I believe that having two screens visible to the driver is an unnecessary distraction (over and above taking phone calls while driving). Surely valid negative comments are allowed on a thread ?Cheshire_Carper said:I posted the link to aid anyone interested in the brodit. For those that think visuals outwith the flora and fauna they see through the front facing glass are not important , this may not be the thread for you. Or for those that NEED to see the phone for sat navigation, speed camera alerts, business or pleasure, this is the thread for you.
I'd never heard of Waze until recently, but looked it up on the internet.I've only used an ancientTom Tom combined with radio traffic news and myself or OH, depending who is the passenger, using AA Roadwatch on a mobile. I may be wrong, but if Waze depends on other users imputing information (if they are driving at the time) then I would be against using it - and also if it meant an additional screen. I'm not going to say that the old ways are the best (I can't as I find a Tom Tom very useful) but I am very anti-mobile use by drivers and also think that there is far too much distraction for a driver with so many 'tools' at his/her disposal these days. I wouldn't use a smartphone as a Sat Nav - firstly because we don't have a large enough phone to read the screen and secondly, once we get our Q3, I wouldn't want to use two screens - hence why we have ordered the SD Sat Nav. Of course, anyone is free to use whatever they like - each to their own - I prefer to concentrate on driving tho'rontheman said:Of course it is, but with many threads here saying how good satnav options like Waze are, all Cheshire is proposing is something to hold the phone in order to better make use of Waze. Bambi, what are your thoughts on the best way to use Waze en route?By definition, if you want touse Waze or something similar, there will be 2 screens. There is always the option to retract the MMI screen if using a smartphone for navigation, in which case you are back to 1 screen (+ the drivers information system)
My concern is that it is possible that a driver will have the Brodit on his/her right, the MMI on the left, DIS in the lower middle and, possibly, talking on the phone at the same time - far too much IMOCrem0 said:because this keeps your eyes on the road when assessing speed, this is why I think the DIS for sat nav it too much of a distraction, as your eyes have to move down and away from the road.
Personally, I think this holder is spot on, and I assume like previous Brodit products it will not involve screws and drilling. However is there a decent way of getting a power cable to get, through the air vents, maybe.