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Garmin - Vehicle Mount for GPS - Black

Model: 0101090800SKU: 8231861

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 2537 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Much Better Than the Suction Cup

    Posted
    Waddizzle
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    This mount does exactly what they claim. Yes, I would recommend this device to anyone who purchases a heavier GPS. It's either buy this thing, or a new GPS. On the plus side, it is a decent mount that has enough weight in the base to hold the nuviCam GPS. You must remove the bracket from the suction cup and install it on the dashboard mount, which is simple enough. The directions tell you how to change it out. The footprint is a bit wider than my nuviCAM GPS. It has yet to tip over on me, despite the terrible roads around the NYC tri-state area. On the down side, the base is oddly shaped for reasons that I do not yet understand. As a result, placing it on your dashboard means that the GPS will always be at somewhat of an odd angle relative to the base. This quirk seems to be intentional, so I assume that it adds something to stability. It just looks a bit sloppy, that's all. My only other critique is that my vehicle has a slight depression in the dash for holding stuff in one place, which is where I put this mount. The "bean bag" base shapes itself to fit the space fairly well, but the GPS may shake at times. I I have hit a number of road bumps that cause the GPS to record an "event", or accident. The suction cup mount was less prone to false events than this mount. Because it can bounce around, your camera alignment can become misaligned rather easily, which causes numerous false lane drift warnings. Other than that, this device solves the problem of the rubber disk on the bottom of the suction cup being too small, which is what causes it too lose its' grip in the first place. If you do not have the rubber disk perfectly aligned with the plastic base, then a slow air leak forms where the edges slightly overlap, and eventually it loses all vacuum.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    AMAZING GPS Mount

    Posted
    Sportsjunkie

    I got this mount to go with my Nuvi 255W. The windshield mount that it came with fell off twice in the month I've had it so I knew I needed something else. I got this AMAZING mount with a best buy giftcard online christmas day and it was half off. I used store pick up and got it the day after Christmas and I could not be more satisfied. It sits like it's super-glued to the dash, but the great thing is all you have to do is set it there. You don't have to use anything to attach it and there's nothing you have to leave in your car that would make your car a target to a thief. It also makes moving from one vehicle to another a breeze, so much better than messing with the suction cup. I love that it's so easy to remove the whole thing when I'm at home. When I'm out and have to leave my car unattended, the arm unlocks and slides off the base so I can stick the mount underneath my seat and the GPS in the console next to my seat. It takes all of 10 seconds to have everything completely out of sight. Which is important because who wants to broadcast to a thief that you have a GPS in your car?? The only bad thing that I could begin to say about it is it's kind of ugly, but when it works this good, that's EASILY forgotten about. I would buy it again for full price in a second.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A perfect accessory

    Posted
    Gurdas

    When I bought this mount 6 months ago, the user reviews gave the impression it is a flawless accessory. I could not agree more. After months of use, on my car and other cars, I still find myself smiling and thanking Garmin for this wonderful device. My car has a sloping dash. A rental car I recently used had a steep slope and I was skeptical the mount will stay put. I was wrong. This mount refuses to move even a tenth of an inch from where you leave it. There is no "mounting" step. You just place it on the dash! When your driving is done, you pick it up and keep it away from unfriendly eyes. The nuvi series clips on in a second - so easy that you can do that in the dark. I find the "mount" and "dismount" procedure so simple that I stow away the device and GPS everytime I park and leave my car unattended on a multi-stop shopping trip. I cannot imagine myself doing that with a suction mount. The round knob allows you to position the GPS at just the angle you want. The GPS screen is some 4 inches above the dashboard, which is more or less at the height most easy to view. I never felt the mount or GPS is intruding my view of the road. I wish I had one complain to write to add some balance to my review. I just do not have a single complain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So good I was jealous!

    Posted
    BenGeekn

    I bought this mount after seeing it in action in a rental car (with rented GPS). I had been using a windshield suction-mount arm with my GPS and always found it difficult to position "just right" and virtually impossible to just hand over to my passenger. Prior to the suction mount, I had also tried an adhesive dashboard mount - that held for about a week. When I saw this dashboard friction mount I was skeptical - but it held up for sudden stops and hard turns very well. In fact, as long as it was fully on the dashboard and not hanging off, it was great. Better yet, it was easy to pick up and reposition, or pass over to a passenger for navigation on-the-go. The portability keeps your car from being a target (sometime thieves think you might have left the GPS in the car). To explain this review's title... I actually don't have a Garmin GPS, but I liked this mount so much that I modified my GPS so I could attach it to this mount, and it's working great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Garmin GPS Mount!!

