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Garmin's nuvi 1690 is a mid-range GPS receiver for use in a vehicle.

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Pros

very slim enclosure

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over 6 million points of interest

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affordable subscription fees after the 24 months ($5 a month)

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6+ million POI

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text-to-speech

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4.3-inch touchscreen display

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microSD memory expansion

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lane assist

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two free years of nüLink! service - google search, fuel prices, weather, traffic information etc...

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Bluetooth compatibility for hands free calling

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Cons

premium price

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microSD instead of full size SD/SDHC slot - difficult to use / fragile

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based on SiRFStarIII GPS chip - SiRFStarIV is now available

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Garmin's nuvi 1690 is a mid-range GPS receiver for use in a vehicle, and it builds on previous nuvi models mainly through the inclusion of Garmin's nuLink! service, a live-updating service that provides local information and allows Google Local searches, as well as providing helpful information like the nearest fuel prices. This nuvi also has a lane assistant, which is designed to help navigate unfamiliar intersections before arriving at them, by displaying street signs or instructing which lane to stay in. This unit uses turn-by-turn directions and reads street names, and there is also a fuel-saving mode that attempts to calculate the most fuel-efficient route to a destination. Other features include route planning and saving, Bluetooth wireless speakerphone to use a mobile phone hands-free, and an emergency service locator.

Features
  • 480 x 272 pixel screen, LCD
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • microSD card slot
  • 2-year Garmin nuLink! subscription
  • Voice prompts
  • Turn-by-turn directions with street names
  • Route avoidance
  • ecoRoute mode
  • Speed limit indicator
  • "Where Am I?" Emergency locator
  • Preloaded North American maps
  • Basemap
Post Review
Kainen Unser
10/04/2010 05:32

Informative post. The Germin Nuvi 1690 has amazing features like free and ad-supported access to Garmin's NuLink data service, that is provides fuel prices, Google search for the points of interest, a host of other features, and traffic data, with Bluetooth hands-free calling helps to maintain the drivers hands on wheel though navigating. You can find more information here : http://www.gizmos360.com/garmin-nuvi-1690.html

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