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.
Summary: I was an early adopter of the nuvi 350 and have owned several models since. I've always liked Garmin and their apple-like attention to ease of use. The only thing that has consistently bothered me is the never ending out-of-date map problem.
lane assist and multi point routing are nice, traffic info is okay
29 September 2010
Summary: The lane assist feature is helpful, especially around the Washington DC area, where many people drive as if they are competing in a NASCAR race. Changing lanes here can be difficult and time consuming, so being warned about which lane to use is helpful, because I can start my lane change earlier,...
Summary: I purchased this device through Car Toys in late January, an upgrade from the Nuvi 660. On the whole, I like it quite a bit and was pleased with the ability to send locations wirelessly from my computer. The unit freezes a lot, although until recently, soft resets got it back functioning again.
Summary: Overall I'm very pleased with this device and have decided to keep it. It gives generally very good directions, acquires a satellite fix quickly, has very good speaker volume, and uses traffic data well.
Great sat nav with excellent features if only Garmin would sort out the freeze problem!
16 September 2011
Excerpt: I bought the Garmin 1690 in December 2010 after my old basic Garmin died although I did consider buying a basic model I was swayed by all the added extras (toys for the bored) on the 1690 such as European maps, handsfree Bluetooth calls and Nulink live updates.
Summary: I have sold my Tomtom 940live due to being severly disappointed with it's performance. It cannot navigate in London - constantly losing it's whereabouts and replanning the route or displaying you in a different street to what you actually on; the garmin is near perfect by comparison.
Summary: I bought the 1690T after wanting to upgrade my TomTom 720 wanting something with live services. I have mixed feelings about Garmin products. I was looking at the flagship 3790 but it doesnt use the Nulink so its actually less usefull as with the 1690 you have a google search while the 3790 can't...
Summary: Well,I have had them all now, including TOM TOM, Navman, Garmin and Michelin. This is really a fiirst class bit of equipment. The realistic junction view is very good and the bluetoth quality is excellent however,the phonebook pairing from phone to sat nav is somewhat laboured.That may be the phone...