SmartCharge F0 Bluetooth FM Transmitter with 2 USB Charging Ports From Roav — Making the smart driving experience accessible to all. A collection of connected devices that enhances your driving experience Created by the same team as Anker—renowned for exceptional quality and innovation. Broadcast Your Music Broadcast music on your mobile phone to an FM frequency for stereo sound delivered through your vehicle’s speakers. Seamless Pairing Bluetooth 4.2 automatically connects to the last paired device and provides a stable connection for seamless hands-free calling. Easy Set Up Just plug in, tune your car’s radio and SmartCharge F0 to the same FM frequency, and hit the road while listening to your favorite audio. Dual USB Ports Exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies provide high-speed charging from 2 ports for virtually any device. We will replace any defective product within 12 months of purchase, so use your Roav product without any worries.Find Your Car – Multiple location methods help ensure you don’t waste time looking for your car.
Facts About Anker Roav SmartCharge F0 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Audio Adapter and Receiver, Hands-Free Calling, MP3 Car Charger with 2 USB Ports, PowerIQ, and AUX Output (No Dedicated App)
Hello.. I own a 2007 ford Taurus and it works very good. I feel like i just upgraded my car. So most likely it is compatible to your car.
Yes this is absolutely possible. It happens to me at least a couple times per day. Usually when the other car is directly to either side of my car. Just get away from the other car as quickly as you can. Not easy to do in a traffic jam. Kind of annoying, but not too bad. You’ll hear their music for a few seconds and th… Yes this is absolutely possible. It happens to me at least a couple times per day. Usually when the other car is directly to either side of my car. Just get away from the other car as quickly as you can. Not easy to do in a traffic jam. Kind of annoying, but not too bad. You’ll hear their music for a few seconds and they’ll hear yours. PS — Ignore the other comments on this, these people are ignorant. These tuner transmitters broadcast at between 5-10 watts, which is Regulated in the USA by the FCC. ALL OTHER BRANDS AND MODELS ARE OF THE SAME POWER/STRENGTH. so, yes, this will happen from time to time, and trust me, no one will have to hit your bumper for it to happen. Duh!
I have 2 of these units using them in my BMW and a Suzuki. Both transmitters are disturbing the normal FM radio signal, regardless of the station. To confirm if this transmitter is on, the other normal radio stations in both cars does not work. If I turn it off, the radio gets back to normal. It does disturb me as I st… I have 2 of these units using them in my BMW and a Suzuki. Both transmitters are disturbing the normal FM radio signal, regardless of the station. To confirm if this transmitter is on, the other normal radio stations in both cars does not work. If I turn it off, the radio gets back to normal. It does disturb me as I still want my radio. I would not
buy again if I hd the chance.
This device simply connects to your phone via Bluetooth to your car via FM radio. If your phone supports your Amazon music playlists, then yes. This does nothing to change your phones ability to play music, it’s like a pair of earbuds for your car.
As long as it has an FM radio and a 12 volt plug it will work.
Yes. The bluetooth on this is so good, and pairing is so quick that I just use bluetooth and AUX cable to car stereo, and leave the FM part alone.
I don’t believe it does, there is no other switch on there and I can’t go below that. I’m tuned into 95.1 and it sounds great.
New call is made from your mobile phone. This device simple interfaces with your phone via bluetooth and your radio via FM frequency so you can here the call over the vehicle radio.
Anyone else looking for a transmitter that will help you locate the car, check out the Roav SmartCharge F2 which connects to an app which will keep track of where your car is parked. https://www.amazon.com/SmartCharge-Transmitter-Bluetooth-Receiver-Charger/dp/B0719SNR5N
It is designed to plug from the ROAV to an aux port on your stereo. It is clearer than FM transmission. Your still connect your phone to the ROAV via Bluetooth.
