Mirrorlink review : Android
We review Mirrorlink, one of the new breed of smartphone-connected car infotainment systems.
Mirrorlink is the way of the future, but it’s arrived a bit too early. It’s not the most reliable or easy to use infotainment system, and doesn’t (yet) offer significantly more features than non-smartphone systems so for me and many other users the feature-convenience tradeoff isn’t worth it.
Fortunately, you don’t need to Mirrorlink-connect your smartphone to use the radio, audio streaming, phone or other features, and these are reasonably well implemented on the Vitara; all the basics functions are provided and are easy enough to use after a bit of familiarity.
The Mirrorlink system really just enables extra content and apps. But right now, there’s not enough of either to make it a must-have. That could change with a few more apps, so watch this space. We’ll update this post with the Apple experience in a couple of weeks.
Do you have Mirrorlink in your car? What’s your view of it?