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Garmin nüvi 1690

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    7.4 7.4 from 133 reviewers
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    8.0 8.0 from 11 reviewers
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    5.1 5.1 from 7 reviewers
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    6.8 6.8 from 6 reviewers
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    5.5 5.5 from 3 reviewers
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    4.8 4.8 from 3 reviewers
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Garmin nüvi 1690

The Garmin nüvi 1690 is a portable navigation device (PND) with a built-in wireless module that lets customers tap into Garmin’s nüLink! service that provides direct links to certain online information like Google™ local search, traffic, weather, fuel prices, movie listings, flight status, local events, white page telephone listings and Ciao!™, Garmin’s location-based social networking system that connects multiple networks into a single portal for Garmin users. The U.S. version of …

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Garmin nüvi 1690

The Garmin nüvi 1690 is a portable navigation device (PND) with a built-in wireless module that lets customers tap into Garmin’s nüLink! service that provides direct links to certain online information like Google™ local search, traffic, weather, fuel prices, movie listings, flight status, local events, white page telephone listings and Ciao!™, Garmin’s location-based social networking system that connects multiple networks into a single portal for Garmin users. The U.S. version of the nüvi 1690 comes with two years of free Garmin nüLink! Service.

Features

The nüvi 1690 with nüLink! Features Google local search and white page telephone listings. It also features online points of interest (POIs), allowing users to search for destinations by name or key words; a “quick search” feature that lets users search via categories like food, lodging and fuel, rather than typing a word or phrase into the search box. Detailed search results are displayed for many POIs including a location description, business address, phone number and popularity rating; and search for a person’s street address by their first name, last name or phone number with the included White Pages listings. The Garmin nüLink! also provides users with online services such as local events and movie listings, real-time flight status and traffic feature which provides information from NAVTEQ to help customers navigate in and around congestion. The preloaded POI database also allows users to search for a location and then receive turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions to the destination. The nüvi 1690 includes lane assist with junction view so drivers will see a realistic presentation of road signs and junctions along the route, as well as arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation, facilitating navigation around unfamiliar intersections and exits; Ciao!, which links multiple location-centric social networks onto one application, allowing users to share their whereabouts with friends and family; ecoRoute™ that helps users stretch their dollars and conserve fuel by creating routes that are optimized for using less fuel; and Bluetooth® Wireless Technology that makes it possible to receive and place phone calls directly from the nüvi. It can be paired with over 200 Bluetooth enabled phones, and a driver can retrieve and dial numbers using a supported phone’s contact list, the phone’s call history log, or the nüvi’s preloaded points of interest database. The U.S. version of the nüvi 1690 has preloaded maps of North America and is available in the fourth quarter for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $499.99.

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