If you have seen my previous posts about the latest technology for your car, the Navdy HUD display and CarVi virtual driving assistant then you might want to read this newest device called Garmin HUD+ (Head-up Display).
Installing Garmin HUD+ is somehow similar to Navdy which can be place to your car dashboard and uses a small LCD to display data, but this time Garmin Head-up display has 2 options to be installed. First option is through a transparent reflective film directly installed in your car windshield. Installing this is very similar to a smartphone screen protector. Once installed, unique data aside from the GPS will be displayed on this reflective film.
Second option is through a rigid plastic lens that clips onto the HUD and reflects the light of the LED text display. Take note, Garmin HUD+ is not a navigation device or a GPS receiver. It’s just a device to display data that will come from your smartphone running its companion apps either the Garmin StreetPilot app for iOS devices or a Navigon navigation app for Android, iOS, or Windows Phone devices
The Garmin HUD+ not just displays GPS, but also specific data such as turn indicators, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit, and estimated time of arrival. What’s unique about Garmin HUD – it also warns you of potential traffic delays so you can go into other routes to avoid heavy traffic jams.
The Garmin HUD+ is very compact, roughly 3.5-by-4.25-by-0.71-inch (HWD) and it only weighs 10 ounces. It can be easily mounted on your car dashboard using a flexible, built-in sticky pad that will fit on any car dashboard. The Garmin HUD+ needs to plug into your car’s cigarette lighter jack to juice up. The power plug has also a USB adapter so that you can charge your smartphone.