Garmin Announces First Portable HUD

Garmin today announced its first portable head-up display for smartphone navigation apps. The HUD is an innovative device that projects clear driving directions in to the car windscreen making it easy for drivers to navigate their destination without losing sight of the road. The device is also easy to setup. Drivers just need to apply a transparent sticker on to the car’s windshield or attach…

Garmin today announced its first portable head-up display for smartphone navigation apps.

The HUD is an innovative device that projects clear driving directions in to the car windscreen making it easy for drivers to navigate their destination without losing sight of the road. The device is also easy to setup. Drivers just need to apply a transparent sticker on to the car’s windshield or attach an included reflector lens and then placing the HUD’s self-adhesive base on the dashboard.

The device connects wirelessly via Bluetooth to smartphones through Garmin’s Streetpilot or Navigon app. It provides turn-by-turn directions through the smartphones speakers or a Bluetooth-connected car stereo. It also displays the vehicle’s current speed and limit, estimated arrival time, the best lane for the next maneuver, warnings of potential traffic dealys and upcoming safety camera locations.

The device also comes with an integrated USB port, which makes it completely independent in terms of power. The display’s brightness level adjusts automatically ensuring projections are clearly visible in all conditions.

The Garmin HUD will retail for around $179 and will be available starting October from Harvey Norman and Samsung Experience Stores in Sydney and Melbourne.

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