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Garmin - Portable Auto Friction Mount for Select Garmin GPS - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 1428 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A little expensive, but well worth it!

    Posted
    JT203

    My wife bought me the 3790LMT for Christmas (which is awesome as well, but this is not the review for that), but I didn't like having the windshield mount because it made the GPS difficult to reach for while in the driver's seat, for instance when you need to quickly zoom in. So, we went to the Norwalk Best Buy and saw what they had, the guy there said that the Garmin Dash Mount with the bean bags gets returned quite a bit, but didn't know much about this one, other than he never sees it get returned. So, $43 less 20% was a little much for what it was, but I have to admit, it's fantastic. The dashboard in my Volvo has a hardbreack and slopes down towards the console, so I was doubtful that this would bend and stay in place, and it has yet to budge! Taking a turn with speed, swerving, or gunning it up an on ramp, this things stays put! The way you can bend it to mold it to your dashboard is awesome, and it stays up, even when you detach your GPS, it doesn't try and come with it. I would highly recommend this dash mount! A little much for what it is, but well worth it! Only wish it was a little smaller, but it's really not that big either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Hold The GPS Secure

    Posted
    tom49801
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    This is their top of the line dash mount and I really wasn't planning to spend this much, but, the lesser cost model didn't have the same nice weighted feel. I keep the included suction mount as a "just in case" spare, but, I didn't want to keep removing it from my windshield. The dash mount makes it easy to stow away when parking so that you're not advertising the fact you have a GPS unit stashed inside your car. The base is a bit flexible to form fit it to any curves on your dashboard. Before using it, wipe the dash area clean using rubbing alcohol to help keep the dash mount in place (read this in the instructions). The base is tacky to help keep it in place, but, do be mindful if making any sudden sharp turns to just place a finger on the base because the base is not glued to your dash (I had to react fast while making a U-Turn a bit too fast than I should had). This model is worth the money vs. the lesser cost models I had seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    CAN WITHSTAND A CAR ACCIDENT!

    Posted
    KBBB

    Bought this for the looks over other Garmin choices. Had it for over a year now. Was using the GPS on this mount when a car ran a red light and hit me in the rear of the car at over 45mph. I spun180 degrees, slammed into the median, and no kidding, the GPS was still on, and THE MOUNT WAS IN THE SAME PLACE ON THE DASH! DIDN'T MOVE! It was awesome. (Not the car accident, the performance of the mount). All turned out very well (except for the damage to my car :) VERY happy with this purchase. Bottom doesn't get ruined with everyday dust in car. Doesn't ruin dash. Taking it on and off and switching it b/w my and my husband's car doesn't reduce the consistency of the base and the firm planting it does on the dash. VERY happy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not perfect, but the best GPS I have had so far

    Posted
    ToxProf
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    I bought this model for the large screen size and lifetime maps and traffic. Generally, it has worked well, though I have not accessed many of its special features, so I can't comment on them. I did not love having to pay extra for the connecting cable that enables the traffic, but twice already this month it has allowed me to avoid long delays on my way to specific appointments in the Jacksonville, FL area. I went ahead and bought the traffic enabled power cable, as I suspect that connecting to traffic via my smart phone would eat a hole in my data allotment. It has also consistently told me to be in the left lane at one specific intersection at which I should first be in the right lane and only after exiting the freeway turn left, but the screen view is correct to guide me properly. I like it well enough to strongly consider buying a second one for our other vehicle, but I'm waiting for a sale price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Garmin Friction Mount Is Okay

    Posted
    DaveB
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    I bought this Garmin friction mount to hold my Garmin Drivesmart 70 LMT (7 inch screen). It was an okay mount but it made me too nervous when I was driving around with it. I was always worried that the Garmin GPS unit was going to fall over especially when I hit bumps or potholes. The whole base would rock side to side a little too much for me to be comfortable with. The base of this Friction mount is weighted and can be shaped to the contours of your dashboard and the bottom of the base has a sticky silicone material to keep the base from sliding off of your dashboard. But to me, the weight of the base isn't heavy enough to stabilize the 7-inch Garmin models. I'm sure it will be fine for the 5 and 6-inch models but for the 7-inch models I would recommend the Garmin Mount that has a beanbag base. See my review on that base.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    There are Better Choices...

