Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin HUD+ Android and Windows apps use Navigon interface

Garmin Navigon HUD Plus app

Garmin Navigon HUD+ app

Well, I sure got that wrong. What’s that they say about assumptions? Turns out that the free Garmin companion app for the HUD+ is basically the Navigon app, at last when it comes to the Android and Windows platforms. At least all you iPhone users get the familiar nuvi-like interface. Color me disappointed. read more

UPDATED: Garmin HUD+ and mystery smartphone app

Garmin HUD+ and companion smartphone app

The Garmin HUD+ and companion smartphone app

UPDATE: Here’s the HUD+ product page and more info on the app.

UPDATE 2: The Android and Windows apps do not have a nuvi-like interface.

This is probably the strangest Garmin announcement of the day, so I’m just going to quote the entire HUD+ section of the news release before I delve into what it means… read more

Garmin HUD (Head up display) review

Garmin HUD review

Hands on Garmin HUD review

I got to test the new Garmin HUD (Head-Up Display) on a recent trip to Charleston, SC. The HUD projects navigation information onto your windshield. It has no GPS chip; instead, it receives position and navigation information from your smartphone, which must be running a Garmin navigation app (an additional purchase).

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UPDATED: Garmin HUD (heads up display) announced

Garmin HUD heads up display auto GP

UPDATE: Read my hands on Garmin HUD review.

Check it out! Garmin is announcing HUD, a portable heads up display this morning. The $129.99 (MSRP) device receives navigation information from a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone running a Garmin StreetPilot or NAVIGON app. The HUD projects directions onto either a transparent windshield film or an attached reflector lens; both are included in the purchase price. The transparent film appears to be relatively small and unobtrusive. read more