Works great in my 2006 Outback. I believe it would work fine. One issue, it kills the reception to many stations when in use. I have to shut it down to listen to other FM stations. I bought it so I could listen to what I wanted, so this , to me, is no big deal.
Yes, I have this item and I use it to listen to podcasts and my music, but I can also answer phone calls or make outgoing calls. When open the telephone app, a menu pops up and you choose whether you want to use the iphone speaker or the Roav.
It is independent of the auto manufacturer and model. The FM frequency on the radio should match with the Roav transmitter frequency.
Yes, it should work with a 2004 Toyota Sienna. You may give it a try. If it is not suitable, please know that you’re free to return and get your money back within 30 days.
Info About Anker Roav SmartCharge F0 Bluetooth FM Transmitter for Car, Audio Adapter and Receiver, Hands-Free Calling, MP3 Car Charger with 2 USB Ports, PowerIQ, and AUX Output (No Dedicated App) (Reviews From Amazon)
So, I purchased this thing and immediately was very disappointed. I don’t know if it was my car or the product itself, but either way I didn’t like it. I reached out to Anker, and they were extremely helpful and kind. They gave me pointers, which sadly did not work. So they gave me a full refund, which they totally didn’t have to do. PLUS, they even gave me a lightning cable as an apology gift. Now that right there is customer service. I own many Anker products, and I will continue to do so in the future. Love this company!
First things first – this device will not give you CD-perfect audio. You’re going to get some fuzz here and there. Having said that, this is easily the easiest, smartest way I have seen yet for bridging the gap in technology for cars made before AUX inputs were commonplace and today’s modern smartphones with or without headphone jacks. Anker very cleverly took the latest in FM transmitter technology, Bluetooth connectivity, and its awesome USB charging product, and built all three into a single unit that plugs directly into a 12v socket. It could not be easier.
Plug it in. Power it on. Connect to your phone’s Bluetooth (and they’ve made this so simple). That’s maybe two minutes’ worth of work there. The next part is a little trickier, because you have to find an empty frequency on your car’s FM stereo (white noise, no station), and then tune the Roav SmartCharge to broadcast to that same frequency, but once you find a suitable one, you’re done. Just add it as a radio preset and you can tune to it anytime you want to use the SmartCharge to play music. I also compared it to an older Bluetooth gateway that doesn’t have the FM transmitter capability or the built-in USB ports, and the SmartCharge sounded better and didn’t need the stereo to be cranked up as much as the older BT device.
I like that there are two USB ports supplied so that you can charge two devices at once. I also like that it does have a headphone jack output so if your car has an AUX input jack, you can run a cord from the SmartCharge to the AUX jack, which means the SmartCharge is still going to act as a Bluetooth receiver, but it doesn’t have to broadcast over FM. The SmartCharge is just a nifty device that covers a bunch of bases in terms of car charging and audio and it blows my mind that it’s as inexpensively priced and nicely made as it is.
Actually, I can’t believe I waited so long. It got delivered about an hour ago and I had it setup in about 5min.
Bought this for a few reasons:
– My new iPhone doesn’t have a headphone jack and I don’t want to buy a stupid Apple dongle so I can charge and listen.
– My 08 Toyota Highlander’s Bluetooth only works for phone calls. Thanks for that Toyota, brilliant!
– A new CarPlay receiver would be great, but that’s a lot more $$.
– Since this FM transmitter also USB ports, I can kill two birds with one stone.
– Easy setup
– Sound quality is GREAT!
– Two in one device, USB charger and Bluetooth FM transmitter
– Also has an AUX plug on it if you don’t want to use FM
– Takes a second, but pauses my iPhone’s audio when I shut off the car
Like I said, set it up in 5min and music sounded GREAT! Did notice slightly better quality/volume using the AUX cable. Wasn’t bad at all, but I’ll have to give it more listening time to really see if it’s significant. In both cases, there was no static at all. I really wasn’t expecting it to work this well, but I was so impressed I needed to post a review.
