From the Manufacturer
Parrot ASTEROID Overview
Parrot has released the ASTEROID 1.5 software update which includes USB tethering, phone compatibility updates and new APPs. Please see the firmware update page at parrot.com for instructions on this simple procedure.
The Parrot Asteroid offers the latest in digital music playback from nearly any media source, including internet radio when connected using a 3G capable device. Dial a contact hands-free or search your music safely and conveniently using Parrot’s unparalleled voice recognition. This unique car receiver is an industry first to operate on Android software to unlock its full potential.
Access All Your Music by Voice
The built-in Voice Music Search feature, makes finding the song or artist you want to hear easier and more convenient than ever; just say the name of an artist or album from your music library and the music will begin automatically, offering you a list of matching tracks. To offer the highest in audio quality, the Asteroid is equipped with a 4x55W built-in MOSFET amplifier, a subwoofer output and 6 RCA preamp-outputs. Fine tune your music using the fully customizable equalizer with optional sound effects that give produce exceptional audio quality for any music genre.
Operating the feature packed Asteroid is made easy and intuitive with its elegant faceplate that incorporates backlit buttons and a discrete jog wheel. Next to this detachable faceplate is the large 3.2 inch high-definition color display. In addition to being an aesthetic design, the unit features a reduced depth chassis to offer compatibility with nearly every vehicle.
- ISO cable
- GPS receiver with USB connector
- USB male 1.5m to USB female cable
- iPod cable 1.2m
- Jack cable male to male 1.5m (audio device)
- Front panel bag
- Quick start guide
- Cables ties (3)
- Bracket keys
- Double external microphone
- Mounting sleeve
Web Service Apps
The Parrot Asteroid is the first to offer web connected Android applications and internet ready features. When paired with a data capable Smartphone or a 3G USB modem, an entirely new set of features come to life, including access to Maps with live points of interest, Internet Radio playback and geolocational service apps to inform you of weather conditions and attractions relevant to your route. You can expect to see more applications in the future due to Parrot’s open platform design which leaves the possibilities nearly endless with the help of third party app developers.
Built-in ANDROID Apps
The Maps application is an informative driving assistant. When used with a 3G connection, Maps allows you to easily find ‘Points of Interest’ (POI) near your location and gives you options to call the POI or access simple driving directions. This App will also display driving conditions near you to help you choose the best possible route to your destination.
TuneIn offers free local, international and internet radio. When used with a 3G connection you have access to over 50,000 radio stations and podcasts from around the world. With TuneIn you can quickly find and listen to unlimited music, sports and talk radio in digital quality. The application can also suggest radio stations that you might enjoy, based on your listening history.
Roadtrip is your virtual travel guide. When used with a 3G connection, it invites you to discover tourist attractions based on your current location with detailed information and photos. With the combination of hi-res photos and tourist information from Wikipedia and Google Maps, Roadtrip is the perfect in-car companion.
- Roadtrip can display your current location allowing you to zoom in and out on the populated map.
- When using Roadtrip, it will notify you of upcoming potential POI’s.
- Select a POI to receive a detailed summary and associated photos.
- Summary can offer a history of the POI and vocally announce the weather conditions.
- You can call or even get simple driving directions to the listed points of interest.
The Weather application keeps you informed of the weather conditions relevant to your location or your choice of any location from around the world. The easy to read color display of the Parrot Asteroid allows the Weather App to accurately represent weather conditions using more than 26 unique weather condition symbols.
The Wikango application turns your Parrot Asteroid into the ultimate driving assistant system. The App knows the location of all fixed speed and red light camera’s throughout the USA and alerts you as you approach one of these camera’s. Wikango also includes a community aspect where individual users can plot the location of temporary speed camera’s, traffic accidents or other risk situations.