Pros nothing, not like it use to be.
Cons garmin use to be a good gps. I have had 8 of them. with the new gps they have gone down hill.. I went to DE. for a furnel & the unit locked up, made me late for the furneal. voice breakes up like a old record.
Pros Good design, easy to use, accurate, good speakers, nice screen.
Cons Quit working after two months. Will not start normally. User support promises to call me within 72 business hours! What a joke. Bought this for a trip to Hawaii and now cannot use it.
Summary I would love this unit if it worked, but am afraid of reliability and terrible user support.
Pros Good speaker. Google is nice when it works. Low glare screen. Solid feel to the device.
Cons Reboots a lot, especially when in low cell signal areas. Very seldom connects to traffic data or Google information - times out even when it shows good cell signal. I usually have to restart to get any data service - then it only works for briefly.
Summary I purchased my first 1690 shortly after they were introduced. It had a terrible flicker on the screen when data was being transmitted. I called Garmin and they said they had never heard of that problem but they did exchange the unit for a new one. The process went very smooth.
I have owned several Garmin units and was very happy with them. I have not been happy with this one. The ads don't bother me if the online services actually worked and would keep the service free. I hope Garmin will improve on this unit.
"They BOTH died!!!"on by DKELLY45
Pros Extra features like real time gas prices, flight status, google searches are all great. While it worked it never gave me a bad set of directions.
Cons I purchased the 1690 and almost 1 month later it died. It shut off and would not come back on. I assumed it was a fluke, since I have another Garmin that works great, so I exchanged it for another 1690. Again, almost 1 month later it died.
Summary If they could figure out how to keep it on I would have loved it.
Pros Great unit if it actually worked.
Cons Won't charge or work. Lane assist wasn't as good as the Garmin 765t.
Summary I've had 2 garmins now. I love the options on them and how easy they are to use. They however are not dependable at all. This is the second time I went on vacation and the device died. I was traveling alone with my 5 kids and the device just went dead. Acted like it won't take a charge. I honestly wanted to sit and cry. I was all alone in a strange city with no gps to help out. Garmin needs to realize we depend on these devices for peace of mind to get around. When I called Garmin they told me to mail it back in and they would repair it. I'm sitting in a city with their gps that wont work and I'm pretty much lost other than the maps I have to try and get around. Will NEVER buy another Garmin. Customer service is awful and the units are undependable. Run a search on Garmin won't power on. There are 100's of responses. I wish I had done this before I wasted my money and ruined my trip.