Summary: Garmin has delivered another value GPS. Their downloading program has always given me problems, but manually downloading new maps is fairly easy. The lane change indicator is a plus. I have three Garmins, and they all work as advertised. Saved me a lot of time and headache when traveling.
Summary: Nice tool. glad I have it for even the most rare moment. Just keep it in my glove compt. and take it out once in awhile to remind myself how to use it. Quite simple. Just put in designation 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.
Summary: Had a Garmin 265t with the 3.5 inch screen and the bluetooth. Love the bluetooth feature for our cars that do not have bluetooth options. Got the 1690 for a second car. Larger screen is terrific. Some features such as handling divided highways with pictures are also very helpful. And the bluetooth is better than ever. maps are clear, has updated points of interest and is generally a very good GPS for the money. Would definitely recommend this unit.
Summary: The GPS works well most of time. However, sometimes it responses slowly, when I don't follow the route it suggests. I have to drive a little bit long way then it re-calculates. It will be a problem if I drive on road that I am not very familier. Another problem is that it takes long time to get satellite signal ocasionally, while sometimes it aquires the signal pretty quickly. Don't know why.
Summary: I have been searching for a good navigation and i decided to buy nevi 1690.This is a great navigation it is really fast.I get traffic updates in a second,google search is awesome you don't need to use your cellphone anymore it does what is your cellphone google search do.It is simple type any place and you will get the estimated arriving time,distance and average fuel consumption.You can see local event too.Navigation is fast and responsive,screen is very clear but not...
Garmin nuvi 1690 does pretty much what it is suppose to do.
3 October 2011
Summary: Seems to work fine so far. I wish it verbally told you when your turn was coming up before a 1/4 mile. On freeways you need more time to get over. I have registered the product and I get a message every time I turn it on that I need to register with Garmin. Haven't taken time to contact them yet. I had a TomTom before. Like the touch keypad better on the Garmin.