nüLink!® 1690 LIVE

Part Number: 010-00822-00
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The network connectivity provider for your nüLink-enabled navigation device has decided to cease operations of its 2G network. Unfortunately, no other alternative service providers are available and the third-party services necessary to support the network connectivity operations of your nüLink connected services will be impacted. Due to these circumstances, after March 4th, 2015 your nüLink-enabled navigation device unit will no longer be enabled with connected services.

nüLink subscriptions (new or renewals) will not be available for purchase after March 4th, 2014. This impacts service such as real-time traffic, weather, flight status, send to GPS, white pages, and myGarmin services. All services will be terminated on March 4th, 2015. Connections to these services could be impacted over the next year.

Please note that this change only impacts the nüLink subscription – the core navigation functions of the device remain unchanged.

Overview

Travel Like a Local

With nüLink! services¹, information is delivered wirelessly to your nüvi 1690. In the U.S., each nüvi 1690 includes a free 2-year nüLink! services subscription. After the 2-year period ends, service costs $49.99 a year.

U.S. nüLink! services include the following:

  • traffic alerts that automatically re-route you around jams
  • fuel prices for regular, mid-grade, premium or diesel
  • weather
  • custom POIs with "Send to GPS"
  • flight status
  • currency converter
  • White Pages

Turn-by-turn Directions

nüvi 1690 has an intuitive interface that greets you with 2 simple options: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps for the U.S., Canada and Mexico, nearly 6 million POIs, 2-D or 3-D maps, and speed limits for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe. And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Go Beyond Navigation

Also offered on nüvi 1690 are standard nüvi features that go beyond navigation:

  • enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities
  • ecoRoute™ — a green feature that calculates a more fuel-efficient route and tracks fuel usage
  • travel tools — JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and calculator
  • Garmin Locate™ — marks its position when removed from windshield mount
  • “Where Am I?” emergency locator — get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations, and fuel stations
  • anti-theft feature Garmin Lock™
  • custom voices and vehicles from Garmin Garage
  • microSD™ card slot
  • hands-free calling capability using Bluetooth® wireless technology

¹nüLink! services only available in select coverage areas. See the nüLink! coverage map for coverage details. nüLink! traffic services are available in select areas. See the nüLink! traffic coverage map for included areas.

Bluetooth

Specs

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 color TFT with white backlight
Weight 6.2 ounces (174.7 g)
Battery rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life up to 3 hours
Headphone jack/audio line-out No
High-sensitivity receiver Yes
Water rating No

Maps & Memory

Preloaded street maps Yes
Includes lifetime map updates No
nüMaps Guarantee yes
3-D terrain view No
3-D buildings and landmarks view No
Built-in memory internal solid state
Accepts data cards microSD™ card (not included)
Waypoints/favorites/locations 1000

Features & Benefits

Features That Save Time & Money
Voice prompts (e.g. "Turn right in 500 ft.") Yes (Internal speaker)
Speaks street names (e.g. "Turn right ON ELM STREET in 500 ft.") Yes
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands) No
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) Yes
Junction view (displays junction signs) Yes
myTrends™ (predicts your routes) No
trafficTrends™ (calculates routes based on predicted traffic flow) No
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route) Yes
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.) Yes
XM® compatible for U.S No
Safe Navigation Features
Bluetooth® wireless technology Yes
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe) Yes
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection) Yes
Enhanced pedestrian navigation (guides you as you walk around town) yes
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos) Yes
View upcoming points of interest along route No
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest) Yes
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature) Yes
Customizable Features
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device) Yes
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device) Yes
MP3 player No
Audio book player No

Additional Specs

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

In the Box

  • nüvi 1690
  • Free 2-year data subscription to nüLink!® services in the U.S.
  • Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Vehicle power cable
  • USB cable
  • Quick start manual

Maps

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.

Check for Updates

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