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Garmin-nuvi-1690.5674814
6.8 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 1690

Garmin nüvi 1690 The Garmin nüvi 1690 is a portable navigat Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice Unit with NuLink Service at an Affordable Price

csexton1958, Ebay
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

garmin 1690

Hornyburg, Amazon
22 February 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

Hands Down you will not beat this Unit for the price and you get NuLink !

bongo_bill_2000, Ebay
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.
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Overall 10
10

Best GPS Out There, Even in 2012

Robert N., Newegg
21 January 2012
  • Summary: Even in 2012, the 1690 is among the best GPS available, and I have tried most all. It receives traffic by satellite, so traffic information is availabe wherever you can get a GPS signal. In contrast, Garmin's FM traffic system, on newer units such as the 2595 and 3490, has limited reception, too many ads, and was useless here in Los Angeles County.
  • 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.)
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Overall 10
10

Best ever

Steven Sheeley, Amazon
9 November 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

GREAT PRODUCT

geneskoiland, Ebay
2 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not perfect but good

Richard S., Newegg
21 September 2011
  • Summary: If i had more money I would probably invest in an in dash navigation system.
  • Pros: The amount of time it takes to calculate a route is fairly short. It will also let you know ahead of time any traffic delays that are on the route.
  • Cons: Sometimes it creates a route that doesnt seem direct and it usualy always avoids routes that go on a toll road.
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Overall 6
6.0

Overall not impressed with Garmin

Mark Q., Newegg
25 August 2011
  • Summary: Very very unhappy with Garmin technical support. I've been fighting with them for over a week trying to get my "free one-time map update" (they charge you $10 S&H for a DVD - only free if you download). I tried the download and it pushed a bunch of bloat-ware onto my computer just to find out my i-net is too slow. Now I can't get them to let me order the DVD... Next time I'll go with someone other than Garmin.
  • Pros: Lane view is a nice new feature, phone number look-up works well and is very handy, overall size and screen quality is good, satellite reception is very good. Bluetooth phone link seems to work well, even transferred my contacts to the GPS from my Galaxy S.
  • Cons: Touch screen interface is sadly lacking. Compared to cell phones this GPS is very clunky and hard to use for viewing maps. Not crazy about the USB power, even when powered by the car the GPS battery runs down. It appears USB won't provide enough power to run the GPS and keep the battery charged.
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Overall 8
8.0

A fantastic value for the money!

euphonium750, Ebay
13 July 2011
  • Summary: This is a great unit. I love being able to look up gas prices. it is faster and more accurate than MSN was. The google app is useful. The coolest feature is the ability to input a 10 digit phone number instead putting a complete address in, this is much faster. Display so far is a bit dim in bright sun light and it is a little slower than previous units like 265 205 or 255, but the traffic seems much more timely and useful than the older MSN or FM receiver versions.
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Overall 10
10

Very happy to have this unit.

awb4056, Ebay
10 July 2011
  • Summary: This is a great GPS. I really like the multi-destination feature and the points of interest. I replaced an older Garmin and this is an excellent unit with a large screen. The eco route and the traffic info make this unit extremely useful in all types of driving.
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