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Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD) Review and Giveaway

James Bruce 28-11-2013

Do you want a car like K.I.T.T. from Knightrider? Well, you can’t have one, but the Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD) dashboard-mounted windshield projector might take you one step closer to the car of the future. It’s a floating navigational display right on your windscreen.


We’re giving this Garmin HUD unit away, so read through our review, then join the competition!

What’s a HUD?

Head Up Display is a system to show information without obscuring your view. Google Glass has a HUD; the Oculus Rift Oculus Rift Development Kit Review and Giveaway The Oculus Rift has finally arrived, and is making heads turn (literally) all over the gaming community. No longer are we confined to to peering through a flat window into the gaming worlds we love... Read More does not. Your typical satellite navigation system is not a HUD – it’s a discrete screen that obscures anything behind it. The Garmin HUD is the first consumer level system to augment existing smartphone navigation apps (Garmin StreetPilot and NAVIGON are supported). It supports iPhones, Android and Windows Phone 8.

High-end cars have already begun integrating their own kinds of HUD, but my 2006 Renault Kangoo isn’t exactly a luxury car. A more expensive but also smartphone-tethered competitor is the Pioneer NavGate, for around £600/$1000 – consisting of a 29-inch widescreen transparent monitor panel that attaches to your sun visor. Kenwood also offers a similar complete system for around $2,500 – though for the Japanese market only.

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In The Box

Upon unboxing the Garmin HUD, you’ll find:

  • The HUD unit
  • 12 volt power adapter
  • Fixed reflector attachment
  • Reflector film
  • No less than 12 separate owners manuals for various languages

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The HUD unit itself is surprisingly heavy for it’s diminutive size – 277 grams. It’s not clear if this is on purpose to provide stability, or it has an incredibly bright projection system – but it is heavy.

Two fixing methods are provided – a more permanent pair of screw holes should you be happy screwing into your dash, or a semi-permanent adhesive black rubber that isn’t re-useable. I used some separate adhesive squares instead, so either option will be left open to the winner of this giveaway.

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Hinged at the front, the device can be angled up to around 60 degrees forward, allowing for a variety of dashboard shapes and screen slopes; as well as swivelled to the left or right. On the lower right hand side is the power button; on the low left, the power socket.

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It should be noted that in some states, it’s illegal to attach anything to the windscreen that would obscure the drivers view – however translucent it may be. For this reason, Garmin provides a fixed reflector piece that attaches to the back at a 45 degree angle. The screen looks awkwardly small like this, so I’m hoping I can get something either bigger, or higher, using the windscreen film (that’s a demo overlay in the photos below, not the actual display brightness).

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Cables, cables

Unless you’ve taken the time to hard wire the device into your dashboard, it’s going to be powered by your vehicle’s 12 volt power outlet. The HUD power adapter also comes with a convenient USB socket to power your smartphone. If you tuck the power adapter away in the ashtray, you’ll have two sets of cables going up to your dashboard. Even if you had enough power, you couldn’t hide your smartphone away in the glove compartment anyway – you’ll need it for audio directions, and the actual GPS signal. The HUD is purely a display device; there’s no audio output, and it cannot function without a smartphone.


In order for the HUD unit to display directions, you’ll need to purchase either the Garmin StreetPilot or NAVIGON for your smartphone. Other than the initial Bluetooth pairing, there’s zero configuration involved – it’s like plugging in a monitor. Subsequent connections took a little while, but the application eventually connected each time without repeated pairing attempts.

Image Quality

Even the latest generation of projectors doesn’t perform that well in bright sunlight, so I’ll admit I wasn’t expecting much from this minuscule unit. It’s not exactly a projector, of course. Technically speaking, it’s a “vacuum fluorescent display”, but it looks superficially like an old liquid-crystal display (LCD). Upon powering on the unit, you can see immediately how bright it is. At the right angle and using the reflective film, there are zero visibility problems.

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In all weather conditions, I had no issues viewing the display output. Some reviewers have noted the beauty of having directions “floating in mid-air” – all I see is a device sitting on my dashboard which is clearly being reflected on the film. It feels like a hack – not the way the product was intended for use.

What’s Displayed?

You don’t get the complete map as your smartphone provides; the HUD shows a limited subset of information, and you can’t configure it in any way – the projection elements on the screen are fixed in place.

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What it does display is:

  • Next turn
  • Lane assistance
  • Current and speed limit
  • ETA
  • Speed camera and traffic alert icons, if software supports it

The first four are bright blue, while the warning icons are shown in red.

