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6.7 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 1690

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Overall 6
6.0

Garmin nüvi 1690

PC Magazine
6 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Garmin's impressive nüvi 1690 integrates connected services and offers plenty of routing options, but the high price and mandatory ads—even when you're not using said services—are turn-offs.
  • Pros: Accurate directions. Slick software design. Google-powered services are a boon. Solid traffic reporting. Useful elevation readings.
  • Cons: Bundled data subscription expires after two years. Displays ads. Still requires extra-cost map updates like any other GPS. Connected services not integrated with main POI database. On-board EDGE radio caused GSM buzz in our car stereo.
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Garmin Nuvi 1690 – with new NuviLink data service

etechreviews.net
16 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Garmin Nuvi 1690 offers free, but ad-supported two-year access to Garmin NuLink data service that provides real-time Bluetooth hands-free calling, Google Search for POIs, fuel prices and traffic data. Touch screen display shows some weird clicker while using data connection. Micro-Sd card slot does not support full SD cards, especially containing previous Garmin data. Garmin Nuvi 1690 is portable GPS navigation device that has inbuilt antenna and micro-SD card slot.
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Overall 8
8.0

Garmin Nuvi 1690

Macworld
28 November 2009
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Garmin’s nüvi 1690 is a GPS device with a built-in cellular radio for real-time services such as traffic, weather, and Google Live Search. Overall the nüvi 1690 is an impressive device. The nüvi 1690 has a 4.3-inch screen, text-to-speech conversion (which enables the device to announce street names), Bluetooth phone connectivity, and lane assist with junction view (so you can see simulated highway signs).The nüvi 1690 also has multisegment routing with route...
  • Pros: Lots of connected services, Purchase price includes two years of service
  • Cons: POI and Google Search could be better integrated, Pop-up ads on POI searches can be annoying
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Garmin nuvi 1690 review

GPS Tracklog
17 November 2009
  • Excerpt: The Garmin nüvi 1690 is the company’s first “connected” GPS. It utilizes  Garmin’s nuLink! services, giving you access to Google Local Search, NAVTEQ traffic, gas prices and more.
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Overall 9
9.0

Garmin nuvi 1690 Sat-Nav

Trusted Reviews
26 May 2011
  • Summary: Garmin's latest top of the range takes on TomTom's LIVE service with real-time traffic and POI updates.
  • Pros: Frequently updated database, Built-in mobile data connection, Year's free subscription
  • Cons: Not all features work abroad, Subscription costs
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Overall 7
7.2

Garmin Nuvi 1690

CNET
30 April 2010
  • Summary: It mightn't look much different to Garmin's other models, but the 1690 is the first Australia-bound GPS with internet connectivity, allowing for Google location searches, real-time traffic information and fuel prices.
  • Pros: Google destination searches, Fuel price info, Friendly menus, easy-to-read map screen, Bluetooth hands-free
  • Cons: Route generation still far from perfect, Traffic messaging is hit and miss, Internet connectivity costs AU$99 annually after first year, Price premium
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

PC Advisor
17 March 2010
  • Excerpt: The Garmin Nuvi 1690 shares many of the features found on the recently reviewed Nuvi 1370T, including a 4.3in screen, text-to-speech conversion (which enables the device to announce street names), Bluetooth phone connectivity, and lane assist with junction view (so you can see simulated highway signs).The 1690 is slightly thicker and about half an ounce heavier than the 1370T, however; and unlike the 1370T, it includes multisegment routing with route optimization.
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Overall 10
10

Garmin nuvi 1690 review

Stuff.tv
31 January 2010
  • Summary: The nüvi 1690’s job seems clear: to take on TomTom’s Go 950 LIVE. That’s a tall order given that the nüvi is more expensive and lacks North American mapping. But then, it does come with a year’s free SIM card-powered nüLink services including traffic and safety camera warnings, Google Local Search and fuel price info. Over a year, it actually works out cheaper than the TomTom. TomTom or go?
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Garmin nüvi 1690 nüLink!

pocketnavigation.de
15 June 2010
  • Summary: Das nüvi 1690 nüLink ist das erste Navi aus dem Hause Garmin, welches über Live-Services verfügt und so zum Beispiel aktuelle Verkehrsdaten abruft.
  • Pros: Design, Verarbeitung, umfangreiche Live-Dienste, einfache Bedienung, nüMaps Lifetime, umfangreiche, gute Fußgängernavigation mit cityXplorer Karten
  • Cons: ungewohnt schlechtes Display, schlechter Lautsprecher, dürftige Sprachausgabe, kein herrkömmliches TMC möglich
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Overall 9
9.0
Design 9
9.0
Features 8
8.0
Ease of use 9
9.0

Expert Review

Tecnozoom
17 May 2010
  • Conclusion: Il Garmin nuvi 1690 è un navigatore di elevata qualità dotato di un grande schermo e di tante funzioni avanzate che assicurano al viaggiatore un percorso senza problemi. La funzione più innovativa è l’accesso al servizio nuLink, che offre informazioni su traffico, previsioni meteo e altro ancora. Sono presenti, poi, il Bluetooth per le chiamate in vivavoce, la sintesi vocale, gli autovelox europeo, la ricerca tramite Google Local, le mappe europee e una buona autonomia.
  • Pros: Vivavoce Bluetooth; Mappe di 42 paesi europei; Visualizzatore di immagini; Google Local; Connettività integrata; Servizio Ciao; Accesso a nuLink; City Explorer; Funzione EcoRoute; Sintesi vocale; Autovelox italiani ed europei
  • Cons: No lettore musicale
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