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GARMIN Nüvi 1690

GPS receiver with fast auto-routing, voice guidance including announcement of street names, lane assistant, ecoRoute, traffic news, Google local search and other online services, color display with touchscreen, worldwide base map, pre-loaded detailed maps of all of Europe plus Blue Tooth and USB interface. Well suited as navigation system in vehicles but may also be used as hand held device.

The model GARMIN Nüvi 1690 provides fast automatic route calculation - including multiple intermediate destinations if required - plus visual and voice guidance. The lane assistant indicates the correct path in great detail if there are multiple lanes. The integrated GSM module provides access to traffic news, Google local search, currency exchange rates and other online services. The traffic news can be used to compute detours around traffic jams, closed roads etc. The ecoRoute feature helps to improve your driving economy and to reduce the carbon footprint of your car. The Nüvi 1690 is easy to use, has a large, easy to read color display with touch screen, an extremely sensitive antenna and an integrated worldwide base map. It is very well suited as a navigation system in cars, but you may also use it as a hand held device.
It has 3.62 GB built-in memory to store detailed maps with even more information, such as local roads, hotels, restaurants, public buildings and points of interest. This model comes with pre-loaded maps of all of Europe which occupy approximately 2.63 GB of memory including various language files. The remaining 0.98 GB memory is available to store additional detailed maps, waypoint files or pictures.
It also has a speech computer to announce the names of the streets. The Nüvi 1690 is equipped with a BlueTooth interface to communicate with mobile phones which have the required communication capabilities in order to call car rental offices, hotels, restaurants etc. whose phone numbers are stored on the GPS with a single touch on the screen. It can also act as a hands-free extension set to the phones. In addition, the GPS has a slot for an optional microSD memory module to store additional maps or data and an USB connector to exchange data with a computer. The device is powered by a rechargeable battery. The Nüvi 1690 provides navigation information outdoors, in a car, in a train or even in an airplane (see MapSource examples).


Contents: Features - Navigation - Overview - Main Pages - Price - Options - Maps - Downloads - Order


Features:

GARMIN Nuvi 1690

¹) TTFF: Time To First Fix, time until the first information about the local position is acquired.

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Information for navigation:

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Overview of the GARMIN Nüvi 1690:

Overview of the GARMIN Nuvi 1690

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Main pages of the GARMIN Nüvi 1690:

The images below show the display of the Nüvi 1690 in true resolution (480x272 pixels). This does not necessarily mean the display is shown it its true size (97x57 mm), the actual size of these images depend on the properties of your display. Many of the pages are configurable, the pictures are just examples.

Main Menu Satellites
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Main Menu GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Satellites
  • Status bar with GPS signal strength, Blue Tooth status, routing mode (car, bike, pedestrian), current time, weather, GSM signal strength, battery charge level. Touch an icon to switch to the corresponding page (keep your finger on the satellite icon for a few seconds).
  • Search destination
  • View map
  • Stop navigation (only shown if there is an active route)
  • Compute a detour (only shown if there is an active route)
  • Adjust volume
  • Tools (system settings, information about current position, manage data, image viewer, world clock, calculator etc., see Tools 1..3 below)
  • Coordinates of the current position
  • Position of the satellites, the sun and the moon
  • Current speed
  • Current elevation above sea level
  • Strength of the satellites' signals
  • Back to main menu
  • Accuracy of the current position indication

 

Tools (1 of 3) Tools (2 of 3)
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Tools 1 of 3 GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Tools 2 of 3
  • Settings (system, navigation, display, time, languages (text and speech), map, safety, Blue Tooth and alarms)
  • Current position (coordinates and elevation, nearest address, nearest intersection, find nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations and road side assistances, save current position as waypoint)
  • Help about using your Nüvi 1690
  • ecoRoute: Settings to compute the most economical route and to gather statistical information
  • myGarmin: Manage the firmware and map versions plus updates
  • Up-to-date information about flights (departure and arrival times, status)
  • Back to main menu
  • To the next tools page
  • Up-to-date weather information and weather forecast for various cities
  • Picture viewer, displays pictures and provides various options, such as zooming, slide show etc.
  • Ciao functions (distribute information about your current position to dedicated people)
  • Currency converter with up-to-date exchange rates
  • World clock showing the current time at different locations plus map showing day and night time
  • Route management
  • Back to main menu
  • To the previous tools page
  • To the next tools page

 

