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Garmin nüvi 1690
5.9 out of 10

Garmin nüvi 1690

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 1690

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Overall 2
2.0

I thought I would try Garmin again, my mistake

R Bigelow, Amazon
22 September 2010
  • Summary: If I could give it no stars, I would. I own a Nuvi 660 that I really like. I have had no problems with it at all. Last Christmas I bought a Nuvi 1490, thinking I would pass the 660 on to another family member. It froze up on me the first day I used it and it wouldn't sync to my phone.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor quality & and horrible accuracy

Ray J, Amazon
9 June 2010
  • Summary: I've had this unit for a week. While driving the NE corridor approaching NYC, I noticed some inaccurate info: the screen will say to stay in the right lane to continue on I-95N, while the voice prompts will say to stay in the left lane.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed during my first outing

P. Wallace, Amazon
15 April 2010
  • Summary: I had a difficult time getting the GPS to work initially. I called Garmin, and the tech eventually determined that it was used previously, so the normal new system setup would not work.
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Overall 2
2.0

Getting lost in Death Valley - thanks to Garmin

Michael Melton, Amazon
12 April 2010
  • Summary: I decided to purchase the Nuvi 1690 before a big family road trip to Death Valley from Washington state. I was upgrading from a TomTom 130, and I wanted to have a more modern GPS with the Google search. Let's just say that I should have stuck with the TomTom.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lost detailed map info

Samuel Henson "Sam", Amazon
11 January 2010
  • Summary: We purchased in mid December and during a recent trip the detailed map information stopped being displayed. In addition, we can no longer get directions to an address since the map info is gone. When you go to the info screen and look up what detailed map is loaded, nothing is displayed.
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Overall 2
2.0

No thank you to the advertisements on the unit

L. Balk, Amazon
29 October 2009
  • Summary: This is just a typical Garmin unit, I like Garmin better than most of the other companies primarily for how they handle points of interest. I was disappointed the Google option is a separate search not integrated into the primary search but the Google search was useful and I could have seen using...
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Overall 2
2.0

If you want to buy an AUTO Switch Off Sat Nav, go ahead and buy this one!

Patz, Amazon
18 May 2011
  • Summary: I HAD OWNED 2 GARMIN 1690 and RETURNED THEM BOTH. PLEASE READ IF YOU'RE CONSIDER BUYING THIS MODEL! NO HARM READING AND IF YOU CHOOSE TO GO AHEAD TO BUY THIS MODEL, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU MIGHT BE EXPECTING. IF I COULD GIVE NO STAR, I WILL!
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Overall 2
2.0

Nuvi 1690 Traffic

Marilyn Mitchell "Lyn Mitchell", Amazon
9 February 2011
  • Summary: The 1690 Traffic is nowhere near the quality of the other nuvi sat nav products I have had, when you need to change the name from a postcode to the name of a place, you have to erase the postcode then put the name in followed by the post code, you cant back space as on other nuvi sat navs, it takes...
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst of the bunch

Gallus Wilko, Amazon
13 December 2010
  • Summary: The Garmin sounded great. However, a few months of usage tells a totally different story. At first it worked well. I accept that directions won't always be accurat ( like ending in the middle of a housing estate when you expect to be in Bewl Water park) However, when I tried updating this device it...
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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Looks 6
6.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

Recalled for a reason. Terrible product.

FORCE6, Ciao
27 October 2010
  • Excerpt: Garmin nüvi 1690 >> QUALITY <<: I recently got an email back from Garmin, saying that there was a product recall due to massive batter over heating issues. What does this say about the quality? That it’s rubbish!
  • Pros: Nice screen size
  • Cons: Terrible satellite connection
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