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Old 12th February 2014, 16:57   #1
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Garmin launches an Interactive Head-up Display (HUD+) in India. HUD+ is the company’s first portable head-up display for free smartphone navigation apps.

HUD+ projects directions onto a transparent film on the windshield or an attached reflector lens. It receives navigation information from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone running a free companion smartphone app. The display automatically adjusts the brightness level, so projections are clearly visible in direct sunlight or at night.

HUD+ displays turn arrows, distance to the next turn, current speed and speed limit, as well as the estimated time of arrival. It even lets drivers know what lane to be in for the next maneuver and alerts them when they exceed the speed limit. HUD+ warns users of potential traffic delays and upcoming safety camera locations.

Spoken turn-by-turn directions are provided simultaneously by a compatible free Garmin HUD+ India navigation app, either through the smartphone speaker or a Bluetooth-connected car stereo. Music streamed to the car stereo from the smartphone will automatically fade out for turn-by-turn voice prompts. HUD+ continues to display navigation information while taking incoming calls.

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If I leave my car parked outside, and someone sees this lying on the dashboard, I'm scared they might break the glass to get a hold of it.
I hope Garmin has a way to permanently integrate it on the dash!
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Cool gadget to have in the car!

Although, I am a bit sceptical about the clarity of display on the transparent screen. I have seen these systems being tested on cars and the biggest and most painful problem to solve is controlling the vibrations on the dash being transferred to the projection lens. It wrecks havoc in a perfectly sensible design on paper. Vibrations sensed in magnitude of micrometers can render a very poorly focussed image on the windscreen.

Dedicated systems developed by BMW and the likes know the upper and lower bounds of vibration they need to compensate for. For an after-market product like this, I would imagine it would be very difficult to deliver a perfect image on every car.

Coming from Garmin, I hope this system has undergone extensive testing. But, I will wait and watch how it performs in the market before putting my money on it.
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Should the smartphone paired to the unit be running any specific navigation application ( Ex: Sygic) or is it system compatible with any navigation application including free ones like Google maps.
Just asking it since curious on how system makes out only the directions (arrows) from different maps.
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How is this system different from the various HUD apps in the android market?
I have used a few of them and they work well only at night.
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Spoken turn-by-turn directions are provided simultaneously by a compatible free Garmin HUD+ India navigation app, either through the smartphone speaker or a Bluetooth-connected car stereo. Music streamed to the car stereo from the smartphone will automatically fade out for turn-by-turn voice prompts. HUD+ continues to display navigation information while taking incoming calls.

A new variant HUD+ is available online now. If I buy it from US, would it have map support for India? Or is that exclusively controlled by the App downloaded from US or Indian store?
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A new variant HUD+ is available online now. If I buy it from US, would it have map support for India? Or is that exclusively controlled by the App downloaded from US or Indian store?
Most probably you have figured it by now. Let us know if you bought the HUD+ ? Did it involve purchasing india specific maps additionally ?
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Most probably you have figured it by now. Let us know if you bought the HUD+ ? Did it involve purchasing india specific maps additionally ?
Hey there. I never bought it in the end. :(

I think HUDWAY app is a decent alternative to it though.
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I am looking for the windshield film only so that I can use my Torque app on my Note 4. Garmin sells it for 1.8k from Amazon India. Any idea where else I can try.
Aliexpress always an alternative with a bewildering variety of prices as usual.
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