I’ve been testing Garmin’s new air vent mount (also available at Amazon) for the past few weeks and wanted to share how it’s gone. I’ve tested other vent mounts before but have never come across one I liked enough to stick with.
The Garmin mount has a couple of arms that you can see below, which slide into the vent around a louver. Then you tighten them using the twist knob. There is also a hinged support arm that rests near the bottom of the vent.
I did lose satellite reception once while using the mount, but only momentarily, and that could have been due to the unit (a 2497LMT) being placed farther away from the windshield. I live in mountainous terrain and don’t expect this would be an issue for most people, especially if you use your GPS on a regular basis.
The more significant issue I ran into (in my Honda Accord) is that it made it impossible to adjust the vent louvers vertically. Horizontal movement was also limited but less so. Still, it’s the best vent mount I’ve ever tried so if it appeals to you, I say go for it.
Here’s a quick video I shot of it (a little fuzzy due to the short focal length)…