March 15, 2007

Garmin Nuvi 600, Nuvi 650 and Nuvi 660FM

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Garmin announced several new widescreen navigators – the Nuvi 600, Nuvi 650, and Nuvi 660FM. The Nuvi 600 is a base widescreen model that will offer regoinalized maps, the Nuvi 650 will have Euro maps, while the Nuvi 660FM will add an FM modulator to the existing capabilities of the Euro model.

“The nüvi is an indispensable travel tool,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin’s vice president of worldwide sales. “Whether you’re navigating in a car or you’re using the nüvi’s pedestrian mode and walking, the nüvi 600-series’ widescreen makes traveling from point A to point B straight-forward and convenient.”

With its large, 4.3-inch (diagonal) touchscreen, the nüvi 650 offers cost conscience consumers the benefits of a widescreen Personal Travel Assistant™ without compromising the features that have made the nüvi popular. This sleek device makes navigating to a destination easy thanks to the simple to use interface and turn-by-turn, voice prompted directions.


In addition, the nüvi 650 offers innovative applications such as the Garmin Travel Guide™, Garmin Language Guide™, and Garmin SaversGuide®. These optional guides are available on SD card and provide helpful and thorough information: restaurant and hotel reviews and recommendations, audible language translation into five different languages, the first geo-coded “coupon book” that notifies users of nearby discounts at restaurants, hotels, automotive repair, and more. The nüvi 650 does not include Bluetooth Wireless Technology, FM transmitter, or standard real-time traffic info. Real-time traffic is available on the nüvi 650 through an optional traffic receiver.

The nüvi 650 is available with preloaded maps of either North America or over 30 countries in Europe. Those in Europe seeking specific regional map data should consider the nüvi 600, a regionalized version of the nüvi 650 that is only available in Europe. The nüvi 600’s regional coverage includes UK/Ireland, Nordics, France, Italy/Greece, Belgium/Netherlands/Luxembourg, Spain/Portugal, Alps, and Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Czech Republic. All map data is provided by NAVTEQ™ – a world leader in premium-quality mapping.

The nüvi 660FM brings the benefits of an integrated FM transmitter to the European version of the nüvi 660. Available only in Europe, the nüvi 660FM’s integrated FM transmitter makes it possible to broadcast voice guidance, MP3, audio books and phone calls over the vehicle’s existing speakers*. The nüvi’s entertainment audio is muted when navigation instructions are given. Other industry leading features of the nüvi 660FM include an integrated traffic receiver that makes it possible to avoid traffic and road construction delays, and Bluetooth Wireless Technology capability that allows hands-free mobile phone calls.

The nüvi 600, nüvi 650, and nüvi 660FM are expected to be available in April.


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Posted by Scott Martin at March 15, 2007 6:21 AM

Recent Comments

Hi can i get a update map of UK & europe for my Nuvi660fm , i have been quoted£99 but l think itstoo expensive , its about3 years old ad l would like to just fit a sd card.


Posted by: Gerry at August 20, 2010 9:07 AM

Can the Garmin nuvi 600 accept USA maps?


Posted by: Abe at May 27, 2009 3:25 PM

Hi, I got this product gifted from my wife in month of Feb 08, and today someone broke my car which was locked and was placed in a closed garge but was flicked. I have also reported this to cop but wanted to know if Garmin's provide a replacement for the lost product, has the product still has warranty covered.


Posted by: Chandra at August 9, 2008 8:31 PM

***Nevermind***

I was being dumb. Garmin's page says the 650 is the same as the 660 (minus bluetooth and FM transmitter).


Posted by: Clark at March 24, 2007 8:43 AM

I don't understand the difference between the 650 and the 660 (besides the price). Looking at garmin.com, both come with bluetooth, WAAS GPS, FM Transmitter (integrated), widescreen and Europe or NA maps.

Looking at the features section of both, there is no mention of the FM Transmitter for the Nuvi 650, but it is in the opening paragraph. So, what gives?


Posted by: Clark at March 24, 2007 8:35 AM
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