Most people would argue that there’s no need to constantly buy the latest and greatest technology, and we get it—but some of us “want to upgrade our iPhone because of the bigger screen, Dad.” Despite however your parents judge your financial decisions, you deserve to treat yourself every now and then. You work 12 hours a day, so why not splurge on yourself a little bit? The real question you want to ask yourself is whether or not it’s worth that hard earned cash. Without affirming any biases here, we at Whiteoak Ford believe that adding the SYNC® 3 infotainment system is a worthy upgrade to your Ford vehicle. That’s why we listed some of our favourite features below to help you with your decision!
Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
If you’re one of those people who did get the latest iPhone (or Pixel phone for those Android lovers out there), the SYNC® 3 brings you both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. This way, you get the most seamless and intuitive smartphone experience on your Ford’s infotainment system—no longer will you have to fumble through your phone and look like you’re smiling at your crotch! Both systems aim to fit whatever smartphone operating system you’re using and let you use compatible apps right from your SYNC® 3’s touchscreen display, like messages, music, podcasts, and more!
SYNC® Connect Compatibility
Since we’re still talking about upgrades, there’s even more you can do to take your SYNC® system even further. Adding SYNC® Connect on top of your SYNC® 3 opens up new possibilities, thanks to its built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. With it, you can connect up to 10 devices to the internet simultaneously, making you the VIP of your weekend camping trip for letting your friends upload their sweet hiking photos from the hilltop on Instagram, or Googling Brad’s really weird rash on WebMD. Another way the SYNC® Connect definitely comes in handy when using one of the best features of SYNC® Connect: the FordPass app. This available smartphone app lets you remotely control your Ford vehicle, with features like remote start, lock & unlock, as well as even scheduling when you want to start your vehicle!
Intuitive Voice Controls
While all of these features do come in handy while you’re driving, you should be focusing on just that: driving. That’s why the SYNC® 3 system also comes with various hands-free voice features to make sure your eyes stay on the road without any inconveniences. Not only can you make calls and get turn-by-turn directions with these voice features, but the SYNC® 3 also comes with Siri-Hands-Free to give you access to almost any iPhone features you need while you pay attention to the road ahead of you. Whether you need to change your playlist, get directions to the nearest coffee shop, or just have Siri back-sass you out of pure entertainment, there’s no shortage of things you can do with the SYNC® 3’s hands-free voice features.
These are just a few of the coolest features you can get with the SYNC® 3 system—because some things are worth splurging for. Want to learn more? Just give your friends at Whiteoak Ford a call, or visit our parts department!