The Linkswell GEN5 T-Style multimedia center replaces the factory display screen and climate control center in select Chevrolet & GMC pickups, enhancing the dash with a 12.1-inch, multi-touch panel encased in a factory-match bezel. The climate controls are recreated on-screen, allowing the driver to access all related features.
The Android™-powered multimedia center is optimized to display relevant information with minimal distraction. Google Maps is pre-installed, and your choice of Android navigation apps (such as Waze) can be installed to give you live updates while driving (internet connection required – via dedicated or phone hotspot). In addition to using the T-Style’s built-in AM/FM tuner, drivers can utilize the factory USB port to connect smartphones, and an additional USB connector for flash media. Bluetooth® connectivity enables hands-free phone calls and wireless music streaming.
Satellite radio is finally an option with the GEN5! By adding an outboard SXV300 satellite tuner and updating the radio with soon to be released firmware, you will now be able to retain satellite radio without having to resort to using the SXM app!
With the SPDIF (optical) output, the GEN5 can function as a state-of-the-art head unit, with the addition of aftermarket amplifiers that accept this ultra-clean signal.
The included WIRELESS Car Play (Apple) & WIRED Android Auto (Android) capability allows you to enjoy a seamless experience using the power of your smartphone for additional features of each system, while the optional DVR camera functions as a “dash cam” and enables recording and playback of all of your trips (SD card required for recording – not supplied)
By connecting the Linkswell GEN5 T-Style to a mobile or smartphone Wi-Fi hotspot, you can access the Internet through a browser that displays full web pages with multiple tabs and search capability. You can also use your subscription-based streaming services — Pandora® Internet Radio, Spotify® and more — by downloading the Android-compatible apps onto the unit’s 64GB of internal storage.
For safety, the Linkswell GEN5 T-Style has three dedicated camera inputs for optional front, rear and passenger-side camera views. The reverse camera switches when the vehicle shifts into reverse gear, the right side camera when the right turn signal is applied, and the front camera is manually operated.