    Posted
    Wooddoc

    I own a couple of GPS units and bought one for my daughter. I really like the non-slip dash mounts because of the flexibility to put the GPS wherever you need to given the circumstances of the trip. When you leave the car, it's very simple to pick up the whole thing (GPS and mount) and hide them under the seat. As such, I bought this one for my daughter's new unit. I didn't do my homework and look at it ahead of time. It uses some sort of sticky material to stick to the dash rather than the non-sticky non-slip material found on other mounts. Buy the dash mount without the sticky base. This one picks up any dust/dirt/grime and forget about setting it on the floor unless your car is surgically clean...mine's not.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Design

    Posted
    MITestEngineer

    I bought this thinking that it was better than the bean bag one, which my daughter has. This is very poorly designed. Where all the weight is cantilevered from at the base of the mount has no stability laterally. They put that at the front. So when you drive down a bumpy Michigan road, the GPS display is a blur due to the instability. For those technical, the lateral acceleration at the top of the GPS is about 10 times greater than at the base of the mount. Not good. I have the latest and greatest Garmin GPS that is probably one of the heavier ones, but you think they would have thought about this one a little. Get the bean bag one - much better. This will probably shorten the life of your GPS unit with all the vibrations.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid if you have a flat-ish surface

    Posted
    seanemac007

    This "mount" works great for the Garmin GPS unit I purchased (255WT). You'll need a flat part of your dashboard about the size of a CD, but it can have a few little curves. The heavy base bends and curves into the shape of your dash, and the bottom is made of a soft plastic non-slip surface. So once it is setting in place, its own weight keeps it in place. You will need to do the shaping with your hands before placing. I was expecting that it would mold into place by placing and pressing - not the case. However, the shaping process was easy and its not going anywhere. A great alternative to a suction-cup mount, which I just do not like.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Satisfaction was above expectation

    Posted
    paolorossi
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    I had used a GPS receiver with a suction mount on the wind shield for years. While it works fine most of the time, temperature differentials between outside and inside, moisture from condensation during rain or cold weather or whatever seemed to cause problems and the suction mount would loose suction occasionally, sometimes frequently. That was annoying. I was pleasantly surprised how well this Auto Friction mount GPS holder works. I have gone at quite high speed, over potholes, sharp bends nothing can dislodge the the holder. But it can be taken off the top of the dashboard just by picking it up. That is some amazing technology - I wouldn't believe until I saw it work. That is why I rate it as an excellent product. I have two Garmin GPS's. They work fine, but not sure if the mount works with any GPS device.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Better than suction cup mounts on windshield

    Posted
    BigO
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    I bought this friction mount for my Garmin Nuvi 5 inch screen and surprising is pretty steady on the dash board. At first thought it may slide but held down well. I drive a Toyota RAV4 and the ride is bumpy at times but the friction mount worked well. I originally used the factory supplied suction cup to mount on the windshield and worked well for a year but eventually the suction cup sorta melted around the edges from the hot sun beating on windshield and no longer holds. The only issue I noticed is that the base leaves an oily residue stain on the dash board. Other than that it functions well. You may want to check out the new bean bag style that I just noticed that BB carries by Garmin that looks smaller and may be better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does its job well

    Posted
    Birdy3
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    We purchased this along with a Garmin nuvi 2595LMT GPS to replace an older Garmin GPS and stand. The stand itself is great- the only thing I don't like is the sticky underside that sits on the dash. I understand it is to help adhere the unit to the dashboard, however when not in use, we like the ability to hide it under the console on the floor. With this unit, I can only imagine the carpet fibers would stick and we have had to find alternate places (on top of dvd cases, etc) to store this in the vehicle on road trips. Other than that minor problem, it's great. It holds the GPS securely and does not slide around on the dashboard.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job well.

    Posted
    RichDM
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    I have had the beanbag mount for a few years, thought I would give this a try with a new GPS. Seems to work just fine. The bottom is made of a Gumby material that can be molded to fit curves in the dash. The sticky bottom surface grips very well. It does pick up dust & dirt & anything else it touches, but it also (so far) is easy to clean with a drippy-wet sponge followed by a pat dry with a paper towel. I can't comment yet on whether it leaves marks on the dash - none that I've seen, but haven't used it extensively. I would probably say that I prefer the beanbag, but this product works well, no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Mount!