Tools (3 of 3) Current Position
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Tools 3 of 3 GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Current position
  • Currency converter with up-to-date exchange rates
  • World clock showing the current time at different locations plus map showing day and night time
  • Route management
  • Calculator with four basic operations
  • Unit converter to convert distances, areas, volumes, speed, weight and temperatures in metric and American units.
  • Manage your own data (set "Home", erase tracks, manage your own waypoints, routes and ciao friends)
  • Back to main menu
  • To the previous tools page
  • Current position (coordinates and elevation)
  • Nearest address
  • Nearest intersection
  • Find nearest hospitals
  • Find nearest police stations
  • Find nearest gas stations
  • Find nearest road side assistances
  • Back to previous page
  • Save current position as waypoint

 

Map (day mode) Map (night mode)
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Map in day mode GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Map in night mode
  • GPS status
  • Map in 3D view in day mode with current position (blue car) and indication for traffic messages (green icon with 2 cars)
  • Back to main menu
  • Current time (touch to select: estimated arrival time*, distance to destination*, estimated travel time to destination*, current heading, current elevation above sea level, current time. Values with * are only available if there is an active route.)
  • Current speed (touch to access trip computer)
  • GPS status
  • Map in 3D view in night mode with current position (blue car) and indication for traffic messages (green icon with 2 cars)
  • Back to main menu
  • Current time (touch to select: estimated arrival time*, distance to destination*, estimated travel time to destination*, current heading, current elevation above sea level, current time. Values with * are only available if there is an active route.)
  • Current speed (touch to access trip computer)

 

Route Vias
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Route GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Vias
  • Status bar with name of final destination, estimated travel time and distance to destination
  • Planned route (pink line) with current position (blue car), start (green flag), vias (orange flags) and final destination (black and white flag)
  • To the previous page
  • Vias, also known as intermediate destinations (you may move or delete each via point)
  • Insert new via point
  • Back to previous page
  • Re-calculate the route, the GPS may optimize the order of the vias to find the shortest route
  • To the next vias

 

Direction Lane Assistant
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Direction GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Lane assistant
  • Direction with distance to next turn and type of turn
  • Name of the road onto which you will turn
  • Map with current position (blue car), planned route (pink line), next turn (white arrow), indication for traffic messages (green icon with 2 cars) and current speed limit (sign with red circle)
  • Back to main menu
  • Current time (touch to select: estimated arrival time*, distance to destination*, estimated travel time to destination*, current heading, current elevation above sea level, current time. Values with * are only available if there is an active route.)
  • Current speed
  • Detailed view of the lanes at the next turn
  • Arrow exactly indicating which lane to take
  • Back to previous page

 

Directions Autozoom
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Directions GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Autozoom
  • Type of and distance to next turn
  • Direction
  • Back to previous page
  • Show route on map
  • To the previous directions
  • To the next directions
  • Highly zoomed map with detailed view of next turn (will be display automatically when approaching a turn)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Direction
  • Estimated time to next turn
  • Distance to next turn
  • Back to previous page
  • Lane assistant (only shown if available for that particular turn)
  • To previous turn
  • To next turn

 

Trip Computer (1 of 2) Trip Computer (2 of 2)
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Trip Computer (1 of 2) GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Trip Computer (2 of 2)
  • Current speed
  • Travelled distance (odometer)
  • Estimated travel time to destination
  • Distance to final destination
  • Estimated travel time to next turn
  • Distance to next turn
  • Back to previous page
  • Reset trip data (maximum speed, travelled distance, average speed, time)
  • To next data fields
  • Current speed
  • Current moving direction
  • Current elevation above sea level
  • Maximum speed
  • Total moving time
  • Average speed without stopped time
  • Total stopped time
  • Average speed including stopped time (not visible on the image above)
  • Total time since last reset (not visible on the image above)
  • Back to previous page
  • Reset trip data (maximum speed, travelled distance, average speed, time)
  • To previous data fields
  • To next data fields

 

Track Traffic Message
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Track GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Traffic message on map
  • Map with travelled path (track, blue line), show or hide the track on the map through map settings, scale (right bottom)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Back to previous page
  • To previous traffic incident
  • Name of affected road
  • Type of traffic incident and distance from current position to incident
  • To next traffic incident
  • Length of the traffic incident
  • Map showing location of traffic incident. Color code (green = traffic still flowing, yellow = traffic partially congested, red = traffic is heavily congested or stopped)
  • Change scale ("-" and "+")
  • Back to previous page

