Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

Take a break from GPS related topics. Share a joke or just chit chat.

Moderator: Moderators

Message
Author
User avatar
t9cm776h
Junior Tracker
Junior Tracker
Posts: 16
Joined: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:19 am
GPS: 60 csx
Contact:

Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#1 Post by t9cm776h » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:05 pm

Do tinted windows block GPS reception? any body know? :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:

User avatar
onetree710
Senior Mapper
Posts: 192
Joined: Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:07 pm
GPS: Garmin Nuvi 205W, 1350, 60CSX
Location: PJ, Selangor
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#2 Post by onetree710 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:18 pm

t9cm776h wrote:Do tinted windows block GPS reception? any body know? :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:
Yes, it does. Especially the high quality and more expensive brands like Vcool.
view your map contributions at masmap online

User avatar
miezarnd
Senior Mapper
Posts: 591
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:24 am
GPS: Yang dalam kereta punya
https://goo.gl/XBdH3k
Location: Puncak Alam, SEL
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#3 Post by miezarnd » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:20 pm

t9cm776h wrote:Do tinted windows block GPS reception? any body know? :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:
Yes but depends on how dark or how thick of your GPS. Before I install tint film, my GPS accuracy at around 3 meters (in open area). But when I install SunCool, my GPS accuracy reduced to 4 - 5 meters at the same place. #-o
Temerloh - Sekinchan - Sg. Puyu = 7
2575LM / 3790 / 4592LM / GPSMAP 64s / Montana 650
Jalan-jalan cari makan

User avatar
SilverBeauty
MSM Global Moderator
MSM Global Moderator
Posts: 4925
Joined: Fri Aug 10, 2007 9:54 pm
GPS: Garmin Nüvi 1350, 3790T
Fenix
eTrex HcX
Pioneer AVH-P8450BT
Samsung Note3
Apple iPad2
Location: Sin-Ka-Pu-Ra
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#4 Post by SilverBeauty » Mon Jul 25, 2011 2:25 pm

Only window film of non-metalized formula does not block GPS signals.

User avatar
SOSweet
Veteran
Veteran
Posts: 740
Joined: Sat Dec 01, 2007 10:41 am
GPS: Nuvi 200W, Omnia II + GMXT
Location: SG
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#5 Post by SOSweet » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:52 am

miezarnd wrote:Yes but depends on how dark or how thick of your GPS.
Typo error ? :-?
HEALTHY LIVING :
Eat Less - Salt & Sugar
Do More - Exercises & Good Deeds

User avatar
miezarnd
Senior Mapper
Posts: 591
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:24 am
GPS: Yang dalam kereta punya
https://goo.gl/XBdH3k
Location: Puncak Alam, SEL
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#6 Post by miezarnd » Thu Jul 28, 2011 12:23 am

SOSweet wrote:
miezarnd wrote:Yes but depends on how dark or how thick of your GPS.
Typo error ? :-?
Aiyaahhhh... typo laa... ](*,) "Yes but depends on how dark or how thick of your Tint film"
Temerloh - Sekinchan - Sg. Puyu = 7
2575LM / 3790 / 4592LM / GPSMAP 64s / Montana 650
Jalan-jalan cari makan

User avatar
moeyHC
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Posts: 1348
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:00 am
GPS: Nuvi 300, 205W, 2575, Papaga N1, iGo, 5800, M1200, M1000B/C
Location: Penang
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#7 Post by moeyHC » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:24 am

The thickness of the tint has little effect on the signal strength. It is the material used on the tint that will block or degrade the signal that causes lost signals reception. My Holux M1000x can still Logon when inside my house proves thickness is not the factor. A metallic layer on the tint acts like a Faraday's shield reducing the GPS signals to your unit. A friend's car with older V-Kool actually blocks all signals reception... Even a Logon unit when place inside looses its reception very quickly... he has since changed his tint.
MSM Glossary/Index - viewtopic.php?p=57986#p57986

User avatar
stay
Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor
Posts: 236
Joined: Fri Sep 14, 2007 10:30 am
GPS: 60CSx, Nuvi 255W(Asian Set)
Location: Miri, Sarawak / Brunei
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#8 Post by stay » Mon Aug 01, 2011 3:48 pm

Ceramic coated tint should solve the signal reception problem. I've no problems with reception unlike the metallic tints.

User avatar
miezarnd
Senior Mapper
Posts: 591
Joined: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:24 am
GPS: Yang dalam kereta punya
https://goo.gl/XBdH3k
Location: Puncak Alam, SEL
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#9 Post by miezarnd » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:57 am

stay wrote:Ceramic coated tint should solve the signal reception problem. I've no problems with reception unlike the metallic tints.
Never too detail about the specs when installing my tint... Just ask "Sejuk @ Panas?" ; "JPJ tak kacau ke?" etc. :D

Most important Question : "Berapa harga pasang untuk 8 cermin?"

:$gone:
Temerloh - Sekinchan - Sg. Puyu = 7
2575LM / 3790 / 4592LM / GPSMAP 64s / Montana 650
Jalan-jalan cari makan

FiveTwo
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 7
Joined: Thu Sep 20, 2007 11:54 am
GPS: Garmin Nuvi 1350
Location: PJ
Contact:

Re: Do tinted windows block GPS reception?

#10 Post by FiveTwo » Tue Aug 02, 2011 6:07 am

onetree710 wrote:
t9cm776h wrote:Do tinted windows block GPS reception? any body know? :prayer: :prayer: :prayer:
Yes, it does. Especially the high quality and more expensive brands like Vcool.
i think if the front wind screen is not being tint with vcool or similar should be ok.

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 26 guests