GPS Receiver: The Garmin nüLink 1695 is equipped with a
high-sensitivity WAAS-enabled GPS receiver with HotFix which enables faster GPS
performance. It must acquire a GPS (Global Positioning System) satellite signal
in order to navigate. If you are indoors, near tall buildings or trees, or in a
parking garage, the nüLink 1695 cannot acquire satellites. Go outside to an area
free from tall obstructions to use the nüLink 1695.
Built-in GPS Antenna: The unit has a built-in antenna in its
top panel. In order to obtain an optimal signal, the unit must have a clear,
unobstructed view of the sky. It the unit is mounted in a vehicle with a coated
windshield or an in-screen heating system, there may be difficulty in obtaining
a good signal.
Pre-loaded NAVTEQ Maps: The Garmin nüLink 1695 comes
pre-programmed with NAVTEQ's City Navigator North America NT 2011 maps. Detailed
road maps of the entire United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
Islands and Mexico are included. Over 500,000 additional miles of road coverage
and nearly 6,000,000 Points of Interest (POIs) such as hotels, restaurants, gas
stations, attractions, and ATMs are included to help you find the destination
Note: You can purchase additional MapSource map data
from Garmin and load the maps to the nüLink 1695's internal memory or inserted
microSD card (via USB connection).
nuMaps Updates: If you register the nüLink 1695 online within
60 days of acquiring satellites and driving with the unit, you may be eligible
for a free map update, if available. Additional maps can be purchased for the
Garmin nüLink device at any time.
Note: For a one-time payment (150NULIFE,
sold separately), you can receive up to four map update each year for the
life of the unit.
Touchscreen Display: The unit
features a bright, 5.0" (diagonal) WQVGA color TFT LCD with touchscreen controls. The display
has a resolution of 480 x 272 pixels, with an aspect ratio of 16:9 and 64,000
colors. The screen has a manual brightness adjustment. You can select one of
three color modes for the display screen:
- Daytime: Has a lighter, brighter background.
- Nighttime: Has a black background, easier to see at
- Auto: Display automatically switches between daytime
and nighttime at sunrise and sunset.
Note: The screen will automatically shut off if the
device in inactive for the selected length of time.
Information Pages: The
information provided by the nüLink 1695 is found on various display screens called
pages. The pages give you the following information:
- Indicates real-time moving
map illustrating your current position and intended route
- Shows map scale and
geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns
- Allows you to zoom, pan, and
point using the touch screen controls
- When you are following a route, your arrival time is displayed in the lower left corner, your current speed is shown in the lower right corner. The posted speed limit for most major roads
is displayed near the lower right corner as well.
- When you are simply driving
while viewing the Map page (not following a route), your speed is shown
in the lower right corner (along with the road's speed limit), the direction you are driving is shown in the
lower left corner
- Trip Information:
- Shows current compass heading
- Indicates current speed,
maximum speed, arrival time, distance and time to next turn
- Calculates driving time,
stopped time and total time
- Displays overall distance
traveled (odometer) and distance to your final destination
- Current Route:
- Displays a list of
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route as well as arrival
- Shows direction of each turn
- Next Turn:
- Shows the next turn on the
map and the distance and time left before you reach the turn
Navigation Map: The Garmin nüLink 1695 displays a real-time
moving map illustrating your current position and intended route. It will show
map scale and geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns. Your
route is marked with a magenta line. A checkered flag marks your destination. As
you travel the nüLink 1695 guides to your destination with arrows on the map and
directions at the top of the screen. During your calculated route, your arrival
time is displayed in the lower left corner, your current speed is shown in the
lower right corner. The posted speed limit for most major roads is displayed
near the lower right corner as well. The unit allows you to zoom, pan, and point
using the touchscreen during navigation. You can select one of three map
- 2D Track Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly
displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.
- 2D North Up: Two-dimensional map that constantly
displays North at the top of the screen.
- 3D Track Up: Three-dimensional map that constantly
displays the route from bottom to top of the screen.
