nüLink!® 1690 LIVE

This is to notify you that we have made the business decision to discontinue nüLink!® services as of January 1st, 2016.

Part Number: 010-00822-10


The nüvi 1690 is more than a sat nav. It’s an online social navigator that gives you real-time information on the go thanks to Garmin nuLink! Services¹.

Instant Everything with Online nüLink! Services

Hot Traffic

Instant traffic updates so you can avoid the queues

Advanced Speed cameras

Speed cameras are continually updated so there are no surprises on route

Pan-European Roaming

Get the latest traffic, speed cameras, more in 15 countries (services may vary between countries)

Weather Forecast

Always know the weather along your route

Flight Status

Get up-to-the minute arrival/departure information while on route to the airport

Currency Exchange

Keep up-to-date with current exchange rates while travelling abroad

Other Key Features:
  • Advanced route planning capability

  • Bluetooth® wireless technology for hands-free calling
  • Lane Assist and junction view for help with upcoming junctions
  • Public transport and pedestrian mode with optional cityXplorer™ mapping download
  • Optional AA City Guides for restaurant listings, attractions and more
  • Park Position Recall marks where you park on the map to direct you back there on foot
  • Announces street names before you turn – e.g. “Turn right into Dell Road”
  • Street-level mapping for 44 countries across East and West Europe

Great on the Go

Perfect for anyone on the go, cityXplorer™ enables you to navigate selected cities via train, tube or bus* as well as on foot. Add an AA City Guide for your chosen city to find out about all attractions and places to eat, stay and shop.

* Note: Public transport data will vary between cities

Plan Ahead

nüvi 1690 includes advanced navigation features so you can save ten routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns. In addition, nüvi 1690 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for major roads. A trip log provides an electronic breadcrumb trail so you can see where you've been on the map.

Make Hands-free Phone Calls

Keep your eyes on the road and both hands on the wheel with nüvi 1690’s integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology, microphone and speaker. Just pair with your compatible mobile phone and talk hands-free through the sat nav.

Simplicity and Safety

Supreme Route Awareness

Avoid last-minute lane changes with Lane Assist. It shows you the correct lane to be in for upcoming junctions, giving you supreme route awareness. Junction view shows you realistic pictures of upcoming junctions so you get a clear idea of what is ahead of you.

Speed Cameras

Speed cameras are continually and automatically updated so there are no surprises on route The unique Cyclops speed camera warning system loaded inside gives real-time, reliable, and accurate alerts for fixed, average speed, mobile and temporary cameras. (Service varies between countries)

Where Am I? emergency locator

Just tap the car icon on your map screen for your exact coordinates with nearest address and junction, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to hospitals, police and petrol stations.

Garmin Lock™

The Garmin Lock anti-theft protection system uses GPS to lock the unit to a secure location of your choice.

Go Green and Save

The ecoRoute™ fuel-saver feature enables you to choose the most fuel-efficient route, which could save you money as well as fuel. See the cost of your journey as you plan it and get scored for your performance with the Driving Challenge – good for identifying areas for improvement.

Enhance Your Sat nav's Features

To enhance the features of your sat nav, you can download the latest free software updates here: www.garmin.com/webupdater. Some of the benefits include: 

  • Bluetooth compatibility – make sure your unit works with the latest handsets

  • Vehicle icons - customise your unit making your journey more fun
  • Voices - Download new voices for your sat nav

¹Includes one-year data subscription to nüLink! Services included with purchase of nüvi 1690 while offer lasts. nüLink! Services only available in select coverage areas. Please visit http://www.garmin.com/nulinkcoverage to view the nüLink! coverage map. nüLink! Traffic services are available in select areas, please visit http://www.garmin.com/nulinktraffic for nüLink! traffic coverage areas.



Physical & Performance

Physical dimensions 4.9"W x 3.1"H x .75"D (12.5 x 7.9 x 1.9 cm)
Display size, WxH 3.81"W x 2.25"H (9.7 x 5.7 cm); 4.3" diag (10.9 cm)
Display resolution, WxH 480 x 272 pixels
Display type WQVGA colour TFT with white backlight
Weight 6.2 ounces (174.7 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 3 hours
High-sensitivity receiver

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps
nüMaps Guarantee
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Navigation Features

Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.")
Traffic compatible (routes around traffic with a receiver and subscription) No (traffic included with nuLink services)
Lifetime traffic updates (receive free lifetime traffic updates) No (traffic included with nuLink services)
Lane assist (guides to proper lane for navigation)
Junction view (displays junction signs)
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.)
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe)



  • This USB device is compatible with Windows® XP or newer and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.

In the Box

  • nüvi 1690
  • Includes 1-year data subscription to Garmin nuLink! Servies
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT for Europe (44 countries)
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual


Maps for New Regions

Need maps for other regions? See all maps that are compatible with this device.

Need a map update?

Update the maps that came with your device for the best navigation experience.

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Compatible Devices