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Old 26 August 2013, 03:59   #1
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How do you reduce instument glare?

Is there such a thing as a hood to stop glare on a GPS unit? Our Garmin is mounted on top of the console on the XS and it's near impossible to read the screen on a sunny day.
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This may be an irrelvant tangent, but my GPS12 handheld has a brightness / contrast adjustement in the depths of the system / setup menus. Upping the contrast by a couple of notches it went from "impossible to read" to "glance-at-able" in about 4 button pushes.....
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Is there such a thing as a hood to stop glare on a GPS unit? Our Garmin is mounted on top of the console on the XS and it's near impossible to read the screen on a sunny day.
Have you thought about using a polarised film on the screen. It may help get rid of reflections and would be cheap and easy. A useful site I found is

http://www.greenweld.co.uk/acatalog/...sing_Film.html

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Thanks. Ill try both of those ideas this weekend although I'm sure it's at max brightness.
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Is there such a thing as a hood to stop glare on a GPS unit? Our Garmin is mounted on top of the console on the XS and it's near impossible to read the screen on a sunny day.
I've seen them, but usually for flush mount units.

Wouldn't be too hard to make one out of plastic, using the mount screws to anchor it where you want.

That said, usually, tilting the unit down a bit will help quite a bit as well.

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This may be an irrelvant tangent, but my GPS12 handheld has a brightness / contrast adjustement in the depths of the system / setup menus. Upping the contrast by a couple of notches it went from "impossible to read" to "glance-at-able" in about 4 button pushes.....
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I made a hood for a Lowrance hds 8 from cutting a plastic bin and one from an ice cream tub, then using double sided Velcro to join them together. You can buy anti glare covers for most units, though the newer units seem to be fine without even in the bright harsh sun we get over here.
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