Nuvi 18XX model details leaked

 

Hot on the heals of the leaked FCC information for the Nuvi 1690 comes word of another model on the way. This one is the 1860 which will include things like a 3 megapixel camera, multimedia player, access to email, internet radio streaming and streaming video.

First details can be seen here:

http://tinyurl.com/phxhfp

Check out the photo gallery below the article.

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Nuvi 350, 760, 1695LM, 3790LMT, 2460LMT, 3597LMTHD, DriveLuxe 50LMTHD, DriveSmart 61, Garmin Backup Camera 40 and TomTom XXL540s.

I wish they focus more on

I wish they focus more on quality control hardware/software

Nuviphone

It makes me wonder "what happened to the Nuvi phone's two incarnations?"

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Using Android Based GPS.The above post and my sig reflects my own opinions, expressed for the purpose of informing or inspiring, not commanding. Naturally, you are free to reject or embrace whatever you read.

First thing that caught my

First thing that caught my attention is the WiFi logo. An internet connection? Sweet! Now we can get our GPS infected without the help of Windows grin

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chewbacca wrote:

First thing that caught my attention is the WiFi logo. An internet connection? Sweet! Now we can get our GPS infected without the help of Windows grin

It's got a Linux base... not as likely to get infected like a windoze device smile

The wifi appears to be to make use of a MiFi device, or a cell phone capable of sharing it's internet connectivity via bluetooth. I'm going to watch this one with interest in maybe getting one smile

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*

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kch50428 wrote:
chewbacca wrote:

First thing that caught my attention is the WiFi logo. An internet connection? Sweet! Now we can get our GPS infected without the help of Windows grin

It's got a Linux base... not as likely to get infected like a windoze device smile

The wifi appears to be to make use of a MiFi device, or a cell phone capable of sharing it's internet connectivity via bluetooth. I'm going to watch this one with interest in maybe getting one smile

Duck Kch, here it comes:)))

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You'd think Garmin would try to create a really good gps device with no bugs before they try to roll out something complicated like the 1860.

Based on Garmin's current track record, I give the 1860 zero percent chance of working properly. But it will be fun to watch all of the guinea pigs race out and buy one, and then come on this site and complain about the device not working properly. I can't wait!!

Excellent.

t923347 wrote:

Hot on the heals of the leaked FCC information for the Nuvi 1690 comes word of another model on the way. This one is the 1860 which will include things like a 3 megapixel camera, multimedia player, access to email, internet radio streaming and streaming video.

First details can be seen here:

http://tinyurl.com/phxhfp

Check out the photo gallery below the article.

I am curious . . .

I am curious what the mifi service is going to cost on an annual basis. The 1690 comes with 2 years. I like the features, and maybe I will investigate it further when I am ready to replace my 760.

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I agreed 100%

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

You'd think Garmin would try to create a really good gps device with no bugs before they try to roll out something complicated like the 1860.

Based on Garmin's current track record, I give the 1860 zero percent chance of working properly. But it will be fun to watch all of the guinea pigs race out and buy one, and then come on this site and complain about the device not working properly. I can't wait!!

I am looking forward to monthly patch. smile

Some people learn, some not...

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

You'd think Garmin would try to create a really good gps device with no bugs before they try to roll out something complicated like the 1860.

Based on Garmin's current track record, I give the 1860 zero percent chance of working properly. But it will be fun to watch all of the guinea pigs race out and buy one, and then come on this site and complain about the device not working properly. I can't wait!!

Sounds quite negative, you probably learnt your lesson with top of the line gadgets from GARMIN.
(I bet you must own nuvi 7x5 or similar)

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You'd think Garmin would try to create a really good gps

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

You'd think Garmin would try to create a really good gps device with no bugs before they try to roll out something complicated like the 1860.

Based on Garmin's current track record, I give the 1860 zero percent chance of working properly. But it will be fun to watch all of the guinea pigs race out and buy one, and then come on this site and complain about the device not working properly. I can't wait!!

I'm with you,it will be fun! But has been for a couple years now!