– Takes a second to pause my iPhone’s audio when I shut off the car
– Voice prompt on startup that tells you Bluetooth connected
Didn’t get 5* for 2 minor things. One, it has a voice announcement on startup that the bluetooth has connected, which to me is cheesy and annoying. I’d prefer a tone or the ability to disable it. Two, although it does pause the audio on my iPhone, it’s a little delayed. Again, two minor things but something certainly worth improving if possible.
I’ll try to update this review ASAP because I haven’t used it for phone calls or charging yet. Overall, would absolutely recommend buying.
The media could not be loaded. CAR: 2005 Audi A6 Quattro
USE: Streaming Audio via Bluetooth / Android Phone
I’ve been using FM Transmitters to stream music for 15 years now and tried a good many of them.
This one appealed to me because of its simple, unobtrusive design. The red display matches the interior lighting of my car.
I can’t attest to call quality because I don’t use it for that. But as far as streaming music goes, so far it has working flawlessly. I currently have it set on 88.5 which in my city is by no means a “clean” frequency. It gets some noisy broadcast. But as soon as I turn on the transmitter, that goes quiet.
My car’s outlets are always powered. During short periods of not using the car, I just leave the transmitter on. Bluetooth disconnects when you leave the range. To my delight, it automatically and promptly reconnects upon return into range. With other models, I had to turn off and back on either the receiver or the Bluetooth function on my phone to get it to reconnect.
– Design. Small, simple and elegant.
– Good Sound Quality via Bluetooth
– Fast Bluetooth Connection. If left on, it automatically reconnects when your device returns into range.
– Dedicated ON/OFF Feature. (Press and hold the middle button for 3 secs)
– USB Charge Ports
– Bluetooth Connection Announcement.
A little jingle would suffice. 🙂
I have no issue with static as some others have reported… If you do, Amazon makes it extremely simple and free to return an item that doesn’t work as advertised. 😉
While the original unit I received didn’t work well, Anker lived up to and exceeded my expectations.
They immediately contacted me and offered a refund without the need of an Amazon return. I had already sent it back. Regardless, they offered to send another unit at no cost.
I have been traveling and have not been able to set up the new unit, but Anker’s outstanding customer service and response to me deserves an updated rating.
Again, Anker makes excellent products and their customer service is equal.
This is a great FM transmitter, but it was almost useless for phone calls when it is plugged into the dash powerpoint or cigarette lighter. The unit’s microphone is 38″ away from my mouth when I’m driving when it is plugged into the powerpoint below the ashtray. And in between the mike and my mouth is the sound of the cold/hot air blowing from my dash vents. So no one could understand a word I said, unless I turned off the motor and yelled.
SOLUTION: I moved this Roav FM transmitter to my sunvisor, so now it and its microphone is only 9″ away from my mouth. I did this by buying from Amazon an $11 “SCCKE 14AWG Premium Pure Copper 12V 24V Car Cigarette Lighter Socket Extension Cord, 6ft ” and used it to move the ROAV fm transmitter to tucked above my sun visor. The extension cord is plugged into the powerpoint, then routed around a phone holder and then, with the ROAV unit plugged into the other end , placed above my sun visor (see photos).
It’s not really pretty, because the extension cord is so thick (it’s designed to handle 20 watts) that I can’t tuck it the top and side moldings and so out of sight.
But that’s a small price for having the microphone now 9″ from my mouth when I driving. Whoever I’m talking to now hears me clear as can be, even if I have the windows down and am going 65 mph. I’ve been using it for 10 months now and I got one for a friend. When she talks to me now with this setup, her voice is crystal clear at my end coming through my audio system. and she says she hears me clearly as well.
The exposed extension cord is not pretty, but I got used to it fast in exchange for a usable clear microphone for a true hands-free phone conversation while I’m driving. I had tried an expensive Jabra unit microphone unit that clips onto the sunvisor, but it was big and not as clear as the Roav.
