nuvi 1690 http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/nuvi-1690/all en-GB Garmin nuvi 1690 http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-nuvi-1690/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> It&#039;s here to take on the TomTom 950 – is it heading in the right direction? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="600" height="567" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/garmin-nuvi-1690_0.jpg?1364299330" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The nüvi 1690’s job seems clear: to take on TomTom’s Go 950 LIVE. That’s a tall order given that the nüvi is more expensive and lacks North American mapping.</p> <p>But then, it does come with a year’s free SIM card-powered nüLink services including traffic and safety camera warnings, Google Local Search and fuel price info.</p> <p>Over a year, it actually works out cheaper than the TomTom.</p> <p><strong>TomTom or go?</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £350.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A fine, fully connected sat-nav, and the “fit-and-forget” price (at least for a year) is a real bonus </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/garmin-nuvi-1690 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-nuvi-1690/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/garmin/garmin-nuvi-1690/review#comments Garmin nuvi 1690 Sat-nav Sun, 31 Jan 2010 16:11:24 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 415497 at http://www.stuff.tv