Garmin nuLink 1695

Technology support: in the nuLink 1695 Garmin combines the new menu interface of the nuvi 3790 T with the Live services “nuLink” the nuvi 1690.

  1. Garmin nuLink 1695
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The name says it: the brand new Garmin Navi for number 1695 the first Garmin, which means no longer nuvi is but nuLink responsible the same Internet services are (referred to elsewhere “live”), about the Garmin his 1695 nuLink provides various information. In addition to traffic reports mainly a weather service extensible to satellite images, arrival and departure data of large airports, Google search the destination entry, current gasoline prices of from different gas stations and for an additional fee are an online phone book and address storage.

For a year the services are included throughout Europe in the purchase price, then you have to pay 79 euro per year. The necessary mobile wireless module is integrated directly into the device; except a field strength display as with phones you get nothing from highly integrated engineering. The rest is typical Garmin: the rear rubber and fitted with a fancy chrome frame device is highly processed, the mount pleasantly small and still stable. Thus, hardware and allowances meet the predecessor 1690 – with the exception of the stretched on a stately five-inch and an excellent readable display.

The best of two worlds

While the hardware is so to speak from the past, the future is the software: the highly acclaimed user interface comes from the design nuvi 3790T. The control logic with the control buttons displayed permanently on the left edge of the image convinced here, too, the Garmin’s are so easy to use. But since the screen of the Garmin nuLink 1695 only a normal resolution (480 x 272 pixels), presentation inspires less enthusiasm as the designer unit. Rather plays the reputable the Garmin nuLink 1695 convincingly: easy to use, fast and chic, but less bling-bling.

It boasts Garmin equipped: in loose lineup the Garmin nüLink 1695 has a special eco routes option with consumption calculation, a theft protection, a map of Europe with 60-day update and budget updates (89 euro for the lifetime update), a dignified working Bluetooth Handsfree, a route planner, image viewer, navigation of to geo-coded photos, pedestrian mode, emergency response, the automatic saving of the final parking position, a currency converter and a world clock. Uff. There are also the so-called photo real-3-D junction views, for the Garmin has photographed more than 7,000 branches in Germany and digitized since mid-November. One approaching a relevant intersection, or exit, switch from the animated map on the still image that then but almost exactly corresponds to the real situation of the road. Speed warning alarm immediately upon reaching the maximum tempo with a ‘ping’ and sucks so something; at the competition, you can set a somewhat lax monitoring.

New traffic reports

Most striking, however, are the new traffic reports supplied by NAVTEQ traffic via nuLink. Instead of individual errors, you can watch on the Garmin nuLink 1695 the current traffic flow – whether it flows or which impounds a colored bar alongside the track reveals: yellow is viscous, Red means stop. Because of the low resolution, the whole somewhat cluttered looks like also the map display has got something gross. In addition, there are the traffic button, which also changes from green to yellow and red, and hide behind from the options to the current route. Now you can get here also a detailed alternative route is calculated, in an overview type of road and period are outlined.

Thanks to its large displays can be read off well the Garmin nuLink 1695 also from a distance, as in a van. The low-detail map display helps here as well, but who is sitting slightly closer, a finer design wishes. For the route calculation takes the Garmin nuLink 1695 more time than the best competitors, but in practice it is not.

Reliable on the track

On the way, I like the wordy moderating text-to-speech voice, which sounded but something unmotivated and choppy. For the routes, Garmin can burn anything, just in the city, the system has a small slope to branch lines: in particular, if you leave the main route, the Garmin directs 1695 nuLink in bustling activism on new routes, which is not always optimal. Total convinces the extensive features of the Garmin nuLink 1695, but also the ease of use and large display in addition to the excellent processing are top.

Technical data and test results

Facilities
Navigation
The read setting monitor contrast / angle /
Alternative route / manual storage function /
Show current street name / next /
Display distance / time to destination /
dynamic navigation TMC / TMC Pro / GSM / /
Color display / diagonal screen size (inch) / 5.0
Map / 3D /
Crossing / auto zoom /
Representation of the arrow / map can /
Route choice short / fast /
Route exclusion toll roads / ferries /
Speed dial / configurable /
Additional cards available
Number of special target groups 12
Travel guide function / include /
Custom POIs / POI warning function can be used /
Track info text & map /
Destination input house number / intersection / postal code / /
Destination entry POI location / destination /
Destination entry milestones
Destination entry letter suppression / selection /
Destination input map / coordinates /
Destination entry last destinations (more than one)
Target store editable
Hardware
Interfaces BT USB
Total storage / memory space (MB) internally 2000
Entertainment
Connectivity accessories
Audio sound control / DSP /
CC / CD / MP3 / /
DVD-video / DAB / DVB-T / /
Email / SMS functionality /
GSM connection possible / integrated /
Telematics features analog / digital /
Image / video Viewer / camera / /
Test results
Equipment Cap 100 very good (88)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 15
Entertainment 10 3
Handhabungmax. 150 very good (139)
Operation 60 60
Destination entry 60 60
System speed 20 19
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 very good (136)
acoustic guidance 50 47
optical guidance 75 67
Positioning accuracy 25 22
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (94)
Overland 30 30
City 30 28
dynamically 40 36
JUDGMENT Max 500 457 very good
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: NC4 / 10

Rating

Test results
Equipment Cap 100 very good (88)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 15
Entertainment 10 3
Handhabungmax. 150 very good (139)
Operation 60 60
Destination entry 60 60
System speed 20 19
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 very good (136)
acoustic guidance 50 47
optical guidance 75 67
Positioning accuracy 25 22
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (94)
Overland 30 30
City 30 28
dynamically 40 36
JUDGMENT Max 500 457 very good
Price / performance well
tested in issue: NC4 / 10