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Summary:This Garmin has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
The NuLink 1695 has a 5-inch LCD screen. Notable features include Bluetooth hands-free calling, a photo viewer, a trip computer, multi-destination routing, reality view, and lane assistance. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.
About This Brand
By far the biggest selling brand, with more than 50 percent of the market. Based in Olathe, Kan., Garmin was founded in 1989, and today it has 7,000 employees. Garmin GPS navigators have consistently scored near or at the top of our ratings. In addition to portable GPS units, Garmin makes a variety of fitness training devices and products for marine and aviation use. The company announced plans to sell its own telephone with built-in navigation two years ago, but the scheduled release date has been pushed back several times.
Features & Specs - Garmin NuLink 1695
Screen size (in.) The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
Screen size (in.)
Weight (oz.) Measured weight of just the unit (excluding mount) in ounces rounded to the nearest tenth.
Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
The problem with this unit is systemmic with Garmin, namely antiquated software. I use the gas prices feature a lot and this unit insists on pointing me to gas stations 5 miles behind me even when I am on a designated route. No trip planner capability. No waypoints. The weather radar is very useful. The stacked and nested user interface is frustrating and non-intuitive. I'm looking for another GPS.