Text-to-Speech Audible Directions: In addition to the visual
map, you get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to
your destination; allowing you to keep your eyes more comfortably on the road.
The nüLink 1695 offers male and female voices of various languages. You can also
download custom voices from the "Garmin Garage" website.
Lane Assist with Junction View: Lane assist with junction
view guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making
unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. It realistically displays
road signs and junctions on your route along with arrows that indicate the
proper lane for navigation. As you navigate your route, the unit will provide
detailed diagrams of the proper lane to travel when maneuvering a complex
interchange. The Junction View page will display what the actual approaching
junction looks like, and arrows indicating the lane in which you should be
Where Am I?: The "Where Am I?" feature gives you instant
access to important information in case of an emergency. When you select "Where
Am I?" from the menu, you get the coordinates (including elevation) of your
current position, plus the nearest address and intersections. There are also
buttons to help you locate the nearest hospitals, police stations, gas stations,
and roadside assistance. You can also save the location for future reference.
Where To?: During navigation,
you can search for places by pressing "Menu", then "Where To?" You can select an
Address, Go Home, Points of Interest (6,000,000), Recently Found (up to 50), Favorites
(up to 1,000),
Parking (saves last parking spot), Extras (custom POIs), Intersections,
Cities, Browse Map, and Coordinates (latitude/longitude). You can also access Spell Name for direct
entry of your new destination, or browse the map. You can search for locations
near your present location (default), or select a different city, your current
route, or your destination.
||Search for a destination by
scrolling the map display
||Store and easily recall your
||Enter a specific address;
state, city, street number, street
||Search For a city (central
||Search for the intersection of
||Search for points of interest
(POIs) by name or category; search near your current location, in a
specific city, along your current route, or near your destination
||Find parking-lots and parking
garages near you; the device also saves your parking spot when your
remove the device from the mount so you can find your vehicle easier
when you return
||You can use Trip Planner to
create and save a trip with multiple destinations
||Store up to 1,000 of your
||Stores the last 50 places found
||Enter geographic coordinates
(latitude & longitude)
||Add extra information via a
microSD card; custom points of interest, Garmin Travel Guide, Safety
Camera information, TourGuide, Language Guide, and SaversGuide
available on Garmin's website
Keyboard Options: The nüLink 1695 gives you two options for keyboard layouts. When you are entering an address or other data, you can choose between a standard QWERTY keyboard
layout or an ABCDE alphabetical layout.
Transportation Modes: The Garmin nüLink 1695 offers several
transportation modes for navigation methods. It can be used in any of two
transportation modes: automotive and pedestrian. Routing is calculated
differently based on your mode.
Vehicle Icons: The default on-screen icon representing your
vehicle is a blue sports car. In the menu, you can select a blue 4WD pickup
truck, a blue compact car, a blue 3D arrow, a pair of boots, a large bird, or a
rolling beach ball. You can also download other vehicle icons from the "Garmin
Route Preferences: When calculating a route, you can select
the following preferences: faster time, shorter distance, less fuel, Off road,
or Prompted. The Prompted mode calculates the Faster Time, Shorter Distance, and
Less Fuel routes and allows you to view them all on the map prior to selecting
Avoidances: You can program the unit
to avoid certain things that may be undesirable on your route. Examples of
things that can be avoided include U-Turns, Highways, Toll
Roads, Carpool Lanes, Unpaved Roads, and Ferries.
Waypoints: You can manually
mark and name any map position as a waypoint for later recall. Up to 1000
waypoints can be saved into memory.
Custom Routes: The nüLink 1695 allows you to create custom
routes for errands, deliveries, or sales calls, and automatically sort the
destinations in the most efficient order. You can save up to 100 routes, specify
via points, and preview simulated turns on the unit's display. In addition, a
trip log provides an electronic breadcrumb trail of up to 10,000 points, so you
can see where you've traveled on the map.
