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Garmin HUD+

Head-Up Display: project navigation directions via Garmin's app wirelessly onto your windshield

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    Directions project onto a transparent film or reflector lens

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    Garmin HUD+ Head-Up Display

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Our take on the Garmin HUD+

by Dominic Devito
Garmin

Who needs a portable navigator?

Portable GPS puts you in touch with the world when you're on the road. Tap the restaurant icon, and it asks you what kind of food you're looking for. Type in "Mexican," and you're eating a burrito before you know it. A portable navigator not only gets you to your destination, it can also find museums, theaters, and other spots along the way. Many navigators receive traffic reports, so you can avoid jams. Other cool features range from hands-free calling to 3D graphics and lane guidance. Best of all, you can move a portable easily from car to car, a big plus for multi-car families.

Stay focused on the road, not your navigator

When you're in hair-raising traffic or racing to make it to your next appointment, you don't have the luxury of having your phone's navigation app give you poor or slow directions. Garmin's HUD+ Head-Up Display projector displays directions from your compatible smartphone or tablet on your windshield right above the steering wheel, so you can keep track of what's happening ahead of your vehicle and still see the next turn needed.

Bluetooth® connectivity for directions without wires

In order to use the projector, you'll need a Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet loaded with the free Garmin HUD app. Garmin designed the HUD app to work with the iPhone®, iPad®, Windows Phone® 8, and most Android™ devices. You have a choice of projecting the directions 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 device via Bluetooth, pull up the HUD app, and enter a destination by searching the app's built-in points of interest — you're on your way.

Garmin Head-Up Display HUD+ navigation projector

You can view the navigation directions on a transparent film on your windshield or with the included reflector lens.

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Garmin's HUD app gives you turn-by-turn info at a glance...

The free HUD app from Garmin provides the information for the HUD+ projector through your device. The app can provide stand-alone navigation through your device without the projector, but the app must be paired with the projector at least once every 30 days to provide guidance after the first use.

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 shows you 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, so you can travel more safely. The HUD app's maps are stored on your smartphone or tablet, so you'll get reliable directions even without cellular service, as long as the Bluetooth connection is maintained.

...plus optional traffic alerts

With an in-app purchase, you can even get alerts for traffic along your route in most metropolitan areas, so you can choose a path around the congestion and avoid delays.

An invaluable road companion

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

Highlights:

  • on-dash display projector for GPS directions from smartphones and tablets using Garmin HUD app
  • includes windshield film, reflector lens, and 12-volt power cable with built-in USB port
  • works with included free Garmin HUD app for iPhone®, iPad®, Windows Phone® 8, and Android™ devices
  • Bluetooth compatibility for wireless connection with HUD adpp
  • provides next maneuver, distance to next turn, current speed, speed limit, estimated arrival time, and lane indicators
  • can provide traffic alerts in select areas with in-app purchase
  • green/red vacuum fluorescent display with automatic brightness adjustment
  • dimensions: 4-5/16"W x 1-3/16" to 3-5/16"H x 3-1/2"D
  • weight: 9.77 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Features
Maps
Map Coverage
Points of Interest
Multiple Destination Routing
Screen Size
Widescreen
Bluetooth Capable
Photo Viewer
Digital Audio Playback
Text To Speech
Voice Control
Dynamic Content Services
Removable Memory Type
Battery Life
Warranty
Parts Warranty
Labor Warranty
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What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • Garmin Heads-up Display
  • Cigarette lighter adapter with a USB port and attached 6' cable
  • Reflector lens
  • Windshield film
  • Owner's Manual (Eng)
  • Owner's Manual (Span)
  • Owner's Manual (Fren)
  • Important Safety and Product Information
  • Garmin HUD app promo sheet

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Features

Overview: The Garmin HUD+ (Heads-Up Display Plus) projects navigation information onto your windshield to help you keep your eyes on the road ahead. The HUD+ receives navigation information from your smartphone through the new Garmin HUD app, 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 free Garmin HUD app for iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch (running iOS 5.1 or later); select Android devices (running Version 2.2 and up); or Windows Phone 8/8.1. The HUD+ wirelessly connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

Navigation Information: The Garmin Heads-Up Display Plus offers more navigation detail than other portable display systems, showing 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 (In-app subscription purchase is required). Data is displayed in two colors (green and red), and has an automatically adjusted brightness level.

Power Requirements: The HUD+ is powered by your vehicle's battery through a 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 high-friction 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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Review of the Garmin HUD+ head-up display

Review of the Garmin HUD+ head-up display

by Dominic Devito
 
Review of the Garmin HUD+ head-up display

This review of the Garmin HUD+ head-up display demonstrates why it's a handy GPS navigation solution for smartphone owners who want to keep their eyes on the road ahead.

 
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