Garmin nuvi 680 Portable Bluetooth GPS System with MSN Direct
NOTE: This item has been discontinued by Garmin. It is replaced by the nuvi 785T (click here), with Lane Assist and a newer version of MSN Direct.
What more could you want from your Garmin nuvi? How about MSN Direct capability, which lets you receive up-to-the-minute traffic reports, local gas prices, weather reports and local movie times. The Garmin nuvi 680 does all this and is sleek and stylish to boot, with it's ultrathin wide-screen display and pre-loaded maps for all of North America. Navigation was never so easy - or so fun!
Receive door-to-door directions while staying on top of local weather, traffic and more with nüvi 680, a sleek multi-tasking Personal Travel Assistant. Similar to the nuvi 660, nuvi 680 features a colorful widescreen, hands-free calling and FM transmitter, then takes it up a notch by adding dynamic content from MSN Direct. Like all nüvis, the user-friendly 680 comes with preloaded maps and travel kit.
Get Localized Information
With dynamic content from MSN Direct, nuvi 680 is one resourceful Personal Travel Assistant. Using the included receiver and free one-year trial service to MSN Direct, you can check the weather, avoid traffic backups, compare local gas prices and check movie times and locations when you travel with your unit. The MSN Direct receiver is plug-and-play portable, making it easy to connect to your unit when out and about.
Navigate with Ease
nuvi 680 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the sunlight-readable color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nüvi 680 from Tiger GPS accepts custom POIs, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. It also supports configurable vehicle icons - fun, customized car-shaped icons in a variety of colors that show your position on the map.
nuvi 680 features a super-bright 4.3" diagonal widescreen display for improved map viewing, POI lookup and MP3/audio book playback. This landscape display has white backlight and a touch screen for easy use.
Make Hands-free Calls
Talk about worry-free driving. nuvi 680 integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker, so you can pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone. Then talk hands-free through the 680 while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nüvi's touch screen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap nüvi's screen and speak directly into its built-in microphone. You can also easily look up and dial numbers from your personalized phone book or from your phone's call history log. With 1-touch dialing for points of interest (POIs), you can conveniently call ahead for reservations or information.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nuvi 680 includes many "must have" entertainment and travel tools including an MP3 player, audio book player (subscription to Audible.com required), JPEG picture viewer, currency converters and more. With nüvi 680's wireless FM transmitter, you can hear audio, including voice prompts, MP3s and audio books, through your vehicle's stereo. Optional software on plug-and-play SD cards for language translation, detailed travel guide and savings programs allow you to customize nüvi for your travel needs.
nüvi 680: It's a whole nü way to travel.
Please note: Like most USB Mass Storage Devices, the nüvi is not compatible with Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows Me.
**NOTICE TO DRIVERS IN CALIFORNIA AND MINNESOTA: State law prohibits drivers in California and Minnesota from using suction mounts on their windshields while operating motor vehicles. Other Garmin dashboard or friction mounting options should be used. Garmin and Tiger GPS do not take any responsibility for any fines, penalties, or damages that may be incurred as a result of disregarding this notice. (See California Vehicle Code Section 26708(a); Minnesota Statutes 2005, Section 169.71)
Get the newest maps available and navigate with confidence with Garmin's nüMaps Guarantee. Simply register your new Garmin nüvi or zumo at my.garmin.com (click here) within 60 days of first using your device, and if there is a new map version available, you'll be able to download it for free! Or if you prefer, you can have a map DVD mailed to you for $10. With the Garmin nuMaps Guarantee, you'll be up-to-date when you hit the road.
Garmin nuvi Feature Matrix
|nuvi 350||nuvi 360||nuvi 370||nuvi 660||nuvi 670||nuvi 680|
|Pre-Loaded Maps of North America||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-Loaded Maps of Europe||No||No||Yes||No||Yes||No|
|Live Traffic||GTM 12||GTM 12||Included||Included||Included||MSN Direct|
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- nuvi 680
- Preloaded City Navigator NT for North America
- MSN Direct receiver with integrated vehicle power cable
- 1 year free MSN Direct service
- Vehicle suction cup mount**
- AC charger
- Dashboard disk
- USB cable
- Leather carrying case
- Owner's manual on disk
- Quick reference guide
Garmin nuvi 680 Specifications
Moving map features
- Storage: Internal storage media, pre-programmed with City Navigator NT for street-level detail and addresses, plus listings of nearest restaurants, hotels, ATMs, etc., throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
- Map Scale: Screen-width scale 640 feet to 4,000 miles
- Routes: Automatically calculated with turn-by-turn instructions; custom road preference allows user to prioritize choice of back roads or major highways; automatic offroute recalc shows how to get back on track if you miss a turn or exit; a detour function enables routing around traffic problems or road construction
- Voice: Navigation instructions and warnings; Text-to-speech (TTS) feature identifies turns by street name
- Waypoints: 500 with name and graphic symbol
- Trip computer: Resettable odometer, timers, average and maximum speeds
- Bluetooth features: Bluetooth wireless technology allows hands-free calling capability; Just speak contact names and phone numbers into the nüvi 680's built-in microphone for hands-free use with cellphones that support voice tags and Bluetooth.
Travel Kit Utilities
- Features: The nüvi 680 offers built-in support for an array of useful travel-enjoyment tools, including: an MP3 player, audio book player (for Audible.com media), JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator, card game, and travel alarm clock with automatic wake-up. Additional audio and content support is provided for optional Garmin Travel Guide and Garmin Language Guide software packages (sold separately).
GPS Performance Travel Kit Utilities Features: Built-in support for travel and enjoyment tools, including: an MP3 player, audio book player (for Audible.com media), JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator, card game, and travel alarm clock with automatic wake-up. Additional audio and content support is provided for optional Garmin Travel Guide™,Garmin Language Guide™ and SaversGuide® plug-ins (sold separately).
- Receiver: SiRF Star III high-sensitivity GPS receiver
- Interfaces: Proprietary Garmin through USB interface; USB mass storage, plug-and-play
- Antenna: Flip up patch; MCX-type connector for optional external GPS antenna connection
- Size: 4.9" W x 2.9" x 0.9" D (12.4 x 7.4 x 2.3 cm)
- Weight: 6.2 oz. (190 g)
- Display: 4.3" diagonal, 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT landscape display, with white back-light and touch screen
- Case: Not waterproof or IPX0
- Temp. range: 32°F to 140°F (0°C to 60°C)
- Headphone jack: standard 3.5 mm
- Input: 12/24 Vdc
- Usage: 10w
- Battery life: 3 to 7 hours
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