Custom Points of Interest: The
nüLink 1695 will accept custom points of interest (POI) databases, available from
various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert
information for points such as safety cameras and school zones, and the unit can
notify you as you approach one of these points. To download custom POIs, you
will need the Garmin POI Loader software, available on Garmin's website.
ecoRoute: The ecoRoute feature calculates your vehicle's fuel economy, carbon footprint, and the fuel price of navigating to a destination. It also offers tools for improving fuel
efficiency. Through ecoRoute's Fuel report and Mileage Report, you can track fuel usage and gas mileage during each trip. There is also a driving challenge to help you maximize your fuel economy by
scoring your driving habits.
Auto Reroute: If you deviate from the original route, the
nüLink 1695 recalculates the route and provides new directions.
Detour: If a road ahead is closed or congested with traffic,
you can take a detour using the nüLink 1695. The nüLink 1695 attempts to find an
alternate route that avoids the current road or the next road on your turn list,
and then returns to your original route. If the route you are currently
navigating is the only reasonable option, the nüLink 1695 might not calculate a
When indoors, you can activate the built-in simulator and practice using the
unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites.
Trip Planner: You can use the Trip Planner to create and save a trip
with multiple destinations. The Trip Planner allows you to set a departure time
and trip duration.
Tools: The nüLink 1695 offers several tools you can use as you travel:
- World Clock: The world
clock allows you to display the current time for four locations throughout
the world. You can also display a map of the world showing which portions
are in daylight and which are in darkness.
- Currency Converter: This
feature allows you to update the currency rates manually so you are always
using the most current information.
- Unit Converter: You
can convert area, distance, speed, temperature, volume, and
- Calculator: The calculator
allows you to perform simple arithmetic.
Security Settings: The Garmin nüLink 1695 offers two security
- Garmin Lock: This anti-theft feature disables the unit
from performing any functions until you type in a specific 4-digit PIN or
take the unit to a predetermined location.
- Safe Mode: With the Safe Mode turned on, functions that
require significant operator attention are disabled so they don't become a
distraction while riding.
Garmin nüLink! Services: You can get accurate real-time information
about the area you're traveling in delivered directly to your nüLink 1695 via a
built-in wireless module. For a limited time, the nüLink 1695 comes with a 1-year
trial subscription. Garmin nüLink! Services include the following applications:
- Google Local Search: Access up-to-date information for the local
area using the power of Internet-enabled local search and navigate directly
from the search results.
- Gas Prices: Garmin nüLink! services show you where you can find
the best prices for any grade of fuel in your area.
- Weather: Tap the weather icon and receive current and 5-day
forecasts for major cities around the world.
- Local Events: Find out what's going on in town by searching for
concerts, theater performances, sports, and art, and navigate to the venue.
- Flight Status: Get quick access to flight departure/arrival times
and gate information from airports around the world with the closest major
airports displayed first.
- White Pages: Find addresses by name or phone number using the
White Pages application. After the address is found, you can immediately
navigate to the location.
- Real-time Traffic: You can receive current traffic data for your
route so your nüLink 1695 can automatically optimize a route for the shortest
- Ciao!: Keep up with what your friends are doing. Ciao! integrates
multiple third-party location-centric social network applications, such as
GyPSii, with more networks to be added in the future.
- Movie Times: Use Garmin nüLink! services to find an area movie
theater, along with titles and showtimes.
- Send to GPS: Build a list of destinations online and send them
wirelessly to your nüLink 1695.
- Money Converter: Convert up-to-date currency evaluations, plus
measurements, distances, speed, and temperatures.
- myGarmin: When updates are available, you'll receive alerts via
Garmin nüLink!, so you can download them automatically.
nuRoute Technology: The nüLink 1695 features Garmin's nuRoute
Technology with trafficTrends and myTrends.
- trafficTrends: When the trafficTrends features is enabled, the GPS
device uses historic traffic information to calculate more-efficient routes.
