Alpine INE-W977HD Digital Media 7″ Mech-Less Navigation Receiver
Alpine INE-W977HD 7″ display features capacitive touchscreen control, similar to your smartphone or tablet. You can pinch-to-zoom the receiver’s maps for a better view, or enlarge or shrink album artwork with your fingers. Four-way swipe control allows you to move between screens and functions with ease. The dedicated “Voice” button lets you pull up Apple CarPlay or Android Auto commands quickly. It also offers dedicated hard keys along the bottom of the screen so you can control functions like navigation and music sources without going through menu screens.
Alpine INE-W977HD offers reliable navigation with preloaded HERE map data of the United States and Canada, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. The map database provides approximately 6 million points-of-interest (POIs) in various categories throughout the coverage area. The unit’s map data is stored its built-in flash memory.
Voice Guidance w/ Text-to-Speech
In addition to graphical on-screen directions and maps, the INE-W977HD provides voice guidance and turn-by-turn directions, capable of text-to-speech (TTS), announcing the street names along with the turn directions. With turn-by-turn instructions delivered by Text-to-Speech (TTS) technology, street names, freeway numbers and freeway exit names are announced clearly through your vehicle’s audio system. Directions are available in English, Spanish, or French.
Traffic Message Channel (TMC)
The Alpine INE-W977HD contains a TMC (Traffic Message Channel) receiver that can provide you with the real-time status of the traffic along your route over the FM Radio Data System (RDS). If traffic is congested up ahead or there is a road closure, the navigation system will automatically re-navigate the route to show you how to get to your destination, quickly and easily. To fine-tune this recalculation, you can set the minimum delay that can trigger a route recalculation, or you can instruct the software to have you confirm the new recommended route before it takes effect. Road segments affected by traffic events are displayed with an alternate color on the map, and small symbols above the road show the nature of the event.
Apple CarPlay is a smarter, safer way to use your USB-connected iPhone 5 or newer (running latest iOS version) with Lightning-connector in the car, while you stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay takes the things you want to do with your iPhone while driving and integrates them into the Alpine INE-W977HD. Apple CarPlay offers an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, view maps, listen to music, and access messages from your compatible iPhone through the Alpine INE-W977HD in-dash receiver. With Apple CarPlay, you can control these functions from the INE-W977HD receiver’s 7″ capacitive touchscreen or activate Siri for minimized distraction.
The Alpine INE-W977HD features built-in Bluetooth technology (version 2.1+EDR). The head unit’s built-in Bluetooth allows you to make and receive phone calls wirelessly through the receiver; as well as stream music wirelessly from your smartphone to the head unit. In order to use Bluetooth wireless technology, your phone must also be Bluetooth compatible and be able to interpret certain profiles.
The Alpine INE-W977HD supports wireless hands-free communication for your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone. Incoming calls are announced by a caller ring tone through your vehicle’s speakers (music will be muted) & a Caller ID message across your Alpine head unit’s touchscreen display. The INE-W977HD allows you to carry on a phone conversation from your Bluetooth enabled mobile phone using the integrated front-panel mic or the included external mic and your car audio speakers. During a conversation, you can initiate a transfer of audio between your mobile phone and your car’s speakers.
The Alpine INE-W977HD is SiriusXM-Ready and compatible with the SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner (220SXV300, sold separately). The SiriusXM Connect Vehicle Tuner supports SiriusXM programming with access to 175+ SiriusXM channels via subscription.
Pandora Internet Radio (for iPhone & Android)
The free Pandora App (for Apple iOS 10.0+ & Android OS 4.0+) lets you play music from the Pandora music service through the Alpine INE-W977HD using your USB-connected Apple iPhone (4S or newer) or Bluetooth paired Android smartphone. Your Apple iPhone must be connected to the INE-W977HD via the Alpine KCU-471i/KCU-445i cable or the cable that came with your iPhone. Your Android smartphone must support A2DP/AVRCP/SPP Bluetooth profiles and be paired with the Alpine receiver. Your iPhone or Android smartphone will also need an active Data Plan account with connection to the Internet via 3G, LTE (4G), EDGE, or WiFi.