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.)
"Works well and has a ton of cool futures with NuLink"
20 July 2011
Pros: Can do everything a regular GPS can do but can also do things like looks up movie times, air flight times (will tell you if a plane is delayed and by how much), the weather forecast and gives you Google search which seems a lot quicker and more accurate t
Cons: Doesn't always calculate the quickest time since it doesn't account for traffic light and such but that is an issue that most GPS devices have. I think with the next one they got intelligent routing but lost the NuLink which was sad I thought.
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.
Pros: Easy setup. Nulink services are an excellent addition to the Nuvi series, makes locating destinations a breeze and extras like Gas pricing have already improved my GPS experience. Traffic information quicker & more accurate than on my Garmin 265wt. Wireless transfer of information from Google maps a plus. Lane assist also much better than anticipated. Bluetooth connected easily to both my android phone and my wifes Nokia.
Cons: Setup takes some time. Initial connection to satellites took more than 15 minutes. Initial map & software updates require a high speed connection and a lot of time. Some items get buried in the menus, but overall this is a well thought out unit and interface.
Awsome product, all the GPS you will ever need. Recommend Ecoroute HD(Opt.)
18 April 2011
Summary: This is my first GPS, i did some research before purchasing and i was set on getting the Garmin nuvi 1490LMT but after i saw what this GPS was capable of for the price i could not pass it up. The tools/menu options and nulink are beyond my expectations. The 2 years FREE nulink subscription and a software update with new 2011 map once you register the GPS, is awsome.