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Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« on: March 05, 2005, 06:31:57 PM »
I recently acquired a Garmin 2620 GPS receiver with which we have been very pleased.   Has anyone made a hood to protect the glare from the sun as it refelcts on the screen lare in the day coming through the side of the vehicle?  I have been thinking of various materials, like plastic, cardboard or even a rigid opaque fabric.

Perhaps someone has succeeded in a design that works.  If you have a successful design, please attach a photo of your hood along with your reply.

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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2005, 12:24:13 AM »
We have never felt the need for a hood on our 2610 or the previous SPIII.
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2005, 08:00:45 AM »
Steve

I agree with Ron, never had a need for a sun screen. IIRC, the 26xx series has a built in light sensor and adjusts contrast for the actual light conditions. If the sideways light bothers you too much, just twist the unit one or two clicks away from the light source. You should still be able to read the screen and the reflection will be directed away.
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2005, 04:58:11 PM »
I have a 2610 that I use on two different mototcycles.  I purchased a sun shield that  really helps on the bikes.  Cost was $19.95, overpriced for what it was.  I later saw it for $14.95.  Let me know if you need contact info for purchase.
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2005, 06:34:40 PM »
I have a 2610 that I use on two different mototcycles.  I purchased a sun shield that  really helps on the bikes. 

Would you be able to upload a photo of the shield along with your reply to this msg?  I am curioud to see what it looks like
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2005, 07:01:20 PM »
I have a 2610 that I use on two different mototcycles.  I purchased a sun shield that  really helps on the bikes.

Do you find it necessary to use the shield in thw MH or truck?
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2005, 03:23:23 PM »
Sorry for the delay, have just been wrapped up.  No, I do not use it in the car but it is a must on the bike.  I also keep it on daytime setting as the automatic  is not visable enough on the bike at night.

My bike is in the shop and the sun visor is in the bike.  I will probably get it out the first of the week and will upload a pic of the shield then.  It is nothing more than a piece of lined soft plastic that fastens to the 2610 with provided velcro dots.  It has been tested at 140 mph (no, not by me) so it is not going anywhere.
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2005, 03:38:21 PM »
Thanks Jim. You also answered my next question as to how well it stays in place on the bikes.
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2005, 04:59:34 PM »
LOL Ron, you planning on doing 140 mph in the coach or the toad?  :)
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2005, 05:44:46 PM »
Nah I don't have a need for the hood in the coach or in the car.
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2005, 02:47:29 PM »
Steve,

No, I did not forget about the pics of the sunshield and you don't have time to real all the excuses I have for not doing it sooner(G)

But here they are.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2005, 04:50:51 PM »
Jim,

Thanks for remembering to show us the sunguard.      How is it held on to the Garmin? 

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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2005, 05:13:31 PM »
Steve,
Here's what Jim said earlier:
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It is nothing more than a piece of lined soft plastic that fastens to the 2610 with provided velcro dots.
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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2005, 05:38:53 PM »
Jim,

Thanks for posting the photos of the sunshade.  Will it stay in place while going 70MPH on the freeway?

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Re: Garmin GPS Sun Hood
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2005, 06:30:40 PM »
Ron,

They said they tested it at 140mph at Bonneville.  I have not had any trouble with it up to 80 or so.
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« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2005, 06:46:24 PM »
Ron,

They said they tested it at 140mph at Bonneville.  I have not had any trouble with it up to 80 or so.

OK Now you just remember to put it in the saddlebag before going above 140 now. ;D ;D ;D
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