5 Cool Features to Look for in a Motorcycle or Car Stereo

January 24, 2018 2 min read

Motorcycle Speaker SystemAre you looking to buy a new stereo for your motorcycle or car? There's no denying the fact that a stereo system is a smart investment. It makes those long trips more enjoyable, while increasing the value of your automobile in the process. And thanks to some of the recent technological advancements, motorcycle and car stereo systems are now equipped with even more features.




Smartphones aren't the only devices with global positioning satellite (GPS) functions; some stereo systems also feature this technology. Installing a GPS-equipped stereo system in your car or motorcycle opens up the doors to a whole new world of possibilities, allowing you to track your exact position and mark important “points of interest.”


Android Auto


What is Android Auto and how does it work in motorcycle and car stereo systems? Android Auto is a relatively new feature that makes your smartphone compatible with your stereo system  via a voice-controlled interface. Conventional wisdom should lead you to believe that voice commands are safer to use when driving than traditional touch-based commands, which is why Android Auto is such a popular feature in motorcycle helmet audio and car stereo systems.  And Now Google has opened up Android Auto to anyone with an Android smartphone.  You can use it directly on your smartphone for a great motorcycle audio solution.




Many motorcycle and car stereo systems feature Bluetooth connectivity. Assuming you have a separate device with Bluetooth, you can connect it to your stereo system in just a few simple steps. Smartphones, for instance, typically have Bluetooth connectivity, allowing users to connect them using wireless Bluetooth technology to a compatible stereo system. This eliminates the need for auxiliary and other cables, creating the perfect hands-free environment for drivers.


Display Screen


Of course, another cool feature to look for in a new stereo system is a display screen. In the past, LCD and LED displays on car stereo systems were virtually unheard of. Today, however, more and more companies are integrating them into their respective motorcycle and car stereo systems. A display screen provides a more interactive environment. Some of them even feature touchscreen technology, allowing you to control its functions via touch.


Backup Camera


This feature goes hand-in-hand with the display screen. If a stereo system has a display screen, it may also feature a backup camera. These cameras are used to assist drivers in backing up their vehicle. It consists of a separate camera, mounted on the rear, along with a display screen that provides footage.

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