The HUD is a small unit that mounts on your dashboard and reflects the speed up onto your windscreen. It simply plugs into the cigarette lighter and it calculates the speed via the GPS satellites.
How is the HUD beneficial?
There are many reasons why the HUD would be beneficial and some include:
- It reduces the risk of accidents as you don’t need to keep diverting your eyes from the road to continually check your speed.
- It reduces the risk of speeding fines as you can clearly see what speed you are traveling at.
- Its perfect for people who have changed their tyre size and aren’t exactly sure if their speedometer is correct.
- It’s great for learner and P plate drivers as they are always trying to monitor their speed but shouldn’t be continually taking their eyes off the road to check.
- It’s great for people that have trouble reading small numbers on the speedometer.
- It’s great for classic or imported cars where the speed is displayed in miles per hour
How does it know the speed?
It calculates the speed via GPS satellites
How accurate is it?
Because the speed is calculated via GPS satellites, it is most likely more accurate than your speedo. All Speedos’ are calibrated to have some margin of error.
Can I match it with my vehicles speedo?
Yes there is a setting to calibrate the HUD to match your speedo exactly.
Does it have speed alerts?
Yes, it has 2 preset speed alert warnings that you can set up yourself.
The unit will make a beep sound when you exceed the preset warning.
So for example if you wanted to set a warning at 80 km/h and 100km/h the unit will beep once when you exceed 80km/h and beep twice when you exceed 100 km/h
Can I hardwire it?
Yes we do have a hardwire option available, the cable is $22.00 which means that the 12 volt power will be picked up from behind the dashboard.
Can Polaris install the unit for me?
Yes we can, if you want us to hardwire it, it is an extra $50.00.
If you just want us to set it up via the cigarette lighter, this is free of charge.
We will plug the unit in, mount the unit on the dashboard and apply the window tint.
Can I see it in sunlight?
As long as the HUD has been adjusted correctly to suit your windscreen, the HUD will display in sunlight with no problems.
Can I see the HUD at night?
Yes you can clearly see the HUD at night, if the speed is too bright you can simply turn the brightness down.
Do I have to use the window Tint?
The window tint is optional; some customers can see the speed perfectly fine without the window tint (except if you wear polarized sunglasses, please see question below relating to this). We suggest that you set it up without the window tint first and see how you find it.
Can I adjust the brightness?
Yes you can adjust the brightness up and down via the main menu on the HUD
Can install it myself and how?
You simply find a perfect spot to sit your HUD, plug it into the cigarette lighter and apply the window tint if you wish to use it. For comprehensive instructions please view our installation video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsfkKdrg9S0
How does it stick on the dash?
The HUD uses double sided tape to stick onto the dash
We suggest buying some Velcro and sticking it to the dash mat.
Will it suit my car?
The HUD will suit any car. We understand that all windscreens are different shapes and sizes this is why the HUD sits on an adjustable mount so you can move it up and down to get the desired speed display.
Does it alert me when I approach red light cameras
and speed cameras?
No the Polaris HUD does not alert you when you approach speed cameras or red light cameras, however we do have another model that’s called the HUD plus, which has this feature. Check out the HUD PLUS here
What is the difference between your HUD and HUD PLUS?
The biggest difference between the two products is that the HUD plus has built in speed and red light camera audible alerts whereas the HUD does not have this feature built in. There are other minor differences such as the HUD PLUS will also display the time (which can be turned off) and the HUD PLUS has an automatic brightness adjustment. Check out the HUD PLUS here
Can I see the HUD if I wear polarized sunglasses?
You can still see the HUD perfectly fine when used in conjunction with the window tint, it does dim slightly but as long as the HUD has been adjusted to suit your windscreen you should have no problems. We also find that the green display works better if you wear polarized sunglasses.
Please Note: The above information is based from our own experience and customer feedback. Your experience with the Green HUD may differ due to individual differences and the fact that we all see colours differently.
Can I move it from vehicle to vehicle?
Yes you can move it from vehicle to vehicle as it just plugs into the cigarette lighter. We also sell the adjustable mount and window tint as spare parts.
What are the dimensions?
The dimensions of the unit are 10cm x 6cm x 1cm
How heavy is the HUD?
The unit weighs 70 grams
Does it have to be in my line of vision?
Not necessarily, the numbers are a large display so mounting it near your line of vision is good enough.
We have the HUD mounted in the right hand corner of the dash and we can still monitor our speed perfectly fine.
Will it obstruct my vision?
No you do not have to have it directly in your line of vision but if you do, the speed displays in a clear transparent image, so you can see straight through it.
Are there different colours available?
Yes we have a green and white display available.
What is the warranty?
12 months Warranty
Where can I buy it?
We have a number of stockists available which you can find on our website www.mypolaris.com.au/hud
Where can I view more information?
You can view a video on the product and how to install it on our website at www.mypolaris.com.au/hud
How much is the HUD?
The unit is $129.00 + P&H.
How much is Postage and handling?
Postage and handling is $13.50
How long will it take to get to me?
This depends on your location; the ETA’s are as below:
Sydney Metro Area – approx 1-2 working days
NSW – approx 2-3 working days
QLD – approx 2-3 working days
North QLD – approx 5 working days
VIC – approx 2-3 working days
SA – approx 3-4 working days
NT – approx 5-14 working days
WA approx 5-14 working days
These are rough estimates only
How is the unit sent?
The HUD is sent via Australia Post E-parcel and a signature needs to be obtained upon delivery.
Frequently Asked questions - Troubleshooting
I can’t see the HUD in sunlight, it’s too faint!
The HUD works perfectly fine in sunlight; it is probably just a case of adjusting it properly to suit your windscreen.
You will find that if you adjust it up or down, the image will either dim or become brighter.
Sometimes this means seeing the actual HUD screen as well.
The HUD is way out from my Speedo
(this could range from 10 km/h to 100 km/h)
It is probably just a case of the unit being calibrated incorrectly; this is quite easy to do as it can be confused for the speed alert setting.
If you want the HUD to simply work off satellites, please set the calibration back to 0.
It takes about 30 seconds to pick up satellite, is this normal?
Yes the unit will take approx 30-40 seconds to pick up satellites
When I go through tunnels, it stops working, is this normal?
Yes, unless the tunnel has a built in GPS booster, the HUD will lose satellite whilst in a tunnel.
My HUD has overheated and it would not start until it had cooled down, is this normal?
Yes, as with all electronic products they can only take a certain amount of heat. Whilst you are driving this shouldn’t be too much of an issue, however if you are leaving your car parked in the hot sun for a fair amount of time, we suggest unplugging the HUD, sliding it off the bracket and placing it in the glove box. This will prevent the HUD from overheating whilst sitting in the hot sun.
I want to turn the overspeed alert off but I can’t find a setting that will allow me to do this?
Unfortunately once this is set, there is no actual way to turn it off however, you can simply turn the volume down to 0 and you will no longer hear the warning sound when driving along.