    Posted
    TonyC
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    I had my doubts on this, but pulled the trigger based on reviews. I was still shocked at how well this works and stays put. I live in the mountains and there are some rather bumpy roads to contend with, It basically never moves and stays right where you put it. Makes it easy to adjust if needed. Also easy to remove from vehicle or to store out of sight if need be. I wasn't sold until I tried it, but works fantastic. I'm still a bit mystified how well it works based on hat it is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stable viewing

    Posted
    THEclassics
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    I use this stand for my GPS on my car dashboard. It was easy to attach my Garmin and pivot the head so I can easily view it. The pivot is tight enough, though, that the GPS doesn't not wobble. The base is 'sticky' to stay on the dashboard through turns, rough road surfaces, and different temperatures. I kept the plastic that peeled off the base so I could put it back on the bottom so it wouldn't collect lint. I take it and my GPS off the dashboard daily so it does not entice burglary. I've only had it a month so I'm not sure what I'll do to wash the base when it gets dirty and hope it will 'stick' to the dashboard after I clean it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Garmin Shock Absorber

    Posted
    jtaylor
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    I bought this to keep from having to stick the device to the windshield. This keeps my field of view clear which is obviously safer when operating a vehicle. An added benefit that I hadn't considered was that the stand also acts as a shock absorber when I'm traveling down dirt roads, which is where most of my driving takes place. The base is moldable to conform to your dash board and I've had no issues with it sliding around or bouncing from where it sits. The Garmin should come with this by default in my opinion.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works as advertised

    Posted
    The25thHour
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    Was skeptical when purchasing this. But the mount holds extremely well, does not move or slide at all. If you leave the mount fully extended so the screen sits up off the base, there is a SLIGHT rattle while you drive. Its actually more noticeable when the screen is off. Its not enough to distract you by any means, but its there. But if you drop the screen down so the bottom of the screen is touching the base, there is none at all. But I love the mobility and having more options, and not having to worry about the screen falling off my windshield depending on the temperature.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gps vehicle mount

    Posted
    Mikey158
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    Aloha. The original mount which came with my Garmin gps cannot be used in the State of California, which is where I'll be using this Gps. ("No devices can be attached to the windshield") So, I bought this mount and tried it on my Toyota Tacoma's dashboard. it works fine without any slipping or tipping over at all. However, there is a small vibration, that isn't bothersome to me as I don't have my eyes glued to the screen, and neither should you!! I would like to say, Thank you very much for a fine product/accessory. Sincerely, Mike.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very good on dash GPS mount

    Posted
    Timothy
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    This mount works very well. The Garmin GPS mount snaps on firmly and stays. The base of the dash mount has a sticky silicon bottom that adheres to the dashboard and does not slide around. Other reviews have mentioned a sticky residue left on the dash when the mount is removed. I saw a couple of spots but they disappeared after several hours. The base is flexible and contours to the shape of the dashboard. I couldn't get it to stay in the shape I formed it to but, regardless, it didn't move once I set it on the dashboard. I am pleased with it and will continue to use it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great device for GPS to sit on dashboard

    Posted
    Goldengirl
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    My last GPS was one that affixed to my windshield with a small round suction cup. Sometimes the suction cup would fall and the GPS would go with it. Not good trying to pick up both while driving and re-set the thing. I purchased the friction mount for my dashboard and the GPS now sits in it and doesn't move. Nothing anymore on my windshield that can drop, and the friction mount doesn't block my view out of the front window, but if it did, it could be easily moved to another spot without having to undo a suction cup and re-suction it back on the windshield. Very happy with purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best mount on the market

    Posted
    DanG45103

    Excellent friction mount that I found to be a great value for the money. All previous mounts I've had left marks on my glass from the suction cup, or required adhesive. This mount does everything it's supposed to... easy to mount your GPS, and the gel on the bottom is tacky enough to avoid slippage but leaves zero residue. Only complaint: the base of the unit is a bit large and takes up a bit more space than I was expecting on the dashboard. However, it's still a smaller base than other friction mounts I've seen on the market, and it looks better as well. Overall, highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend