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08-09-2013 01:17 AM
JKDrifter does anyone know if you can change the icon to a jeep in the 730 ???
08-07-2013 01:46 PM
dharman07 So, i plan to get an Ipad 2 with a dash mount, run Garmin software, run a dedicated power connector up to the dash from the 12v in the console. connect the ipad audio into the car speakers with the audio jack. I have everything the 730n would give me at about half the price. Plus, i get an ipad 2.
08-07-2013 11:14 AM
ahsumtoy
Traffic, etc.

I have found in the past, whether using a Garmin, Tom Tom or the 730N, the traffic is always toooooo late. I found it was better to listen to a local radio station that broadcasts traffic. Also, the fuel prices were never updated in time and not all the gas stations were there. Movie times were almost always correct since they don't have to update them as much. To me, that is not a good reason to get a 730N.

Also, since Garmin puts out 4 maps a year (I have been told it might be less in the future), I don't like paying a high price for them to be installed on my internal GPS. On my external Garmin GPS, I have free lifetime maps. I also like to input a GPS coordinate into my Garmin directly. I believe you can't do this with the 730 or 430 without putting it in a flash drive and loading it in. How are you going to do that on the road.

I guess I'm from the old school, or just getting too old. I don't want a radio system to do everything. If I want a DVD to be played, I have a portable that people can use in the back seats. I use my phone as a phone. Don't have a smart phone. My 130N has bluetooth so I can say commands and such and integrate my phone into it so I can call hands-free. My external GPS does so much more than the built in ones and cost so much less.

IMO, save the money, put it into a lift, tires, etc. or a new speaker system and get the cheapest unit there is. Even with the nice 730N, the speaker system sucks on Jeeps and you're going to have to upgrade it (pull out all your speakers, put in an amp, a new sub-woofer).

Just my opionion.
08-07-2013 08:23 AM
FXnut Where can I find this LockPick for 430 in Canada? Thanks
08-06-2013 09:46 PM
alexaussi
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Originally Posted by wigman View Post
You missed a lot of things. Other than navigation, there are many cool features. I have the 730. I could not be happier. It connects to my droid and my wife's iphone, through bluetooth. It will create a contact list from your phone. It can play pandora from my phone. I can even control pandora from my steering wheel. It can play your phone's music file and control it through the steering wheel. It integrates well with your ipod. Using a flash drive, you can load music and picture files. It is very easy to personalize the background screen to a photo of your choice. You can replay a song you like from the sat. radio. If you like a song or artist that is playing, the system will let you know when the artist or song is being played on another station. The handsfree system seems solid to me. I like it a lot. You will miss out on the next generation of audio/nav systems if you dont get it.
I TOTALLY agree. The 730 is a pretty smart setup.
11-05-2011 07:28 AM
MisterScott I have not tried Pandora yet, but the 430 can do all that as well. It connects to my iPhone 4, you can download music and rip from CD's. Again, the only differences I am aware of are the Nav interface (Garmin versus Harmon), the fact that an iPod connects via the USB, not the Chrysler cable in the glove box and the lack of Sirius Traffic. If there are other differences I have missed, I apologize.
11-04-2011 11:07 AM
wigman You missed a lot of things. Other than navigation, there are many cool features. I have the 730. I could not be happier. It connects to my droid and my wife's iphone, through bluetooth. It will create a contact list from your phone. It can play pandora from my phone. I can even control pandora from my steering wheel. It can play your phone's music file and control it through the steering wheel. It integrates well with your ipod. Using a flash drive, you can load music and picture files. It is very easy to personalize the background screen to a photo of your choice. You can replay a song you like from the sat. radio. If you like a song or artist that is playing, the system will let you know when the artist or song is being played on another station. The handsfree system seems solid to me. I like it a lot. You will miss out on the next generation of audio/nav systems if you dont get it.
11-04-2011 09:48 AM
mikemounlio Dont buy the 730. Take the money and go to your local audio shop. They can put in a full system for that price.

sub
amp
wires
door speakers
in dash dvd with all the goodies

or if you can do it yourself you can save 800$
11-04-2011 09:12 AM
tcass I have the sirius in my 2012. it has extra gadgets as mentioned like gas pricing and weather (through sirius) but i really like the reroute due to traffic contitions that it uses. i drive the washington area beltway and a single fender bender can turn a 60 minute commute into additional hours (like yesterday). I'm learning that even though i know the way "home" it pays to activate the route home so i'm not surprised by a traffic accident like i was yesterday taking an additional hour to go FIVE MILES! So, its saved my butt a couple of times, when turned on, and made a believer out of me. when it says rerouting due to traffic conditions.....i now listen and follow its advice.
My wife has the 430 garmin in her 2011 liberty and i like it but prefer mine now...but it took a little getting used to.

