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Sat nav glare #746005
26/06/22 08:37 PM
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Has anyone found a way to reduce glare from their satnav screen if one does not tuck it under a half-tonneau? It does surprise me that TomTom etc do not use non-reflective glass.

Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746026
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There are hoods that you can buy on ebay


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Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746031
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Or simply make one one out of cardboard or plastic...


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Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746035
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A satnav or the hood?

I find altering the angle works ok.
I use maps to get near a destination then satnav for the detailed final part of the route.
Used the “locate a supermarket” option last month while up in Shropshire. Also handy for petrol stations, car parks etc.
An old Tomtom helped as a walking guide a few years back. Parked up and walked to the destination in the town.
No....before you comment....running on battery not a very long cable!


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Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746048
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I simply use my phone bluetoothed to car radio for nav instructions. Way too much distraction having to glance at Satnav regularly. Ditto with Mini that has built in Satnav.


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Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746050
27/06/22 06:38 AM
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Have a look at Motorbike options - they often have a peak to avoid glare.


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Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746162
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Thank you all, as always. I have tried a number of hoods but they do not cut out a great deal when the sun is on the screen. And TomTom bike satnav screens are as shiny as the car versions. Has anyone found a non-reflective film that works?

I am thinking about those days when one does not want to use the half-tonneau to shelter the gadget.

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Sorry no


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Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746200
28/06/22 08:48 AM
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I have a round plastic disc stuck to the underside of the dash to which I can attach the Satnav.


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Re: Sat nav glare [Re: M3W55] #746271
28/06/22 05:36 PM
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I spent ages perfecting a hood to fit the old TomTom, as speed increased the bl**y thig just flapped about until making a bid for freedom, still not found a successful cure

I also find if the navigator wears bright clothing this contributes to reflections in the screen


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