I even contacted Roav customer service and asked them to design a separate small microphone that would clip to the visor and either bluetooth or be corded into a Roav FM transmitter. No response yet. I think I might end up taking one apart, and see if I can remove the microphone and solder it onto 10′ of light gauge so that it will tuck under the molding, like on my dash cam.
The media could not be loaded. Unpackaged this, plugged it in, went to my Bluetooth settings on my iPhone, the device was showing in the list of available Bluetooth devices, selected it and it instantly connected to my phone. Then I turned my FM radio to the same station that was displayed on this device. Three seconds later that LED display flashed and music started playing through my vehicle surroundsound. This was so easy to set up. I was impressed enough that I went to my Amazon app and ordered a second one as a back up.
The unit is solidly built and nicely finished. It is very easy to set up and fairly intuitive to operate. The bluetooth functionality is good and pairing is very quick and happens automatically when I start the ignition. Access to the controls when USB cables are plugged in is a bit awkward because you need to reach under them to access the buttons. As far as features go, I really wish it had a dedicated button or button function for activating “voice control” for phone dialing or device control (via siri, etc.). I have pairs of bluetooth headphones with this feature and it is very handy if you want to leave your phone in your pocket. The FM transmission seems very solid and the reception seems strong even in an area with an extremely crowded FM spectrum. I have had several FM transmitters over the years and this one seems to be one of, if not the best in terms of producing a good signal. I initially gave the unit a lower rating in a previous version of this review because the output volume was extremely LOW and I literally had to have the volume on my phone AND the volume on my car radio MAXED out to get a decent amount of volume and it still wasn’t loud enough to keep it from getting drowned out by road noise at times. I have heard that low output/volume is a common complaint with FM transmitters, but this seemed to be an extreme case. However, all “empty” FM frequencies are apparently not equal because when I tried a different frequency the volume level was noticeably louder. I still needed to crank up the volume on the radio more than I would if I were listening to a normal broadcast station, but it was definitely better than before. Overall, I’m very happy with this device.
-Compact (Great for travel)
-Dual USB port fast charge
-Quality built, look, packaging, and instructions
-Quality Anker product
-Easy to read LED for Radio Frequency
-Saves frequency and auto-connects to last Bluetooth Device used
-Strong clear transmission output
-Hands-free calling and answering over radio speakers.
-Buttons are used as skip track (also frequency up) play/pause (also answer/hangup)
-3.5mm Aux port that can be used as IN (then out to FM- untested) or OUT (in from bluetooth)
Photo of the 3.5mm port included. I’ve bought 4 of these so far, one for my car, one for my van, one for travel case, and one was stolen! I love how compact it is, the look, the button feel, the digital LED for the frequency, and the dual port USB fast charge. Other features provided by other transmitters are mostly unneeded since my phone has the capabilities, such as micro SD port, USB port read capability, song and musician information, volume level, etc.
Look up local or trip, unused frequencies on the internet before use so you don’t have to change it all the time while driving due to interference.
I have a 2003 Ford Taurus and this transmitter works absolutely fantastic for me! I listen to my Audible books on my Kindle while driving. Not too cool to use a Bluetooth headset while driving, so this seemed a good, inexpensive solution. Wish I had bought one sooner. I am 70 years old, so if I can figure it out, it’s obviously not rocket science. I plugged it in, it indicated the channel to use, so I set my radio there. Easy! Unlike another reported, I had no “white noise” and the sound was crisp and clear. However, I did take to heart the report from another reviewer that it might drain my battery if left plugged in when the car is turned off. Since I only drive only drive once every couple of weeks, I just unplug it when I get out of the car. The transmitter always tunes in to the same channel when I plug it in the next time I drive. No problems with volume, though I did discover the volume depends on how high I have the volume on my Kindle. My Kindle easily recognized the Bluetooth connection. All in all, I am VERY pleased with my purchase and highly recommend this transmitter!!!!!
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