that said, all these things go away after the 1 year subscription.....anyone know what the price of renewal of ALL the features will be?

cass
11-04-2011 08:40 AM
MisterScott Some thoughts here. I have had 5 mygigs in various Chrysler products and I despise the Harmon Kardon nav system on the 730. First off, the Lockpicks suck. They cause volume to drop off at certain speeds. Very annoying. I have a Lockpick in my Challenger and a Navtv system in my Ram3500 and no problems in the truck.

Second, I specifically sought out a Wrangler with the 430 Garmin based system. The detail is much better on the Garmin unit. The ability to adjust the scale in much finer increments. On the 430 your still get the EVIC prompts and all the features of the 730 except the Sirius traffic where they display the conditions on the map. My hatred of the 730 was so great that I was willing to forgo that feature and I live in a city center. I will soon replace the 730 with Alpine head units.

The 430 has all the same features that I can see including music storage, ipod integration. In fact, I think the voice dialing is better. I have never used voice dialing on the other two and my phone was buried in my bag so I hit the button said a name and it got it right.

Honestly, you should preview both systems but if you are looking for a better Nav interface, then the 430 is the better unit. If Sirius Traffic is a must then you are limited to the 730 in which case I recommend and aftermarket double din unit. My two cents.
11-02-2011 06:07 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by paulygi View Post

So my question is to the 730N owners, is the 730N equip ed with Garmin technology?
Sorry, it's Navtec.

I gave up the Garmin technology to get the other features.

My in dash JVC unit with Navtec in my current ride is dumber than a box of rocks but will get you there if you pay attention.
11-02-2011 06:05 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by DenJeep View Post
it's nice hearing a different voice for once (even though it's silly to suggest a different voice will make a difference in anybodies decision).
I have a suction cup Garmin (was at the time) big screen GPS I paid $700 for six years ago.

I still use it for rent cars. It is a great unit.

When my wife ask me why I changed to a man's voice for instructions I told her I already had enough women in my life telling me were to go.

Getting the 730N in my 2012 JKUS.
11-01-2011 10:36 PM
brewgio has anyone tried the lock pick for the 430rhb radio and does anyone know if additional monitors can be installed in the back for the passengers.
11-01-2011 03:24 PM
paulygi
to the 730N owners, is the 730N equiped with Garmin technology?

reading this years brochure and it says on page 10. "It's an easy upgrade to a Uconnect Medai Centre 730N radio with 6.5 inch touch screen and enhanced Garmin(C) GPS navigation"

Other spots mention 430N and Garmin then say the 730N is all that and enhanced Nav.(which would be the voice control and dead recon.)

I orded the 730, I have an issue with buying the best, but I somehow talked myself out of the Rubi and got a Sahara.

So my question is to the 730N owners, is the 730N equiped with Garmin technology?
09-16-2011 04:26 PM
FlyinJeeps
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Originally Posted by C4U5H View Post
Wow, thank you, FlyinJeeps. Is there an area on the forum where I can get the whole manual for the 2012 in PDF like that section? I did a search a little while ago, but all of them were for the 2011 (which I'm sure carries over quite seamlessly, but discrepancies could be present).
Your welcome, I don't think the 2012 manual is avail online yet, but it should be soon, you'll find it here: My Jeep: Jeep Owners Service Manuals - 4x4 SUVs, Sports Utility Vehicles, Off Road


