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Deep dive: Sync 3 makes the Ford Raptor even betterFor those who think the Raptor is one giant impractical truck, we have two words for you: Sync 3.
[MUSIC] Hi i'm here in a 2017 Ford Raptor with this sync three entertainment system, which I actually think is pretty darn cool. [MUSIC] When you start off with your home page, you have three tiles. Your map, your phone and what's playing on your radio. When I go to audio, I've got different sources that I can have. So am/fm, Sirius, even Pandora. Now when I click on climate, I've got everything that I need for my hvac controls. But there are redundant mechanical buttons as well, if you prefer to use that. But it's a nav system that is pretty cool. So I'm gonna click on Nav. And there's a few different ways that I can view the map. There's this 3D, I can view it north up, or I can view it heading up. All right, go back. Now to enter a destination, what's cool is that I have one boxed entry. So I don't have to go through multiple screens in order to enter my address. So let's find CNET HQ. F-R-A-N-C-I-S-C-O, go. Searching, and boom, there it is. Twenty two minutes. That's San Francisco traffic for you. Now, when I go down into settings, here's where I can get into the nitty gritty. The Raptor is equipped with wi-fi, but it's just a receiver. It's not a hot spot like you will find in Chevy trucks I've also got Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. So I will go ahead and enable Apple CarPlay, plug in my phone and here we go, Apple CarPlay. Yep, there it is. Yay, my phone right there on my screen. There's a telematics app called Ford MyPass that allows you to start the truck remotely. Now it does take a few seconds, but it was really easy to sign up. All I had to do was put in my name and the VIN number of the truck. After two seconds, I went ahead and confirmed it on Sync 3 and then I was all set up to go. So come on baby, start me up. Ha ha, that's pretty cool? [SOUND] The last thing I want to show you is the mobile app, because you should be able to throw a mobile app from your phone onto Sync 3. I'm gonna go to app I've got this allergy alert here, running, in case you've got spring fever, a little bit of hay fever. Hit that. And in my Ford Sync I've got some instructions that tells me exactly how to get the information I want. It says radio preset number two. I should get an allergy report. [MUSIC] And I'm not getting an allergy report. In fact all of the apps that I've tried this with including Glimpse and Pandora, I wasn't able to control it with my radio presets or with the voice control. So there's something going on here that either is not working or that I'm just not getting. Plus on the whole, I really like Sync three. There's a lot of functionality, your inputs are really quick and the graphics are clear. Plus with Apple Hard Play and Android Auto. Frankly, all the other stuff that the Sync 3 provides is just gravy. [MUSIC]