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MiFi

Will run $60/month w/5GB per month transfer cap... but of course, it can be used for more than just the GPS - you'd probably need/want the MiFi for other primary uses - the GPS stuff would be and added bonus use - for me anyway smile

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Garmin Nuvi 1820 and 1860

While I certainly won't be among the first to buy either the Garmin Nuvi 1820 or 1860, I think that those are some neat features and I will read the reviews with interest. I think an arrangement with Slacker Radio would be slick. That would allow content to be cached and then played while driving. Sure many people already have their iPod, etc., but I just recently added some MP3 files to my Garmin StreetPilot 2730. While I don't necessarily listen to those MP3s daily, I do use my Garmin StreetPilot 2730 quite often. I like having the feature even though I do not use it a lot.

I know that testing continues for the forthcoming mobile DTV standard ATSC-M/H. Here is a URL http://www.wowt.com/home/headlines/53171677.html?storySectio... about mobile DTV testing. Maybe we will see a Garmin Nuvi 1880 next year with mobile DTV capability!

The big question ... How Much?

With the economy being as it is, some people don't have as much disposable income as they used to. Splurging on a new GPS is something some people will not be able to afford.

I am looking forward to seeing how much Garmin will be charging per month for a "connected" unit such as these. If they are going to charge a small fortune every month, then this will fall on its face. Anyone remember Dash?

But if they keep the price reasonable or even free (how about ad supported like the traffic feature?) then I think Garmin will clean up in the market place.

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New Nuvi Features

I'm more interested in regularly updated maps, lane assist, speed limits, traffic warnings, etc. than with all these bells and whistles. I guess they're just trying to compete with the new cellphones.

AMEN Brother

Greed will prevail. The Street pilot I had was great--no other crap just a GPS but I fell in the pit and gave a friend my Street Pilot. Bought a Nuvi 800 and regrets.

i'll pass

t923347 wrote:

Hot on the heals of the leaked FCC information for the Nuvi 1690 comes word of another model on the way. This one is the 1860 which will include things like a 3 megapixel camera, multimedia player, access to email, internet radio streaming and streaming video.

First details can be seen here:

http://tinyurl.com/phxhfp

Check out the photo gallery below the article.

EDGE and WiFi?

kch50428 wrote:

(MiFi) Will run $60/month w/5GB per month transfer cap... but of course, it can be used for more than just the GPS - you'd probably need/want the MiFi for other primary uses - the GPS stuff would be and added bonus use - for me anyway smile

EDGE makes perfect sense. I have stated numerous times that a data connection is what the next generation of GPS needs. Opens up a lot of possibilities. I hope they spend more time leveraging the data services than consumer services like video streaming.

I wonder what they have in mind with WiFi? Just following the iPhone, I guess. It's cheap to include. If you're in a hotspot, you could use the free (and faster) WiFi instead of racking up data changes via the EDGE connection. I guess it would be kinda cool to be able to update POIs while it sits in the car in the garage instead of tethering via USB.

when is a gps going to be

when is a gps going to be just about gps, there are so many enhancements still to be made on GPS ing

It has been done.

shinbet wrote:

when is a gps going to be just about gps, there are so many enhancements still to be made on GPS ing

Get yourself one of these and it will only be about gps. http://www.panbo.com/assets_c/2009/05/1988-MagellanNAV1000-t...

No maps no routes on POIs just plain old Lat and Long.

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Countdown

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

Based on Garmin's current track record, I give the 1860 zero percent chance of working properly. But it will be fun to watch all of the guinea pigs race out and buy one, and then come on this site and complain about the device not working properly. I can't wait!!

Start the countdown, you can almost anticipate the quantity and wording of the complaints to come.

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Here's some additional info on Garmin's latest.
http://www.gpslodge.com/

2nd article down.

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Garmin Nuvi 1860 Almost Out In The UK

It appears as if the Garmin Nuvi 1860 will be available in the UK soon.

http://www.navigadget.com/index.php/2010/01/30/garmin-nuvi-1...

Meh

My prediction: an epic fail. I don't need this tripe!