    Posted
    DaveB
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    This is an excellent mount for your Garmin GPS unit! I have the 7-inch Garmin Drivesmart 70 LMT and this mount is perfect for it. The beanbag base is very heavy and has no problems stabilizing the bigger, heavier 7 inch Garmin GPS models. There is hardly any movement of the GPS device even when going over potholes or bumps. I felt very comfortable driving around with this mount and never worried that the GPS unit would tip over. I would definitely recommend this mount for ANY Garmin GPS device! On a side note, this was my first Garmin Device and my main concern was whether the larger 7-inch Garmin devices would have the clearance on the beanbag areas of the mount. I was worried that the bottom of the GPS unit would hit the beanbags when you tried to move the GPS unit around. But, as it turned out, the mounting bracket attaches to the bottom rear of the device and there is plenty of clearance between the beanbags and the bottom of the GPS unit. So there were no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is GREAT!

    Posted
    Jspar
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    I have always attached my GPS to my windshield with either the suction cup or the disk that is stuck to the window. I was tired of the device falling from the window. I was tired of twisting myself around the steering wheel to re-apply the device. It is very easy to attach the GPS to the mount, and everything fits perfectly on my dashboard. No ugly disk on my windshield. No falling GPS. I can move my device out of the window to avoid heat damage from the sun when I've parked my car during warm and hot months. Of course, it is also easy to move from the window to avoid tempting potential thieves. It was all easy to pack and take with me when I flew across country so I could use it while on vacation. I can't speak highly enough about the Auto Friction Mount. Wish I had it earlier!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I anticipated

    Posted
    CaseyKasey
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    Got the new 7" Garmin gps and knew from previous experience that windshield mounts will intermittently fall off even with smaller gps units. Of course it depends upon how your vehicle's dash is regarding size, shape, and slope. Mine has an area that is level and big enough right above the information/radio console to adequately place it. It was easy to assemble and has a locking mechanism that secures the gps from detaching. Taking hard corners or slamming on the brakes hasn't phased it. It's remained in place. However, something I absolutely love about it is the theft protection. Obviously a big beautiful 7" Garmin hanging from the windshield is tempting to be broken into and stolen. With this and very little effort, all I have to do is pick it up (gps and mount) with one hand and lay it in the floor out of site. And I can do this with ease each time I stop to run into a store. Peace of mind!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I like it alot

    Posted
    cjs3120
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    It's a very well designed and you do just place it and doesn't move ,( make sure you Dusty area first) whether accelerating braking turn in what not. my only gripe I guess would be the size it is quite large and if the rubber and the wait is what holds it they could just decrease the size by at least 20% it does look ridiculous on your dash but it does also keep your nice new Garmin from getting smashed on your shifter knob when the suction cup just decides to release whether it's due to weather changes or it's just that time and just pops off either your dash Mount or your windshield and crack there goes your screen. So all in all it's a grave I just would like it if it was a little smaller

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works the Best

    Posted
    Zoomzel
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    When I first bought my new Garmin GPS there was only a sticky mount that you had to buy, which ended up drying out in less than a year. I wrote to Garmin and they stated that they had alot of complaints with this mount and they now have the bean bag mount which I can purchase through them. I told Garmin that my 1st Garmin GPS had a Bean Bag Mount and that I don't understand why they would change a mount that works great. Anyway, Garmin would not refund me anything but just said that I can purchase this bean bag mount from them. Since I was a little mad, I figured to check out Best Buy and they did now carry this new mount but at a higher price. But since Best Buy had a price match, I purchased this mount with Best Buy. GREAT MOUNT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Should have sooner

    Posted
    FrankieG
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    This mount is great , should have done this when we purchased our gps. After a power plug adapter repair to our gps due to the cord strain from the suction cup window mount falling off the window all the time. This mount was the answer . It stays in place under all kinds of conditions. You can mount it on your dash , plus if you need to move the gps for settings etc you can just pick the thing up . Your passenger of course if your driving. I held out in the for years because of its simplicity what a mistake. Just finished 1200 mile drive thr the mountains , back roads and highway to Colorado it never moved. What are you waiting for buy it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect answer for my truck

    Posted
    shoban
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    I had a Garmin that is several years old; I had lost the mount and was trying to find somewhere to put it in my truck. I read several lousy reviews for the vent mounts, and really didn't want to overheat or cool the Garmin attached to one of the vents. I decided to take a chance on this, figuring it would be better than just laying it on the console and having to look down to read the map. This mount is perfect sitting on my dash where it is my line of sight without blocking the window view. Its like a little bean bag with non-slip surface on the bottom. It never moves, and the angle is adjustable to provide the best view of the screen. Perfect!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good product

    Posted
    Monizk

    bought this for the garmin 660 the product works great doesnt slide around in the car at all. its alot more portable than the windshield mount. i bought it because when i drive to cali i cant have anything ont he windshield so i needed something for the dash. i also bought it so that i could have this mount in one car and the windshield mount in my other car that way all i have to do is take the garmin out and nothing else. well thats the con about it. it doesnt actually come with the mount to mount the garmin you need to take that mount off of your windshield mount makeing the windshield mount no longer usable. although it is still easier to transfer this over to another car then haveing to unhook the windshield mount. all in all great product serves its purpose.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The VERY Best

