PROS / It has premium Garmin GPS navigation.
CONS / It lacks the comprehensive smartphone integration boasted by similarly priced products.
VERDICT / The Kenwood DNX772BH is one of the best in-dash GPS units, thanks to its exceptional build quality and navigation, though its smartphone integration is lacking.
The Kenwood DNX772BH is an in-dash navigation system with a premium design. It doesn't offer exceptional smartphone integration, but it does everything else well. For its excellent navigation system and high quality build, the Kenwood DNX772BH is our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award winner.
iPhone users also have the benefit of Siri Eyes Free. This lets you use the Siri function on your phone directly from your display. It also has the ability to play high-quality FLAC files and receive HD radio signals. Additionally, it has a satellite radio receiver built in, but you'll have to subscribe to a provider in order to listen to satellite radio.
This unit has a 7-inch screen, which is on par with the largest screens we reviewed. The touch interface is capacitive, which means it works much like a smartphone. The touchscreens on cheaper models are typically resistive, which can be frustrating to use. Like the other in-dash GPS units we've reviewed, the DNX can play CDs and DVDs.
Help & Support
Kenwood offers phone and email support. It also has an active Twitter page, which is one of the best ways to reach the company.
The DNX ships with a one-year warranty. If something on the unit breaks, you can take it to a local service center for repairs.
The Kenwood DNX772BH has a premium build and Garmin GPS integration. Though it lacks some key smartphone connectivity features that other units in this price range have, the assets it does have make it one of the best in-dash navigation systems.