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Living with the Garmin HUD

The HUD is only compatible with Garmin’s native StreetPilot and NAVIGON applications. Both are rather pricey and not included with the HUD – starting at $50 with a huge range of in-app purchases available for additional features. And they don’t even come with traffic updates out of the box, or 3D features (each is another $30-$40). Living with the Garmin HUD made me realise how truly under-appreciated Google Maps is, even disregarding the price.


StreetPilot’s interface is slow and unwieldy; there are two separate icons for search: one built-in (which is more or less useless) and one that interfaces with Google. When I attempted to navigate without looking directly at the smartphone application, I found the directions on the HUD were too slow to update, which is difficult to follow when the UK road system is so tightly knit with roundabouts every three minutes. Perhaps this wouldn’t be an issue for an American city made of planned block sizes.

On local journeys, the chosen routes were quite odd – and in some cases, the app would refuse to re-route me. Instead, it would offer helpful instructions to go backwards until I reached the designated route. Again, if I had the actual map in front of me, updating as I drove, this would not have been not a problem – but when all it shows is an arrow pointing backwards, it’s less than helpful. Of course, you could sit there with both the smartphone and the HUD visible – but that kind of defeats the purpose of using the HUD in the first place.

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The only redeeming feature is the lane instructions. I often find myself missing junctions for that reason, so being told well in advance which lane to take is rather reassuring — and it isn’t offered by Google Maps. On longer, unfamiliar journeys, this would certainly be of benefit.

The applicattion itself takes up a sizeable 735 megabytes (UK version), which I assume means it works offline; I’ve never been without reception, but this could be a big selling point for you. Although, Google Maps offers an offline mode now (at least it does on Android).

When you take the additional extortionate costs into account, I can offer few words of praise for StreetPilot. Perhaps NAVIGON is better – the iTunes App Store reviews would suggest otherwise.

Should You Buy It?

If the Garmin HUD integrated with existing native Apple or Google Maps, this review might fare better. As it stands, this is a quirky way to navigate, further let down by horrendous software.

Is it safer using this than just a mobile navigation application or even a dedicated GPS unit? There are certainly fewer distractions: no music applications to quickly switch over to, no email notifications. All you get are directions on where to go next, though given how useless those directions were at times, I did still find myself looking at my smartphone anyway to make sure the route hadn’t suddenly been reversed.

The Garmin HUD tries so hard to be cool. It’s highly visible – even in bright sunlight – but I was expecting something a little more cyberpunk-esque, a vision of the future. What I got was a pretty bad navigation application that uses a unique display mechanism to solve a problem that never really existed. The limitations of the HUD place this firmly into a niche – your smartphone is simply better at the job of navigating. This offers an alternative if you find 3D maps too confusing, but I’d say you have bigger problems in that case.

MakeUseOf recommends: Give this one a miss – being tied to overpriced and under-featured navigation apps make this a real disappointment.

How do I win the Garmin Head-Up Display?

You may enter by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning! You will receive 5 additional entries into the giveaway for every successful referral via your shared links.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, December 13. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email.

The Winner

Congratulations, Reece Wimbush! You would have received an email from Please respond before December 21 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

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  1. Alan Griffin
    October 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    I use the Garmin hud in my sonata, in Canada.. Works great for me, redirects very quickly. Had it for nearly 2 years and still use it daily..

  2. John B
    December 27, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Right now crash cameras are becomming popular. Maybe this should be integrated into the crash cam. In Australia Uniden sells a 360 Crash cam but I can'rt find it in the US

  3. John B
    December 27, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Seems like a good idea but the cops may find it distracting and disallow it.

  4. Jenny N
    December 14, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Love GPS!

  5. Donna Kellogg
    December 14, 2013 at 5:03 am

    GPS on my phone

  6. Sand
    December 14, 2013 at 3:58 am

    I use google maps.

  7. Karl D
    December 14, 2013 at 3:49 am

    I use Google navigation on my Samsung S4

  8. Betty S
    December 13, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    until I get a GPS maps is my way

  9. Phillip A
    December 13, 2013 at 9:15 pm


  10. Faith
    December 13, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I don't have a GPS but borrowed a friend's on a trip from Maine to Florida, and it was amazing! Thanks for the chance!

  11. Angela C
    December 13, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I have only ever used the GPS on my phone and have found it to be somewhat inconvenient. I think I would definitely enjoy a device with Head Up Display technology.

  12. Krissy C
    December 13, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Right now it's our cell phones. I would love something that I can get my husband where he doesn't have to take his eyes off the road to see where he is going!

  13. Alex Negron
    December 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I use my knowledge of my area to get around but when I go somewhere unfimiliar I use my GPS. Good luck to all that enter and congrats to the winner.

