The JENSEN J1CA7 7-inch Touch Screen Double DIN Car Stereo Media Receiver | Apple CarPlay Android Auto | Bluetooth | USB will make the best addition to any vehicle. Your JENSEN digital media receiver with Apple CarPlay & Android Auto was precisely crafted with you in mind. With both platforms built into your car stereo receiver Siri or Android have just become your personal assistant on your car journey; they will help you make/return and listen to voicemails calls, she will also be able to send, read and reply to text messages, access all your favorite music while displaying artist and track information right on your screen, and provide turn-by-turn directions including mirroring the receivers screen onto your JENSEN car stereo. The upgraded Bluetooth Wireless technology will allow you to easily pair with the vast majority of Bluetooth devices allowing you to make and receive all your calls Hands Free. The 7-inch Capacitive LCD Adjustable Touch Screen display provides you with a comfortable viewing experience, is extremely responsive and keeps all your favorite content within fingers reach. Music streaming will allow you to view and control your, Pandora, iHeartRadio & Spotify apps from the home screen while also allowing you to stream wirelessly music from your Apple or Android devices including any music stored. With Apple CarPlay & Android Auto you can now access music by artist, song, playlist and much more through the receivers touch screen or via Siri. The receiver will mirror the iPhone’s screen with artist and track information and will even play podcasts. Given how much we use our phones we added a Rear USB input with fast charging (1.5A), so you never run out of battery. Find the quickest routes to your destination with your Apple CarPlay/Android Auto JENSEN car stereo. Siri or Android will become your personal navigator by providing you with turn-by-turn directions and enabling you to search by address or points of interest. Apple or Google Maps will be mirrored onto the high-resolution 7-inch Capacitive LCD Adjustable Touch Screen that will include traffic information and estimated time to destination. For your accessibility we added numerous inputs & outputs to your car stereo: Rear RCA Audio/Video Input, Rear USB input, and Rear-View Camera input (RCA). For your driving convenience your double DIN car radio has built-in Steering Wheel Controls (adapter require, not included) that will allow you to control certain functions of your car stereo through the steering wheel. In addition, we added the option of installing a backup camera to your car receiver such as the JENSEN BUCAM100J so that you can always be aware of your surroundings. Backed by our 1 Year Warranty that guarantees a hassle free experience with excellent customer service.
Best CarPlay stereo for the priceI started out with a cheap Chinese radio. A total disaster. Nothing on that radio was well designed. Holes didn’t line ip with anything, including the brackets that came with the radio. So I stepped up to the Jensen. It’s well built. The holes line up with standard radio mounting brackets. It fit perfectly in my 1990 Toyota Pickup.There are a couple things they could fix, though. The radio doesn’t support CarPlay over Bluetooth. USB cable is required. But, there’s no USB port on the front. The only connection is a hardwired USB cable on the rear. So you need to figure out where to mount a USB socket on the dash, and you’ll need a pass through USB-A make to USB-A female cable because the built in cable won’t mount directly in the dash. You also need to think about where you want to locate the included microphone. It’s large and plastic and won’t really look good anywhere.If they added a microphone and USB jackin the front they would have a killer product. As is, it’s a solid choice but it takes time to install.
Buttons are hard to see and bt is wonkyI really wanted to like this stereo but, I just kept finding more and more issues. I wanted a known name and was replacing a Jensen so I was glad I found this one I could afford. I didn’t however like that the Bluetooth was wonky. The biggest downfall in my opinion was the lack of lit buttons. I needed a secondary button (a different purchase from a different company) to be able to perform any of the non lighted button assignments. I felt like I spent more time and money trying to make this stereo work that I ended up returning it and bought a very well rated new brand that is much much easier for me and offers a ton of features. I can’t remember now all the things that I didn’t like about this stereo but I do know I tried. I just kept finding myself more and more disappointed. I think the competition out there makes it very hard for an American company to compete with. To those that say they button are lit, that is untrue, also they are so small that it wouldn’t even help.. Heck, maybe they were? Sorry Jensen, I tried. It was definitely well made but at the end of it all it just couldn’t hold up against the competition.
AwesomeSauce!Simple install, everything is there (except backup camera).Great screen, great sound.
Dalton Frecks –
Great head unit for the moneyNice head unit, CarPlay and Bluetooth both work great, the touch screen is nice and sensitive enough but the picture could be better.
Al Cooper –
Good dealWorks for what I needed. Connects well and consistently
This is wire only car play and android auto, does not connect wirelessly.I like it, cause I had low expectations to begin , its a good stereo, seems to be well built, and the sound is great.Slow response, but its ok.for 230 what can you expect.I did not like that you need to wire your phone for car play to work.at least it charges it so that is a plus.I think its worth the money.
The Wolverine –
Great RadioI’ve had this installed for about 4 years. It acted a little wonky for about a month as the Bluetooth wouldn’t connect to anything. I unplugged the harness and plugged it back in and everything worked great.Sound quality is awesome and it worked well with my wife’s iPhone
Amazon Customer –
Great head unit for the price. Fully compatible with Apple and Android auto.Used Pioneer radios for years, after having issues with them with Android Auto I figured I would try this. Not only does this work better, it does not require the stupid parking brake bypass to connect to Android Auto or Apple Car Play. The sound quality is great and their customer support was actually easy to get through to a live person.
Brady James –
Great unit, easy install!This is an excellent double din unit if you’re on a budget and want to upgrade that older car stereo to include modern features. I installed this in my 2009 Focus so I could stream my music and take phone calls with bluetooth, use voice commands, and navigate with Apple car play. My wife even told me that it looks like it came from the factory. I highly recommend this Jensen unit.
Robert A. –
Can’t see screen with polarized sunglasses onSounds great can’t see screen With polarized sunglasses on