osobear

2017 NX200 Turbo Nav or no Nav

Recommended Posts

I am looking to buy a 2017 NX Turbo. I like the base model as I don't think the Nav is going to be useful (gets poor reviews like most car Nava) and I use the Waze app on my phone for any Navigation. I do want to make sure the car is equipped for options down the road where I could possibly display waze or the iPhone map on my screen. Does anyone know if I would have to have the model with the Nav screen so it could display that or does the base model screen run apps? Any insight on running apps on the car is appreciated.
Also, do all models read texts out loud? And can you recite texts back?
thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Current NX without NAV can use Scout GPS through the display. Works quite well, gives you updated maps, and the only "issue" is it locks your phone to the app which I don't think is a problem as it prevents texting and driving.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks gcrobb!

I have had my nx without Nav since May (I love it!) and find the hands free all very easy to use. I have found I use my iPhone map more often with voice directions piped thru Bluetooth.

I like how my iPhone syncs to the car and I can use voice commands to send texts, set alarms, etc. with Siri. The only problem I recently started having is my phone sometimes won't disconnect after I press the phone disconnect button. I have to turn off Bluetooth from my phone and reconnect my phone which is a pain. Not sure if there is an update somewhere I can do? I was wondering if anyone has that problem with the iPhone, as well? Thx!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Similar Content

    • By Nick Boltz
      Does anyone know if/when Lexus is releasing the 2018-19 navigation system update? I've searched all over the place, and the latest info I can find refers to the 2017 update.
      I have a 2015 RX350 with the original maps, and I'd like to update them as soon as the newer updates become available.
    • By RyGuy2484
      I just purchased a 2004 GX470 about a month ago.  It has the Marc Levinson sound system with navigation, cassette radio unit with a multi-disc player in the glove box.  When you push the Audio button the nav screen, all the screen says is "Audio Off" with no audio coming from the radio.  When my lights are on at night, I noticed the radio unit itself is not illuminated which makes me believe I have a power issue possibly to the radio unit. After some research, I did come across the Service manual for the radio ( http://www.clublexus.com/forums/att...-toyota_kex-m8527-kex-m8727_servicemanual.pdf ).  
      If I put in a destination in the navigation, you can hear the audible instructions.  If you push the other buttons on the nav screen, you can hear an audible tone at the press of the button.  However, when you push the audio button, it just gives you the message "audio off".  I brought a multimeter home from work the other night to check the power coming through the wiring harnesses and from what I could tell, I am not getting any power.  (***Side note - I know enough to be dangerous but I do not claim to be a technician by any means and most of my information is from some engineering friends and YouTube...).  I referenced the various pin positions in the radio service manual to know which ones to check.  I also checked with the vehicle key turned to ACC mode and then also checked with the engine running.  Both times, it didn't appear that I had any power coming through to the radio unit.  I also checked the fuses and they all seemed to be fine.
      I called one of the local car audio shops here in town that I received a good recommendation from and he basically said good luck and they wouldn't touch it with being OEM and knowing all the issues that the Marc Levinson system has had.
      Has anyone else seen this issue?  Any ideas on where the power would actually be coming from that feeds the radio head unit?  The wire schematic is included on the service manual but it's tough to make heads or tails of it.
      Thanks in advance for any responses.
    • By sandygarf
      I have a 2014 RX 350 with 2013 maps. There is a map update screen that asks for a DVD or USB drive to update the maps.
      How can I find out what generation Nav system I have and/or what DVD I actually need.
      Please help  Thanks
    • By Carteak004
      I am able to listen to navigation and cursor sounds but cannot listen to music. FM, AM, Bluetooth or iPod, nothing is working Cannot turn volume up or down. Any ideas?
      55398162695__FAD5088A-ED4D-42F4-8ACE-493CE31EBAFD.MOV