UPDATE: Though still available and supported, Garmin has discontinued the nuvi 650. For newer models, check out my Garmin nuvi comparison chart.
The Garmin nuvi 650 is Garmin’s entry level unit in the 4.3″ wide-screen 600 series. The touch-screen nuvi 650 comes with pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and Canada, an MP3 player, and the ability to call out upcoming street names. So you’ll get “turn left on North Main Street in 500 feet” rather than just “turn left in 500 feet.” Live traffic coverage is available as an add-on.
Step up to the nuvi 660 to get an integrated traffic receiver, Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use, along with an FM transmitter to stream music, directions and phone calls through your car stereo speakers. The nuvi 670 adds European maps to the 660’s feature set, while the nuvi 680 adds MSN Direct services to the 660’s features.
To compare other nuvi models, check out our Garmin nuvi comparison chart.
More Garmin nuvi 650 reviews
- The first consumer-written Garmin nuvi 650 review has been posted at GPSNow.
- Consumers are also posting Garmin nuvi 650 reviews at Amazon.
- Geek Gadget has posted a Garmin nuvi 650 review.
- And you can also find user reviews of the Garmin nuvi 650 Portable Automotive GPS System
- Consumer-authored Garmin nuvi 650 reviews are being posted at CNet as well.
- Jeff Chin reviews the Garmin nuvi 650.
- Here’s a user review of the nuvi 650 at GpsPasSion.
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some other…
Garmin nuvi 650 resources
- A PDF version of the Garmin nuvi 650 owners manual.
- Confused about so many models of GPS receivers? Try the Garmin mobile GPS comparison tool or our own Garmin nuvi comparison chart.
- There is a dedicated Garmin nuvi message forum at GpsPasSion, along with a thread comparing the nuvi 650 to the nuvi 260.
- There is another nuvi forum at GPS Review
- And here is a comparison of the Garmin nuvi 650 and TomTom GO 720.
- Five tips for nuvi newbies
- The official Garmin nuvi 650 web page.
- Here’s a brief video demo of the Garmin nuvi 650:
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- Check the current Garmin nuvi 650 price at Amazon.
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