Garmin International Inc.
, a unit of Garmin
Ltd. (NASDAQ: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation, announced today the nüvi 1690
, a portable
navigation device (PND) with a built-in wireless module that lets
customers tap into Garmin’s nüLink! service that provides direct links
to certain online information like Google™ local search, traffic,
weather, fuel prices, movie listings, flight status, local events,
white page telephone listings and Ciao!™, Garmin’s exclusive
location-based social networking system that connects multiple networks
into a single portal for Garmin users. The U.S. version of the nüvi
1690 comes with two years of free Garmin nüLink! service, which makes
it the first PND to offer an extended period of online features
included in the purchase price of the device.