  14. Ariel Chiu
    December 13, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Garmin GPS!

  15. Carol
    December 13, 2013 at 3:39 pm


  16. Dawn Rader
    December 13, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    I have a gps and love it...its just old and outdated

  17. Janice G
    December 13, 2013 at 1:53 pm


  18. Tracey
    December 13, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    GPS with a voice and map

  19. Kathleen M Smith
    December 13, 2013 at 11:20 am

    GPS, don't have a smart phone and my GPS is ancient, so would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

  20. Fittrotul Khusniyah
    December 13, 2013 at 5:46 am

    GPS...really need it

  21. Prateek Mago
    December 13, 2013 at 5:37 am

    HERE Drive application...

  22. Lily K
    December 13, 2013 at 1:34 am

    turn by turn navigation

  23. AJY
    December 12, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    A GPS like Garmin

  24. David Hicks
    December 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Garmin GPS

  25. Rose Holloway
    December 12, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    I usually just use my phone :(

  26. Travis Faulkner
    December 12, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    I used to be all cell phone but my G-Nex is taking so long to find the gps nowadays its almost useless. I just bought a vehicle with a built in but it sucks and is out of date. I'd love to try the HUD

  27. JTT
    December 12, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    GPS and Google Maps

  28. Leesa M
    December 12, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Garmin is the BEST, I had the older Tom Tom & didn't care for it. My Husband would love to have cool.

    Happy Holidays.

  29. Matt P.
    December 12, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Google Maps via Android

  30. addrienne mertens
    December 12, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    i use a GPS i got at the junk store.. works fine

  31. Marissa Tay
    December 12, 2013 at 9:19 am

    Clear Voice & Accurate Visual Navigation

  32. max
    December 12, 2013 at 1:07 am

    Waze usually

  33. Leif
    December 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Dead Reckoning, but only if the sun is directly over head at that moment. Other wise, Google Maps.

  34. Bruce
    December 11, 2013 at 9:55 pm


  35. Jamie
    December 11, 2013 at 9:48 pm

    Google Maps via my smartphone.

  36. Gord
    December 11, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I use a paper map and check off route before I leave.

  37. Jo
    December 11, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    TomTom GPS

  38. 4thjet
    December 11, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I still prefer maps before hand and checking the gov't site for road conditions. I've had too many friends get lost, take the wrong turn adding lots of miles to their trip or not knowing an area is under heavy construction which here in Canada is anytime in the summer!

  39. Janice Reilly
    December 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    l don't have a strong sense of direction, so I've been set free by my GPS!

  40. Anuj S
    December 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Even though I use Google Maps on my SmartPhone.
    I still have to ask people to get to the destination. ;)

  41. Paskal
    December 11, 2013 at 6:30 am

    GPS, using Google Maps or Waze sometimes.
    Mainly use Sygic.

  42. Kimberly Bruno
    December 11, 2013 at 5:28 am

    GPS :)

  43. robert
    December 11, 2013 at 2:58 am

    road signs

  44. Adetunji O
    December 9, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    This wouldnt be a bad idea, since i like gaming and this device gives my windshield some kinda gaming effect.

  45. Mihovil P
    December 9, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    nokia drive

  46. Suzanne Gay
    December 9, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    I don't have one yet, I rely on Mapquest printed before I leave

  47. Kyle
    December 9, 2013 at 8:18 am

    Google Maps Navigation

  48. Sherry K
    December 8, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Love my old Garmin, this would be great.

  49. DAN J.
    December 8, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    ? The nearest gas station... :)

  50. Peter Escobar
    December 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm


      December 8, 2013 at 8:28 pm


  51. Christabelle R
    December 8, 2013 at 2:57 am


  52. Wallie
    December 7, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    My Garmin never fails me!

  53. kiran
    December 7, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    garmin nuvi

  54. Avish K
    December 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm


  55. John Deal
    December 7, 2013 at 5:28 am


  56. Aditya Bhatt
    December 7, 2013 at 5:28 am

    Google Maps with GPS

  57. Lisa Davis
    December 7, 2013 at 3:03 am


  58. Bogdan D
    December 6, 2013 at 10:07 pm


  59. Lusia M.
    December 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    My husband, while he drives!!

  60. Andy Dip
    December 6, 2013 at 9:59 pm


  61. Georgiana
    December 6, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    my choice is my husband

  62. David Harlow
    December 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    GPS, a map is my second choice, cuz I'm a manly man who NEVER stops to ask for directions.

  63. James G
    December 6, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    TomTom GPS. I had a Garmin that was highly recommended by Amazon among others and undoerunately it was one of the worst pieces of electronic crap I ever owned. The two TomToms I've owneed subsequently are virtually flawless in comparison.

