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  1. ('19+) 2020 - Adding apps?

    Interior and Electronics
    Just say "OK Google", or press and hold the phone / talk button on the steering wheel and make your request. No need for a head unit app.
  2. ('19+) 2020 - Adding apps?

    Interior and Electronics
    Exactly right. With Android Auto or Apple Carplay your smartphone apps become integrated with the head unit more or less. Also, even if you're not connected with one of those but just plain old Bluetooth, you can tell your phone "play Aqualung by Jethro Tull on Spotify" (or whatever) and it...
  3. 2019 Touring Feature?

    Forester Shopping
    Yes. My sister has a 2016 or 2017 Outback, I can't remember, but the difference in both the interior and the drive feel is night and day between that and the 2019 Forester Touring in my opinion.
  4. 2019 Touring Feature?

    Forester Shopping
    It's all still there, you can cycle through the various screens by pressing a button, I think it's the Info button but I'm not there right now so I'm not a hundred percent sure. The facial recognition thing is very cool. The 2019 Forester Touring is a great car!
  5. ('19+) 2019 - Front facing camera?

    Interior and Electronics
    Wow, wish we had had that here! Down Under is on top! :-)
  6. ('19+) 2019 - Front facing camera?

    Interior and Electronics
    I would love a grill camera that could kick off on demand or say when one is going 1 mph or less, it would really help with parallel parking...
  7. 2019 Subaru Forester

    Forester Shopping
    I watched his video on the luxury Model X too. Yes, I know they're a good bit more than double the cost of a fully loaded 2019 Touring, but I'm curious as to whether any current 2019 Touring owners have had extensive experience with the Tesla Model X, and if so, what their thoughts are...
  8. ('19+) Simple steps to add application ????

    Interior and Electronics
    Use Android Auto or Apple Carplay -- based on which Smartphone you have I use Android Auto. When my phone is plugged into the car's USB (it doesn't work over Bluetooth alone), it shows on the 8" screen and I can choose between Google maps or Waze for Navigation.
  9. Negotiating for used '18 XT

    Forester Shopping
    @Terr Just 1 opinion, for that price you were quoted, take a look at the 2019 Touring. Test drive it, compare to the XT you're considering.
  10. ('19+) Front Parking Sensors - can they be added?

    Driver-Assist Technology and EyeSight
    @gti337 I agree. Totally loving this car. The best. Superb vision & sensors everywhere. Eyesight! But there's one blind spot: the lower front. It needs a camera down there that acts just like the Reverse camera, except that would only kick in when you're in Drive going say 1 mph or less.
  11. 2019 Subaru Forester

    Forester Shopping
    That might be related to overall general safety. Whould we want a car immobilized that was driving through a busy intersection?
  12. 2019 Subaru Forester

    Forester Shopping
    I think it makes sense why they did this. Think argument with a spouse, spontaneous hot-headedness, etc. ;-) You have "Locate Vehicle", provide that info to the cops when you call and update as necessary.
  13. ('19+) 2019 - 8" Non-Nav Forgets presets? (merged thread) - Updated!

    Interior and Electronics
    Does this new version yet allow you to finally update the head unit yourself over Wi-Fi at home?
  14. ('19+) Dashcam for Forester 2019 with Eyesight

    Interior and Electronics
    Interesting, thanks. Do you have to be a hardware techie kind of a person to be able to put this in yourself or is it pretty easy?
  15. 2019 Subaru Forester

    Forester Shopping
    Plus the app will allow you to start the car from distances far beyond the range of the long range FOB. And it will locate/show you on a map the current location of your vehicle. I think, I am not 100% sure, but I think this is all done through satellite, not celular connection. I say that...