Imagine - you are driving and suddenly you urgently need to answer a phone call, read an SMS, or view a note, and your iPhone is very far from you, or you do not know at all where it lies, and time is running out. A familiar situation, isn't it? Clarion Next Gate came to your rescue - this revolutionary device will change the idea of the relationship between cars and iPhone.
So, let's figure out what the Clarion Next Gate is. It looks like a regular GPS navigator with a large 7-inch screen. The fixed device on the car dashboard has the following specifications:
- 7-inch screen with 800 x 400 pixel resolution
- Built-in Bluetooth Hands-Free Interface (HFP)
- built-in microphone and connector for an additional microphone
- microSD slot
- built-in speaker
- music switch buttons
- 12 volt power adapter
- audio output and audio input
- iPhone 4 / iPhone 4S compatible
- the ability to directly connect and charge the iPhone
The SMART ACCESS program, developed specifically for Clarion Next Gate, is a kind of huge database of various information and programs. News services, online road condition information, various necessary programs and Clarion Next Gate's own portal provide the driver with a lot of useful information.
Regardless of the make and model of your vehicle, the CLARION Next Gate will provide the best voice command interoperability thanks to its built-in microphone, as well as the option of connecting an additional microphone. The large 7-inch display will show all information quickly and clearly, thus ensuring maximum efficiency of the device.
The VL4car voice control application provides a full range of voice commands - from searching the phone book to launching any application.
The FB4car and Tweet4car applications will help you keep abreast of the news of the social life of your friends and colleagues. Updates, statuses, comments - everything is at hand.
Weather application Weather4car will provide the driver with the necessary information about possible weather changes, weather forecast and warn about the possible danger of heavy snowfall or storm.
News and the latest information is displayed by the News4car app.
The list of programs integrated into Clarion Next Gate is constantly expanding and increasing, allowing the driver to always have operative and necessary information always at hand.
TuneIn Internet Radio - install this application and you will receive a wide range of Internet music and radio broadcasts. Rock, rap, celebrity interviews, local and global radio stations - stay up to date with music and news.
PANDORA Internet Radio will help you find similar songs according to your taste and preference.
An excellent replacement for your regular GPS navigator
The huge 7-inch display will provide clear information display - more convenient than just viewing the route from an iPhone or navigator.
The ODYSSEY application will replace the navigator - excellent maps and online information updates will allow you to quickly get to the final point of your route.
INPIX Traffic displays online information on road conditions: congestion, congestion and detours - you will be the first to know about them.
Calls and SMS while driving a car
Communicate and send SMS without taking your eyes off the road - the PHONE and SMS applications are created specifically for this.
With your iPhone cable, you can recharge your smartphone while you're on the go. Also Clarion Next Gate is powered by a car cigarette lighter.
As a result, we get a rather interesting device (which costs $ 249 on crutchfield.com), which is not just a navigator, but a whole media Internet center. The lack of a paid app subscription makes it extremely attractive to buy. Or would you prefer an ordinary navigator to it?
What do you think of Clarion Next Gate?