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Garmin Portable Friction Mount

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews of Garmin Portable Friction Mount. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and durability. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability. There are some negative views about the size and design.

usability, price, performance, durability, screen

design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Portable Friction Mount is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin portable friction mount review

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: Jonathan S. (

Portable Friction Mount


Friction mat is great, really like the locking mechanism that holds the GPS in place


Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Lane C. (

great GPS mount


ball mount for swivel. no slip pad for placement options. getting my 3rd one now, gift #2

higher priced than most

Dec, 2013

Consumer review by: Bradley S. (

Surprisingly good


I expected it to be the condensing plastic on the bottom, but it uses some kind of high friction clothe and doesn't leave a residue. My car is a Mazda3

Stays in place on dash Holder angle is adjustable, doesn't wiggle when locked Easy Set up No sticky residue on dashboard

Lower surface area is somewhat large, need a big area of clear dash to set it up

Oct, 2013

Consumer review by: Lynn B. (

Hands Free


Exactly what we needed. Could not get the manufactored suction mount to hold on our dash so this is just the ticket

Apr, 2013

Consumer review by: Amie B. (

Garmin GPS mount


Just got this mount today, haven't used it yet. I decided to get one since I have a vent mount for my old car & it don't work with the new car. My brother & his kids have it & they seem to like it so I figured I give it a try. Got at the new egg site &...

None yet

Mar, 2013

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

Good option to windo mount


If you live in a state that has made it illegal to mount items on your windshield, like CA & MN, this is a great option. Or, if you just don't want your GPS hanging from your windshield.

Great option to the windshield mount. It does stay in place just fine.

The bottom has a film covering a "sticky" base, which you are supposed to remove in order for the base to stick to your dash. It is not supposed to permanently stick, but it does leave residue on your dash. I could do without that. Looks bad having a...

Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Mark R. (

GARMIN Portable Friction Mount


This is the best mount you could get for your Garmin period.


Feb, 2013

Consumer review by: Devin C. (

Best mount I've found


People writing reviews about the return service need to remember these are reviews for how well the PRODUCT works, not about how you didn't read Neweggs return policy before you bought the item. This product doesn't deserve one egg because you're upset.

The friction surface keeps the mount exactly where you put it. The only way it's going to budge is if you flip your car over. If the friction material gets dirty you can simply wash it with a mild soap and its tacky again once it's dry. The flexibility...

Dec, 2012

Consumer review by: Dale J. (

GARMIN Portable Friction Mount


Works perfectly even when my wife is driving. Holds the garmen in place and makes it easy timove to a less visible placed when parked

Dec, 2012