  64. Cesar
    December 6, 2013 at 5:32 pm


  65. Kerry Clark
    December 6, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Garmin GPS

  66. Haley Q
    December 6, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    Google Map

  67. Ryan C
    December 6, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    GPS, specifically, one that will say the street names as well when it tells you to turn.

  68. Mohamed S
    December 6, 2013 at 11:16 am


  69. John D
    December 6, 2013 at 7:53 am

    GPS via Garmin HUD

  70. Rachael Leventhal
    December 6, 2013 at 5:19 am

    I prefer to have someone in the passenger seat telling me where to go.

  71. Karen
    December 6, 2013 at 1:47 am


  72. Vic L
    December 6, 2013 at 1:05 am

    Garmin GPS....

  73. Kaushik Medhi
    December 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    My only choice Garmin HUD !

  74. Joanna P
    December 5, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    My mom's directions... jk. GPS of course

  75. Marko
    December 5, 2013 at 3:31 pm


  76. Joel Trinidad
    December 5, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    GPS is good

  77. Suman M
    December 5, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I think it would be built-in navigation system

  78. chuckzwood
    December 5, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    My preferred method of navigation in a vehicle is a paper map.

  79. ketha prathap reddy
    December 5, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Google maps dude!

  80. BrianP
    December 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Garmin GPS

  81. Elisabetta S
    December 5, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Read signs on street and sometimes GPS navigation.

  82. ifigeneia katsagoni
    December 5, 2013 at 2:41 pm


  83. Zyra Anne perez
    December 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm


  84. Taylor H
    December 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Prefered navigation in a vehicle it to read street signs.

  85. Akshay Lakhmani
    December 5, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    I like to prefer GPS

  86. Diana Cote
    December 5, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    we use our phones since we don't have gps but sometimes it flakes out and stops working. >.<

  87. WendL
    December 5, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    google maps on phone

  88. Frank
    December 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    GPS now, but less than two decades ago, it was AAA Triptik

  89. abhineet
    December 5, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Gut feeling !

  90. Alison
    December 5, 2013 at 10:46 am


  91. LaNA garmon
    December 5, 2013 at 3:16 am

    think it the best, hope win

  92. elinor semira
    December 5, 2013 at 3:10 am

    GPS on our mobile phones!

  93. Daniel M
    December 5, 2013 at 2:55 am

    don't have a gps or smartphone so print out directions before i go

  94. Austin Scott
    December 5, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Either using the Scout app, or Google Navigation on Android

  95. Daniel Ooi
    December 5, 2013 at 1:32 am

    I prefer Garmin all the way!

  96. Jacques P
    December 4, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    co-driver with map

  97. Victoria Kabungulu
    December 4, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Old-school Googling directions and writing them down. ^.^

  98. Daphne M
    December 4, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    I prefer to check with GPS or Google Earth before a trip.

  99. Aleka
    December 4, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    word of mouth

  100. George
    December 4, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Randomly selecting a direction... Or my Garmin with outdated maps supplemented by my iPhone 4S.

  101. Hailey
    December 4, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    I use the GPS on my phone all the time, but it takes up my data, so I turn my data off right after Im done with it. A GPS in our vehicle would be great!

  102. Holly S
    December 4, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    I don't have GPS, eyes, currently.

  103. Deana
    December 4, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    I print out Google Map at the moment but only because I DON'T have a gps!

  104. Stanley McHam
    December 4, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Garmin GPS

  105. Joshua
    December 4, 2013 at 4:51 pm


  106. Raymond M
    December 4, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The stars

  107. holly
    December 4, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I prefer a Gps if I am going out of town

  108. Lorenzo
    December 4, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    GPS navigation, as in my car is integrated with the hi-fi, nothing better than that for me! :-)

  109. Roger Strong
    December 4, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    I prefer to print a Google map ahead of time.

  110. Dana
    December 4, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I've been using my smartphone (Android) lately

  111. Stephan H
    December 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm


  112. John Agwazim
    December 4, 2013 at 9:45 am


  113. Phil H
    December 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

    My prefered method is to ask someone for directions. Alternatively, pull out an old map from the glove box.

  114. Elisa Nuque
    December 4, 2013 at 7:45 am


  115. Jamie S.
    December 4, 2013 at 2:33 am

    GPS navigation when I cant remember how to get somewhere or going somewhere new.