    Posted
    ACEINSUREYA
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    This beanbag style Garmin GPS Mount is by far the best style mount. It stays in place through all types of road conditions and fits most any vehicle with a dashboard. As an insurance agent, I use this to mount my GPS to take me to all types of road conditions. Highways, two tracks, construction sites, farm land, etc... You must keep your dashboard clear of dust for it to work best and keep its place. It works well in Lexus sedans, Buick sedans, Mazda sedans, Volvo sedans, Honda Fit & Honda SUVs. It even works well with '77 Corvette although the windshild angle is steep. I've also set it on the console of the vette where it works just as well as it easily allows you to adjust angle of the GPS screen for easy viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great mount for dashboard

    Posted
    levi61
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    This is the best mount I have used for a Garmin GPS. It stays where you put it and doesn't slide around or move. It is made like a bean bag but the bottom is made of something else that will stay where you place it. I'm not sure what the bottom is made of but I have used on different vehicles and it works great for all. Don't have to worry about your Garmin falling of the window anymore or a circle on your windshield. Also some states don't allow placement on windshield so with this mount you don't have to worry about it. I have a 6 inch Garmin GPS nuvi cam which is fairly big and this mount holds it very well. Overall the best mount I've used.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mount. Doesn't move at all!

    Posted
    DeadPlasmaCell

    I bought a Garmin Nuvi 770 and wasn't fond of mounting it on the windshield.. it just seemed like too many things could go wrong, so I checked into this dash mount and picked it up on sale and it's perfect. There's no suction anything so you don't have to worry about your GPS flying off or anything. You just attach the GPS like normal to the mount arm and the arm slides in to the mount and you can turn it 360 degrees and you can lock it in place so it doesn't move. We've been using it for a few months not and it hasn't moved an inch. It looks a bit clunky, but that really isn't an issue. I love it and would recommend using this instead of a window mount or any kind of suction mount.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Vehicle Mount For Garmin GPS

    Posted
    DJB357
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    I tried out both Garmin GPS vehicle mounts and I found that the beanbag type mount was much more stable than the moldable base type mount. I found that the moldable base type mount would rock side to side when going over bumps/potholes but the beanbag mount would have hardly any movement at all. The only thing I noticed with the beanbag mount is that when you go over some serious bumps that the mount would walk a little on my dashboard. So every once in awhile I would have to slide the mount back to its original position. Just something to be aware of so that your GPS unit doesn't fall off of your dashboard if you're not paying attention to it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Product

    Posted
    Dodgeramin
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    I gave this Garmin GPS mount 3 stars because there are a couple things I dont like about it. It does vibrate around some on highways and interstates so you have to occationally move it back where you like it. On rough roads or dirt roads it slides all over the place. Secondly its big and bulky and an eyesore left on your dash when the GPS is not in use and it takes up a lot of space in my armrest console. My state laws and most of the states around me where I travel a lot prohibit any suction cup mounted GPS so I guess this is as good as it gets until something better comes along. The good thing I like is it fits all my Garmin GPS's with the ball mount perfectly.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best GPS accessory ever :)

    Posted
    Ljk123
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    I use my GArmin GPS in multiple vehicles including a motor home. The stick to the windshield standard just did not work for me and was very annoying when I had another person navigating with the GPS. With this beanbag non slip holder that all changes. I can plunk it on my dashboard and the non slip bottom keeps it there. The heft of the beanbag base stabilizes the whole unit. My navigators can easily pick it up and type in new directions and the plunk down in my line of view when required. Take ngbthe unut from vehicle to vehicle and popping it out of sight is very easy! Should have got this years ago :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect Dash Mount For Garmin GPS's

    Posted
    Tuke
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    This is the second one this user has purchased. It is heavy and durable and keeps the GPS stable on the dash when driving. It is the perfect mount to use in States where window mounting is not legal. It is better than a suction mount which can come lose and leave circle marks on the windshield. It also makes it easy to set the GPS on the floor when the car is parked so that it is not obviously on display while one is away. The price is very reasonable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Clean Installation

    Posted
    Smiley76
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    The Window Suction holder that came with my Garmin worked fine but I hated the ring that it left on my glass whenever I removed it. Evenutally it stopped working, no longer held to the window if I hit a bump. I went to the store to actually just buy a replacement however they were out of them so I bought the dashboard friction mount. LOVE IT!!!!! There's nothing to leave a mark on the interior of my car. It works PERFECTLY...no matter how big the bump, how fast the turn, it never moves. Had I know this was so wonderful I would have bought it from the get-go.

    I would recommend this to a friend