We receive a lot of questions about glare on GPS units. Especially when used on the windshield or motorcycle. While we aren’t aware of any GPS units that use an anti glare surface, we wonder why they don’t. For some reason it seems like the glare on TomTom GPS units are the worst. At least, that’s what our sales tell us as we sell more glare shields for that brand than any other. Garmin also has a similar issue. Magellan GPS units seems to be the best at preventing glare. Not sure if that’s by design.
There are two different types of GPS anti glare shields. One clips on the unit. It surrounds the display (not the entire GPS, just the display). The second uses velcro to attach to your GPS and a fabric hood surrounds the entire GPS.
Which one do we recommend? Well that’s up to you. The clip-on is a cleaner look, and when removed, there’s no velcro left on your GPS. However, the fabric type gives better coverage as it surrounds the GPS including the sides and gives superior glare control. We seem to sell more of the first type (if that helps).
These are available for most GPS units. 95% of all GPS units sold are either 4.3 or 5.0 inch screens and there are anti glare shields for both. There are anti glare shields for Fishfinders as well.