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Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD)

Project navigation directions wirelessly onto your windshield

Item #: 150HUD

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Reliable guidance that lets you keep your eyes ahead

Garmin's smartphone apps give you just about the same dependable guidance as their portable navigators do, but checking your phone for directions can be less than ideal, especially if you're driving in heavy traffic or traveling at high speeds. Garmin's Head-Up Display (HUD) projector works with your compatible smartphone to let you see directions from your apps on your windshield right above the steering wheel, so you can pay attention to what's happening on the road ahead and still keep up with the next maneuver.

Works wirelessly through Bluetooth®

In order to use the projector, you'll need a Bluetooth enabled smartphone loaded with a compatible GPS app from Garmin or NAVIGON, such as Garmin's StreetPilot for iPhone® (separate app purchase required). You have a choice of projecting the directions from your phone onto an included transparent film that you place on your windshield, or onto the included reflector lens that attaches to the device. The HUD gets its power from your car's 12-volt port or cigarette lighter. Simply pair the HUD with your phone via Bluetooth, pull up your smartphone GPS app, and enter a destination — you're on your way.

Garmin Head-Up Display

See your next move while keeping your eyes ahead of you.

Turn-by-turn info at a glance

You'll see indicators for the next maneuver, distance to next turn, current speed and speed limit, and estimated time of arrival. The HUD also offers lane indicators for the next turn so you'll know to be in the right spot at the right time. It'll give you a warning if you're going over the posted speed limit, and even send you alerts for speed and safety camera locations or for traffic along your route if your app offers that functionality.

A handy travel tool

The HUD's display features easy-to-read green and red fluorescent indicators, and it adjusts brightness automatically for day and night conditions. The included 12-volt power cable sports a USB charger so you can charge your phone or other mobile devices on the go.

Product Highlights:

  • on-dash display projector for GPS directions from compatible smartphone apps
  • includes windshield film, reflector lens, and 12-volt power cable with built-in USB port
  • works with select smartphone apps from Garmin and NAVIGON
  • Bluetooth compatibility for wireless connection with smartphone app
  • provides next maneuver, distance to next turn, current speed, speed limit, estimated arrival time, and lane indicators
  • can provide visual warnings for traffic and speed/safety cameras if available through app
  • green/red vacuum fluorescent display with automatic brightness adjustment
  • 4-5/16"W x 3-5/16"H x 3-1/2"D
  • weight: 9.77 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year

Who needs a portable navigator?

A portable navigator eliminates the issue of phone coverage. You don't use data, and you always have maps - even when your phone has no (or slow) service. The maps in a portable navigator are superior to your phone's maps, as are the turn-by-turn directions. Modern GPS navigators have larger screens than most phones, so it's easier to see the map at a glance. Navigators with 3D maps really help you orient yourself quickly in urban areas. If you've got a lead foot, most navigators can also warn you when you are exceeding the speed limit.

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What's in the box?

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  • Garmin Heads-up Display
  • Cigarette lighter adapter with a USB port and attached 6' cable
  • Reflector lens
  • Windshield film
  • Owner's Manual (12 separate booklets in different languages)
  • Important Safety and Product Information

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Overview: The Garmin HUD (Heads-Up Display) projects navigation information onto your windshield to help you keep your eyes on the road ahead. The HUD receives navigation information from your smartphone, and projects it through a VFD (vacuum fluorescent display) onto a transparent film on your windshield or an attached reflector lens.

Smartphone Compatibility: Use of the Garmin HUD requires downloading the Garmin StreetPilot app for iPhone or the NAVIGON app for iPhone, Android, and Windows Phone 8. Purchase of the HUD-supported app may be required. The HUD wirelessly connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Navigation Information: The Garmin Heads-Up Display shows turn indicators, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit, and estimated time of arrival. The HUD lets you know what lane to be in for your next maneuver, and alerts you if you exceed the speed limit. Warnings of potential traffic delays and upcoming safety camera locations are also provided (subscription may be required). Data is displayed in two colors (green and red). The HUD includes an automatically adjusted brightness level.

Power Requirements: The HUD is powered by your vehicle's battery through the included 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter and 6' cable. The adapter also has a USB port to allow you to simultaneously charge your phone.

Placement: The device is designed to be placed on your vehicle's dashboard. The base has a self-adhesive rubber pad that conforms to the shape of the dashboard. You can use the supplied transparent windshield film or the supplied reflector lens for displaying the data. Once mounted onto the dash, you can adjust the angle of the HUD's "projector" for best results.

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The data provided to the display would come from your smart phone, and it will need to use your mobile data plan to get the information. [ Jeff  Dec 16, 2013 ]  Staff