I'm sure the vast majority is the same as the 2011 though, except anything to do with the engine/service stuff..
09-16-2011 04:24 PM
FlyinJeeps
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Originally Posted by offcamber View Post
Actually if you get the MyGig Lockpick, the 730N becomes pretty useful. Complete iphone integration. I can stream Netflix movies to my nav display. I can watch DVD's (in motion if I wanted). I can show I've hooked up to cameras to mine. One for backup and one for the front bumper. I'm going to hook one up to the underside this weekend. I think all will be helpful when wheeling.
can't the 430n be lock picked to do the same?
09-16-2011 03:02 PM
offcamber Actually if you get the MyGig Lockpick, the 730N becomes pretty useful. Complete iphone integration. I can stream Netflix movies to my nav display. I can watch DVD's (in motion if I wanted). I can show I've hooked up to cameras to mine. One for backup and one for the front bumper. I'm going to hook one up to the underside this weekend. I think all will be helpful when wheeling.
09-16-2011 02:54 PM
C2U5H
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Originally Posted by FlyinJeeps View Post
It comes with the connectivity package so you should have it. Here's a link explaining it:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...6&d=1313437333
Wow, thank you, FlyinJeeps. Is there an area on the forum where I can get the whole manual for the 2012 in PDF like that section? I did a search a little while ago, but all of them were for the 2011 (which I'm sure carries over quite seamlessly, but discrepancies could be present).
09-16-2011 01:23 PM
DenJeep For many it's all about the price point. It's expensive, but if you can afford.....I would suggest purchasing the 730n. I've had it for a week and continue to be amazed by its capabilities. It you are "on the edge" about spending the extra money on its features....I would say "its worth the risk of putting yourself in an uncomfortable financial position." It you can't afford it and it's not an option for you.....life will still be good and you are driving a vehicle that is a great pleasure. When I first brought the Jeep home I stayed in the garage until late at night (hear crickets) and couldn't get enough of it. I'm not a technical guy by any stretch of the imagination, but still learned a lot in one looney dark night while coyotes roamed outside the door looking for stray cats....which they have totally depleted. The navigation system it nice and even though I have a Garmin in my other vehicle, it's nice hearing a different voice for once (even though it's silly to suggest a different voice will make a difference in anybodies decision).
09-16-2011 01:11 PM
FlyinJeeps
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Originally Posted by C4U5H View Post
I feel really stupid asking this, but what's EVIC? I have the 430n with Connectivity on order ... does that mean I'll have this mysterious magic as well?
It comes with the connectivity package so you should have it. Here's a link explaining it:

http://www.wranglerforum.com/attachm...6&d=1313437333
09-16-2011 12:39 PM
C2U5H I feel really stupid asking this, but what's EVIC? I have the 430n with Connectivity on order ... does that mean I'll have this mysterious magic as well?
09-16-2011 12:37 PM
FlyinJeeps the 430N is a great system too, I honestly perfer Garmin anyways. It still speaks directions, you just can't speak back i have the 430N and evic, like the other person said, it also displays instructions on the evic display by the steering wheel.

also I don't know if the 430n supports traffic updates from sirius? The traffic updates don't work in Canada anyways though so that didn't make a difference to me, but it might be something to check on..
09-16-2011 12:26 PM
C2U5H Have there been any actual Lockpick systems installed on a 2012 430n/730n yet? Haven't done a whole bunch of research on the matter, but for some reason I remember the newest iterations not working correctly with the system.
09-16-2011 11:37 AM
2011_Rubicon I agree! Im ordering mine this weekend. I guess its just ignorance on my behalf, also a better marketing strategy from car companies, but I had no idea the dvd player wouldn't play while driving. This was the main reason I purchased the 430. My 2 year old and long trips don't go together.
09-15-2011 10:31 PM
Bulldawgs Yes I agree, lockpic may be the next order of buisiness.
09-15-2011 12:34 AM
Smshly616 We totally sat in the driveway and played a concert (Tom petty) DVD tonight. We were impressed with the quality.....guess we are gonna need the lock pick for road trips!
09-15-2011 12:14 AM
Bulldawgs
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Originally Posted by JeeperJake View Post
"I need those hands free to eat with. "

mmmmmmmmm......doughnuts.....lol
09-15-2011 12:13 AM
Bulldawgs
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
Have a Droid 2 Global and an iPad2. Still getting one.
Agree, I have the ipad 2, smartphone and it is nice to crawl in, push the nav button and go. Dont need to worry about where to put the phone...ect the larger screen, well nuf said.
09-14-2011 02:20 PM
2011_Rubicon Is the live traffic only on the 730? I have the 430 and don't think it has this feature. Other than nav I use mine to keep up with sports teams while on the road. You can program your fav teams and it will pop up on the screen when your fav team games score. Also I like the hard drive on it and dvd player.
09-14-2011 11:00 AM
OlllllO The live traffic updates on the screen is priceless. The only thing I use my iphone for is streaming my music library via bluetooth
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