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Good but not for bluetooth or speed alerts and not for Apple products
on September 21, 2013
Bought this because I am of the senior group, own a Subaru car and as we all know Subaru is a good car with about the worst dash board and gauges of any car made. Anyway I can not really read the speedometer and have tried all the smart phone apps and could never read any of them in daylight on the windshield. So bought this thinking I could connect with my iPad for a HUGE GPS. Well......first the bluetooth will not pair with Apple products so if you have an iPad or iPhone this will not work. Tried it with IOS 6.1, 6.13, and the new 7 and still nothing. It does pair very well with Android. Second the speed alerts are really of no use. Dont even know why they put them on this device. You have to preselect preset limits which do not change until you manually change them. So lets say you set the alarm at 45 MPH and you enter a 35 MPH zone....it does you no good because unless you reset the limit to 35......your alarm will not go off until you are 10 MPH over the limit and have a ticket.
Now for the good. This unit does what it says it does and does it well. I live in sunny Nevada and have sun all day every day. I can read this on the windshield even without the black reflective film. It will wash out for a few seconds if the background changes to something like very light concrete. It has a slight lag, it is GPS based, and does not really show any speed until you reach about 6 MPH but then you are not using it at that speed anyway. The higher the speed the more steady the reading becomes. I have become very attached to this unit and now hardly have to ever check my horrible Subaru dashboard for anything except how much gas I have left. You would have to pry this out of my hands. Yes it would be nice if this was battery operated as that would get rid of the cord but a small price to pay.
The seller shipped fast and does respond to emails and are pleasant to deal with. I contacted them about the Apple problem and they said it was the first they had heard about it but did confirm that they tried a unit with their iPhones and found the same problem. They did say weeks ago they would change their description of the item on Amazon to show that it did not work with Apple but to date they have not done so.
So the end is if you need a HUD speed display and dont need bluetooth or speed alerts this unit will work very well for you.