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Sounds like a lot more

Sounds like a lot more models will be on the discontinued list in the future with the newer models coming out with these features.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 WT and Nuvi 2597 LMT. Android Here WeGo - Offline Maps & GPS.

Slacker Radio

Personally I like Pandora for the type of play lists that can build. Try Pandora you'll like it. I use it on my Blackberry. 40 hours free per month or it's 36 dollars for a year with no adds and unlimited ( I think).

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I too see the end of the

I too see the end of the simple ,one puspose, navigation only. GPS manufactures are like the cell phone companies when they build feature rich units to sell.

They build what the market demands

detailer201 wrote:

I too see the end of the simple ,one puspose, navigation only. GPS manufactures are like the cell phone companies when they build feature rich units to sell.

If people would stop buying gadget rich devices they will stop building them. Though some buy just to have it, most buy for utility and convenience.

I bought my 1690 for the utility - the Google search feature allows for additional capability. Other than gas prices, weather, flight info, events and movie times the White Page feature is nice in that you can search by name or phone number. Also, the ability to send Google coordinates wireless is good because you can send them to someone who is on the road with their unit not having to be strapped to a PC.

The recent firmware v3.0 fixes all of the reported issues - mine works like a champ, as advertised. It is a nice machine and I am very satisfied with it.

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Nuvi 18XX Model Details Leaked

I think the Garmin Nuvi 1690T looks like a great device. I they would add wifi and a web browser I would be all set. I just returned from a Florida trip earlier this evening and I used my Garmin Nuvifone G60. Having a "connected" GPS (that also happens to be a cell phone also) was a benefit on the trip.

Great!! Now I can have

Great!! Now I can have somthing else to play with instead of keeping my eyes on the road..
There are new laws on the books about texting while driving. Why would they allow people to surf the web while driving?
Will the next POI be all the cemeteries so they can find us after the accidents?

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Glad to hear

jrozsnaki wrote:
detailer201 wrote:

The recent firmware v3.0 fixes all of the reported issues - mine works like a champ, as advertised. It is a nice machine and I am very satisfied with it.

I have been trying to decide if I want to get the 1690, yours is the first positive comment I have seen in a while about the 1690.

We have a winner here!

GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

You'd think Garmin would try to create a really good gps device with no bugs before they try to roll out something complicated like the 1860.

Based on Garmin's current track record, I give the 1860 zero percent chance of working properly. But it will be fun to watch all of the guinea pigs race out and buy one, and then come on this site and complain about the device not working properly. I can't wait!!

I think you have nailed it.

Just give me a better GPS with great software that works, and keep all the wiz bam features off the device.

The first sign of insanity, it doing the same thing over and over, the same way, and expecting a different result. In Garmin's case, a GPS that has so many software problems, it makes a better brick than a GPS.

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If you ain't got pictures, I wasn't there.

Right on...

alpine1 wrote:
GadgetGuy2008 wrote:

You'd think Garmin would try to create a really good gps device with no bugs before they try to roll out something complicated like the 1860.

Based on Garmin's current track record, I give the 1860 zero percent chance of working properly. But it will be fun to watch all of the guinea pigs race out and buy one, and then come on this site and complain about the device not working properly. I can't wait!!

I think you have nailed it.

Just give me a better GPS with great software that works, and keep all the wiz bam features off the device.

The first sign of insanity, it doing the same thing over and over, the same way, and expecting a different result. In Garmin's case, a GPS that has so many software problems, it makes a better brick than a GPS.

Guinea pigs with money line up...new model is comming out!!!

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Featuritis

alpine1 wrote:

Just give me a better GPS with great software that works, and keep all the wiz bam features off the device.

The first sign of insanity, it doing the same thing over and over, the same way, and expecting a different result. In Garmin's case, a GPS that has so many software problems, it makes a better brick than a GPS.

I'm certainly a gadget guy, but I've always been irked by featuritis--piling on bells and whistles, especially when at the expense of making core features better. I want my GPS to be a great GPS, not a mediocre multimedia player.