2017 Grand Cherokee). NFC pairs flawlessly with my Sony Xperia L1, and the connection remains solid throughout each drive.
I love how easy it is to navigate system menus. It takes only a few seconds to change certain settings, such as the display brightness and colors. Since my Jeep did not have an accessory wire, the unit can be powered off by holding the SOURCE button for three seconds. If I don't wish to use it, I have the flexibility to just keep it turned off.
I mounted the supplied microphone behind the steering wheel, and its quality is decent. If you want better quality, your best bet is to buy a better microphone which connects to the input jack. The display has been scratched up a little but remains legible. The firmware has crashed/reset a few times due to certain Bluetooth glitches that my phone has been to blame for, but again, reconfiguring the unit only takes a few minutes.
All in all, I am very happy with my purchase and intend to keep the unit inside my vehicle for a few years. After that, I may upgrade to a more expensive one or put the Uconnect model back in.