Best HUD for car

First used in military fighter jets, the head-up display (HUD) falls somewhere between a tech and safety feature. The device reduces dangerous distractions by displaying key information, such as a car’s speed and navigation directions, directly in the driver’s line of sight. Some systems project information onto the windshield, while others project it on a separate screen.

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HUDs are becoming increasingly common in new cars, but, thankfully, you don’t have to trade in your older model just to get one. Several aftermarket solutions let you modernize your current ride, whether you prefer an affordable device or a high-end product with a price tag to match. Below, we’ve singled out some of the best ones.

Garmin Head-up Display ($150)

Garmin Heads-up Display

Garmin’s HUD adheres to the motto that simpler is always better. It’s a small, lightweight device that sits on the dashboard and projects information either on a transparent film that needs to be affixed to your windshield, or on a reflector lens. The brightness of the display is adjusted automatically.

The device provides turn-by-turn navigation directions, the posted speed limit, and the location of speed cameras, which comes in handy should you try to beat its estimated time of arrival. The unit needs to be paired with a compatible smartphone via Bluetooth, however, and Garmin stresses it only works with StreetPilot for iPhones or Navigon for Android devices. Sadly, Google Maps is not compatible with this HUD.

The Garmin HUD is also relatively compact so it can be moved around from car to car. It’s not as feature-intensive as some of the high-end units on our list, but it’s priced at a reasonable $150.

Arestech Arestech 1" Portable LCD Digital Tire Pressure Gauge for Cars
Car Audio or Theater (Arestech)
  • Lighted nozzle and display screen for ultimate visibility in low light or at night
  • Digital display instantly and clearly shows exact reading, eliminating the guesswork of analog gauges
  • Nozzle seals to valve stem for quick and accurate measurements
  • Simple push button control turns unit on and selects the desired range- automatically shuts off after 30 Seconds
  • Ergonomic design comfortably fits hand and features a soft, non-slip surface for sure grip
Navdy – Augmented Reality GPS Navigation System with Heads Up Display - Stay Connected with Maps, Calls, Texts & Music Projected Through Your Windshield
Boost (Navdy)
  • Augmented Reality technology that creates a portable heads-up display to help you stay connected while driving with maps, calls, messages, music.
  • Never miss a turn again or the information that matters with Navdy s full color, fully transparent image that is completely visible in direct sunlight
  • Use natural hand gestures to answer a call and get messages with a wave of your hand
  • Find your destination through this car GPS with search powered by Google Maps and avoid traffic
  • Control your music on Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play and more
Cell Phone Holder for Car, Magnetic Car PhoneHolder Mount, Dash Kit Accessories, Office Desk Kits, Kitchen Bedroom Cabinet Gadget, Powerful Magnetic and Swift Snap Technology
Wireless (BZseed)
  • FUNCTION: The reinforced magnetic holder of this mount is what sets it apart from other mounts. This Universal magnetic holder produces an intensive force of attraction...
  • ABOUT CELL PHONE HOLDER: The high quality construction of the base of the mount is unique and very functional as well. It guarantees that the base of the mount will...
  • EASY TO USE: Rotate your smartphone and swivel your display as you please. The base of the mount remains fixed into your car and does not move, no matter how much...
  • SAFETY AND CONVENIENCE: This universal smartphone magnetic car mount holder is 10 times easier to use than any other magnetic car mount holder due to its simple...
  • EAST INSTALLATION - One-Handed Operation: Comes with 2 metal plates with adhesive tape to attach to mounting location. Within a split second you can take your cell...
Techstick Techstick Pack of 2 HD Head Up Display Reflective Film, Car HUD Universal Premium Windshield Film
Automotive Parts and Accessories (Techstick)
  • Premiun HD glass crystal clear screen protector,Premium Windshield film for 6 inch(or less) car hud head up display.
  • Pack of 2 reflective films,available for A8,E300,S7 and Universal Car HUD models.
  • High definition clarity film ensures maximum resolution for your phone or other navigation projection.
  • Easy install,reflection film attaches to windshield.
  • Work with car HUDs,keep you eyes focuse on the road,offer great driving experience.
TOOGOO(R) HUD Film - TOOGOO(R)Head Up Display HUD Film Protective Reflective Screen Transparent 129cm
Wireless (TOOGOO(R))
  • Clear and transparent.
  • 0.3mm thickness.
  • Static electricity film, no mucilage, non-corrosive.
  • Clean and easy to remove, leaves no adhesive residue.
  • Works for HUD, especially for the HUD on the smart phone.

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