  116. Meredith Jones
    December 4, 2013 at 2:10 am


  117. sandra davis
    December 4, 2013 at 12:06 am

    i use a navagation

  118. Curtis
    December 3, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    my memory

  119. Donna Byrd
    December 3, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    My Cellphone

  120. Helena
    December 3, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    my Iphone is very helpful..

  121. Naingthu Naytet
    December 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm


  122. David ODonnell
    December 3, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    Cell phone, gonna actually upgrade to a GPS system soon (I hope)

  123. megan
    December 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm

    I use my phone it has google maps

  124. Tomasz J
    December 3, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    HERE Drive in a Lumia smartphone

  125. Jesse McGrory
    December 3, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    i usually use google maps on my phone

  126. Dave
    December 3, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Lady luck

  127. Mike D
    December 3, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    "Preferred method of navigation in a vehicle?"
    EYES first, all other "methods" distant second!!!

  128. Daniela Tapia
    December 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    usually Goggle Maps !

  129. Iain Simmons
    December 3, 2013 at 11:50 am

    GPS navigator or Google Maps, depending on how far we have to go.

  130. Nirmal
    December 3, 2013 at 11:28 am


  131. John G
    December 3, 2013 at 11:16 am

    by sun and mini-sextant.

  132. Ahmed Yahia Mohamed
    December 3, 2013 at 10:19 am

    Google map or Google earth.

  133. Francis
    December 3, 2013 at 9:13 am

    Google map, because that's what I have.

  134. Syed Hasan
    December 3, 2013 at 8:47 am

    I use the Google maps with voice recognition.

  135. Taraneh
    December 3, 2013 at 7:40 am

    using the google maps app on my iphone.

  136. Ayana Pendergrass
    December 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

    GPS system

  137. Tina Chase
    December 3, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I usually check out google earth/maps before I go somewhere. We also keep good old-fashioned paper maps and books in the car.

  138. Pat Drouillard
    December 3, 2013 at 7:02 am


  139. RBB
    December 3, 2013 at 6:37 am

    GPS + SmartPhone

  140. Edmund S
    December 3, 2013 at 5:27 am

    I like to precache the directions and map into my head first, then rely on voice directions from Google navigation as I am driving.

  141. Stephen D
    December 3, 2013 at 4:52 am

    Pre-printed Google map.

  142. Christian P
    December 3, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Regular ole' printing directions off Mapquest/Google Maps. I am still not used to using my smartphone for directions.

  143. Arden D
    December 3, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Garmin! :)

  144. Jan Mark Ferrer
    December 3, 2013 at 4:15 am

    GPS navigation

  145. Todd L
    December 3, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Definitely Garmin !

  146. Rhea Liza Muñoz
    December 3, 2013 at 3:35 am

    Google Maps :)

  147. Ann Fantom
    December 3, 2013 at 3:10 am

    I use MapQuest directions

  148. Shiva
    December 3, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Mobile phone..

  149. agha
    December 3, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Cell Phone GPS

    December 3, 2013 at 1:51 am


  151. HA
    December 2, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Google Maps.

  152. JP
    December 2, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    My girl's a reliable GPS

  153. Jerome Guay
    December 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    My dad knows the way.

  154. Liju Scaria
    December 2, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Nokia HERE Drive+

  155. ALPA
    December 2, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    I would use a GPS

  156. mike g
    December 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Good old GPS

  157. Raul James Bugahod
    December 2, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Using GPS or Google Maps

  158. Victoria Cortinas
    December 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    i just print out directions before I leave the house.

  159. Claudia Davis
    December 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    google maps

  160. Bill
    December 2, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Google Maps

  161. Eric Cox
    December 2, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I need a new GPS!

  162. cynthia
    December 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    google gps

  163. Cathy C
    December 2, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    I use a GPS that I can take with me regardless of the vehicle I am using

  164. Diane W
    December 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm


  165. Srinivas G
    December 2, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    Google maps until now. Have to see what this can do.

  166. Jose S
    December 2, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    The cheapest sat nav I could find.

  167. Jaime Brown
    December 2, 2013 at 5:37 pm

    I use Google maps, I don't have a GPS unit. Thank you:)

  168. Breanna Reilly
    December 2, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    So far, I have not found a preferred method of navigation that I believe to be reliable.. here's hoping this one could be my winner! Thanks for the entry!

  169. Vikki M
    December 2, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    I like to use a GPS but also check paper maps to double check routes.

  170. Sharon
    December 2, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    The free paper maps from AAA.

    December 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm


  172. Alex
    December 2, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    paper maps

  173. Hossam El Din Mostafa
    December 2, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Google Maps

  174. Ron Ablang
    December 2, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    I like a trusty mapbook and a navigator who knows how to read one.

  175. Jon Frederick Dino
    December 2, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    I prefer GPS through Garmin

  176. Rebecca
    December 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Never had a I usually use google maps on my phone.

