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Garmin nuvi 1690

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nuLink! Services are now available for Canada!
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Intelligent navigation with nuLink!

Get real-time content on the go with Garmin nüvi 1690 vehicle GPS device. From fuel prices to Google Local Search, you'll be the first to know with Garmin nüLink! Services. The Garmin nuvi 1690 also includes preloaded North American (US & Canada) maps, lane assist with junction view, hands-free calling and ecoRoute — making it one smart navigator.

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Travel Like a Local with Garmin nuLink! Services

With Garmin nüLink! Services, you receive accurate real-time information delivered wirelessly to your Garmin nüvi 1690. Each Garmin nuvi 1690 comes with a free 1 year nuLink! subscription and includes Google Local Search to find local POIs. And the traffic service delivers alerts for delays and road construction then automatically guides you around them in the shortest time. Need fuel? Find up-to-date fuel prices near your location for regular, mid-grade, premium or diesel. Other convenient services included in the subscription: Ciao! friend finder, weather, movie times, local events, Send to GPS, flight status, currency converter, White Pages and myGarmin.

Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late

No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane assist with junction view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions

Garmin nuvi 1690's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the colour screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. The Garmin nuvi 1690 comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator NT street maps, nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and the speed limit for most major roads. Its digital elevation maps (DEM) show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. And with HotFix satellite prediction, your Garmin nuvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Make Hands-free Calls

For hands-free calling, the Garmin nuvi 1690 integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker. Just pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone and talk hands-free through the 1690 while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nuvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap the screen and speak into its built-in microphone. Enjoy convenient one-touch dialing for contacts and points of interest.

Select Fuel-efficient Routes

Garmin nuvi 1690 saves you gas and money with ecoRoute - a green feature that calculates the most fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and more. With ecoRoute, you have a "less fuel" option as a routing preference. When selected, your Garmin nuvi will determine if a more fuel efficient route exists based upon road speed data and vehicle acceleration data for a given route.

Route Planning

The Garmin nuvi 1690 includes advanced navigation features to take the worry out of traveling. With route planning you can save 10 routes, specify via points and preview simulated turns on the 1690's wide screen. In addition, Garmin nuvi 1690 automatically sorts multiple destinations to provide an efficient route for errands, deliveries or sales calls. It also displays speed limits for highways and interstates. A trip log provides an electronic bread crumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you can see where you've been on the map.

See More

It's easy to see where you're going on the Garmin nuvi 1690's 4.3" touchscreen display. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant colour. With its large screen, you'll always get the big picture.

Go Beyond Navigation

Navigation is just the beginning. "Where Am I?" emergency locator finds the closest hospitals, police stations, fuel stations, nearest address and intersections. The Garmin nüvi 1690 helps you remember where you parked by automatically marking your position when you remove it from your car. It also includes travel tools such as JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter and calculator. Photo navigation lets you download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos. The Garmin nuvi 1690 features Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with Garmin Garage where you can download free vehicles and voices. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD™ cards.

Garmin nuvi 1690 Physical & Performance:
Unit dimensions, WxHxD:
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
6.2 ounces (174.7 g)
rechargeable lithium-ion
Battery life:
up to 4 hours
High-sensitivity receiver:
RoHS version available:

Garmin nuvi 1690 Maps & Memory:
Preloaded maps:
Ability to add maps:
Built-in memory:
internal solid state
Accepts data cards:
microSD™ card (not included)

Garmin nuvi 1690 Features:
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."):
Voice-activated navigation (operate device with spoken commands):
Lane assist (guides you to the proper lane for navigation):
yes (with juction view)
3-D building view (displays buildings in 3-D):
Auto sort multiple destinations (provides most direct route):
Auto re-route (fast off-route and detour recalculation):
Choice of route setup (faster time, shorter distance, off road):
Route avoidance (avoid highways, tolls etc.):
Bluetooth® wireless technology (connect to your phone for hands-free calling):
Garmin nuLink! Services: (receive accurate real-time travel information):
yes (Google local search, gas prices, Ciao!, weather, movie times, local events, Send to GPS, flight status, converter, White Pages, myGarmin)
MSN® Direct compatible:
FM traffic compatible:
no (traffic included with nuLink! Services)
XM® Navtraffic & Radio for U.S. compatible:
Speed limit indicator (displays speed limit for most major roads):
Where Am I? (find closest hospitals, police & gas stations, nearest address & intersection):
Garmin Locate™ (marks position when removed from windshield mount):
ecoRoute™ (calculates a more fuel-efficient route) :
Qwerty or ABC keyboard (choose keyboard layout):
Custom POIs (ability to add additional points of interest):
Garmin Garage™ vehicles compatible (download car-shaped icons to your device):
Garmin Garage™ voices compatible (download custom voices to your device):
Photo navigation (navigate to geotagged photos):
World travel clock, currency & unit converter, calculator:
Picture viewer:
MP3 player:
Audio book player:
FM transmitter:
Headphone jack/audio line-out:
Remote control:
Garmin Lock™ (anti-theft feature):
Dead reckoning:
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Garmin nuvi 1690 Accessories
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Package includes:
nuvi 1690
Free 1-year subscription for Canada
Preloaded City Navigator NT data for North America
Vehicle suction cup mount
Vehicle power cable
USB cable
Dashboard disk
Quick Start Manual

Bluetooth Enabled GPS

Garmin ecoroute


Garmin nuvi 1690 Screen Shot

Garmin nuvi 1690 Menu Screen


Note: This USB mass storage device is compatible with Windows® 2000 or later and Mac® OS X 10.4 or later.


¹One-year data subscription to nüLink! Services for Canada included with purchase of nüvi 1690 while offer lasts. nüLink! Services available only where coverage exists. See the nüLink! coverage map for coverage details. nüLink! Traffic services are available in select areas. See the nüLink! traffic coverage for included areas.

An optional roaming package for U.S. coverage is available.


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