 

ecoRoute Vehicle ecoRoute Red Range
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - ecoRoute Vehicle GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - ecoRoute red range
  • Fuel type (unleaded, diesel etc.)
  • Average fuel consumption in liter per 100 km in cities
  • Average fuel consumption in liter per 100 km on highways
  • Fuel price per liter
  • Back to previous page
  • Reset vehicle values
  • Map with current position (blue car)
  • Current eco challenge score (33 = red range = insufficient, excessive acceleration or deceleration)
  • Back to previous page

 

ecoRoute Yellow Range ecoRoute Green Range
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - ecoRoute yellow range GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - ecoRoute green range
  • Map with current position (blue car)
  • Current eco challenge score (61 = yellow range = sufficient, medium acceleration or deceleration)
  • Back to previous page
  • Map with current position (blue car)
  • Current eco challenge score (98 = green range = optimal, smooth speed changes)
  • Back to previous page

 

ecoRoute Fuel Economy ecoRoute Score
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - ecoRoute Fuel economy GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - ecoRoute Score
  • Fuel used since last reset
  • Average fuel consumption in liter per 100 km since last reset
  • Cost of fuel used since last reset
  • Total carbon emission since last reset
  • Fuel consumption in liter over time for the last driving hour
  • Back to previous page
  • Reset statistics
  • Overall eco score for today's drive (99 = optimal)
  • Current eco score (0 when not driving)
  • Eco score for braking (softer deceleration yields to better score)
  • Eco score for speed (driving in the optimal speed range yields to better score)
  • Eco score for acceleration (softer acceleration yields to better score)
  • Eco score over time for the last driving hour
  • Back to previous page
  • Change settings
  • Reset statistics

 

World Clock Currency Exchange Rate
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - World clock GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Currency exchange rate
  • Cities with time and day of week (choose cities from list)
  • Time and date at current position
  • Back to previous page
  • World map with daylight and night
  • Input fields (Value and currency)
  • Result (Value and currency)
  • Exchange rate and date of last update (exchange rates are updated online)
  • Back to previous page
  • Clear input

 

Weather Flight Status
GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Weather GARMIN Nuvi 1690 - Flight status
  • Date
  • City
  • Current weather - touch to see weather forecast for the next six days
  • Current highest / lowest temperatures
  • Current humidity
  • Current wind
  • Current precipation
  • Back to previous page
  • Current weather and forecast for a different location
  • To previous weather information
  • To next weather information
  • Airline and flight number
  • Status
  • Information about departure
  • Information about arrival
  • Back to previous page
  • Further information

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Price:

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Options:

GARMIN EcoRoute HD Module Add item to shopping basket CHF 128 / EUR 112 [Picture and details]
Power cord for car cigarette lighter
(One such power cord comes with the Nüvi 1690)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 29 / EUR 25 [Picture and details]
Power supply without USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 22 / EUR 19 [Picture and details]
Power supply with USB cable Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 / EUR 21 [Picture and details]
USB cable for data exchange and power supply
(One such cable comes with the Nüvi 1690)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 15 / EUR 13 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit with suction cup including adhesive dashboard disk
(One such mounting kit comes with the Nüvi 1690)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 24 / EUR 21 [Picture and details]
Mounting kit with suction cup including adhesive disk to be fixed on the dashboard
(Does not include mounting bracket)
Add item to shopping basket CHF 18 / EUR 16 [Picture and details]
Adjustable mounting kit with suction cup including adhesive disk to be fixed on the dashboard (does not include unit mount) Add item to shopping basket CHF 21 / EUR 18 [Picture and details]
Portable friction mount (new design; does not include unit mount) Add item to shopping basket CHF 45 / EUR 39 [Picture and details]
Soft case Add item to shopping basket CHF 21 / EUR 18 [Picture and details]
4.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 9 / EUR 8 [Picture and details]
8.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 16 / EUR 14 [Picture and details]
16.0 GB micro SDHC memory card including µSD to SD adapter Add item to shopping basket CHF 19 / EUR 17 [Picture and details]

All options for the GARMIN Nüvi 1690 in detail, find maps here.

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Downloads:

Quick start manuals, owner's manuals and firmware upgrade for GARMIN Nüvi 1690:

Quick start manuals:


Owner's manuals:


Firmware Upgrade:
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