  177. Carole S
    December 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    I don't have a gps device so I use a map:-(

  178. Kostantinos
    December 2, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    With a Nokia phone

  179. Marlana Pendley
    December 2, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    A GPS for sure!

  180. Lawrence Wolfson
    December 2, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Garmin GPS

  181. Steven Epstein
    December 2, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I use my phone for short trips and my garmin for long trips

  182. Ted W
    December 2, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    i still like old fashioned maps

  183. Stephen Cowan
    December 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I use both my garmin and my phone, depending which loads quicker is what I prefer.

  184. sudhanshu
    December 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    mobile phone

  185. Luís F
    December 2, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    car gps

  186. MikeL
    December 2, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Taking directions from my wife!

  187. Dimitris P
    December 2, 2013 at 1:50 pm


  188. Beh H
    December 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm


  189. Teresa
    December 2, 2013 at 1:36 pm


  190. jea smith
    December 2, 2013 at 11:30 am

    i like my gps but also like a paper map back up

  191. Alfred Chan
    December 2, 2013 at 10:24 am

    GPS for me :)

  192. doe smith
    December 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

    gps / google maps / samsung s3

  193. Cheridene B
    December 2, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Google maps

  194. pratik doshi
    December 2, 2013 at 8:31 am


  195. Alexander
    December 2, 2013 at 4:48 am

    I use my iPhone apple maps

  196. Jo M
    December 2, 2013 at 4:07 am

    Online driving directions or a city map.

  197. Elnaz S
    December 2, 2013 at 3:19 am

    I like to use GPS

  198. David Reynolds
    December 2, 2013 at 2:46 am


  199. Rebecca G
    December 2, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I use my cell phone or ipad to navigate.

  200. gayle b.
    December 2, 2013 at 1:48 am

    To be quite honest, I find most GPS's highly annoying. I'd rather take the time to figure out where I am going and have the appropriate maps on hand. I'd love to win this for my GPS addicted son, this looks far superior to anything he's had in the past.

  201. Heidi Ross
    December 2, 2013 at 12:34 am


  202. Ulpi E
    December 1, 2013 at 10:12 pm


  203. Kenneth M
    December 1, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Google maps

  204. Ryan Swedine
    December 1, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    just use my cell phone in a dash mount...

  205. Aires Vaz
    December 1, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    No GPS, no Atlas. Just adventure.

  206. Shemp DeYoung (@shempgames)
    December 1, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Currently, I use the turn by turn on my Android phone, but it sucks the power like crazy. This would be way better.

  207. vanja
    December 1, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    i uste google maps on my phone, but the garmin is way better

  208. Joana Bento
    December 1, 2013 at 11:59 am


  209. Jay
    December 1, 2013 at 11:14 am

    GPS with maps ready available

  210. Dorothy H
    December 1, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Smartphone app like ... oh... maybe Google Maps.

  211. Tristan
    December 1, 2013 at 8:39 am

    My swiss army compass and the sun! Both never need electricity.

  212. Sherry Conrad
    December 1, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Ha- I can't read a map to save my life so I just ask do I go left or right and eventually get where I am going.

  213. Alpa C
    December 1, 2013 at 5:31 am

    My phone but if I could have the directions projected on my dash that's make my old truck seem like a brand new one.

  214. Patti L
    December 1, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I am using a very old MagellanGPS.

  215. Mary VanTil
    December 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

    I'm old school I own a Atlas Thanks for the giveaway

  216. Darrah B
    December 1, 2013 at 4:23 am

    GPS :)

  217. Elaine B
    December 1, 2013 at 2:38 am

    An updated GPS and a map...a navigator helps too.

  218. Ronald G
    December 1, 2013 at 2:21 am

    I watch street signs or if in the country, I watch for familiar or described landmarks

  219. Deidre A
    December 1, 2013 at 1:59 am


  220. kim c.
    December 1, 2013 at 12:48 am


  221. Arvin
    December 1, 2013 at 12:16 am


  222. Shawn
    November 30, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Google Maps on my smartphone

  223. Shannon G
    November 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    I like GPS, but if I am making a trip up north, I just follow all the roads North till I get all the way there.

  224. Stephanie Bonck
    November 30, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I like to have my trip planned out.

  225. Bogdan Popa
    November 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    My favorite method is GPS

  226. Vitaliy P
    November 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm


  227. Mahesh K
    November 30, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    smartphone with google maps.

  228. ryan johnson
    November 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

    GPS on smart phone

  229. Poignant T
    November 30, 2013 at 6:15 pm


  230. Igor S
    November 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm


  231. Adrian K
    November 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I like it best if the person next to me has his or her smartphone with google maps in their hands and just tells me the stuff I need to know

  232. Kelly M
    November 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    I am not sure as I have never tried a GPS.

