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touchscreen & polarized sunglasses?

adhoc

Member
Jan 24, 2017
722
177
SoCal
contemplating buying polarized sunglasses...

polarized lenses can cause distortions in
some displays/LCD’s or in aircraft windows.

has anyone had issues w/touchscreen in 3
while wearing polarized sunglasses?
or for that matter distortion in windshield?
 

Wshowell

Member
Jan 1, 2015
517
380
Arroyo Grande Ca
No issue with my polarized Costa’s with my model S. When I had my Audi years ago the screens were all black with my polarized lens on at that time. I just got my Costa’s and what weird is that they are mirrored and polarized glass but my IPhone facial recognition works even when I am wearing them. With my non polarized or mirrored RayBan’s facial recognition doesn’t work and I need to constantly take them off to unlock my phone....never while driving of course.
 

adhoc

Member
Jan 24, 2017
722
177
SoCal
No issue with my polarized Costa’s with my model S. When I had my Audi years ago the screens were all black with my polarized lens on at that time. I just got my Costa’s and what weird is that they are mirrored and polarized glass but my IPhone facial recognition works even when I am wearing them. With my non polarized or mirrored RayBan’s facial recognition doesn’t work and I need to constantly take them off to unlock my phone....never while driving of course.

thanks for all the reply’s!

that’s weird iphone facial failing w/raybans?
 

Wshowell

Member
Jan 1, 2015
517
380
Arroyo Grande Ca
thanks for all the reply’s!

that’s weird iphone facial failing w/raybans?
Can’t see my eyes I’m assuming through the RB’s but the phone can through the Costa’s but in person u can see see my eyes through the Raybans but not the Costa’s. The Costa’s May have been engineered to do this as they are new and the Raybans are a decade old.
 

CuriousM3

Member
Apr 17, 2018
305
112
Los Angeles
Like everyone, no issues with RB polarized/chromance sunglasses and tesla screen or iphone faceID, but if you install the clear screen protector 9h tempered glass, its rainbow city. I read the matte glass protector don’t have this issue?
 

adhoc

Member
Jan 24, 2017
722
177
SoCal
Like everyone, no issues with RB polarized/chromance sunglasses and tesla screen or iphone faceID, but if you install the clear screen protector 9h tempered glass, its rainbow city. I read the matte glass protector don’t have this issue?

I have the AO 5H clear screen protector,
and guessing from the varied answers here
it'll be best to park near the sunglass shop
and ask for them to bring a few pairs to car!

I have read that the iphone/polarized glasses
have been solved by either disabling the
'required attention' setting for facial ID, and/or
rescanning facial ID with polarized glasses on?
 
Nov 6, 2019
81
56
glorious Galt CA
Polarizing is horizontal lines in the material. The diamond effects you'll see in some car windows is from the polarized plastic used in glass manufacture creating some moire effect. For glare reduction, it's all used horizontally in all applications.
For the best deal in polarized sunglasses, hit up the sporting goods section of the Walmart and grab a few pair of $4 fishing glasses. When you sit on them, step on them, or forget them, it doesn't matter like it does with $300 Ray-Bans.
 

adhoc

Member
Jan 24, 2017
722
177
SoCal
I have the AO 5H clear screen protector,
and guessing from the varied answers here
it'll be best to park near the sunglass shop
and ask for them to bring a few pairs to car!

I have read that the iphone/polarized glasses
have been solved by either disabling the
'required attention' setting for facial ID, and/or
rescanning facial ID with polarized glasses on?

just an FYI, I tested rayban B-15 polarized,
and G-15 polarized (no mirror finish) on model 3
w/AO 5H clear screen protector, no issues and
surprisingly enough didn't interfere with iphone X
facial recognition? YMMY
 

CuriousM3

Member
Apr 17, 2018
305
112
Los Angeles
I have the AO 5H clear screen protector,
and guessing from the varied answers here
it'll be best to park near the sunglass shop
and ask for them to bring a few pairs to car!

I have read that the iphone/polarized glasses
have been solved by either disabling the
'required attention' setting for facial ID, and/or
rescanning facial ID with polarized glasses on?

I have not had issues with Rayban chromance and iPhones face ID
 

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