Garmin® Introduces the nüLink!™ 1695 for Super-Sized Connected Navigation

Garmin, the *global leader in satellite navigation, today announced the nüLink! 1695, a 5-inch touchscreen portable navigation device (PND) that connects drivers with up-to-the-minute relevant, online information from Garmin’s nüLink! service, including links to online information like Google™ Local Search, premium traffic, weather, fuel prices, parking space availability and pricing, flight status, and other real-time, location-relevant content, plus it uses nüRoute™ technology and myTrends™ to make your  drive easier than ever. The nüLink! 1695 comes with one year of free online services out-of-the-box, and is also the first device to offer Garmin’s nüLink! Store where customers can purchase optional premium services.


“The nüLink! 1695 is designed to give drivers a choice of accurate, up-to-the-minute information relevant to their journey,” said Clive Taylor, Garmin’s Director of Product. “When you add the power of Google Local Search, safety cameras with mobile camera warnings, advanced traffic, fuel prices and parking information accompanied by Garmin’s nüRoute™ technology , the nüLink! 1695 delivers the ultimate navigation experience.”

Some new services on the nüLink! 1695 include ‘dynamic’ parking information which shows parking space availability and pricing information so you will be able to save significant money when parking and ensure you can find a parking space in the busy Christmas shopping period!  Also, as an enhancement to the safety camera information, community based information on mobile camera locations will be provided. This is a new function allows users to store new safety camera locations they drive past and the nüLink 1695 automatically update other users of their location, ensuring the most up-to-date information available.

PhotoReal Junction view and lane assist

The nüLink! traffic provides more detailed, accurate and faster traffic information to help customers navigate in and around congestion. In addition, Garmin nüLink! offers a plethora of other online services that will help you travel like a local. Real-time flight status takes the stress out of traveling to the airport with up-to-the minute arrival and departure information for major air carriers. The nüLink! 1695 has a comprehensive set of points of interest (POIs) search capabilities thanks to nüLink!’s Google Local Search and white page telephone listings. Google Local Search brings online information to customers’ fingertips and lets them search for destinations by name or key words just like they are accustomed to on the web. Detailed search results are displayed for many, including a location description, business address, phone number and popularity rating.

In addition to the standard included services, the nüLink! 1695 offers the nüLink! Store where customers can purchase optional premium services that offer information like real-time advanced weather radar, severe weather alerts, and international telephone directory.  1695 weather radar


With nüLink! 1695 customers will receive efficient routing and realistic arrival times making your commute easier than ever, the sat nav remembers your frequent favorite destinations and uses myTrends to predict your destination without you needing to activate a route, displaying your arrival time and best route based on relevant traffic information. In addition, it includes Garmin’s unique and comprehensive lane assist with PhotoReal junction views so drivers will see a helpful photo realistic presentation of road signs and junctions along the route, as well as arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation.

The nüLink! 1695 comes standard with ecoRoute™, an innovative application that helps customers stretch their dollars and conserve fuel by creating routes that are optimized for using less fuel. When a user selects the “less fuel” option, the sat nav will determine a fuel efficient route based on fuel consumption rates, estimated driving speeds and vehicle acceleration data. Customers can then develop better driving habits by reviewing the results of ecoRoute’s Fuel Report and Mileage Report (also useful for claiming business expenses). When used in combination with nüLink!’s fuel prices, customers can not only optimize their routes but also can choose their refueling locations in order to minimize the cost of vehicle operation.

The nüLink! 1695 also has Bluetooth® Wireless Technology that makes it possible to receive and place phone calls directly from the device. It can be paired with over 200 Bluetooth enabled phones, and a driver can retrieve and dial numbers using a supported phone’s contact list, the phone’s call history log, or the preloaded points of interest database.

The nüLink! 1695 has preloaded maps for 44 countries across Europe and is expected to be available in September 2010 for a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of £299 (€299). The first year of Garmin nüLink! is free, and after that, the subscription renewal price for data services is £ 44.95 (€49.99).  

Fuel prices are updated daily. nüLink! coverage area information is available at Additional information is available at


*According to Canalys report for sat nav sales made in 2009 



About Garmin International Inc.
Garmin International Inc. is a subsidiary of Garmin Ltd. (Nasdaq: GRMN), the global leader in satellite navigation. Since 1989, this group of companies has designed, manufactured, marketed and sold navigation, communication and information devices and applications – most of which are enabled by GPS technology. Garmin’s products serve automotive, mobile, wireless, outdoor recreation, marine, aviation, and OEM applications. Garmin Ltd. is incorporated in Switzerland, and its principal subsidiaries are located in the United States, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit Garmin's virtual pressroom at or contact the Media Relations department at 913-397-8200. Garmin is a registered trademark and nuLink!, nuRoute, trafficTrends, myTrends and ecoRoute are trademarks of Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries.

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