July 8th 2013 2:45 pm

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Ars Technica says:

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I enjoyed playing with the HUD, because who doesn't want an awesome heads-up display shining on their windshield? I've rented cars with HUDs, and I'd love for my next car to have one. Unfortunately, the Garmin HUD isn't quite the right way to go about it. quote


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    7.0
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8.0
AllThingsD Sep 5, 2013

For those willing to pay for it, it displays all the information you need to get to your destination, and does so in a less distracting manner than your smartphone alone.

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7.0
CNET Aug 13, 2013

The Garmin HUD boosts safety and helps keep eyes on the road, but the cost of entry will likely dissuade most drivers.

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7.0
Ars Technica Aug 17, 2013

I enjoyed playing with the HUD, because who doesn't want an awesome heads-up display shining on their windshield? I've rented cars with HUDs, and I'd love for my next car to have one. Unfortunately, the Garmin HUD isn't quite the right way to go about it.

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7.0
GigaOM Aug 10, 2013

The Garmin HUD creates a great third option for those debating between using an iOS based navigation solution or going standalone.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Oct 7, 2013

For those who fancy navigating their car like a jet fighter pilot, Garmin's HUD provides a highly visible windscreen-resident heads-up display for a compatible smartphone app.

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7.0
TechRadar Dec 3, 2013

Ultimately, what you make of the Garmin HUD will hinge on how fastidious you are about slick integration and keeping you car looking tidy and unmodified. The HUD delivers on most of Garmin's claims, but you'll never forget it's an aftermarket device.

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Engadget Sep 6, 2013

This version of the app, available exclusively for German customers, brings heads-up directions, speed limit and other important stats to the HUD, provided it's connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

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Digital Trends Jul 9, 2013

Similar to standalone GPS units, the Garmin HUD will inform the user what lane to be in for the upcoming turn. If the user is a leadfoot, the navigation gadget can set off an alarm to make sure the user slows down a bit. This could be particularly helpful for inexperienced drivers like teenagers.

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GPSmagazine Jul 12, 2013

Just when you thought the GPS market was totally dead, and nothing truly new had come out in a few years, Garmin went and announced something truly exciting that will bring features found only in high-end luxury cars, and brings new value to the Portable Navigation Device market.

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7.0
tankabra tankabra

When people think of HUD devices, they think of the future. Everyone has seen those movies where the super cool spy gets into his sports car, turns on the engine and the windshield jumps to life. People have jumped at the opportunity to try on HUD devices, thinking that they would be the same as...

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