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Do you like what you have? I just bought a '17 QX60, and would love to have CarPlay integration...
 

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I have the same question here, debating between Naviks and Unavi. Any insights on these two products?
Not really. :( Besides those two I found GTACarKits, which claims that their system supports wireless carplay. Also, their youtube video of installation is better than unavi's (it's usefully narrated, and the guy doing the filming does not record the backside of the guy putting things together for five minutes :) ). GTACarKits requires drilling a hole into the armrest to pull some cables through. Unavi, allegedly, does not. But since the last five minutes of putting things back in place in Unavi's video are obstructed by the guy's back, it's impossible to say what he actually does during that time. GTACarKits promises that touchscreen works for carplay (this seems kinda important). Naviks explicitly says that touchscreen does not work, and you have to use the knob to navigate UI. Unavi does not appear to claim anything about touchscreen, and I couldn't say for sure from their install video. I couldn't find any decent reviews for any of the systems. :(

My main fear with these things is that they are put together by, like, three guys in a garage. Who physically don't have capacity to debug them. So what is probably happening, is that the integration mostly works. But the remaining bugs kill the experience dead. And there does not appear to be a way to find out apart from plonking $550-650 for the kit, and then spending half a day installing it.
 

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Not really. :( Besides those two I found GTACarKits, which claims that their system supports wireless carplay. Also, their youtube video of installation is better than unavi's (it's usefully narrated, and the guy doing the filming does not record the backside of the guy putting things together for five minutes :) ). GTACarKits requires drilling a hole into the armrest to pull some cables through. Unavi, allegedly, does not. But since the last five minutes of putting things back in place in Unavi's video are obstructed by the guy's back, it's impossible to say what he actually does during that time. GTACarKits promises that touchscreen works for carplay (this seems kinda important). Naviks explicitly says that touchscreen does not work, and you have to use the knob to navigate UI. Unavi does not appear to claim anything about touchscreen, and I couldn't say for sure from their install video. I couldn't find any decent reviews for any of the systems. :(

My main fear with these things is that they are put together by, like, three guys in a garage. Who physically don't have capacity to debug them. So what is probably happening, is that the integration mostly works. But the remaining bugs kill the experience dead. And there does not appear to be a way to find out apart from plonking $550-650 for the kit, and then spending half a day installing it.
I agree with you, I would not want any holes drilled to complete the install on my vehicle. I was looking at the GTACarkits site and the QX60 is required to have Navigation with the SD card slot in the armrest. Mine doesn't have Nav and they also add a mic, i think unavi unit uses the cars mic for operation. I was looking at other reviews on the forum and found the below thread about the touchscreen for unavi. Any news on Carplay?
I would seem to trust Unavi since they are Infiniti certified and any bugs have been worked out for them to retain the certification. I'm really thinking about jumping the gun with unavi since NAviks you lose touchscreen control and GTAcarkits you have to have navigation and added ugly mic located who knows where. Good luck with your search!!
 

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I agree with you, I would not want any holes drilled to complete the install on my vehicle. I was looking at the GTACarkits site and the QX60 is required to have Navigation with the SD card slot in the armrest. Mine doesn't have Nav and they also add a mic, i think unavi unit uses the cars mic for operation. I was looking at other reviews on the forum and found the below thread about the touchscreen for unavi. Any news on Carplay?
I would seem to trust Unavi since they are Infiniti certified and any bugs have been worked out for them to retain the certification. I'm really thinking about jumping the gun with unavi since NAviks you lose touchscreen control and GTAcarkits you have to have navigation and added ugly mic located who knows where. Good luck with your search!!
Thanks for the link! "Sometimes I have to stop and reboot the car" is the kind of issue I was talking about. If you do end up installing unavi, would you mind reporting back on your impressions?
 

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Thanks for the link! "Sometimes I have to stop and reboot the car" is the kind of issue I was talking about. If you do end up installing unavi, would you mind reporting back on your impressions?
I will keep you updated; I have heard that if you don't use an original AppLe cable or Android cable it causes data transmission issues that would cause the freezing. The gas station cables are good for charging and not much else. Stay tuned...
 

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I will keep you updated; I have heard that if you don't use an original AppLe cable or Android cable it causes data transmission issues that would cause the freezing. The gas station cables are good for charging and not much else. Stay tuned...
Thanks! (The point about gas station cables is interesting -- if they are bad (and apple does put a computer into theirs), I'd expect them to not work at all for any kind of data transfer, as opposed to mostly working and only causing freezes from time to time)
 
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