  233. Alex O
    November 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm


  234. Aj
    November 30, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    GPS with Google Maps

  235. MARLENE V.
    November 30, 2013 at 5:12 pm


  236. Eva S
    November 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    tomtom one =) or google maps!

  237. Adly A
    November 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm


  238. Ivan P
    November 30, 2013 at 1:26 pm


  239. Hal Jenner
    November 30, 2013 at 1:23 pm


  240. ?????? ?
    November 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm


  241. Victor O
    November 30, 2013 at 11:33 am


  242. ?????? ?
    November 30, 2013 at 11:32 am


  243. Antony
    November 30, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Smartphone maps with GPS

  244. Von Adam Martinez
    November 30, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I will always go for GPS

  245. Judy T
    November 30, 2013 at 9:42 am

    A woman, myself preferably because men tend to get lost and not ask for directions :)
    This would make things easier though.

  246. Ronald Robles Osorio
    November 30, 2013 at 9:10 am

    they should develop as built into the windshield

  247. Peter H
    November 30, 2013 at 8:16 am

    Google maps

  248. Nathan Chan
    November 30, 2013 at 4:54 am


  249. Sharon
    November 30, 2013 at 4:40 am


  250. Piroska
    November 30, 2013 at 4:24 am

    Google maps

  251. Steve D
    November 30, 2013 at 4:15 am

    I use the compass that is built into my head....that's all I have.

  252. jon baer
    November 30, 2013 at 3:45 am


  253. Phillip Austin
    November 30, 2013 at 2:53 am


  254. Wanda T
    November 30, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I would love to win a GPS.This is awesome!!....XX

  255. Victoria Gammage
    November 30, 2013 at 12:53 am

    At this time when we travel, I read the maps and give verbal directions to my husband who does the driving.

  256. Lala G
    November 29, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Google maps

  257. Sarah Simpson
    November 29, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    GPS I have a Garmin Nuvi!

    • Christopher Ollivier
      November 30, 2013 at 7:12 am


  258. magykmaster
    November 29, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Using a. Nexus on a mount ????

  259. Aimee T
    November 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    GPS. I just got a Garmin so I can save the battery on my cell but this thing is too cool!

  260. Irene
    November 29, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    GPS and paper maps

  261. todd hochman
    November 29, 2013 at 7:28 pm


  262. Choon K
    November 29, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    I used waze on smartphone.

  263. Sande
    November 29, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    preferred method is GPS, assuming I'm going somewhere unfamiliar.

  264. Harry C
    November 29, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    GPS is the way to go. I would love to win this!
    Thank you for the contest!

    • Steven E
      November 30, 2013 at 2:01 am

      A self-driving car would be my preference.

  265. Mihir C
    November 29, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    Google maps

  266. Ionut Leonard T
    November 29, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    Google maps

  267. Sam K
    November 29, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    Thanks. Till date GPS is my preferred navigation method supported by paper maps.

  268. Petra Varsányi
    November 29, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    GPS or "oldtimer" map :)

  269. Milinda A
    November 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Google maps

  270. Baldo S
    November 29, 2013 at 11:39 am


  271. Cicilia
    November 29, 2013 at 11:34 am

    GPS or Google Maps!

  272. Kim W
    November 29, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Sat nav definitely

  273. Krzysztof Zych
    November 29, 2013 at 10:48 am

    GPS is the preffered method!

  274. Dirk M
    November 29, 2013 at 9:46 am

    knowing the way

  275. sisyphia
    November 29, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Google maps

  276. Guri
    November 29, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Garmin Head-Up Display

  277. Cristi
    November 29, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I turn when I have to.
    I didn't have the money to buy a GPS or other things.

  278. Pamela B
    November 29, 2013 at 8:11 am

    I currently use my mobile phone

  279. Elmar P
    November 29, 2013 at 7:59 am

    GPS device

  280. Paul Yates
    November 29, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Tom Tom with lifetime map updates

  281. Nick Hopkins
    November 29, 2013 at 7:38 am

    My mind

  282. Va D
    November 29, 2013 at 7:08 am

    GSP for now until robo cars are perfected.

  283. Milos D
    November 29, 2013 at 6:47 am

    Mobile Navigation...

  284. John C
    November 29, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Right now, just Google maps on Samsung Galaxy S3.

  285. David Hughes
    November 29, 2013 at 4:33 am

    I like my TomTom.

  286. Dany B
    November 29, 2013 at 4:21 am

    Google map on my Galaxy Note 2.

