Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin nuLink! 1695 review

Garmin nuLink 1695 review

Hands on with the Garmin nuLink 1695

The Garmin nüLink! 1695 is Garmin’s second connected navigator, updating the nuvi 1690 with trafficTrends (historical road speed database) and myTrends, which allows the device to learn your preferred routes. In addition, the 1695 offers a 5” screen, whereas the nuvi 1690 sports a 4.3” screen.

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LMT, nuLink and the nu Garmins

UPDATE: LM and LMT pages on GPS Tracklog:

It’s been a few days since a batch of nu Garmins were announced, and I finally have some details for you. Let’s start off with a quick look at some nu Garmin marketing jargon.

An abbreviated look at LMTs

Garmin has apparently dropped the LMU (lifetime maps updates) designation, in favor of LTs (lifetime traffic), LMs (lifetime maps) and LMTs (lifetime maps and traffic). Hopefully, this will avoid any confusion with TomTom’s TM units, which stands for lifetime traffic and maps (though I wonder how many people think it means trademark).

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