Clarion FX688A 7" with Apple Carplay & Android Auto
Apple CarPlay Makes Driving as Simple as Talking
Operate your iPhone® functions from the large 6.75-inch monitor. Just connect your iPhone with its supplied cable, and you’ll be able to play music, send and receive messages, and a whole lot more, with a simple touch or via voice commands.
Enjoy safer, hands-free calling with Apple CarPlay. Since it works with Siri, you can access the phone’s stored contacts and easily make calls. Redialing and listening to stored voice messages can also be done by voice commands.
The power and simplicity of Apple Maps is now available on your dashboard. Apple CarPlay can predict where you most likely want to go using addresses. Maps will even estimate how long will take. Google Maps and Waze is also available now via Apple CarPlay.
Siri affinity means you can play and enjoy the music on your iPhone just by saying the tune, artist name or genre, out loud. And since it supports Apple Music® as well, it’s easy to get and listen to the newest songs during your drive.
Apple CarPlay works with your iPhone apps, so your enjoyment is limitless including Music, Audiobooks, Podcasts, and beyond. Hands-free voice commands of apps is possible for safer operation while on the road.
Operate your Android™ smartphone with android auto
Just connect your Android smartphone to the FX688A by USB to display Google Maps and operate music playback functions right on the large 6.75-inch navigation screen. Enjoy talking on the phone with hands-free simplicity, as well as operating a wide variety of functions, while enjoying a safe and comfortable drive.
You can talk on the phone hands-free, so you can keep your hands on the steering wheel and your eyes on the road. Also send and receive messages just by speaking your command. Voice commands also let you safely operate various functions while driving.
You can display Google Maps on the FX688A’s 6.75-inch screen. Count on it to support your journey through audible guidance messages as well as real-time traffic information, so you can reach your destination safe and sound.
The ability to use Google Play™ Music lets you enjoy listening to all your favorite music streamed to your device. It responds to your voice commands to there’s no need to take your hands off the steering wheel to get the music rolling.
Android Auto supports a wide variety of apps for use in your car. Enjoy music streaming apps, internet radio, messaging apps, and the list goes on, operable by your voice command—you just say the word and the apps jump into action.
Smart Device Link (SDL) is the industry standard for open source in-vehicle connectivity. SDL broadens the choices for customers in how they connect and control their smartphones while on the move. Industry adoption of SDL provides significant benefits for automakers and app developers.
Miracast – Enjoy your apps on a bigger screen
Connecting your smartphone to FX688A wirelessly and link the phone display and video to a larger display without a direct wired connection. Keep your phone safely tucked away and control your Android phone functions from the FX688A directly.
Bluetooth® for hands-free communication and audio streaming
Built-in Bluetooth provides hands-free voice communication, compatible with a wide variety of mobile phones. Safely communicate and drive at the same time.*1 Play music stored on a Bluetooth device*2, such as a mobile phone or a portable audio player, with wireless connection. And pairing registration of up to 5 different phones is possible.
*1 The supplied external microphone can also be used.
Rear USB for even more connectivity
Equipped with USB terminal on the rear of the source unit, gives you access to entertainment from a variety of sources. Play music file stored on a USB flash memory. Also album name and artwork as well as artist name are prominently displayed.
AUX Input for various external sources
The source unit is equipped with an AUX connector on the back, enabling easy connection to portable audio devices using an AV media cable.
Rear vision camera support for safety and security
By visually covering the vehicle’s blind spots and improving rear visibility, rear vision cameras support driving safety. Even during parallel parking on crowded city streets, you will have a wide-angle view of the rear camera observation on your in-dash display to avoid obstacles with ease.
13 band Parametric equaliser
Equipped with a full-featured 13 band Parametric equaliser, you will enjoy superior control over the audio spectrum with frequency adjustments in the 16 Hz to 16 kHz range over thirteen bands. This gives you the power to get the most out of your sound system, and the ability to contour the sound output to your musical taste.
Simple and effective
Posted by Kurt on 19th Aug 2019
The user interface on this is quite simple compared to my previous experience with clarion units, however does the job well. I purchased specifically due to wanting to connect to my phone for android auto, but also play movies via the second usb connection - works well. I like the modern home page, but would be nice to be able to change the purple/pink background on the music screen!
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