Excerpt: I bought this to replace my older Garmin Nuvi Sat Nav after it developed a fault. My reasons for choosing this one were mainly due to the live updates for cameras and traffic avoidance and the Google search facility which allows you to search for a person or company and navigate to the address.
Nice Unit with NuLink Service at an Affordable Price
29 March 2012
Summary: I have owned several Garmin GPS Units and the Nuvi 1690 is a good unit if you are willing to pay the annual cost for the NuLink service after the expiration of the two year service that is included with the unit. NuLink is comparable to the now defunct MSN Direct service previously offered, except that NuLink includes Google Local Search.
Summary: As an in home estimater this GPS is the BOMB. I have to arrive at my appointments without having been there before. This model gives me a few ways to enter in a destination which is awsome for what I do since typo's happen on my lead info on occasion. If the address is incorrect I can Enter in their phone#, or even their name. Very few other models have these features and they are expensive. I love the ability to search keywords as well. I.E.
Hands Down you will not beat this Unit for the price and you get NuLink !
10 February 2012
Summary: It's real easy.....Real Nice Unit !!! Lower Price because there are new models out but it's the best GPS i've ever owned. With the NuLink service it lets you be safer with traffic data.. You get fuel prices..The White Pages are nice too. Its fast with upcoming screens...You cant go wrong with this one.
Pros: The 1690 has Garmin's best Traffic reception; Satellite traffic gets reception anywhere and has far fewer banner ads than the FM system; unit has been very dependable; intuitive operation; generally good routing; good bluetooth speakerphone for rental car travel
Cons: Routing sometimes requires a reality check, lacks voice recognition, lacks lifetime maps unless you buy them separately (be sure to update when you first receive the unit.)
Summary: I absolutely love this GPS. I live in Seattle and the traffic around here can be murderous. I purchased this model to get the real time traffic updates and let me tell you, it was well worth it. It has saved me countless hours of heartache of being stuck in traffic and has gotten me to work on time ever since I got it. I love it!!!!! Service from the company was prompt and courteous.
"Gamin 3790LMT - OK unit with a very readable display."
7 November 2011
Pros: The Screen is very readable even in bright daylight. Voice directions are loud and easy to understand. You can get rid of the anoying popup ads without turning off the traffic reports by simply connecting your unit to your computer via USB and deleting
Cons: I bought the most expensive unit Garmin makes (3790LMT)and had to return the first one I was shipped because it would tell me to drive through lakes. It apparently thought I was driving a boat! The second one I received is better but has issues. (See belo
Summary: This is a great product that has many nice features like the nu-link that provides up to the minute gas prices, traffic, weather and other info. The problem with the unit is that the USB port did not properly sop that I could update the map and register the product. I therefore got a new 1690 to replace this one.