Different routes may be calculated based on traffic trends for the day of the
week or based on the time of day. The historic traffic information used by
trafficTrend is uploaded to the Garmin nüLink 1695 when you connect the device
to your computer and go to the "myGarmin" website.
- myTrends: When you enabled myTrends, estimated travel times and
traffic information for your frequent destinations appear in the navigation bar
at the op of the map. To activate myTrends information, you must add your
frequent destinations to your Favorite. After you have completed routes to your
frequent destinations on multiple occasions, myTrends information appears in the
microSD Memory Slot: The nüLink 1695 has a microSD memory
slot for additional map data from optional microSD memory cards. The unit can
also display JPEG photo images from a microSD memory card.
Picture Viewer: The nüLink 1695 can display photo images (JPEG files).
The image files must be stored on
an optional microSD memory card or transferred to the internal memory.
Photo Navigation: You can navigate to photos that included location
information, called geotags. The Panoramio (www.panoramio.com) website provides
photographs that include location information called geotags. These photos can
be downloaded into the nüLink 1695 or microSD memory card, and the unit can
route you to the location.
Bluetooth Communication: Many Bluetooth-capable cellular phones are compatible with the
nüLink 1695 allowing you to use the GPS device as a hands-free car kit. The
nüLink 1695 has both a microphone and
speaker, so no additional equipment is necessary to integrate your Bluetooth phone. Available options will vary by phone, however, generally these apply:
- accept or ignore incoming calls on the touch screen
- dial your home number
- enter a number manually
- call a POI (Point Of Interest)
- dial a number in your phone book
- call a recently dialed number
- dial a recent caller
- send or receive text messages
Bluetooth Compatibility: Visit
http://my.garmin.com/bluetooth/phones.faces for a complete list of Bluetooth
compatible mobile phones.
Mounting: The unit
should be securely installed when used in a vehicle. The unit comes with a
mounting bracket that includes a suction cup. The suction cup can be used to
mount the unit to the windshield. Once the nüLink 1695 is mounted, it can be adjusted on the ball-and-socket
bracket for best visibility. The unit must be installed where it has a
relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Optional Pro.Fit G3 Vehicle Specific Mounts: The Garmin
GPS units are directly compatible with the optional Pro.Fit G3 series of Vehicle
Specific Mounts (VSMs). The G3 Series mounts have a ball-and-socket mechanism
that perfectly fits the nüLink mounting cradles, giving you a custom mount
designed for your vehicle. Please check the Crutchfield vehicle selector to see
if a G3 Series VSM is available for your vehicle. If the original or Legend
series Pro.Fit VSM is the only available option for your vehicle, the Garmin
nüLink adapter (042TT39) can be purchased and attached to the VSM.
Power Source: The Garmin nüLink 1695 operates on your
vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter,
the built-in Lithium-Ion battery, or household current using an optional AC
adapter (sold separately). The integrated Lithium-Ion battery provides up to 3
hours of use after a 4-hour charge.
Note: Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings,
are not lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Battery Charging: The integrated Lithium-Ion battery can be
charged using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter in your
vehicle, plugging the supplied USB cable into your computer, or connecting the
optional AC power adapter (sold separately).
Sleep Mode: You can use the Sleep Mode to conserve battery
power when the device is not in use. Sleep Mode uses very little power, and a
battery charge can last for weeks.
Internal Memory: The nüLink 1695 comes with an internal memory
for storage of supplemental maps and photos. When the unit is connected to your
computer, the nüLink 1695 is recognized as a USB Mass Storage device.
Interface Capability: This unit is connected to a PC via the
supplied USB cable for software and navigation updates. This interface allows
you to download additional map and software information to the unit's flash
memory or inserted microSD card.
Note: The unit's USB port is USB 2.0 Full Speed
Computer Compatibility: The nüLink 1695 is compatible with
Windows XP or newer and Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Note: The nüLink 1695 is not compatible with Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows Me, or Windows NT. It is also not compatible with Mac OS
10.3 and earlier. This is a common limitation of most USB mass storage