  287. Marianne D.
    November 29, 2013 at 3:56 am

    I use my Garmin to go everywhere

  288. Michael W E
    November 29, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Just print out a map from google maps or mapquest.

  289. Alexander G
    November 29, 2013 at 3:53 am

    smartphone navigation

  290. Sampath
    November 29, 2013 at 3:36 am

    Mobile Navigation system is best. So far i use Samsung Maps.

  291. Aaron
    November 29, 2013 at 3:25 am

    Stand alone GPS since it doesn't require a data connection.

  292. Michelle W
    November 29, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Anything other than Husband.....

  293. James
    November 29, 2013 at 3:11 am

    I actually use a map to navigate, the odd time pulling out my phone to double check.

  294. Evelyn
    November 29, 2013 at 2:10 am

    Google maps

  295. Ismail
    November 29, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Google Maps

  296. bang
    November 29, 2013 at 1:23 am

    GPS is my choice

  297. Steve
    November 29, 2013 at 1:16 am

    I use a tomtom gps at the moment

  298. Long
    November 29, 2013 at 1:16 am


  299. Gustavo D
    November 29, 2013 at 1:12 am


  300. Bellina Jacobs
    November 29, 2013 at 1:10 am

    My Garmin Nuvi

  301. Tiago R
    November 29, 2013 at 12:50 am

    brain power

  302. laila mercado
    November 29, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Is it safer using this than just a mobile navigation application

  303. Muhammad Hadi N
    November 29, 2013 at 12:11 am

    Im using nokia drive on my Lumia. :D

  304. Sean M
    November 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

    GPS is what I use for navigation

  305. Jón
    November 28, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Navigon on an iphone

  306. Cheryl Germain
    November 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm

    GPS for navigating in a vehicle.

  307. Jurmy C
    November 28, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Gps or Google Maps on my phone.

  308. Josh R
    November 28, 2013 at 9:56 pm


  309. Kypros V
    November 28, 2013 at 9:35 pm

    Google maps on my Android phone!

  310. Cristian L
    November 28, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    Google Maps

  311. Lisa M
    November 28, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Google maps on my smartphone

  312. Raymond Langer
    November 28, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I use my Iphone but I have my wife navigate since I do the driving. This unit would be great.

  313. Ari T
    November 28, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    We use an igo-GPS unit

  314. Paul H
    November 28, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Google maps before, intelligence and memory during and phone call after...

  315. Sachin Chandran
    November 28, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    I have been using my iphone, but I would like to use a dedicated GPS gadget.

  316. Julian
    November 28, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    I think i'd prefer simple voice reminders with simple visual alerts as well.

  317. Peter
    November 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    GPS (with a papermap as backup)

  318. Debbie R
    November 28, 2013 at 8:07 pm

    I'd prefer anything but a map. I want to keep my eyes on the road but, I don't have a GPS.

  319. yussuf Hamdoud
    November 28, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    probably Memory and asking people and also having faith in signs

  320. Barbara Kesterson
    November 28, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    I usually have to print out my directions and verbally direct the driver, lol

  321. Steve Friedman
    November 28, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Dead reckoning, man! (Or Google Maps if my sense of direction works as badly as usual!)

  322. David V
    November 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    a standalone gps

  323. Eibert D
    November 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I use TomTom on my iPhone

  324. Ascalion
    November 28, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    Definitely using a GPS - usually through my car nav system or my phone.

  325. Naama S
    November 28, 2013 at 7:43 pm

    I prefer GPS

  326. sara nasser
    November 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    Like it

  327. Krastan D
    November 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    sat-nav? u mean gps?

  328. Krastan D
    November 28, 2013 at 7:29 pm

    google maps

  329. Mat
    November 28, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    GPS all the way

  330. Alan
    November 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    I use Google Maps on my Android in areas with good cell coverage. However, Google's offline maps don't offer re-route (or even routing unless you calculate the route when you have internet connection), so I use Navigon for off-line use. Although far from a perfect UI, (A Garmin Nuvi would be better) and one irritating bug (the voice is always too quiet), it is the best off-line app I have found, and I have tried almost all of them. Navteq maps are SO much better than TomTom or Open Maps which everyone else uses, that Navigon is worth the cost to me, and this HUD would help with the volume issue since I wouldn't need to necessarily hear the directions.

  331. Colleen Boudreau
    November 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    GPS on my phone.

  332. Tate S
    November 28, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    I usually do the hard way... manually :D

  333. Paul W
    November 28, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Sat Nav

  334. Kevin
    November 28, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    By Sat-nav.

  335. Richard B
    November 28, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    I like this idea and it's unique. I can use this everyday.

  336. Sagar Sanjeev
    November 28, 2013 at 1:54 pm